NFL Rumors: Ryan Mathews To Start for San Diego Chargers
In his short time in the NFL, Ryan Mathews has been one of the more frustrating players for fantasy football owners. He’s often injured, inconsistent and, until this year, Mike Tolbert was stealing his goal line carries. 2012 was supposed to be the year Mathews realized his full potential. The year he was unfettered by a pesky backup bruising tailback as Tolbert signed with the Carolina Panthers.
However, Mathews broke his clavicle in the preseason and has been sidelined ever since. Though as early as yesterday, it became fairly certain Mathews would have some role in the San Diego Chargers‘ game against the Atlanta Falcons this weekend. Mathews assures he is not behind from both a mental and conditioning stand point.
“I’ve been keeping in shape and keeping on my stuff so that when it was time to go, I wouldn’t be behind,” Mathews explained. “I feel right where I left off. Just still getting the plays and just getting the speed down still, but it’s slowed down. It’s really like I never left, but you still have to get the timing down.”
Today, Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego tweeted he believes Mathews is a go, but to still expect backup Ronnie Brown to come in on third down. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Brown come in for goal line opportunities as well.
Ryan Mathews will play vs ATL. Only question is how many carries. Especially this week, still expect Ronnie Brown on third down.
— UTKevinAcee (@UTKevinAcee) September 21, 2012
The Chargers are 2-0 but have yet to be tested. Playing in Atlanta is no cake walk, so getting Mathews back this week would be perfect timing.
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