Ryan Mathews Listed As Questionable, Expected To Play Week 3: Fantasy Implications

SAN DIEGO - AUGUST 14: Running back Ryan Mathews #24 of the San Diego Chargers carries for a first down on fourth and one against the Chicago Bears on August 14 2010 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Ryan Mathews is listed as questionable, but is expected to play Sunday when the Chargers take on the Falcons. We break down the fantasy implications.

Ryan Mathews is listed as questionable on the San Diego Chargers injury report, but is expected to play Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, according to reports. Mathews missed the first two games of the season recovering from preseason surgery to repair a broken clavicle. He is not expected to be given a lighter load in his debut.

Fantasy Impact: Mathews could be a tricky decision for fantasy owners this week. When 100 percent healthy, he has the potential to be an elite fantasy option. He is just coming off injury, however, and there is no guarantee that he will see a full complement of touches. Consider him a potential Flex play in standard leagues this week, depending on what your bench situation is like.

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