August 30, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; Injured San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (24) helps warm up his teammates before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-US PRESSWIRE
Ryan Mathews has been ruled out. We break down the fantasy implications.
Analysis: Mathews never really had a chance to play. His original diagnosis of 4-to-6 weeks gave him remote shot to play and his owners can take solace in him practicing. Mathews will likely be questionable for Week 2 in a Sunday matchup at home against the Titans. If you were able to get Mathews past the 15th pick in your draft, it looks like the value is going to be there. Although, there's always the fear of him getting hurt again. Ronnie Brown will get the bulk of the carries and serves as a great stop-gap option for fantasy owners.
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