According to reports, Chargers RB Ryan Mathews is dealing with a sprained MCL.
Update: The injury will keep Mathews for most likely 4-6 weeks. Donald Brown will get a bulk of the work in place of Mathews, but Danny Woodhead could benefit as much.
SMITTY: Don’t be shocked if this turns into more, as sometimes these things do, but for now this is good news for Mathews owners. A sprained MCL could still mean that he misses weeks, it just all boils down to how bad the sprain/tear is. Danny Woodhead is a must-own entering Week 3, and his stat line will surely see an uptick for each game that Mathews misses. Donald Brown would actually get the ‘between the tackles’ carries, so he should be owned as well entering Week 2. Be sure to sign-up for our Smart Alerts so that you can get real-time updates on this situation.