Rishard Matthews Fantasy Football News 2017

Titans WR Rishard Matthews (hamstring) isn't listed on the final injury report. He practiced all week, including full workouts on Thursday and Friday. The hamstring isn't a concern, but Matthews might see Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson when he lines up outside the numbers this weekend. Matthews at least runs about one third of his routes from the slot.

Titans WR Rishard Matthews (hamstring) was a full-go in Thursday's practice. He's set to return for this weekend's game against the Cardinals. It's unclear if CB Patrick Peterson will shadow Matthews on the outside, but he should at least avoid Peterson in the slot, where he's run 34% of his routes this season.

Titans WR Rishard Matthews (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice. He returned to a limited workout last Friday and was seemingly close to playing against the Texans. Barring a setback, Matthews should be ready for this weekend's game against the Cardinals.

Titans WR Rishard Matthews (hamstring) is inactive for today’s game against the Texans. Corey Davis, Eric Decker and Taywan Taylor will again serve as the top 3 WRs in a plus matchup.

Titans WR Rishard Matthews (hamstring) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Texans after returning to a limited practice on Friday. HC Mike Mularkey labeled him a game-time decision. We’ll find out Matthews’ status by noon ET on Sunday. He’ll be a risk/reward fantasy play if active at less than 100% in a plus matchup.

Titans WR Rishard Matthews (hamstring) remained sidelined on Thursday. He's not looking like a good bet to suit up for this weekend's game against the Texans. That'd again leave Corey Davis, Eric Decker and Taywan Taylor as Tennessee's top 3 WRs.

Titans WR Rishard Matthews (hamstring) didn't practice on Wednesday. He was reportedly a game-time decision this past Sunday, but this isn't a promising start to his week. We'll see if Matthews can get back on the field on Thursday.

Titans WR Rishard Matthews (hamstring) is inactive for today’s game against the Colts. That leaves Corey Davis as the clear #1 WR — and a high-upside WR3 in fantasy lineups. WR Eric Decker figures to serve as the #2 and is a low-end option in PPR leagues. Rookie Taywan Taylor will serve as Tennessee’s #3 WR.

Titans WR Rishard Matthews (hamstring) is questionable for this weekend's game against the Colts. He popped up on the injury report on Thursday and then didn't practice on Friday. ESPN's Cameron Wolfe believes Matthews will be a game-time decision. We'll find out his status by noon ET on Sunday, but he'll come with elevated risk if active. If Matthews sits, Corey Davis, Eric Decker and Taywan Taylor would serve as Tennessee's top 3 WRs. TE Delanie Walker would also be in for a target boost.

Titans WR Corey Davis (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. Getting scratched so early means he could be looking at a multi-week absence. We'd still try to stash the talented rookie on fantasy benches. With Davis sidelined, Tennessee's top 3 WRs will be Rishard Matthews, Eric Decker and Taywan Taylor. None is a strong fantasy play vs. Seattle.

Titans insider Jim Wyatt called WR Taywan Taylor a "star of the offseason" and even predicted that he'll out-target WR Corey Davis this season. Davis, of course, was the 5th overall pick of this year's draft. Taylor was a 3rd-rounder. But he checks boxes for college production (3,197 yards and 34 TDs over the last 2 seasons) and athleticism (96th percentile SPARQ score). There's a crowd in Tennessee with Taylor and Davis joining veterans Rishard Matthews and Eric Decker at WR. TE Delanie Walker is still there. And the Titans figure to remain a run-leaning offense. We'd be surprised if they produced more than 2 viable fantasy starting WRs, so the battle for snaps and targets this summer will be worth monitoring closely.

The Titans have agreed to a 1-year deal with WR Eric Decker. The former Jet gives QB Marcus Mariota a talented, steady veteran presence. Decker shouldn't keep Corey Davis from reaching the top of the WR depth chart if the rookie proves ready to do so, but he'll cut into the available targets and certainly make it tough for Rishard Matthews to deliver another fantasy-starter line. Decker could also block 3rd-round WR Taywan Taylor from turning into a fantasy surprise this season. We'll see this summer just how healthy Decker is coming off groin and shoulder surgeries at the end of last year. But he reportedly looked good in Jets OTAs before his release. Another receiving weapon makes Mariota even more attractive around the fringe of QB1 territory in fantasy football drafts.

The Titans used the #5 overall pick on WR Corey Davis. He was a stat-compiling machine at Western Michigan, leaving as the NCAA’s record holder for career receiving yards (5,278). After posting a 67-941-6 line as a true freshman, he topped 1,400 yards and 12 TDs in each of his final 3 seasons. He certainly squared off against some weaker competition in the MAC but also averaged 5.8 catches, 77.9 yards and .6 TDs in 9 games against “Power 5” conferences (ACC, SEC, Big 10, Big 12, Pac 12). An ankle injury prevented Davis from working out in the pre-draft process, but he looks plenty athletic on film. He’s also 1 of the most advanced route runners in the class. Davis has a shot to quickly become Tennessee’s #1 WR, bumping Rishard Matthews to the #2 spot. QB Marcus Mariota’s stock is on the rise.

Titans WR Rishard Matthews predictably struggled to post numbers against the Broncos on Sunday. He caught just 1 of 3 targets for 26 yards. The targets and yards both ranked 2nd on the team to TE Delanie Walker on a day where QB Marcus Mariota completed just 6 passes for 88 yards. The schedule holds at least 2 more tough matchups, with next week's trip to K.C. potentially tough as well. Matthews is no more than a WR4 the rest of way.

Titans WR Kendall Wright is inactive for today's game against the Broncos. He wasn't listed on the final injury report, so he looks like a healthy scratch. Rishard Matthews and Tajae Sharpe will serve as Tennessee's top 2 WRs against Denver's stingy secondary.

Update: Wright was scratched after missing a team meeting on Saturday, according to insider Jim Wyatt.

Titans WR Kendall Wright (hamstring) has been ruled out of Sunday's game vs. Minnesota. Increasingly injury-prone, Wright isn’t worth rostering in fantasy leagues. The Titans will start Rishard Matthews and rookie Tajae Sharpe to open the season.

The Titans on Tuesday morning traded WR Dorial Green-Beckham to the Eagles for swing O-lineman Dennis Kelly. This is the biggest statement to date against DGB's work ethic, which has been questioned and called out by Tennessee all offseason. If he finally gets his stuff together, though, he'll find a wide-open WR situation in Philly. The Eagles obviously remain unhappy with Nelson Agholor's development and couldn't have been impressed with Rueben Randle's preseason debut against the Bucs. Jordan Matthews, meanwhile, remains out with a knee bruise. Green-Beckham remains a hold in dynasty leagues, but you shouldn't be any more excited about his 2016 outlook today than you were yesterday. Rishard Matthews and Tajae Sharpe, meanwhile, gain safety as late-round fantasy football draft picks without the spectre of DGB's talent looming.

The Titans have signed WR Andre Johnson to a 2-year deal, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. Johnson will go down as 1 of the best WRs of his generation, but there's not much gas left in his tank. He mustered just 41 catches, 503 yards and 4 TDs with the Colts last season. It was his 3rd straight year below 13 yards per catch. Hopefully Tennessee doesn't give him snaps at the expense of youngsters Dorial Green-Beckham, Kendall Wright, Rishard Matthews and Tajae Sharpe.

Tajae Sharpe and Rishard Matthews emerged as the Titans' top 2 WRs in spring practices, according to insider Terry McCormick. Sharpe is a 5th-round rookie but generated buzz from coaches and media throughout OTAs. Matthews never carved out a significant role in Miami but was efficient with the targets he got. Tennessee's WR depth chart remains fluid, though, with Kendall Wright and Dorial Green-Beckham still squarely in the mix. DGB retains the highest upside of the group.

 
 
 

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