Jordan Matthews
27-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
2019 Fantasy Outlook
When Matthews signed a one-year contract with San Francisco in March, it appeared the veteran had a good shot at replacing Pierre Garcon as a starting outside option. The NFL Draft changed those prospects, as two high-round picks were added to the competition, bumping Matthews from potential starter to competing for a roster spot. The 26-year-old is only a couple seasons removed from fantasy relevant campaigns, so there is some upside if he's able to overcome the odds and land a starting gig out of camp. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $1.8 million contract with the 49ers in March of 2019.
Catches lone target
WRSan Francisco 49ers
August 11, 2019
Matthews caught his only target for a 12-yard gain during Saturday's preseason game against the Cowboys.
Matthews wasn't targeted until the second quarter, which isn't promising considering many of the team's key skill players weren't involved in the contest. He brought in the only ball sent his way, but getting him involved wasn't a priority for the offense. Matthews has a chance to make the team due to a lack of experience in the wideout ranks, but he'll need to make a greater impact next Monday against the Broncos to help make his case.
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How do Jordan Matthews' 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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2018 Jordan Matthews Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Jordan Matthews' measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 3"
215 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.46 sec
Shuttle Time
4.18 sec
Cone Drill
6.95 sec
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
Broad Jump
120 in
Bench Press
21 reps
Hand Length
10.38 in
Arm Length
33.25 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Between knee, thumb and ankle injuries and a trade to the passing-game wasteland in Buffalo, 2017 was a lost season for Matthews, who saw only 36 targets and scored once. He had surgery on both the knee and ankle in December and signed an incentive-laden contract with the Patriots in April. At 6-3, 212, and with 4.46 speed, Matthews is big and fast, and he produced with average quarterback play his first three seasons in the league - more than 800 yards in each and 19 TDs over 46 games. A hamstring injury led to Matthews getting released and he'll look to carve out a role somewhere once he's healthy.
Due to the offseason additions of Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, Matthews' future with the Eagles still wasn't in question. Instead, a reduction in targets was expected. After one preseason game, though, Matthews found himself in different climes following a trade to Buffalo. He'll thus be the top target for Tyrod Taylor, who exchanged Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods for Matthews and Zay Jones, among other wideouts. Last season, Matthews' 6.9 YPT ranked 34th, while he hauled in just 13 passes of 20 or more yards and one of 40-plus yards on 117 targets. Granted, he was working with a rookie QB in Carson Wentz, but Matthews will have to develop a rapport with Taylor in order to produce consistently. As the No. 1 wideout in town, Matthews will have a great chance to reach the 1,000-yard threshold for the first time in his career, health-permitting.
Matthews took over as the team's top target last year, but didn't get going until late in the season. His year-end totals were passable, but he made few big plays (three catches of 40-plus on 128 targets), wasn't especially efficient (7.8 YPT) and did much of his damage in Weeks 15-17 when it was too late. At 6-3, 212, with 4.46 40 speed, Matthews has the frame and athleticism to be a No. 1 NFL receiver, and this year he could be used both in the slot, where he played under Chip Kelly, and outside under new head coach Doug Pederson. But Pederson was Andy Reid's offensive coordinator in Kansas City, so it's possible he'll bring its low-octane dink-and-dunk attack to Philadelphia with him. Even if Pederson opens it up, Matthews will have to contend with the disappointing Sam Bradford and quite likely have to help break in rookie Carson Wentz when Bradford struggles or gets hurt. Matthews also has some competition for targets in second-year man Nelson Agholor and newly-acquired Rueben Randle, either of whom could carve into his role if he struggles.
Matthews might be the most obvious breakout candidate in this year's player pool. Not only did he have a strong rookie season (8.5 YPT on 103 targets), but the Eagles let Jeremy Maclin walk, making Matthews the de facto No. 1 target in what projects to be the league's fastest-paced offense. Moreover, at 6-3, 212, and running a 4.46 40, Matthews has the size/speed qualifications to take on the role, and Year 2 is frequently when receivers take a significant leap forward. Matthews will have to contend with an unsettled quarterback situation in Philadelphia with newly acquired Sam Bradford returning from an ACL tear and Mark Sanchez competing for the job. But Matthews had all three of his 100-yard games and six of his eight scores with Sanchez under center last year. The Eagles will run the ball a lot, especially with DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews now in the fold, and they tend to spread the ball around, but Maclin racked up 145 targets last year as the team's top option. And while the team drafted Nelson Agholor late in the first round, the receiving corps lacks quality depth behind Matthews, as the uninspiring Riley Cooper and Miles Austin are the other options.
Taken in the second round by the Eagles, Matthews could hardly have landed in a better spot. At 6-3, 212 and running a 4.46 40, he has the size/speed combo to be an NFL No. 1 eventually, but will likely open the season as the team’s No. 3 behind Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper. Coach Chip Kelly likes to mix things up, though, and the distribution of targets between the three as well as the team’s two pass-catching tight ends is hardly set in stone.
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Takes advantage of rookies' absence
WRSan Francisco 49ers
June 28, 2019
Matthews had his moments during June minicamp, facing decreased competition for reps with rookies Deebo Samuel (hip) and Jalen Hurd (knee) unavailable, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
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Could handle Z role
WRSan Francisco 49ers
March 27, 2019
Matthews and Kendrick Bourne may compete for playing time at the Z receiver spot in coach Kyle Shanahan's offense, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
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Heading to San Francisco
WRSan Francisco 49ers
March 14, 2019
The 49ers have reached an agreement to sign Matthews, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
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Makes most of only catch
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
January 13, 2019
Matthews brought in one of two targets for a 37-yard touchdown in the Eagles' 20-14 divisional-round playoff loss to the Saints on Sunday.
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Targeted thrice in win
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
December 26, 2018
Matthews caught two of three targets for 13 yards during Sunday's 32-30 win over the Texans.
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