Jordan Matthews
27-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
 Free Agent  
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
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$Released by the Eagles in November of 2019.
Let go by Philly
WRFree Agent
November 25, 2019
Matthews was waived by the Eagles on Monday.
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Matthews received the start Sunday versus the Seahawks but caught only three of six targets for 27 yards, despite playing nearly every offensive snap. The 27-year-old also saw a heavy snap share Week 11 but had only one catch for six yards. Philadelphia scored a meager 19 points in those two contests, and the team apparently saw enough that it was willing to move on from the veteran wideout.
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How do Jordan Matthews' 2019 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.
Air Yards Per Game
57.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.26
 
% Team Air Yards
4.6%
 
% Team Targets
2.8%
 
Avg Depth of Target
14.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
33.3%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
1.5
 
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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.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
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
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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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Likely to start Week 12
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
November 24, 2019
Matthews is expected to serve as one of the Eagles' starting receivers Sunday against the Seahawks with both Alshon Jeffery (ankle) and Nelson Agholor (knee) inactive for the contest, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
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Targeted six times in loss
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
November 18, 2019
Matthews caught one of his six targets for six yards in Sunday's 17-10 loss to New England.
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Deemed active Sunday
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
November 17, 2019
Matthews is active for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
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Could have instant role
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
November 11, 2019
Matthews could have an immediate role in the Philadelphia offense, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.
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Back in Philadelphia
WRPhiladelphia Eagles
November 6, 2019
Matthews agreed to a contract with the Eagles on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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