Matthews
Rishard Matthews
Rishard Matthews
Rishard Matthews
Rishard Matthews
28-Year-Old WR
2017 Receiving Stats
2018 Receiving Projections
REC
53
YDS
795
TD
4
AVG
15.0
TAR
-
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
In a down year for the Tennessee offense, Matthews missed two games, but was essentially the same efficient, productive player he's always been. The fall-off was felt mostly in the scoring department - nine TDs in 2016, only four in 2017 - as Matthews saw seven red-zone tar... read more
In a down year for the Tennessee offense, Matthews missed two games, but was essentially the same efficient, productive player he's always been. The fall-off was felt mostly in the scoring department - nine TDs in 2016, only four in 2017 - as Matthews saw seven red-zone targets all year. At 6-0, 217, and with poor timed speed (4.62 40), Matthews posts strong per-target numbers and makes occasional plays downfield thanks to his stout build, good hands and crisp route running. The departure of Mike Mularkey and his low-octane play calling can only help, and new offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur has vowed to simplify the offense and scheme to get both Matthews and second-year man Corey Davis open. It's unclear who will be the team's top dog - we'd imagine the team wants it to be Davis, on whom it used the No. 5 overall pick last year, but Matthews was by far the better player in 2017. Delanie Walker and Dion Lewis are also in the mix, but the Titans' passing-game tree is on the narrow side, which bodes well for Matthews even if Davis does break out. Of greater concern, Matthews was unavailable at the start of training camp while nursing an unspecified injury that dates back to May. The Titans don't seem inclined to provide any details, so it would be wise to approach Matthews with caution for the time being.
STATUS: PUP-P    INJURY: Undisclosed   
HT: 6'0"   WT: 217 lbs.   DOB: 10/12/1989   College: Nevada   Drafted: 7th Rd, #20 Overall in 2012Show Contract
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Rishard Matthews Contract Info:
Signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Titans in March of 2016.
Still not practicing
WRTennessee Titans
Undisclosed
August 15, 2018
Matthews (undisclosed) was on the sideline watching Wednesday's practice, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
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Rishard Matthews NFL Stats
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Rishard Matthews 2017 NFL Game Log
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Snap Counts
  • 2017 Offensive Snaps:
    746
  • 2017 Special Teams Snaps:
    0
 
Off Snaps:
ST Snaps:
2015
520
53
2016
781
0
2017
746
0
Measurables Overview

(Compared to other WRs)

Height:   6' 0"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   217 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.62 sec
POOR
Shuttle Time:   4.19 sec
GOOD
Cone Drill:   6.88 sec
AVERAGE
Arm Length:   32.50 in
AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.13 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   36 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   0 in
Not Available
Bench Press:   20 reps
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Tennessee Titans Team Injury Report
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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  1. Rishard Matthews 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Rishard Matthews 2017 Preseason Outlook
    A small-sample standout in Miami two years ago, Matthews got more opportunities in Tennessee last year and proved it was no fluke. Among the league's 41 100-target WR, Matthews' 14.5 YPC and 8.8 YPT placed him 11th and 12th, respectively. Matthews saw only 15 looks from the red zone, but made the most of them, scoring seven of his nine TDs there. At 6-0, 217, Matthews is stoutly built, runs crisp routes and has good hands. His timed speed (4.62 40) is poor, but it hasn't stopped him from striking for big plays -- 16 catches of 20 plus and four of 40 or more. The Titans used the fifth overall pick on WR Corey Davis and then signed Eric Decker in June, but Matthews has done nothing but play well the past couple seasons, and he's the only one of the trio with experience in Tennessee's system. A downtick from last year's 108 targets should be expected, but the drop off won't necessarily be severe and he figures to remain efficient. Matthews was always unlikely to match last season's touchdown total, with or without Decker in the picture.
  3. Rishard Matthews 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Matthews parlayed a strong season with the Dolphins into a three-year deal in Tennessee this offseason, but it's hardly ideal. For starters, the Titans have a high-volume TE in Delanie Walker and a potentially dominant red-zone presence in Dorial Green-Beckham. And while the team's passing offense should improve with Marcus Mariota in his second year, it's still below average. At 6-0, 217, Matthews is stoutly built and able to make catches in traffic. He's also a good route runner and has reliable hands. He's on the slow side (4.62 40), though it didn't stop him from making big plays last year (four catches of 40-plus yards on 61 targets). Matthews has moderate upside should he supplant the pedestrian Kendall Wright as the top possession WR or Green-Beckham, who has a nagging hamstring injury, in the red zone.
  4. Rishard Matthews 2015 Preseason Outlook
    In three seasons with the Dolphins, Matthews has 64 receptions, 734 yards, and four touchdowns. While those aren't exactly lofty figures, the Dolphins completely revamped their receiving corps after trading Mike Wallace to Minnesota, cutting Brian Hartline, and refusing to match Buffalo’s offer sheet to TE Charles Clay this offseason. As a result, there will be fresh opportunities for targets this season, but Matthews will still have to compete with rookie first-rounder DeVante Parker, offseason additions Kenny Stills and Greg Jennings, as well as promising second-year wideout Jarvis Landry. Knowing that, Matthews could find himself playing for another team before next season starts.
  5. Rishard Matthews 2014 Preseason Outlook
    The former seventh round pick didn't look out of place in the NFL last season, and while he doesn't have the size or speed to make a big impact the Dolphins also didn't do a whole lot in the offseason to upgrade their receiving corps, or for that matter their quarterbacking situation. Matthews will have to fight off second round pick Jarvis Landry for the no. 3 spot on the depth chart, with the prize being the scraps of a lackluster passing game.
  6. Rishard Matthews 2013 Preseason Outlook
    Matthews had just 11 receptions for 151 yards last season and is not expected to be an integral part of the Dolphins' passing game in 2013.
  7. Rishard Matthews 2012 Preseason Outlook
    As much as I hate to beat a dead horse it goes without saying that the Miami receiving corps is the weakest unit on the team. There will be opportunities for just about anyone to make an impact, including Matthews who was a seventh round pick in this past April's draft.
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Still not practicing
WRTennessee Titans
Undisclosed
August 15, 2018
Matthews (undisclosed) was on the sideline watching Wednesday's practice, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
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Still not available
WRTennessee Titans
Undisclosed
August 10, 2018
Matthews (undisclosed) didn't play in Thursday's preseason game against the Packers, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
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Still not practicing
WRTennessee Titans
Undisclosed
July 30, 2018
Matthews (undisclosed) won't practice Monday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
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Sits out Saturday's practice
WRTennessee Titans
Undisclosed
July 28, 2018
Matthews (undisclosed) did not practice Saturday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
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Still not healthy
WRTennessee Titans
Undisclosed
July 25, 2018
Matthews is still recovering from an undisclosed injury, Jason Wolf of The Tennessean reports.
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