Ryan Mathews injury update: Chargers RB probable, will play for fantasy owners

Stephen Dunn

The Chargers running back is listed as probable and is expected to suit up on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

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.

More fantasy football news from SB Nation:

Get live advice daily in the Fantasy War Room

Today's fantasy football player updates

Week 11 fantasy football position rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | D/ST

Week 11 fantasy football waiver advice: QB | RB | WR | TE | D/ST

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.