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RB Ryan Mathews - San Diego Chargers

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

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Quick fantasy outlook: The Chargers traded up to get Ryan Mathews in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft, but he has mostly disappointed his fantasy owners so far. When he is healthy, he has an outstanding combination of power, speed, and balance. His straigth-line speed gives him big-play ability, and the 2011 season (when he finished as the seventh-best fantasy RB despite missing a few games due to injury) demonstrates his upside potential when things are going well. Unfortunately, Mathews has struggled in pass protection, which limits his playing time to mostly just the early downs, and he has also proven injury-prone thus far. Last season, for example, he broke one collarbone during the preseason, and then another toward the end of the regular season. As a result, he finished the 2012 season with more broken collarbones than touchdowns -- which is unhelpful in most scoring systems. Despite his physical talent and upside potential, the risk associated with Mathews makes him a low-end fantasy RB2 this season.

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