Win. Your. League.

Receive 3 Free Downloads More Details

RB Ryan Mathews - Philadelphia Eagles

6-0, 218Born: 5-1-1987College: Fresno StateDrafted: Round 1, pick 12

Main      Career stats      Game Logs      Game Recaps      Split Stats      Play-by-play      Latest News

Photo: Charles LeClaire, US Presswire

Summary

For a few hours, Ryan Mathews though he was headed to Philadelphia as LeSean McCoy's replacement. Then came news that DeMarco Murray was signing a huge $40mm contract with $18mm in guarantees. Confused by the Eagles change of direction, Mathews contemplated looking for a free agent contract elsewhere, but eventually opted to take the Eagles offer ($11mm over three years). Instead of plying his trade as a workhorse, he'll earn the same money to spell Murray. Mathews, when healthy and focused, can dominate. In 2013 he ran amassed 1,444 yards and 7 TDs on route to a RB12 finish. But injuries have been a continual issue, as Mathews only played six games in 2014. Among backups, Mathews has few if any equals in the league. He would be an every week fantasy starter should DeMarco Murray get hurt. (May 16)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 42, 34, 35, 37, 39, 40, 41, 41, 42, 42, 43, 44, 44, 45, 45, 46, 47
RB Redraft PPR - 43, 34, 35, 36, 37, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 42, 43, 46, 47, 47, 49, 50
RB Dynasty - 46, 38, 40, 44, 53, 63

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2012 SD 12 184 707 1 56 39 252 0
2013 SD 16 285 1255 6 33 26 189 1 1
2014 SD 6 74 330 3 10 9 69 0
2015 PROJ-Dodds 16 130 * * 12 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 140 * * 20 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 120 * * 15 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 124 * * 13 * * *

* - Footballguys Insiders can see full projections on this page. See just below for how to sign up.

Average Draft Position

Overall: 102
RB: 42
Overall-PPR: 115
RB-PPR: 43

Philadelphia Eagles Team Links

Team Report      Depth Chart      Season Stats      Targets      Red Zone      Game Logs

Footballguys Articles

Dynasty State of the Union: NFC East
  Jeff Tefertiller - June 25
Player Spotlight: DeMarco Murray
  Andrew Garda - June 24
Dynasty State of the Union: AFC West
  Jeff Tefertiller - June 13
How to Dominate Your League: 2-2-1 Running Back Strategy
  Ari Ingel - June 7
Player Spotlight: C.J. Spiller
  Steve Holloway - June 6
Melvin Gordon, Todd Gurley, and a Brief History of Rookie RBs
  Justin Bonnema - May 27
Tremblay's Notebook
  Maurile Tremblay - May 11
Free Agency Winners and Losers - RB
  Sigmund Bloom - March 30

Articles from around the web

Ryan Mathews, Giovani Bernard tops among NFL's best No. 2 backs of 2015
  James Brady - June 5
Fantasy Depth Chart Review - Philadelphia
  Jeff Ratcliffe - July 2
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook: San Diego Chargers
  Rich Hribar - July 2
Ranking The Rookie RB Situations For Redraft: Tier 2
  Dan Schneier - June 25
Is Drafting Youth Key to Fantasy Football Success?
  Aaron Watson - June 25
Ranking NFL backfields from No. 1 to 32
  Marc Sessler - June 15
After Watt, who is the best defensive player in the NFL?
  Staff - June 12
Fantasy Football: RBs PPR Target Regression
  Kyle Borgognoni - June 12
Fantasy Football: RB Handcuffs
  Jen Ryan - June 12
Creating an Antifragile Fantasy Team
  Michael Brusko - June 10

2015 Schedule

1@ Atlanta Falcons
2vs Dallas Cowboys
3@ New York Jets
4@ Washington Redskins
5vs New Orleans Saints
6vs New York Giants
7@ Carolina Panthers
8--- BYE WEEK ---
9@ Dallas Cowboys
10vs Miami Dolphins
11vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12@ Detroit Lions
13@ New England Patriots
14vs Buffalo Bills
15vs Arizona Cardinals
16vs Washington Redskins
17@ New York Giants