Jordan Matthews
28-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
 Free Agent  
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a contract with the 49ers in December of 2019.
Lowered to practice squad
WRFree Agent
January 5, 2021
Matthews reverted to the 49ers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
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Matthews suited up in each of the 49ers' final two games, logging 14 total snaps on offense but failing to receive a target. It's unclear if he'll stick around with the 49ers during the offseason. If he does, we shouldn't expect much, as Matthews has played in just five games over the past two seasons.
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Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
215 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.46 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.18 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.95 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
 
Broad Jump
120 in
 
Bench Press
21 reps
 
Hand Length
10.38 in
 
Arm Length
33.25 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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When Matthews signed a one-year contract with San Francisco in March, it appeared the veteran had a good shot at replacing Pierre Garcon as a starting outside option. The NFL Draft changed those prospects, as two high-round picks were added to the competition, bumping Matthews from potential starter to competing for a roster spot. The 26-year-old is only a couple seasons removed from fantasy relevant campaigns, so there is some upside if he's able to overcome the odds and land a starting gig out of camp.
Between knee, thumb and ankle injuries and a trade to the passing-game wasteland in Buffalo, 2017 was a lost season for Matthews, who saw only 36 targets and scored once. He had surgery on both the knee and ankle in December and signed an incentive-laden contract with the Patriots in April. At 6-3, 212, and with 4.46 speed, Matthews is big and fast, and he produced with average quarterback play his first three seasons in the league - more than 800 yards in each and 19 TDs over 46 games. A hamstring injury led to Matthews getting released and he'll look to carve out a role somewhere once he's healthy.
Due to the offseason additions of Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, Matthews' future with the Eagles still wasn't in question. Instead, a reduction in targets was expected. After one preseason game, though, Matthews found himself in different climes following a trade to Buffalo. He'll thus be the top target for Tyrod Taylor, who exchanged Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods for Matthews and Zay Jones, among other wideouts. Last season, Matthews' 6.9 YPT ranked 34th, while he hauled in just 13 passes of 20 or more yards and one of 40-plus yards on 117 targets. Granted, he was working with a rookie QB in Carson Wentz, but Matthews will have to develop a rapport with Taylor in order to produce consistently. As the No. 1 wideout in town, Matthews will have a great chance to reach the 1,000-yard threshold for the first time in his career, health-permitting.
Matthews took over as the team's top target last year, but didn't get going until late in the season. His year-end totals were passable, but he made few big plays (three catches of 40-plus on 128 targets), wasn't especially efficient (7.8 YPT) and did much of his damage in Weeks 15-17 when it was too late. At 6-3, 212, with 4.46 40 speed, Matthews has the frame and athleticism to be a No. 1 NFL receiver, and this year he could be used both in the slot, where he played under Chip Kelly, and outside under new head coach Doug Pederson. But Pederson was Andy Reid's offensive coordinator in Kansas City, so it's possible he'll bring its low-octane dink-and-dunk attack to Philadelphia with him. Even if Pederson opens it up, Matthews will have to contend with the disappointing Sam Bradford and quite likely have to help break in rookie Carson Wentz when Bradford struggles or gets hurt. Matthews also has some competition for targets in second-year man Nelson Agholor and newly-acquired Rueben Randle, either of whom could carve into his role if he struggles.
Matthews might be the most obvious breakout candidate in this year's player pool. Not only did he have a strong rookie season (8.5 YPT on 103 targets), but the Eagles let Jeremy Maclin walk, making Matthews the de facto No. 1 target in what projects to be the league's fastest-paced offense. Moreover, at 6-3, 212, and running a 4.46 40, Matthews has the size/speed qualifications to take on the role, and Year 2 is frequently when receivers take a significant leap forward. Matthews will have to contend with an unsettled quarterback situation in Philadelphia with newly acquired Sam Bradford returning from an ACL tear and Mark Sanchez competing for the job. But Matthews had all three of his 100-yard games and six of his eight scores with Sanchez under center last year. The Eagles will run the ball a lot, especially with DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews now in the fold, and they tend to spread the ball around, but Maclin racked up 145 targets last year as the team's top option. And while the team drafted Nelson Agholor late in the first round, the receiving corps lacks quality depth behind Matthews, as the uninspiring Riley Cooper and Miles Austin are the other options.
Taken in the second round by the Eagles, Matthews could hardly have landed in a better spot. At 6-3, 212 and running a 4.46 40, he has the size/speed combo to be an NFL No. 1 eventually, but will likely open the season as the team’s No. 3 behind Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper. Coach Chip Kelly likes to mix things up, though, and the distribution of targets between the three as well as the team’s two pass-catching tight ends is hardly set in stone.
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Rejoins active roster
WRSan Francisco 49ers
January 2, 2021
Matthews was elevated to the 49ers' active roster Saturday, David Lombardi of the Athletic reports.
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Heads back to practice squad
WRFree Agent
December 28, 2020
Matthews reverted to the 49ers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
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Elevated from practice squad
WRSan Francisco 49ers
December 25, 2020
Matthews was promoted to the 49ers' active roster from the practice squad Friday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
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Joins SF's practice squad
WRFree Agent
December 23, 2020
Matthews signed with San Francisco's practice squad Wednesday.
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Cut from practice squad
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December 8, 2020
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