Matthews brought in one of two targets for a 37-yard touchdown in the Eagles' 20-14 divisional-round playoff loss to the Saints on Sunday. Matthews struck early, getting loose downfield and making a nifty over-the-shoulder scoring grab to put the Eagles on the board just over four minutes into the contest. That was the extent of his highlights, however, as the Philadelphia passing game was mostly quiet after the first quarter. The 26-year-old returned to the franchise that made him a 2014 second-round pick after a summer release by the Patriots, generating a 20-300-2 line across 14 games as a complementary option in the offense. Matthews will be an unrestricted free agent at the start of the new league year, and it remains to be seen if the team will have interest in bringing him back into the fold.
Matthews caught two of three targets for 13 yards during Sunday's 32-30 win over the Texans. The veteran wideout caught multiple passes for the first time in a month but still wasn't able to top 15 yards, something he hasn't accomplished since Week 11. With fellow receiver Mike Wallace (lower leg) having since been activated from injured reserve and potentially being available for the regular-season finale against Washington, Matthews' chances of making an impact might be even lower than usual.
Matthews played just five snaps and saw no targets in Sunday night's 30-23 win over the Rams. While Matthews' role had been greatly reduced since the acquisition of Golden Tate, this marks rock bottom. The 26-year-old now has two goose eggs in the stat department over his last four games, with no more than one catch in any contest. He can safely be ignored in fantasy.
Matthews caught his lone target for six yards in Sunday's 29-23 loss to the Cowboys. Matthews played just 11 snaps in this one and now has failed to surpass 14 in three of the last four weeks. He has just two catches for 10 yards over his last three games, although one was for a touchdown, and this week's was also a red-zone target. To play him on the road Week 15 against the Rams is to hope for another score and little more.
Matthews caught one of two targets for a 4-yard touchdown in Monday night's 28-13 defeat of Washington. Matthews caught a short pass on the second play of the fourth quarter and tumbled into the end zone for his first touchdown since Week 4. His 21 snaps in the contest represent a 50 percent increase over his past two games, but the 26-year-old still finished a distant fourth among receivers in terms of playing time. He remains a deep-league desperation play heading into a Week 14 matchup at Dallas.
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