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RB Ryan Mathews - Philadelphia Eagles

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

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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. (August 16)

FBG Staff Rankings

RB Redraft - 38, 31, 32, 33, 33, 34, 34, 37, 37, 38, 40, 41, 41, 42, 43, 44, 44, 45, 46, 50
RB Redraft PPR - 42, 26, 32, 33, 33, 34, 39, 39, 39, 40, 41, 41, 43, 44, 46, 48, 48, 49, 50, 50, 50
Overall Redraft PPR - 110, 57
RB Dynasty - 39, 33, 36, 39, 40, 45, 49

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 16 140 * * 12 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 15 165 * * 10 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 120 * * 15 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 124 * * 13 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 97
RB: 38
Overall-PPR: 102
RB-PPR: 39

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Latest News

Eagles | DeMarco Murray not sure of workload (Thu Aug 27, 10:02 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray said he doesn't know what the running back rotation will be this year, but he said he doesn't expect to 'alternate series' with RB Ryan Mathews.

Our View: Coming off a 393 carry season, we can confidently say he will not repeat that level of carries. That said, he should get the bulk of the work and be worthy of a late first round pick as a solid RB1. Considering his injury history and the fallout for a lot of backs with 300 plus carries, it might be wise to secure a solid backup. Ryan Mathews is considered as an RB4 in general but might be worth a round earlier pick than the seventh rounder he currently sits at in current fantasy drafts.
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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