There are not many players who can be such a lightning rod like Ryan Mathews. Last year, there was even talk of him being the first player taken in fantasy drafts -- sorry if that brought up some painful memories.
Well, he's riding high after one of the most impressive games of any player, a Week 15 win over the Denver Broncos at Mile High. Mathews rushed for 127 yards on 29 carries as the Chargers played the clock-control game.
The big game is nothing new for Mathews, who has rushed for 100 yards in three of his last five games. Plus, the two times he failed to do so came against the Cincinnati Bengals and the Kansas Chiefs -- two solid defenses.
Fantasy impact: Mathews is on fire and he gets a great matchup, meaning he really has to be in almost all lineups this week. Meanwhile, Danny Woodhead is a solid play in PPR as a flex option.