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|Ryan Mathews was signed early in free agency by the Eagles last off-season and was presumed to be the team’s starting running back, until DeMarco Murray surprisingly signed with the team for big money a few days later. Mathews often looked like the better back on the team last season, but salary considerations and Kelly’s pride saw to it that Murray would be getting the bigger workload when healthy. Mathews has always been a solid producer, but has all too often found himself sidelined by injuries. He’s expected to be the lead back in a RBBC and his skill set is a good fit for the offensive system, but the team has raved about Darren Sproles while Mathews was sidelined with an ankle sprain and Sproles has long been one of the league’s better receivers out of the backfield. Still it wouldn’t be hard to predict a season like Mathews had in San Diego in 2011 when he ran for 1,091 yards and 6 touchdowns while also catching 50 balls for 455 yards. The downside comes in the fact that he has missed 23 games during his six seasons in the league.
| Mathews and Matthews miss practice for Eagles|
Jordan Matthews expected to play
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Nov 30, 1:05 pm
|Running back Ryan Mathews (knee), Jordan Matthews (ankle) headline the walking wounded.
Mathews remains officially listed as day-to-day and Pederson explained that he is "doing good," but was held out of practice as a precaution.
Pederson said that Matthews will be fine for the game after X-rays on his ankle were negative. (NJ.com)|
FFToday's Take: Ryan Mathews is likely to miss Week 13 with his knee injury but it sounds like WR Jordan Matthews will be available after spraining his ankle Monday night. Matthews will be on the WR3 radar against the Bengals.
| Ryan Mathews misses practice Friday|
More reps for Smallwood?
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 25, 12:10 pm
|Still no Ryan Mathews. Even if he plays, likely won't be in similar role. Expect to see more Smallwood. (Zach Berman on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Mathews sprained his knee last week and even though the Eagles play on Monday night, Mathews is shaping up to be on the inactive list. Wendell Smallwood should get a bump in usage but Darren Sproles (ribs) and Kenjon Barner will also see action limiting the fantasy upside of all Eagle RBs.