Rishard Matthews
Rishard Matthews
29-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
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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 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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $915,000 contract with the Jets in October of 2018.
Lands on IR
WRNew York Jets
Hamstring
December 18, 2018
Matthews (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Eric Allen of the Jets' official site reports.
ANALYSIS
Matthews suffered a hamstring injury during Saturday's 29-22 loss to the Texans, the severity of which now lands him on season-ending injured reserve. The 29-year-old caught five passes for 24 yards across three games with the Titans and five games with the Jets this season. Just two years removed from a 65-catch, nine-touchdown campaign, Matthews has an NFL future that's murky at best.
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How do Rishard Matthews' 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
1.1
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.09
 
% Team Air Yards
0.3%
 
% Team Targets
1.4%
 
Avg Depth of Target
1.5 Yds
 
Catch Rate
50.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.0
 
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Measurables Review
How do Rishard Matthews' measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
217 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.62 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.19 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.88 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.0 in
 
Bench Press
20 reps
 
Hand Length
9.13 in
 
Arm Length
32.50 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Ruled out Saturday
WRNew York Jets
Hamstring
December 15, 2018
Matthews (hamstring) will not return to Saturday's game, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports.
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Doubtful to return Saturday
WRNew York Jets
Hamstring
December 15, 2018
Matthews (hamstring) is doubtful to return to Saturday's game against the Texans.
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Poor season continues
WRNew York Jets
December 9, 2018
Matthews hauled in his lone target for six yards in Sunday's 27-23 win over the Bills.
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Misses out on revenge game
WRNew York Jets
Coach's Decision
December 2, 2018
Matthews (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Titans.
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Inactive Sunday
WRNew York Jets
Coach's Decision
November 25, 2018
Matthews is inactive Sunday against the Patriots.
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