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Rishard Matthews 2016 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:
<< Kamar Aiken    Markus Wheaton >>
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 2016 Fantasy Projection
2016 Pts 2016 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2015 Avg 2015 Fantasy Ranking 2015 Consistency
48.00 4.03 1 7.00 5.75 32 --
2016 Bye Week Team Change 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
13 Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rishard Matthews Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2016 Titans276600000003.301.65
2015 Dolphins1043662400400057.505.75
2014 Dolphins1412135200300019.051.36
2013 Dolphins1641448200000034.402.15
Rishard Matthews 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Rishard Matthews beat his projection last year. His best fantasy WR ranking was #48 in 2015.
Fantasy Trends:
Matthews beat his previous year fantasy game average last year, and has been trending up 2 out of the past 3 years.
Player Consistency:
, 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.
Position Outlook:
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.
Player Turnover:
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.
Schedule Difficulty:
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.
Defenses:
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).
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