QRyan Mathews
RB PHI (4)
6 hours ago

Mathews (knee) is expected to play Sunday against the Redskins, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Eagles backfield will get a boost Sunday with the return of Mathews following a two-game absence. He'll face a Redskin defense that has been suspect against the run this season. Mathews racked up 60 yards on the ground on just nine carries in Week 6 against Washington.

QRyan Mathews
RB PHI (4)
2 days ago

Mathews (knee) is officially considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

EDGE Analysis

Mathews' questionable tag comes a couple days after coach Doug Pederson stated the tailback would be ready to roll Sunday, and since he's fully practiced all week, Mathews is indeed anticipated to play, Brian McNally of Washington D.C.'s 106.7 The Fan reports. Knowing that, Mathews' expected active status will just need to be confirmed prior to Sunday's contest, but barring any unforeseen setback, fantasy owners should count on having him back at their disposal following his two-game absence.

QRyan Mathews
RB PHI (4)
3 days ago

Mathews (knee) is expected to play Sunday against the Redskins, Philly.com reports. "He's good to play," head coach Doug Pederson affirmed. "He's cleared and ready to go... hopefully we can get back to running the ball like we did a few weeks ago."

EDGE Analysis

Mathews missed the past two games due to an injured knee and the Eagles' rushing attack took a step back as a result; the team gained just 134 yards on the ground in both contests combined. While the former first-round tailback projects to regain starter status Sunday, reverting rookie Wendell Smallwood to backup duties in the process, Darren Sproles will almost certainly maintain his role on passing downs. Regardless, each in the trio will look forward to a meeting against a Redskins defense that has allowed 122.5 rushing yards per game when playing on the road in 2016, fifth-worst in the league.

QRyan Mathews
RB PHI (4)
3 days ago

Mathews (knee) practiced in full Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

After missing two games due to an MCL concern, Mathews handled every practice rep thrown his way to begin preparation for Week 14. Barring a setback, he'll should act as the Eagles' lead back Sunday against the Redskins, usurping some of the workload that Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood have taken on in Mathews' absence.

QRyan Mathews
RB PHI (4)
4 days ago

Head coach Doug Pederson confirmed prior to Wednesday's practice that Mathews (knee) will be able to participate in the Eagles' first session of the week.

EDGE Analysis

It was announced Monday that Mathews would return to practice Wednesday, and after avoiding any setbacks the last couple days, it appears he will do just that. It will not be clear until after practice if Mathews was limited at all, but his participation Wednesday at any level puts him on the right track toward returning to action Sunday against the Redskins.

QRyan Mathews
RB PHI (4)
6 days ago

Mathews (knee) will return to practice Wednesday, according to coach Doug Pederson.

EDGE Analysis

Mathews has missed Philadelphia's past two games due an MCL problem, but it appears he could re-enter the fold for Sunday's game against the Redskins. While his involvement over the course of this week should ultimately dictate his availability, it's promising to hear he'll participate in Wednesday's practice. If Mathews is cleared to suit up in Week 14, rookie Wendell Smallwood would figure to concede some of the extra carries he's been given lately.

QRyan Mathews
RB PHI (4)
1 week ago1 Comment

Mathews (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

Head coach Doug Pederson did not waste any time ruling Mathews out for another week, saying at his Friday morning press conference that Mathews would be unable to play Sunday. Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood will again handle the bulk of the running back duties for the Eagles in Mathews' absence.

QRyan Mathews
RB PHI (4)
1 week ago

Matthews (knee) was a non-participant at practice Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Matthews hasn't practiced since suffering an MCL injury in Week 11, a span of five sessions. He has one more this week to prove his health, but the Eagles may have to trust in Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood to carry the backfield load for a second consecutive game.

QRyan Mathews
RB PHI (4)
2 weeks ago

Mathews (knee) will not take part in Wednesday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

Mathews did not take part in any of the Eagles' practice sessions last week, and he will kick this week off with another "DNP." Mathews is considered day-to-day and has a shot to play Sunday against the Bengals, but after not playing last week, he will likely have to get some work in at practice over the next couple days in order to take the field. If Mathews is sidelined again, Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood will again split the running back duties for the Eagles.

QRyan Mathews
RB PHI (4)
2 weeks ago

Mathews (knee) remains day-to-day Tuesday, according to head coach Doug Pederson.

EDGE Analysis

In Week 11, Mathews didn't return in Seattle due to a knee injury, placing a cloud over his upcoming practice participation. Indeed, he failed to practice last week and was eventually ruled out for Monday's game versus the Packers with what was termed an MCL issue in his right knee. Although Pederson's remarks bode well for Mathews' ability to practice this week, a wait-and-see approach is the prudent one to learn if the running back will be available Sunday in Cincinnati. No matter what goes down, Wendell Smallwood and Darren Sproles figure to hold down roles in the backfield for the rest of the season.