Matthews has signed with the Ravens. Matthews' deal is for one year and $600,000. The Ravens picked up Matthews when he was cut by the Seahawks midseason. After joining the Ravens he played in four games, catching nine passes for 97 yards and a touchdown. He'll be buried on the depth chart in the upcoming campaign and will have to fight for any snaps he can get. His biggest impact will likely be on special teams, where he played in 11.7 percent of the team's snaps last season, despite only participating in four games.
Matthews caught one pass for 21 yards on two targets in Sunday's 35-6 loss to the Seahawks. The 6-5 Matthews caught a 21-yard pass in garbage time with one of his former teammates draped all over him. He didn't show any ability to get open, but with the Ravens trying to evaluate a number of young players, Matthews could get some more snaps in Week 15 against the Chiefs. He's merely the No. 4 or 5 wide receiver in a struggling offense.
Matthews was promoted to the Ravens' active roster on Saturday. The Ravens have one of the worst wide receiver units in the league. To make matters worse, Jimmy Clausen and Matt Schaub are the top two quarterbacks on the depth chart the rest of the way, so there is not much to see here from a fantasy perspective.
Matthews was released by the Seahawks on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports. Matthews caught four passes for 109 yards and a touchdown in last season's Super Bowl, leading to speculation that he could take on an expanded role in 2015. That obviously never came to fruition, as the Seahawks instead addressed their lack of receiving talent by trading for Jimmy Graham and drafting Tyler Lockett. The decision to release Matthews seemingly suggests that Paul Richardson (hamstring) isn't dealing with a severe injury.
Seahawks wide receiver Chris Matthews shocked the football world during the Super Bowl when he caught four passes for more than 100 yards -- four more than he had caught in his brief NFL career. But Matthews wants to be more than a fluke, and per NFL.com, he's worked hard to ensure that he's part of Seattle's offense throughout the season. He has a chance to potentially earn a starting role when the team holds its training camp next month. "Last year was a lot of ups and downs for me," Matthews said. "I was just trying to figure out what was best for me. How can I fit in? The biggest thing was when I understood practice means a lot here. You practice hard, you play hard, is what a lot of people say here. I picked that up and embraced it."
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|6||10/16||@New York Giants||23||23.88|
|7||10/23||@New York Jets||19||22.75|
|14||12/13||@New England Patriots||22||23.78|
|3 Year Avg||12||6||76||0||4||12.67||7|