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Ryan Mathews RB - UNS

Experience: 9 YRS  
Height: 6'0"  
Weight: 220 
Bye: 0

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Eagles RB Ryan Mathews gained clearance from doctors Tuesday to return to the field, according to multiple reports. He had been out with a neck injury. General speculation is that the team will now release the veteran RB. Philly would have had to pay out an injury settlement if it wanted to dump Mathews before he gained medical clearance. We'll see if Mathews gets loose before projecting any further fantasy impact. Staying with the Eagles, meanwhile, would return him to a crowded backfield that lacks top-level performers.

Update: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Eagles have told Mathews he's been released.

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Eagles RB Ryan Mathews has been diagnosed with a herniated disc and "will miss significant time," HC Doug Pederson said Friday. Mathews will finish the 2016 campaign with 661 yards and 8 TDs on 155 carries -- and another 3 games missed due to injury. We'll see if Philly brings him back at a $4 million salary next year. Darren Sproles and Byron Marshall will handle backfield duties for the Eagles in the season finale against the Cowboys.

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Eagles RB Ryan Mathews suffered a stinger in the 4th quarter of Thursday night's win over the Giants. He mustered just 62 scoreless yards on 19 touches before exiting. We'll track Mathews' status this coming week. If he can't play in the finale vs. Dallas, Philly would be down to RBs Darren Sproles and Byron Marshall.

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Eagles RB Ryan Mathews posted his largest rushing-yardage total of the season Sunday against a Ravens defense that Football Outsiders had rated best in the league against the run. Mathews carried 20 times for 128 yards and 1 TD, adding 1 reception for 5 yards on 1 target. It was just Mathews' 2nd 100-yard game of the season, but his 3rd consecutive healthy game with 15+ carries. That makes him at least a fantasy RB2 for Thursday night's home clash with the Giants.

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Eagles RB Ryan Mathews carried 15 times for 60 yards in Sunday's loss to Washington. Mathews returned after sitting out the previous 2 games with a knee sprain. The 15 carries marked his 3rd-largest tally of the season and Mathews' 2nd straight healthy game with 15+ rushing attempts. That makes him a better volume bet if healthy over the next 3 weeks. Unfortunately, a Week 15 matchup with Baltimore doesn't bode well for Mathews' rushing upside. Rookie Wendell Smallwood carried just 3 times for 3 yards. Mathews drew the only pass target between them, which fell incomplete.

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Injury Predictor

Mathews has had 20 documented injuries in his NFL career, and has only once played a full 16 games in his 7 seasons. Mathews hasn’t had more than 170 touches in any season since 2013 — but is a regular on the injury report. He's beyond his prime and won’t be more than a backup in 2017.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
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Date Injury Analysis
Dec 22, 2016 Cervical Spine Disc Hernia Originally thought to be a stinger, Mathews was diagnosed with a herniated disc. The herniation was between Mathews' C6 and C7 vertebra and required surgery in late December or early January. He wasn't medically cleared until mid-August.
Nov 20, 2016 Knee MCL Sprain Grade 2 Mathews landed funny on his knee, forcing him out of the game and practice the following week.
Jul 27, 2016 Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Mathews had a sprained ankle for a week in training camp.
Nov 15, 2015 Head Cranial Concussion Grade 2 Mathews went down in Week 10 with a concussion and missed the following 3 games.
Oct 19, 2015 Inguinal Groin Sports Hernia Mathews underwent groin surgery in January, 2016 to repair a sports hernia he played with for most of the season.
Dec 7, 2014 Pedal Ankle Sprain Grade 2 Mathews missed the final 3 games of the season.
Sep 14, 2014 Knee MCL Sprain Grade 2 Mathews went down in Week 2 and missed the next 7 games.
Oct 6, 2013 Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Mathews cleared the concussion protocol quickly and avoided missing Week 6.
Dec 16, 2012 Shoulder Clavicle Fracture After breaking his right collarbone in the preseason, Mathews broke the left in Week 15.
Aug 9, 2012 Shoulder Clavicle Fracture Mathews missed 2 regular season games.
Dec 29, 2011 Leg Calf Strain Mathews suffered a setback in practice and missed Week 17.
Oct 31, 2011 Inguinal Groin Pull Grade 1 Mathews missed 1 game.
Oct 9, 2011 Leg Calf Strain Mathews was in and out of a Week 5 game against Denver. He was ready to play following a Week 6 bye.
Nov 7, 2010 Pedal Ankle (high) Sprain Grade 3 Mathews re-aggravated his ankle and sat out 3 more games.
Sep 19, 2010 Pedal Ankle (high) Sprain Grade 3 Mathews missed 1 game.
Nov 14, 2009 Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1 Mathews missed 1 game.
Sep 27, 2008 Knee Patella Sprain
Nov 30, 2007 Shoulder A/C Joint Sprain Mathews suffered the injury against New Mexico State on November 30.

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