RB Chris Gronkowski - San Diego Chargers
|6-2, 235||Born: 12-26-1986||College: Arizona||Drafted: ---|
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Week 16: at San Francisco 49ers
Mark and Joe say: Bad matchup. Ryan Mathews missed the practice on Tuesday, so early indications are that he's not likely to appear on Saturday at Levi's Stadium as his problematic ankle continues to slow him. That means more of the sad-sack committee of Braden Oliver (12/26/0 rushing with 4/44/0 receiving), Donald Brown (5/18/0 rushing with 4/38/0 receiving) and Ronnie Brown (2/9/0 rushing) that we saw getting stuffed by the Broncos' rush D last week.
The 49ers are good at stuffing opposing backs, ranking eighth in the NFL averaging 101.1 rushing yards allowed per game, with only seven rushing scores given up over 14 games. Last week, Seattle managed 32/152/1 rushing vs. San Francisco, while Oakland had 31/85/0 rushing two games back.
The Chargers may wish they had Marshawn Lynch on their team, but they don't - advantage, San Francisco.
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