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Rishard Matthews

Rishard Matthews WR - UNS

Experience: 7 YRS  
Height: 6'0"  
Weight: 210 
Bye: 0

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Injury Predictor

In the past, Matthews has been very injury prone missing multiple games in every season but in the 2016 season he played in every game. Despite being a second or third option he caught 65 passes for nearly 1,000 yards. Mattews has only suffered from two injuries in his whole career and seems heatlhy and ready to go for this 2017 season.

Projected Missed Probability of injury per game ? Probablity of injury in the season ?
1.20 4.6% 53.2%
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Date Injury Analysis
Dec 15, 2018 Thigh Hamstring Strain Grade 2 Matthews missed the final 2 games.
Jul 28, 2018 Knee Meniscus Tear Matthews underwent surgery for a torn meniscus in early August. He missed all of the preseason.
Nov 23, 2017 Thigh Hamstring Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1 Matthews suffered an unspecified hamstring injury in Thursday practice leading up to Week 12. He missed that game plus the next.
Nov 29, 2015 Chest Rib Fracture Matthews fractured several ribs against the Jets in Week 12 and missed the season's final 5 games. He landed on IR in Week 17.
Jul 28, 2013 Knee Strain Grade 1 Matthews had surgery for an unspecified right knee injury during training camp and missed the 1st 2 preseason games.

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