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Matthews started to show some of that considerable potential in Week 3 against Washington, and is sure to be a hot commodity on the waiver wires this week. Matthews hauled in eight of the nine passes thrown his way for 59 yards Sunday, including a pair of 11-yard touchdowns.
Matthews was a true third receiver for the Eagles in Week 3, as he played 63 percent of the team's offensive snaps in the shootout. That represents a slight improvement from the first few weeks, when he played in 58 percent of the team's offense snaps. He is still well behind Jeremy Maclin and Riley Cooper in the receiving hierarchy, but the Eagles have been pass-happy enough (3rd in the NFL in attempts) to keep multiple receivers happy. Plus, Cooper has been less than impressive.
We still want to see more overall production from Matthews, but the fact that Foles was looking for him so much in Week 3 is a good sign. He is worth adding on waivers this week at least ahead of fellow Week 3 breakout receiver John Brown.
Matthews, who had just three receptions during his first two games, hauled in eight of nine passes thrown his way Sunday. He finished the game with just 59 yards on those eight catches, but made an impact near the goal line, as he scored twice from 11 yards out.
Matthews was expected to be a solid contributor as the team's third receiver, but consistency has been an issue. He has 11 receptions for 113 yards and two touchdowns through three games, heading into Week 4 against the 49ers.
They'll take on the Redskins in Week 3.
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