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.
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 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) 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.
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 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.
Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham reportedly isn't doing much in team workouts so far, and it seems like HC Mike Mularkey is perturbed. “He’s not done a lot of work because he tweaked his hamstring like a year ago,” Mularkey told The Tennessean on Friday. “So he’s got some work to do.” If a guy's dealing with a legit injury -- even minor at this stage in the NFL calendar -- then a coach tends to just say that. When you say it happened "like a year ago," you're probably annoyed that the player isn't on the field. If DGB puts in the work, he should have a shot at lead receiver duties this season. If he doesn't, then more opportunities will fall to Kendall Wright and Rishard Matthews. We'll see where this goes as summer approaches.
NFL Network's Rand Getlin reports that Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews suffered multiple fractured ribs in Sunday's loss to the Jets, adding that there's "no clear time table for his return." That sounds like a multi-week injury at least, with a player's return often depending on pain tolerance. Miami's teetering on the edge of being eliminated from playoff contention and might want the extra reps for rookie 1st-rounder DeVante Parker. We'll await further word from the team about how long Matthews might be out, but he might prove droppable across nearly all fantasy football leagues this week. Consider Parker a decent stash after he played more snaps than Kenny Stills against the Jets.