Player Fantasy Projection
Rishard Matthews 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking
Rishard Matthews Bio & Career Stats
Position: Wide Receiver
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Additional Bio Information
Birth Date: ,
Saddleback HS [Santa Ana, CA]
Drafted: 2012 Miami Dolphins
(Round: 7 #227)
|Rishard Matthews 2016 Fantasy Projection
||*Avg Games Played
||2015 Fantasy Ranking
|2016 Bye Week
||Head Coach Change
||**Coming Off Injury
||Depth Chart Change
||Higher Fantasy Avg then League
||Harder Schedule in 2016
||Better Defenses in 2016
||Better Pass Defenses in 2016
||Better Against Sub 500 Teams
|Rishard Matthews Previous Years Stats
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|Rishard Matthews 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Rishard Matthews beat his projection last year. His best fantasy WR ranking was #48 in 2015.
Matthews beat his previous year fantasy game average last year, and has been trending up 2 out of the past 3 years.
, and he was ranked the 186th most consistent player overall.
Career Experience Outlook:
Matthews is entering his 5th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, WRs in their 5th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 0.07 from their 4th year.
Throughout his career Matthews has averaged 1.35 fantasy pts per game less than the league WR average. The average fantasy pts per game by WRs in 2015 was 4.23.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart. He has changed teams since last year moving from the Dolphins to the Titans.
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.423) pts per game for Matthews. At the Running Back/Full Back position: Antonio Andrews (2015 Avg: 5.98 Pts/Game) is no longer starting and DeMarco Murray (2015 Avg: 8.53 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: Andy Gallik and Quinton Spain are no longer starting, Byron Bell and Beau Brinkley have left the team, Jeremiah Poutasi is now starting and Brian Schwenke and Jack Conklin have been added to the starting lineup.
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Matthews plays this year (99 - 109 - 0 0.476%) will be more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule from last season (90 - 118 - 0 0.433%), and last season's teams gave up more points (5,004) compared to this season's teams (4,792) so this could mean less 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 (6.03 pts/game), so with a more difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could also be an indication of less points.
From a defensive standpoint, Matthews will face defenses that are stronger this year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 16.54 - 3 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 17.85 - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses), and last season's teams gave up more passing yards (247 yds/game including 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to this season's teams (237 yds/game including 5 Top 10 Defenses and 2 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 (4.95 pts per game), followed by the 1st quarter (4.14 pts per game), 3rd quarter (3.66 pts per game) and 4th quarter (1.35 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 10 (7.92 pts per game), week 3 (6.80 pts per game) and week 9 (3.65 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 14 (0.43 pts per game), week 12 (0.65 pts per game) and week 4 (1.07 pts per game).