Matthews secured all four of his targets for 38 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 36-22 win over the Jaguars.
The 27-year-old continues to be an afterthought in the minds of many within a Titans offense dominated by Marcus Mariota, DeMarco Murray and Delanie Walker, but he's quietly crossed the goal line in three of the past four games. While he doesn't offer a ton of upside, he's also tallied 70 yards or more in two games this season and hauled in 27 of 38 targets overall, making him a very dependable option for Mariota in the short-to-intermediate passing game.
Matthews turned seven targets into four catches for 37 yards Sunday against the Colts.
Matthews led Titans wide receivers in targets and tied for te lead in catches, but played second fiddle to tight end Delanie Walker. Walker is the only member of Tennessee's passing game that can be trusted on a week to week basis, as quarterback Marcus Mariota often doesn't have the volume or effectiveness to support multiple viable receiving options.
Matthews caught all three of his targets for 70 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Browns.
Matthews provided the game's first points with an 11-yard touchdown catch. He has now found pay dirt in consecutive weeks after failing to do so in his first three games with the Titans after coming over from Miami in the offseason. Quarterback Marcus Mariota has thrown six passing scores over the past two weeks, giving the Titans passing game plenty of momentum heading into next week's divisional battle with the Colts.
Matthews caught all four of his targets for 32 yards and a touchdown Sunday in Miami.
Matthews scored his first touchdown with Tennessee against his former team after coming over in free agency this past offseason. He has outproduced fellow starting wide receiver Tajae Sharpe in three of the last four weeks, but still trails tight end Delanie Walker for quarterback Marcus Mariota's attention. The soon-to-be 27-year-old receiver still hasn't caught more than four balls in a game as a member of the Titans.
Matthews caught both of his targets for a team-leading 82 yards Sunday in Houston.
The highlight of Matthews' afternoon was a 60-yard reception. While it's encouraging to see him lead the Titans in receiving for a game, that's unlikely to be a common occurrence given that Delanie Walker, Tajae Sharpe, Andre Johnson and Kendall Wright all saw more targets. With Sharpe, Wright and Walker all getting healthier after dealing with hamstring injuries, don't expect Matthews' share to rise much despite this performance.
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