|Date of Birth:||07/16/1992|
|Drafted:||2014 | Round 2 | Pick 42|
|Depth Chart:||2nd string|
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The Niners signed Jordan Matthews.
The former Eagles and Bills receiver will now join his third team, and he'll have a chance to carve out a role as a starter in Kyle Shanahan's offense. Right now, San Francisco's receiving corps is pretty wide open, though Dante Pettis and Marquise Goodwin are both heavy favorites to be the top two receivers. Matthews might be able to carve out a role in the slot, but he doesn't look like he'll be a highly-recommended fantasy option in 2019 at the moment.
Jordan Matthews scores in playoff loss to the Saints.
Matthews caught a 37-yard touchdown on the team's opening possession, but that was his only reception of the game. Turning 27 in July, Matthews will look to either return to Philadelphia or find a new home this offseason as he finally looks healthy.
Jordan Matthews did not catch a pass in the Eagles' Wild Card win.
Matthews did draw a key pass interference penalty on a deep ball in the tight one-point victory over the Bears, though. Matthews will be Philadelphia's No. 4 wide receiver in next Sunday's Divisional Round matchup with the Saints.
Jordan Matthews did not catch a pass in Week 17.
Matthews' regular season ends with 20 receptions for 300 yards and two touchdowns. He'll now get to play in the postseason, but he's no better than the fifth or sixth option among Philadelphia receivers.
Jordan Matthews catches two passes in Week 16.
Matthews gained 13 yards on his two receptions against the Texans—a screen pass and a slant route. Matthews is not a recommended fantasy option to end the season next week against the Redskins.
Jordan Matthews scores in Eagles' win.
Matthews caught a four-yard slant for a touchdown on his lone reception against the Redskins. He got a natural pick on the play from Nelson Agholor to help get him slightly better position on the slant. Matthews is not a recommended fantasy option in the fantasy playoffs.
Jordan Matthews catches three passes in Eagles' loss.
Matthews gained 37 yards on his three receptions against the Saints. He's getting some playing time despite the receiving corps having Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, and Golden Tate, but Matthews isn't a recommended fantasy option.
Jordan Matthews caught three passes for 40 yards in Sunday night's loss to the Cowboys.
Matthews looked good as he brought in all three of his targets, but it wasn't enough to help the Eagles avoid a crushing loss. It would be surprising if Golden Tate (2/19) didn't get more involved next week against the Saints, so Matthews won't be a recommended fantasy option as Philly's No. 4 receiver.
Jordan Matthews leads the Eagles in Week 8 receiving.
Matthews caught four passes for 93 yards against the Jaguars, stepping up as a consistent target including late in the game on a key first-down catch as the Eagles were icing the game. Matthews has been the clear No. 3 wide receiver for the Eagles, but he's not a highly-recommended fantasy option in standard-sized leagues.
Jordan Matthews catches two passes in Week 6.
Matthews gained 26 yards on his two receptions, and he nearly drew a pass interference call on a deep pass to the end zone, but the officials picked up the flag after deeming it was not a penalty. It's surprising to see the Eagles utilize Matthews as a deep threat, and it could lead to some big plays, but he's not a recommended fantasy option right now.
Jordan Matthews catches one pass in Week 5.
Matthews' lone reception against the Vikings went for four yards. He's getting time on offense but is not a recommended fantasy option at the moment.
Jordan Matthews scores 56-yard touchdown in loss to the Titans.
It was his only reception of the game, as the veteran simply ran past Malcolm Butler and Carson Wentz hit him in stride for six. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough for Philly to avoid an overtime loss, but they return home in Week 5 to face the struggling Vikings. Matthews probably isn't a reliable fantasy option behind Zach Ertz, Alshon Jeffery, and Nelson Agholor.
Doug Pederson says Jordan Matthews' role will increase.
Pederson is speaking on a conference call with members of the Tennessee media covering the Titans, and he was asked about Matthews, who starred at Vanderbilt. Pederson talked about how Matthews is comfortable in his offensive system and with both quarterbacks, adding that he's being worked in and "his role will increase." It sounds like Matthews is eventually going to work his way into the clear No. 3 receiver role behind Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor, and most of his time is likely to come in the slot, where he played with Philadelphia during his firs three seasons in the NFL. Matthews is not a highly-recommended fantasy pickup.
Jordan Matthews catches two passes in Eagles return.
Matthews' return after being signed earlier this week came in the same game as Carson Wentz's return. Matthews, wearing a No. 80 jersey instead of the No. 81 he wore in his first stint with the Eagles, gained 21 yards on his two receptions. He's not a recommended fantasy option, but it looks like Matthews could remain the No. 3 receiver when Alshon Jeffery returns.
The Eagles are signing Jordan Matthews, according to Jordan Schultz.
Just as Carson Wentz returns from his knee injury, he gets one of his favorite targets from his rookie season added back to the receiving group. Last summer, the Eagles traded Matthews to make room for a big role for Nelson Agholor, but now he's back after a season in Buffalo and a summer in New England. Matthews was cut by the Patriots after a hamstring injury, but Schultz says he's ready to go for Week 3 against the Colts. Matthews being added to the receiving corps might put a slight ding in the values of Agholor and Zach Ertz if Wentz looks Matthews' way often, and it'll be interesting to see if he's used only in the slot. We certainly think Agholor can move to a primarily outside receiver and excel there if that's what the Eagles want to do.
The Patriots have released Jordan Matthews, according to Jim McBride.
Matthews is apparently dealing with a significant hamstring injury, so New England is moving on, as he would fall behind without reps in training camp and preseason action. Heading into camp, the veteran was potentially ticketed for a big role with Julian Edelman suspended to begin the season, but injuries continue to impact him since leaving Philadelphia. There's a chance the Patriots bring in someone like Eric Decker, but they could also rely on the guys already on the roster, including Phillip Dorsett, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Kenny Britt.
Jordan Matthews' hamstring injury is deemed to be significant, according to Ian Rapoport.
Rapoport says that Matthews being out is the reason for New England having continued interest in free agent Eric Decker. The Patriots already had a loaded group of wide receivers on the depth chart, so if nothing else, Matthews being out for an extended period of time could put his roster spot in serious jeopardy. In the mean time, the team has been giving Phillip Dorsett more work in the slot, and the former first-round pick could have a bigger-than-expected role if he impresses over the next few weeks. Cordarrelle Patterson should also benefit from more reps.
Jordan Matthews is only getting $170K guaranteed from the Patriots, according to Albert Breer.
Most people would be thrilled to take $170,000 guaranteed to sign a contract, but this is basically nothing for NFL teams when signing players. This deal indicates Matthews is going to have to prove he's healthy and can produce if he's going to make the Patriots roster. The fact that Matthews took this contract could mean he feels confident he can prove his worth, have a great season with Tom Brady throwing passes to him, and cash-in on a big free-agent deal next offseason. Right now, the third receiver spot behind Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan is up for grabs. New England is going to hope Matthews, Kenny Britt, Malcolm Mitchell, Phillip Dorsett, or someone else seizes the job. Whoever does will have good fantasy value in one of the league's best offenses.
The Patriots are signing wide receiver Jordan Matthews, according to Adam Schefter.
Schefter says it's a one-year deal for the former Eagles and Bills receiver. Prior to his injury plagued 2017 with Buffalo, Matthews had over 800 yards in each of his first three NFL seasons in Philadelphia—including eight touchdowns in each of his first two seasons. Matthews had three surgeries during the 2017 season—including two in December—but hopefully now he'll be fully healthy. Matthews is joining one of the league's best offenses and will have an opportunity to carve out a sizable role behind Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan as New England's third receiver. The extremely deep receiving corps of the Patriots will be one of the position groups to watch most closely this summer, as Kenny Britt, Malcolm Mitchell, Phillip Dorsett, and Cordarrelle Patterson are also all among those in the mix.
Jordan Matthews (knee) has been placed on Injured Reserve.
Matthews has been battling a knee injury—one that forced him to miss Week 11—for a while now, and the Bills decided to just place him on IR because he hasn't been effective while battling through it. Matthews' injury-plagued season with Buffalo ends with 25 receptions for 282 yards and one touchdown. The fourth-year receiver, who spent his first three seasons with the Eagles, will be a free agent this offseason; but he unfortunately might struggle to get the type of long-term deal he would've gotten based off his first three seasons in the NFL. It'll be interesting to see where Matthews lands and the type of contract he'll receive this spring.
Jordan Matthews held to one reception in loss to the Patriots.
It went for 14 yards on a catch over the middle. Matthews doesn't need to be owned heading into the fantasy playoffs. After 800+ yards every year with the Eagles, Matthews has just 282 yards this season.
Jordan Matthews catches two passes against the Chiefs.
Matthews gained 15 yards on his two receptions (three targets). The fourth-year receiver doesn't have a high floor or ceiling right now and should remain out of fantasy lineups.
Jordan Matthews (knee) is active for Week 12.
After missing last week with the knee issue, Matthews is back in the lineup for the Bills. He might get more targets with Kelvin Benjamin (knee) inactive, but Matthews is difficult to trust in fantasy lineups.
Jordan Matthews (knee) was limited in practice today.
After two straight limited practices, he's looking on the good side of questionable for Week 12. The official injury report for the game will be released tomorrow and might give more clarity on his status.
Jordan Matthews (knee) was limited in practice today.
Matthews was limited last week before not playing against the Chargers, so it's difficult to feel too good about his status unless he gets a full practice in. Either way, he's not a recommended fantasy option at the moment.
Jordan Matthews (knee) is inactive for the Bills.
We were optimistic Matthews would be able to go, as were the Bills, but he won't play today versus the Chargers. Fantasy wise, this should mean and increase in value for Charles Clay, who is likely to get more targets over the middle. Matthews should be good to go for Week 12, but check in on his status throughout next week.
Jordan Matthews (knee) is officially questionable for Week 11.
Matthews was limited in practice all week, but it's basically been common for the fourth-year receiver to be limited in practice before playing on Sundays. Expect him to be active against the Chargers, but it's one of the later Sunday games, so you'll need a backup plan if you want Matthews in your fantasy lineup. Ideally, you'll have a higher upside option for your lineup anyway.
Jordan Matthews catches one pass against the Saints.
Matthews' lone reception was for 14 yards. Especially with Kelvin Benjamin now in the mix, Matthews does not need to be on fantasy rosters at the moment.
Jordan Matthews gets eight targets in Bills' loss.
Matthews again worked as an underneath target for Tyrod Taylor, catching six passes for 46 yards against the Jets. Late in the first half, Matthews did lose a fumble with the Bills were driving down the field, as he accidentally hit the ball out with his own arm. New acquisition Kelvin Benjamin will be in the mix at receiver next week against New Orleans, but Matthews will likely remain in the same role for the Bills. He's a low-upside fantasy option that doesn't need to be on rosters.
Jordan Matthews gets four targets against the Raiders.
Matthews caught three passes for 21 yards, and he hasn't had more than three receptions in a game this season. He'll make some key catches for the Bills this season, but Matthews doesn't need to be on fantasy rosters right now.
Jordan Matthews caught two passes for 10 yards in his return.
Matthews should have an increased role against Oakland next Sunday, but he's still difficult to trust in a conservative offense. Also, Deonte Thompson stepping up in just five days with the team might actually make him Tyrod Taylor's most-trusted receiver. There are probably better options than Matthews in Week 8.
Jordan Matthews (thumb) is active for Week 7.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapopoort reported Matthews was expected to be active, and now it’s official. This is a boost for Tyrod Taylor against a vulnerable Buccaneers secondary, and Matthews has a chance to put up FLEX value.
Jordan Matthews (thumb) is expected to play today.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Matthews will wear a special glove on his injured thumb hand. When the injury occurred on October 1 against the Falcons, Matthews was expected to miss four weeks. But it appears he's ready to go today against the Buccaneers. Actives/inactives are out at 11:30 AM ET, and we'll update you on his official status at that time.
Jordan Matthews is out at least a month with a thumb injury, according to Sal Capaccio.
According to Capaccio, Matthews is getting thumb surgery for the injury he sustained late in yesterday's win against the Falcons. The Bills do have a run-heavy offense, which will help them get over this loss, but they'll be looking for others to step up in Matthews' absence. Rookie Zay Jones and Andre Holmes should be in line for more targets, but it's no lock either of them become reliable fantasy options.
Jordan Matthews scores in win over the Falcons.
Matthews caught two passes for 10 yards, including a nine-yard touchdown in the second quarter. It was his first touchdown with Buffalo, and the 25-year-old is on pace for 40 catches for 648 yards and four scores in 2017. Hopefully the Bills air it out more as the season progresses, but they will probably stick with what's working. Matthews is just a low-upside FLEX option against the Bengals next Sunday.
Jordan Matthews (thumb) is questionable to return against the Falcons.
Matthews headed to the locker room holding his thumb. He had a touchdown reception and had two receptions for ten yards total before leaving.
Jordan Matthews caught three passes for 61 yards in a 26-16 victory over the Broncos.
Matthews had some chunk plays against Denver's defense, including a long reception of 28 yards. With the receivers combining for just six catches, J-Matt did well to catch half of them in the win. The 25-year-old will look for his first touchdown of the season as the Bills travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons in Week 4. He's a decent FLEX option.
Jordan Matthews caught three passes for 30 yards in Sunday's 9-3 loss to the Panthers.
Carolina completely shut down the Bills offense, as Tyrod Taylor's 55 yards on the ground led the team. Matthews is unlikely to do much better next week against Denver. Leave him on the bench for Week 3.
Jordan Matthews leads Bills in receiving in first game with the team.
Matthews caught two-of-three targets for 61 yards against the Jets, including along of 47 yards. The fourth-year receiver should get more targets moving forward, but the Bills are going to run the ball a lot when possible. Matthews is a FLEX option in Week 2 against Carolina.
Jordan Matthews is active for Week 1.
Matthews didn't play during the preseason as he dealt with a chipped sternum after being acquired by the Bills, so this'll be his first game in a Bills uniform. The fourth-year receiver has a chance to be a real target machine in Buffalo, but we'll see what happens today against the Jets.
Jordan Matthews is expected to start on Sunday.
Bills head coach Sean McDermott said he expects his new receiver to be out there in Week 1 versus the Jets. Matthews, who was battling a chipped sternum, said as much recently. While the fourth-year receiver didn't play a preseason snap with Tyrod Taylor and the offense, he might get a ton of targets right away in his first game with the team. Matthews is a starting option on Sunday, particularly in PPR leagues.
Jordan Matthews is expected to be ready for Week 1.
Bills GM Brandon Beane said "it looks as if we'll have our cast of characters at the wide receiver group for Week 1." Matthews is recovering from a fractured sternum, but he's gotten some work in and has indicated he'll be ready to open the season. It'll likely be Matthews, Zay Jones, and Andre Holmes as Buffalo's top three receivers to start the season. Matthews and Jones are the most likely to be fantasy contributors, though don't be surprised if Holmes makes an impact.
Jordan Matthews is "making progress" in his return from injury.
Bills head coach Sean McDermott is encouraged by his new receiver as he returns from a chip fracture in his sternum. Matthews has been doing limited work in practice, and McDermott says Matthews "consistently stays after practice to get reps with the QBs." He's always been a hard worker, but Matthews might be even more motivated after getting traded by the Eagles. If he gains the trust and chemistry of Tyrod Taylor, there's some upside there for Matthews as a potential number one receiver.
Bills HC Sean McDermott says Jordan Matthews is on schedule to play in Week 1.
Matthews is dealing with a chip in his sternum, but it certainly sounds like he'll be good to go for the opener in two-plus weeks. With Anquan Boldin now retired, even more targets could be headed Matthews' way in 2017. Rookie Zay Jones and others are in the mix, but Matthews has a good chance to lead the Bills in targets this season, which could lead to a good return on his fantasy value. Matthews is currently going well outside the top 40 receivers in fantasy drafts.
Jordan Matthews is week to week with a chip in his sternum.
Obviously, this isn't great for the Bills after they just acquired Matthews late last week to take over as their number one receiver after they simultaneously traded Sammy Watkins to the Rams. With the regular season opener just a few weeks away, hopefully heals up and can be out there for Week 1. In the meantime, Andre Holmes might now step up as the team's number one receiver, though Anquan Boldin or rookie Zay Jones might also fill that role with Matthews out. Despite the injury, J-Matt is still worth a mid-late round fantasy pick as a number one receiver.
Bills trade for receiver Jordan Matthews.
Simultaneous to trading star receiver Sammy Watkins to the Rams, Buffalo acquired Jordan Matthews and a 2018 third round pick from the Eagles for cornerback Ronald Darby. Matthews instantly inserts as the number one receiver for the Bills, so this is a big plus for his fantasy value. He should have among the highest floors of all fantasy receivers, and his ADP is certainly going to rise in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, this locks in Nelson Agholor and Torrey Smith as the top two receivers in Philadelphia behind Alshon Jeffery.
Carson Wentz looks Jordan Matthews' way in opening preseason game.
Matthews had three receptions for 18 yards in one series with Wentz. It's obvious Wentz is comfortable looking for and throwing to Matthews, which should keep him in the starting lineup as the primary slot receiver for Philadelphia. You should try to wait to draft your fantasy team, but Matthews looks like he should be a decent option later in fantasy drafts.
Jordan Matthews is listed as the starting slot receiver on the Eagles' unofficial depth chart.
After offensive coordinator Frank Reich said yesterday that things will be different this season and brought up Nelson Agholor, unprompted, having a great spring and beginning of camp, there was thought Matthews wouldn't be playing as much this season. However, head coach Doug Pederson said today that Matthews' role will not be reduced from last season, and Matthews is listed ahead of Agholor on the team's depth chart (though unofficial). More notable might be Torrey Smith also being listed above Agholor as a starter, but things should change before the regular season—Agholor is clearly among the Eagles' top three best receivers.
Jordan Matthews is expected to lose playing time this season.
Third-year receiver Nelson Agholor has been tearing it up throughout the spring in training camp, with some of that coming in the slot—Matthew's position. Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich said "every spot's up for competition," and without being prompted, according to Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer, brought up Agholor and the fact that he's been making plays out there. The best guess is Agholor works both inside and outside as the team's number two receiver behind Alshon Jeffery, with Matthews' playing time varying depending on where Agholor is lined up on a given play. The situation is one to watch this preseason, but Matthews might not end up having much fantasy value in 2017.
Eagles receiver Jordan Matthews is practicing for the Eagles.
Matthews had been dealing with knee tendinitis, but he's back practicing for the Eagles' first full team practice. After missing almost the entire offseason, it'll be interesting to see where Matthews is in the receiving group. Nelson Agholor had been getting the first-team slot reps with J-Matt out and was reportedly very impressive. We'd guess Agholor moves back outside as the number two opposite Alshon Jeffery, while Matthews moves into the slot and Torrey Smith steps back as the number four receiver.
Jordan Matthews (knee) is limited to start training camp.
Matthews battled tendinitis and missed pretty much the entire offseason, and he's apparently still battling the issue. The Eagles added a lot to the receiving group this offseason, so it's not great for Matthews to be missing all this time. Nelson Agholor had been manning the slot with Matthews out, but he can easily slide to the outside when Matthews returns. The 25-year-old Matthews is entering a contract year and has 800+ years in each of his first three seasons.
Jordan Matthews said he "expects" to be ready for training camp.
The Eagles slot receiver is currently dealing with knee tendinits and hasn't participated in training throughout the offseason. Multiple reports say that third-year receiver Nelson Agholor is performing well in the slot with Matthews out, which isn't surprising. Matthews is entering the last year of his contract and is missing a lot of time, but he'll probably still be in the slot for the Eagles this season.
Jordan Matthews (knee) isn't participating in Eagles mini camp, according to multiple reports.
It's only the first day of this week's mini camp, but it's concerning that Matthews is still out with knee tendinitis. He'll be good for the season, but Matthews is falling behind and missing valuable time to continue gaining chemistry with second-year quarterback Carson Wentz. Nelson Agholor has been manning the slot with Matthews out.
Jordan Matthews (knee) has missed the last few Eagles' OTA sessions.
Matthews has knee tendinitis and missed OTAs last week, and he's still out today. Matthews has been speculated as a trade candidate entering a contract season, so some may think he's going to get traded, but he likely just has knee tendinitis and is missing some time. Matthews is expected to be the Eagles' slot receiver again this season.
Eagles head coach Doug Pederson envisions Jordan Matthews staying in the slot.
Through three seasons, Matthews has played almost all of his snaps from the slot. Through two coaching regimes, they both have seen him as a better fit inside than outside. Matthews is locked in as the Eagles' slot receiver, with Alshon Jeffery as a starter on the outside and we anticipate Nelson Agholor beating out Torrey Smith for the other starting role. Matthews should be a high floor, low upside option this season.
According to Charles Robinson, the Eagles are open to trading receiver Jordan Matthews if they get a good offer.
Matthews will be a free agent after next season and might ask for a big contract because of his good numbers through his first few seasons in the league, so that could be what the Eagles are thinking if they trade him. Matthews has primarily played in the slot through his career, despite talk last season that he would play a lot outside. The Eagles have been connected to Brandin Cooks and Alshon Jeffery so far as we approach the start of the league year this week.
Jordan Matthews (ankle) inactive for the Eagles, ending his season.
Matthews ends his year with 73 catches for 804 yards and three touchdowns in 14 games. The Eagles offense struggled this season, and figures to take a step forward next season, which could lead for more touchdowns for Matthews. He'll likely be a top 30 receiver in fantasy drafts next season, but is a low upside option.
Jordan Matthews doesn't do much, despite leading the Eagles in targets.
Matthews caught two-of-six targets for 12 yards against the Giants. He's not a very good FLEX option for Week 17 versus the Cowboys.
Jordan Matthews (ankle) is listed as questionable for tomorrow night against the Giants.
He'll play, but is not an inspiring fantasy option. Matthews is nothing more than a FLEX option.
Jordan Matthews doesn't do much with team-leading 11 targets.
Matthews had six catches for just 27 yards against the Ravens. He's just a FLEX option against the Giants on Thursday.
Jordan Matthews (ankle) is not practicing on Wednesday.
He is likely just getting a day off for his ankle injury and should return to practice Thursday or Friday. He's not a great option against the Ravens this week.
Jordan Matthews catches eight passes for 79 yards against the Redskins.
He was second on the team with ten targets. With Dorial Green-Beckham out, Matthews got some more work on the outside. Matthews is just a FLEX next week against the Ravens.
Jordan Matthews (ankle) is active for the Eagles.
He missed one game with an ankle injury. With Dorial Green-Beckham (abdomen) out, Matthews should get a good amount of targets. He's a FLEX option.
Jordan Matthews (ankle) listed as questionable to face the Redskins.
He and coach Doug Pederson both said they expect Matthews to play. He should be good to go, despite the questionable tag. Matthews will be a decent FLEX play in a game where the Eagles could be playing from behind.
Jordan Matthews (ankle) will miss first career game.
Matthews won't play in Week 13, and is questionable for Week 14. It's surprising Matthews is missing the game, as he hasn't missed a game in several years of college and the NFL.
Jordan Matthews (ankle) practiced for the Eagles on Thursday.
He's expected to play this Sunday against the Bengals, as his ankle injury didn't appear that serious despite Matthews leaving the game when he tried to re-test it on Monday. He'll be a FLEX option against Cincinnati.
Jordan Matthews (ankle) is not practicing on Wednesday.
Matthews injured his ankle in Monday night's loss to the Packers and left the game. It did not look like a serious injury at all, so we're guessing Matthews will play this Sunday against the Bengals. If so, he is a solid FLEX play, but doesn't have a lot of upside.
Jordan Matthews caught four passes for 47 yards before leaving with an ankle injury.
Matthews was in and out of the lineup before leaving for good in the 3rd quarter. The Eagles could have desperately used him against a bad Green Bay secondary. We didn't see how Matthews was injured, so we're guessing he will be fine for Week 13. He's just a FLEX.
Jordan Matthews leads Eagles in receiving on Sunday.
He caught 6 passes for 73 yards. Matthews made some nice catches, but also committed a bad drop over the middle that would have set up a field goal. Playing in a conservative offense, Matthews will not be a good fantasy option next week in Seattle.