The Saints on Thursday signed WR Rishard Matthews. The former Dolphin, Titan and Jet tallied 65 and 53 receptions in his final 2 full seasons with Tennessee. But he disappeared while splitting last year between the Titans and Jets, following summer knee surgery. Matthews is a fine shot for the Saints to take. His signing, though, could be a hedge against Cameron Meredith's health and/or slow development by Tre'Quan Smith. We'll see how the corps sorts out this summer. It's also worth noting that among last year's Saints, only Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara topped 35 receptions. TE Ben Watson ranked 3rd at 35.
Jets WR Robby Anderson (ankle) is inactive for today’s game against the Bears. New York is down to Jermaine Kearse, Andre Roberts, Charone Peake and the newly signed Rishard Matthews atop the WR depth chart.
Jets WR Robby Anderson (ankle) didn't practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bears. With WR Quincy Enunwa (ankle) also out, the Jets are down to Jermaine Kearse, Andre Roberts, Charone Peake and the newly signed Rishard Matthews. Kearse is the "best" fantasy bet, but try to avoid the situation.
The Jets have signed WR Rishard Matthews, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Matthews had a falling-out with the Titans but tallied 1,740 yards and 13 scores across 2016 and 2017. It's a nice addition for the WR-needy Jets, but Matthews has a ways to go before he's a fantasy option again. He has a brand new offense to learn, and he's joining a team that ranks in the bottom half of the league in pass attempts, yards and TDs. He's only worth adding in the deepest of fantasy leagues.
According to multiple reports, Titans WR Rishard Matthews has asked the team to release him because of a lack of targets. That comes just weeks after the veteran receiver signed an extension with the team following his return from a knee injury. We'll see how quickly his wish is granted and where Matthews winds up. His departure could eventually help Taywan Taylor's outlook, though Tennessee doesn't look ready to support the fantasy value of any WR besides Corey Davis right now.
UPDATE: Matthews has been released.
Titans WR Rishard Matthews (knee) suggested that he expects to be limited in Sunday's opener against the Dolphins. "I think I am as good as I am going to be right now," he said. "I’m ready to go in there and contribute wherever they need me to." Matthews had early-August surgery to repair his meniscus and was just activated off the PUP list on August 26. So it's no surprise that he won't be a full-go this weekend. Matthews shouldn't be in Week 1 fantasy lineups.
Titans WR Rishard Matthews (knee) isn't listed on the team's Week 1 injury report. It's a bit surprising that he's already a full-go after early-August surgery to repair a torn meniscus. Matthews was just activated from the PUP list 10 days ago. We'd shy away from using him in Week 1 fantasy lineups, but he could quickly emerge as a WR3 option.
Titans WR Rishard Matthews (knee) has been activated from the PUP list. He had surgery in early August to repair a torn meniscus. It's still unclear whether Matthews will be ready for Week 1 -- and exactly where he sits in a Tennessee WR corps that's seen Taywan Taylor turn in an impressive preseason. We'll be keeping close tabs on Matthews over the next couple of weeks. He's still just a late-round flier for now.
Titans WR Rishard Matthews had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee in the 1st week of August, insider Paul Kuharsky reports. So we finally know what's kept Matthews sidelined all month. A torn meniscus is no minor injury, but Matthews ran routes before Thursday's practice and HC Mike Vrabel said that he's "getting close to coming back." We're curious to see how Matthews looks when he gets back on the field and where he fits in the WR group. He remains just a late-round flier for now. But, if healthy, Matthews could still emerge as a WR3 option this season.
Titans WR Rishard Matthews was on the field running routes and catching passes before Thursday's practice, according to ESPN's Turron Davenport. "He looked fine running routes and even jumped up to catch a couple of errant throws," Davenport tweeted. Matthews remains on the PUP list with an undisclosed injury that's bothered him since the spring, but it sounds like he's getting closer to 100%. A healthy Matthews will go back to being a value at his 11th-round ADP.
Titans beat writers revealed Monday that WR Rishard Matthews is on the PUP list. Matthews has been on it since he arrived at camp, but his status wasn't announced with teammates on the list because he had a different report date, according to Paul Kuharsky. There's still no clarity on exactly what Matthews' injury is or how long we should expect him to be out. Second-year wideout Taywan Taylor has been generating some positive buzz early in camp and could make life tougher for Matthews' target outlook once he returns.
Titans WR Rishard Matthews has missed the first few days of training camp with an undisclosed injury. He also sat out a chunk of spring workouts, presumably with the same issue. We'll continue to look for details on what's ailing Matthews. It's still July, so we're not moving him down the WR rankings yet. But this has become a situation to monitor. Matthews' absence during the season would open up a big opportunity for 2nd-year WR Taywan Taylor.
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.
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