San Diego Chargers running back Ryan Mathews (hamstring) practiced in full Friday and is expected to play in the team's Week 11 game against the Miami Dolphins. Mathews practiced with the team all week and is fully expected to start Sunday.
Fantasy Impact: Mathews has finally managed to stay healthy and is having his best fantasy season to date. His career has been underwhelming to say the least, so "best fantasy season" isn't say a whole lot, but he has established himself as a moderately steady option. Mathews only scored one touchdown in his first six games but has picked up the pace lately with two touchdowns in the last three weeks. He has a dream match up against the Dolphins' porous run defense.
Fantasy owners should go ahead and start Mathews in Week 11. He doesn't provide much PPR value with Danny Woodhead establishing himself as the new Darren Sproles. Owners can still expect moderate production from the former first-round pick, however. Mathews is averaging 14.5 carries per game, which should be more than enough against the Dolphins. He is a solid RB2 option and should be in starting lineups.