Ryan Mathews @ Raiders -
After missing the team's latest contest against the Packers, it appears Ryan Mathews is on schedule to play in Thursday's matchup against the Raiders, despite recovering from a groin injury.
When on the field, Mathews has played at a RB-1 level in PPR leagues, but staying healthy has been a problem for the former 2010 first-round pick out of Fresno State.
Still, if Mathews is in the lineup, he should be considered a must-start especially when you look at the numbers Willis McGahee posted against this defense a few days ago.
Expect Mike Tolbert to be active in the running game as well, but Mathews should have no problem totaling over 125 yards in this game.
Rashard Mendenhall @ Bengals -
This has been a disappointing year for Rashard Mendenhall owners, but he’s still playing at a level that is worthy of having him in your lineup.
While the Bengals have a solid defense, Mendenhall shouldn’t have a problem running for up to 75 yards and scoring a touchdown.
Cincinnati will have to account for the Steelers' passing attack, and with so many weapons, it should open things up for Mendenhall on the ground.
|2||Arian Foster||@ Buccaneers|
|3||Adrian Peterson||@ Packers|
|5||Fred Jackson||@ Cowboys|
|6||Ray Rice||@ Seahawks|
|7||Maurice Jones-Drew||@ Colts|
|9||Steven Jackson||@ Browns|
|10||Frank Gore (I)||Giants|
|12||Willis McGahee (I)||@ Chiefs|
|13||Darren Sproles||@ Falcons|
|15||Chris Johnson||@ Panthers|
|16||Ryan Mathews (I)||Raiders|
|17||Michael Bush||@ Chargers|
|19||Beanie Wells (I)||@ Eagles|
|20||Roy Helu||@ Dolphins|
|22||Jonathan Stewart (I)||Titans|
|23||Rashard Mendenhall||@ Bengals|
|25||Ben Tate||@ Buccaneers|
|27||Brandon Jacobs (I)||@ 49ers|
|28||BenJarvus Green-Ellis (I)||@ Jets|
|29||Shonn Greene (I)||Patriots|
|32||Pierre Thomas||@ Falcons|
|33||Maurice Morris||@ Bears|
|34||Kevin Faulk||@ Jets|
|37||Javon Ringer||@ Panthers|
|39||Daniel Thomas (I)||Redskins|