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WR Jordan Matthews - Philadelphia Eagles

6-3, 212Born: 7-16-1992College: VanderbiltDrafted: Round 2

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Summary

Matthews is who we thought he was. In three seasons, Matthews has emerged as a good-but-not-great receiver. The 6'3", 212-pounder looks like Terrell Owens but plays like Wes Welker. Head coach Doug Pederson promised Matthews would play more outside receiver in his offense, versus the 90%+ of slot snaps Matthews endured under Chip Kelly but quickly walked that back late in 2016 when Pederson dubbed Matthews "the perfect slot receiver." The Eagles are set to re-commit Matthews to the slot thanks to the additions of Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith. What's unclear is whether Matthews can ever be an every week fantasy starter in his projected role. Jeffery should lead the team in targets and tight end Zach Ertz won't be far behind. Torrey Smith is best suited as a deep target and decoy, which gives Matthews a shot at #3 on the target ladder. In order for Matthews to be fantasy-relevant, the Eagles will need to pass a lot. That looked like a good bet early in the offseason but the signing of running back LeGarrette Blount suggests a commitment to balance. Matthews is young, a hard worker, and has attributes well suited to productivity in a West Coast offense. He's not worth drafting as a starter, but the upside is compelling enough to prioritize him as a bench player. (May 22)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 48, 33, 36, 39, 44, 45, 45, 46, 46, 47, 47, 48, 48, 49, 49, 51, 51, 52, 55, 55, 57, 62
WR Redraft PPR - 46, 33, 34, 36, 38, 38, 40, 40, 44, 45, 46, 48, 48, 49, 50, 51, 51, 53, 55, 55, 55, 57, 58
WR Dynasty - 37, 28, 30, 31, 34, 42, 43, 46, 55
Overall Dynasty - 73, 62, 63, 65, 66, 71

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2014 PHI 16 0 0 0 103 67 872 8
2015 PHI 16 0 0 0 128 85 997 8 1
2016 PHI 14 0 0 0 116 73 804 3
2017 PROJ-Dodds 15 1 * * 71 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 16 0 * * 70 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 16 0 * * 72 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 6 * * 70 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 114
WR: 44
Overall-PPR: 112
WR-PPR: 44

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Latest News

Eagles | Jordan Matthews expects to be at camp (Thu Jun 15, 05:21 PM) - Philadelphia Eagles WR Jordan Matthews (knee) expects to be ready for training camp despite dealing with knee tendinitis.

Our View: Matthews is in a tough spot. He's a good - not great - receiver and he has to contend with Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith as well. While Jeffery was banged up a lot last season and Smith seems to be losing gas, both have shown more than Matthews and he's going to have a hard time getting targets here. His ADP as 44 wide receiver is maybe even a tad high if things work the way the Eagles hope in terms of the new additions.
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