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Clay Matthews

30-Year-Old Linebacker – Green Bay Packers

2015 Defensive Stats

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66

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6.5

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1

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0

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2016 Defensive Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Matthews selflessly and successfully assumed a role as an inside linebacker for the majority of the previous two seasons due to lack of talent at the position, but head coach Mike McCarthy has since d...

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2016 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  4

HT: 6' 3"   WT: 255   DOB: 5/14/1986  College: Southern California  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Clay Matthews Contract Information:

Matthews signed a five-year deal with the Packers in April of 2013.

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Matthews is expected to move back to his preferred outside linebacker position beginning in OTAs this week, ESPN.com reports.

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Clay Matthews NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2009 23 16 - 49 - 10 - 0 1 - 3 - - - -
2010 24 GB 15 60 54 6 13.5 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
2011 25 GB 15 50 37 13 6 9 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
2012 26 GB 12 43 32 11 13 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 27 GB 11 41 26 15 7.5 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
2014 28 GB 16 61 45 16 11 9 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2015 29 GB 16 66 49 17 6.5 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Clay Matthews – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Outside Linebacker

Snap Count Stats

1020

Defensive Snaps in 2015

Clay Matthews was on the field for 1020 of his team's snaps on defense in 2015.

63

Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Clay Matthews was on the field for 63 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Def ST
2013 559 24
2014 898 69
2015 1020 63
Clay Matthews 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Chi 77 6 6 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Sea 60 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 KC 67 3 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @SF 50 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 StL 71 5 5 3 2 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 SD 91 4 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
7 @Den 63 4 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @Car 67 8 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Det 65 4 5 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Min 60 2 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Chi 67 3 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Det 65 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Dal 49 1 6 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Oak 72 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Ari 48 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Min 48 4 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Was 0 0 4 2 2 1.5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Playoffs @Ari 0 0 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Clay Matthews  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 3"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   255 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.67 sec
GOOD
Shuttle Time:   4.18 sec
GREAT
Cone Drill:   6.90 sec
GREAT
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   36 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   121 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   23 reps
AVERAGE
Green Bay Packers Team Injury Report
Questionable
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Clay Matthews: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Matthews had four tackles (two solo), 1.5 sacks, and a forced fumble in Sunday's wild-card win over the Redskins.

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Matthews (ankle) is active for Sunday's contest in Arizona, Duke Bobber of the Packers' official site reports.

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Matthews (ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

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Matthews (ankle) is active for Sunday's contest at Oakland, Duke Bobber of the Packers' official site reports.

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Matthews made six tackles (five solo) and recorded a sack in Sunday's victory over the Cowboys.

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Matthews (ankle) is active for Sunday's contest versus the Cowboys, Duke Bobber of the Packers' official site reports.

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Matthews (ankle) made six tackles (all solo) in Sunday's victory over the Vikings.

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Matthews (ankle) is listed as active Sunday at Minnesota, Jason Wilde of ESPN Wisconsin reports.

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Matthews (ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

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Matthews (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015

Matthews got off to a slow start last season playing exclusively on the edge, but he was moved into an outside/inside linebacker role mid-way through the campaign, and tallied 8.5 sacks over his final eight regular season games to finish the season strong. Matthews has expressed a desire to move back into solely a pass-rush role, but the Packers added just one linebacker during the offseason, so he could be back in the hybrid role again in 2015. While that may not be ideal for Matthews, there's little doubt the Packers' defense -- and his fantasy production -- was much better with him playing inside.

2014

Matthews missed five games last season due to a broken thumb and has now been sidelined for nine games over the past two seasons, while failing to complete a campaign since his rookie year. In his 11 appearances during last season, Matthews proved to be a low-tackle, high-sack IDP option, evidenced by 41 tackles (26 solo) and a team-best 7.5 sacks. He also forced three fumbles. Looking at 2014, Matthews is a great fantasy contributor that is very capable of double-digit sacks when healthy, but his recent track record indicates that a full season shouldn't be expected from him. Additionally, there are other outside linebackers that can offer more tackles and similar sack numbers. Nonetheless, Matthews should benefit from the presence of accomplished edge rusher Julius Peppers opposite of him, potentially resulting in Matthews taking on fewer blocks and opening up opportunities to make game-changing plays.

2013

Matthews led the Packers with 13 sacks in 2012, and will continue to provide a rush presence off the edge for the Packers.

2012

Matthews registered just six sacks in 2011 and saw constant double-teams. The Packers drafted almost exclusively defense and hope that will free him up a bit more. He doesn't rack up big tackle numbers so his value takes a big hit if he isn't getting sacks.

2011

Matthews has the look of the rare 3-4 outside linebacker with the ability to provide both tackle and sack production. Matthews finished his 15-game regular season in 2010 with 60 tackles (54 solo), 13.5 sacks, an interception returned for a touchdown and two forced fumbles. He needs to show even more production in the tackle department if heís going to rise up the rankings, but Matthews has the look of a player who isnít done improving. Heís clearly one of the best 3-4 outside linebackers available this year.

2010

Matthews had a tremendous rookie season in 2009, recording 50 tackles and 10 sacks. He should get more playing time in 2010, but will also see more double teams. The Packers will need to find a rushing complement or his production might suffer.