Ryan Mathews
RB FA
Mon 10/26/15 12:04 AM

Mathews had six carries for 97 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-16 loss to the Panthers.
EDGE Analysis
Mathews outplayed DeMarco Murray, who gained 65 yards on 18 carries and five yards on two receptions (four targets). The highlight for Mathews was a 63-yard touchdown, whereas Murray didn't have any runs longer than 11 yards. Mathews has made a strong case to get more work by averaging 6.1 yards on his 56 carries this season, but Murray did just put up a 21-112-1 rushing line in Week 6 against the Giants. Though it won't be surprising if the split tilts a bit more in Mathews' favor, Murray still figures to lead the Eagles backfield when the team comes out of its bye to face the Cowboys in Week 9.

Ryan Mathews
RB FA
Tue 10/20/15 2:09 PM

Mathews carried the ball nine times for 40 yards and caught one pass for six yards in Monday's 27-7 win over the Giants.
EDGE Analysis
With DeMarco Murray finding his groove in the Eagles' last two games, both wins, Mathews' role in the team's offense continues to diminish. He's still a valuable piece of head coach Chip Kelly's offense in terms of keeping opposing defenses off balance, but as far as fantasy value goes, Mathews is decidedly the No. 2 running back in Philadelphia, and the gap between No. 1 and No. 2 is growing by the week.

Ryan Mathews
RB FA
Mon 10/19/15 7:09 PM

Mathews (groin) is listed as active for Monday night's game against the Giants.
EDGE Analysis
He's is out there if you need him Monday, but since DeMarco Murray returned from missing Week 3's contest (in which Mathews rushed 24 times for 108 yards), Mathews has received just 13 carries over the Eagles' last two contests. Overall, Mathews has averaged 5.0 yards on 41 carries through five games, but his fantasy upside is capped as long as Murray remains healthy.

Ryan Mathews
RB FA
Sat 10/17/15 12:21 PM

Mathews (groin) is officially listed as questionable for the Eagles' Week 6 game against the Giants, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
EDGE Analysis
Technically, he's been listed as a full participant for Saturday's practice, but it's believed that the session was a walkthrough, which makes it difficult to know if Mathews has actually shown significant improvement since suffering the injury earlier in the week. DeMarco Murray and Darren Sproles figure to handle the workload in the Philadelphia backfield if Mathews is unable to play Monday.

Ryan Mathews
RB FA
Fri 10/16/15 4:04 PM

Mathews was added to the injury report as a limited participant Friday due to a groin injury.
EDGE Analysis
It's never a good sign when a player is added to the injury report mid-week, but Mathews was at least able to fit in a limited session. Even if he's fine, Mathews will work behind DeMarco Murray in a matchup with a Giants team that has been strong against the run and vulnerable to the pass.

Ryan Mathews
RB FA
Sun 10/11/15 5:03 PM3 Comments

Mathews rushed eight times for 73 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes on three targets for 23 yards Sunday against the Saints.
EDGE Analysis
DeMarco Murray led the backfield by rushing 20 times for 83 yards and a score, while also catching seven passes on eight targets for 37 receiving yards, but Mathews was still able to grab two-yard touchdown. Mathews' usage continues to be relatively limited because of Murray, and while he could get a few goal-line touches here and there, his upside isn't nearly as high as it was when Murray was out.

Ryan Mathews
RB FA
Sun 10/4/15 6:42 PM2 Comments

Mathews gained 20 yards on five carries in Sunday's loss to Washington. He lost a fumble for the second straight week and was not targeted in the passing game.
EDGE Analysis
A week after racking up 128 yards and a touchdown while deputizing for the injured DeMarco Murray, Mathews returned to a reserve role Sunday and was only sparingly involved in the offense. The 27-year-old's case was not helped by the fact that the Eagles ran the ball just 18 times while playing from behind, but Mathews will seemingly not see a heavy workload for as long as Murray is healthy. Week 5 brings with it a favorable home matchup against the struggling Saints.

Ryan Mathews
RB FA
Sun 9/27/15 6:36 PM3 Comments

Mathews rushed 25 times for 108 yards and caught two passes on four targets for 20 receiving yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Jets, though he lost a fumble.
EDGE Analysis
Starting in place of the injured DeMarco Murray (hamstring), Mathews had a lot of success against a Jets defense that had been very stingy this season, particularly against the run. His 23-yard receiving touchdown was on a one-on-one with linebacker Demario Davis, who had no shot at stopping the running back. Backup Darren Sproles scored on a short-yardage situation, but Mathews is likely to get more of those touches if Murray has to miss any more time. Murray was questionable for the game and originally expected to play, but he apparently wasn't able to do enough in pregame warmups to warrant playing. If he has to continue sitting, Mathews will start Week 4 against the Redskins.

Ryan Mathews
RB FA
Sun 9/27/15 11:29 AM16 Comments

Mathews will start Sunday against the Jets in place of DeMarco Murray, who is inactive with a hamstring injury, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
EDGE Analysis
McCoy was expected to play despite being listed as questionable, but he wasn't able to show enough on Sunday to warrant active status. Mathews will certainly see more touches, though the Jets boast one of the better run-stopping defensive units in the NFL. Mathews will start Sunday against the Jets in place of DeMarco Murray, who is inactive with a hamstring injury, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Ryan Mathews
RB FA
Sun 9/20/15 8:48 PM

Mathews had just one carry in Sunday's 20-10 loss to Dallas.
EDGE Analysis
Meanwhile, starter DeMarco Murray struggled to get anything going on the ground, rushing for just two yards on 13 carries. Murray was heavily involved as a pass catcher Sunday though, grabbing five passes for 53 yards. One would assume that the Eagles' offense will get on track soon, but for now it's hard to trust anyone, especially one that isn't seeing the ball much.