WR Jordan Matthews - Philadelphia Eagles
|6-3, 212||Born: 7-16-1992||College: Vanderbilt||Drafted: Round 2|
Week 21: bye week
Recent Game Summaries
2016 Week 16 vs NYG (6 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
Jordan Matthews suffered the inaccuracy of Carson Wentz more than anyone else today. The Eagles leading receiver was targeted a team-high 6 times but only managed 2 receptions on the day. Since the ankle injury, Matthews has not found the same room against opposing corners as he did earlier in the season. Almost all of his targets today came with the ball traveling less than 10 yards in the air. The only reception of note came on a short 7-yard pass from Carson Wentz.
2016 Week 15 vs BAL (11 / 6 / 27 / 0 rec)
Matthews was targeted 11 times on the day and continues to be Carson Wentz favorite target. He never really took the lid off the defense and was used in short to intermediate throws. Matthews' long on the day came on an 8-yard reception and the star receiver was unable to surpass 30-yards on his 6 catches. This speaks mostly to Wentz' inaccuracy, but he also still looked to be hampered by his earlier ankle injury. Matthews' will always draw the toughest coverage, but he was able to open things up for Ryan Mathews in the run game and Zach Ertz down the field.
2016 Week 14 vs WAS (10 / 8 / 79 / 0 rec)
There was a lot of speculation this week that Jordan Matthews would not play this week due to his ankle injury, or that he would be used more as a decoy this week if he did play. Matthews ended up with the start and was second on the team in receptions and yards. The number one receiver pulled in 8 of his 10 targets and helped Carson Wentz move the chains on several short and intermediate routes. Matthews never tried to stretch the field today with his long reception coming on a 16-yard catch and run. The inability to stretch the field is something the Eagles have struggled with all season and has led to a lot of speculation about the team pursuing DeSean Jackson in the offseason. Matthews has been used primarily as a possession receiver this year and would benefit from another player on the outside that can stretch the defense.
2016 Week 12 vs GB (4 / 4 / 47 / 0 rec)
The top receiver in Philadelphia was held to a very modest 47 yards on 4 catches in this one, as Dorial Green-Beckham stole the show. Matthews has been Wentz's favorite target all season, but he could not find any room to run against a much better Packers defense. Matthews took a 20-yard fade route down the left side late in the third quarter but came up lame on the play. The injury clearly affected the receiver as he was not the same the rest of the game. The Eagles have dealt with several injuries and cannot afford to lose their star receiver for any extended period of time.
2016 Week 11 vs SEA (10 / 5 / 59 / 0 rec)
Matthews struggled to find any room to run against the Seattle secondary. The top wide receiver did not make his first catch until half way through the second quarter, and most of his yards came late in the game against soft coverage with the Seahawks having put the game away. Matthews had 10 targets on the day, but an inaccurate Wentz made it difficult for all receivers. The lone highlight came on a deep ball down the left sideline for 26-yards that helped set up the late touchdown in the fourth quarter. Matthews will look to get back on track next Monday against Green Bay.
2016 Week 10 vs ATL (10 / 6 / 73 / 0 rec)
Matthews kept his firm grasp on the top receiver spot in Philadelphia again this week as he tied the team lead in targets with 10. He was kept out of the end zone again this week, but converted some key third downs and helped Wentz and company move the ball down the field. The big play came on a 20-yard reception deep down the right side to kick off the second quarter. Matthews will face a stiff test with Richard Sherman next week in Seattle.
2016 Week 9 vs NYG (10 / 6 / 88 / 0 rec)
Matthews was targeted early and often in this one, and did the best he could to keep the Eagles in the game. The top receiver was targeted 10 times with the big strike coming on a 33-yard gain down the right side. The pivotal play in the game when Wentz floated a pass over Matthews' outstretched arms in the end zone. You could see the frustration after Matthews had beaten the corner for what would have been the first lead of the game.
2016 Week 8 vs DAL (14 / 11 / 65 / 1 rec)
Matthews was the most targeted Eagles receiver today with 14, but never managed to really break free for anything longer than 13 yards. Matthews did find the end zone when he settled in the void behind the linebackers and in front of the safety from 5 yards out. The rest of his 11 catches came on short curl and quick slant passes across the middle where he was tackled almost immediately. Wentz was not given much time by the Dallas pass rush all day, and without a solid run game on the day the Eagles could not stretch the field with any play action. Matthews continues to be the clear number one receiver in Philadelphia and put up much better numbers than the previous week against Minnesota.
2016 Week 7 vs MIN (4 / 3 / 10 / 0 rec)
Matthews was not 100% healthy heading into this game as he was questionable with a knee injury, and it showed as he was not productive on the field in this game. Mathews is a guy who relies on his deep threat ability as he has four catches longer than 25 yards so far this season, but in the two games that he is unable to break a long reception he has less than 20 yards in each of them. This was the case in this game, as the Eagles did not try to throw deep for most of the game and Matthews had just four total targets.
2016 Week 6 vs WAS (7 / 3 / 75 / 0 rec)
Matthews' final line of 3 catches for 75 yards appears to be one of the most productive for the Eagles today. However, he was targeted a total of 7 times and had the chance to make a much bigger impact today. The big strike came on a back shoulder throw for 54 yards, but Matthews was largely contained outside of that. Matthews is most likely going to lineup against Xavier Rhodes for the majority of the game next week and will struggle to find success. Rhodes held Odell Beckham Jr to 3 catches for 23 yards and poses the same challenge for Matthews next week.
2016 Week 5 vs DET (4 / 4 / 65 / 0 rec)
Matthews pulled in all 4 of his targets for 65 yards this week but was held out of the end zone by a surprisingly stout Detroit secondary. Matthews big play came on a 27-yard reception where he appeared to fumble the ball out of bounds, but the play was reversed upon replay. Matthews has a tough test next week as he will most likely line up against Josh Norman. Look for the Eagles to move him around to try and create better matchups and get him off of Norman.
2016 Week 3 vs PIT (3 / 2 / 19 / 1 rec)
Matthews was not a major contributor in the Eagle's win as he only saw 3 targets, pulling in 2 of them for 19 yards, thankfully for fantasy purposes he was able to make a nice slant move in the red zone that he was able to walk into the end zone after beating his defender. Matthews was unable to get the second foot in bounds on a beautifully thrown ball by Carson Wentz late in the game that would have added about 20 yards to the play. Matthews is still the top receiving option on this team and look for him to get back on track against the Lions following their bye week.
2016 Week 2 vs CHI (9 / 6 / 71 / 0 rec)
Jordan Matthews day would have looked completely different had he caught a beautifully thrown ball by Carson Wentz that was dropped by Matthews on the goal line. Matthews is still the primary option in this offense, and Wentz connected with Matthews on a 22-yard crossing route which was his best catch of his day. The Bears had a difficult time covering Matthews this week, although his drop percentage has increased to 8.7% so far this year compared to 3.9% last year, although this number should stabilize.
2016 Week 1 vs CLE (14 / 7 / 114 / 1 rec)
Jordan Matthews was an unexpected surprise after missing the preseason due to injury. Matthews showed there is little to be concerned with as he was the focal point of this offense with 14 targets against the Browns secondary. Wentz looked early and often and connected with Matthews on the first drive of the game on a fade route where Matthews created clear separation from the defender. Matthews was the best player on the field today and consistently being wide open based on perfectly run routes which made the day easy for the Eagles offense.
Latest NewsEagles | Jordan Matthews trade a possibility? (Fri Apr 21, 12:28 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews could be available for trade at some point this year because 'he's going to expect more money than what he's worth,' according to Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski. Our View: A second-round pick in 2014, Matthews hasn't quite yet played up to his potentially. He certainly hasn't been the consistent force the team needs him to be. Entering the last year of his rookie deal, Matthews could be dealt before they lose him and get nothing for him.
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