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Rishard Matthews 2017 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Rishard Matthews Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey: #86
Position: Wide Receiver
Career: 5 Years
Height: 6-0
Weight: 210
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: --
High School: Saddleback HS [Santa Ana, CA]
College: Nevada-Reno
Drafted: 2012 Miami Dolphins (Round: 7 #227)

Wide Receiver Rankings:
<< Mike Wallace    Marvin Jones >>
Position Projections:
QB | RB | WR | TE | K | Draft Kit Index

  * Average Games Played the Previous 3 Years
  ** Player Missed More than 8 Games the Previous Season Due to Injury
Rishard Matthews 2017 Fantasy Projection
2017 Pts 2017 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2016 Avg 2016 Fantasy Ranking 2016 Consistency
69.91 4.51 1 13.00 6.33 16 --
2017 Bye Week Team Change Head Coach Change **Coming Off Injury Depth Chart Change Higher Fantasy Avg then League Harder Schedule in 2017 Better Defenses in 2017 Better Pass Defenses in 2017 Better Against Sub 500 Teams
8 No No No No No No Yes No Yes
Rishard Matthews Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2016 Titans16659459000000101.256.33
2015 Dolphins1043662400400057.505.75
2014 Dolphins1412135200300019.051.36
Rishard Matthews 2017 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Rishard Matthews has beaten his fantasy projection 3 out of 5 years, including the last 2. His best fantasy WR ranking was #12 in 2016.
Fantasy Trends:
Matthews' fantasy game average per year has been going up for 2 years, and has been trending up 3 out of the past 4 years.
Player Consistency:
, and he was one of the top 100 most consistent players overall (ranked 93).
Career Experience Outlook:
Matthews is entering his 6th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, WRs in their 6th year have seen a decrease in fantasy pts per game of 0.06 from their 5th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Matthews has averaged 0.61 fantasy pts per game less than the league WR average. The average fantasy pts per game by WRs in 2016 was 3.97.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (1.5025) pts per game for Matthews.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Matthews played last year (99 - 110 - 0 0.474%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (92 - 115 - 3 0.444%), and this season's teams gave up more points (4,872) compared to last season's teams (4,858) so this could mean more fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Matthews had a lower fantasy avg (5.34 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (7.32 pts/game), and with a less difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could also be a indication of a better fantasy season.
Defenses:
From a defensive standpoint, Matthews will face defenses that are stronger this year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 15.92 - 6 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 17.31 - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Matthews has been a slow finisher, but has had his best 4 game stretch during the second quarter of the year (5.73 pts per game), followed by the 3rd quarter (5.33 pts per game), 1st quarter (3.56 pts per game) and 4th quarter (2.63 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 10 (8.23 pts per game), week 6 (6.88 pts per game) and week 9 (6.53 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 14 (0.65 pts per game), week 13 (1.23 pts per game) and week 4 (1.83 pts per game).
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