Rishard Matthews signed with the Titans this offseason for three years at $15 million, with $2.5 million guaranteed. He's expected to start opposite Dorial Green-Beckham, but he will be the No. 4 option in the pecking order behind Green-Beckham, Delanie Walker and Kendall Wright. Matthews had a career season in 2015 with the Dolphins with 43 catches for 662 yards and four touchdowns, and he had at least eight Fantasy points in a standard league in five of his first six games last season before tailing off and ultimately being placed on injured reserve with a rib injury. If Matthews remains the starter coming out of training camp he's worth drafting with a late-round flier in all leagues.
Matthews has agreed to a three-year contract with the Titans, Rand Getlin of NFL Network reports. Matthews caught 43 passes for 662 yards and four touchdowns in 2016 with Miami. That would have led the Titans in receiving last season, as Dorial Green-Beckham led Tennessee's wide receiving corps in yards with 549 (tight end Delanie Walker caught 94 passes for 1,088 yards as the top overall target). Look for him to take a major role in Tennessee's passing offense.
The Dolphins are interested in bringing back Matthews if the price is right, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports. Matthews had a breakout campaign in 2015 with 43 receptions for 662 yards and four scores but only played 11 games before suffering a rib injury that prematurely ended his season. The problem for Miami is that with Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker already locked in as starters Matthews may be able to get a bigger payday and more targets from another team.
Matthews (ribs) was placed on injured reserve Saturday. Matthews' season ends with 43 catches for 662 yards and four touchdowns in 11 games, making it a clear breakout year for the 26-year-old wideout despite the disappointing ending. It also might go down as something close to a career year, on the other hand. Matthews is a free agent and even if he stays in Miami, Jarvis Landry and Devante Parker figure to be the team's target leaders for the foreseeable future.
Matthews (ribs) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots, the Miami Herald's Adam Beasley reports. After being inactive in Week 16, Matthews remains iffy heading into the weekend. If he is forced to sit out Sunday's season finale, the Dolphins' wideout corps would once again be led by Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker.
Matthews (ribs) practiced in a limited fashion once again Thursday, the Miami Herald's Adam Beasley reports. More on Matthews' status Friday, but at this stage, the wideout -- who was inactive in Week 16 -- is not a lock to be available for Sunday's season finale against the Patriots.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|9||11/06||@San Diego Chargers||4||18.38|
|10||11/13||Green Bay Packers||13||21.00|
|15||12/18||@Kansas City Chiefs||21||23.44|
|3 Year Avg||49||32||415||3||22||12.97||59|