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Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Date of Birth:  10/12/1989
Age:  32
Height  6'0"
Weight:   217
College:  Nevada
Drafted:  2012 | Round 7 | Pick 227
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Rishard Matthews | Retired WR


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Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews has announced his retirement from the NFL.

Matthews left the Saints and was subsequently released last week, and now he's retiring. The former Dolphins and Titans receiver ends his career with 230 receptions for 3,160 yards and 21 touchdowns. Matthews will turn just 30 this fall, but it sounds like he's had enough of football and will move forward with other parts of his life.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

The Saints have cut Rishard Matthews.

ESPN's Field Yates reports Matthews was released with a "left squad designation", so it sounds like Matthews went AWOL. This probably isn't good for Matthews' chances of landing with another team, and the 29-year-old does not need to be rostered in dynasty leagues.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

The Saints are signing Richard Matthews, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.

Matthews had a tryout at Saints minicamp, and Sean Payton and company were apparently impressed. The veteran receiver will now look to win a role during training camp, and there’s a chance he can win a role as a starter. Matthews’ 2019 fantasy draft value will be determined this summer.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews (hamstring) is doubtful to return against the Texans.

It's unclear when Matthews was injured, but don't expect him to return to this game. Matthews' had one reception for seven yards before leaving, making a nice diving catch at the sideline for a first down.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews catches one pass in Week 14.

Matthews gained six yards on his lone reception against the Bills. This was Matthews' first reception as a Jet, and he's not a recommended fantasy option at the moment.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews is signing with the Jets, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

This probably means Terrelle Pryor won't be re-signing with the Jets. Matthews might immediately step into a starting role along with Robby Anderson and Jermaine Kearse while Quincy Enunwa remains sidelined with an ankle injury. However, the former Dolphin and Titan is not a recommended fantasy pickup.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews is no longer playing for the Titans.

Matthews was said to be out of today's practice for "personal reasons," but he's apparently being released. The team's former No. 1 wide receiver told A to Z Sports Nashville that he wasn't happy with his playing time and that the team has agreed to release him. The Titans are 2-1 coming off a big win against the Jaguars, but Matthews wants a bigger role elsewhere. We'll see if he gets it in a market that's been tough on veteran receivers like Jeremy Maclin, Dez Bryant, and Kenny Britt.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews catches one pass in Week 3.

Matthews gained three yards against the Jaguars. He's off to a slow start to the season, but this is basically like the preseason for him after he missed the entire summer. Matthews does not need to be owned in fantasy leagues.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews gets four targets in Week 2.

His four targets were tied for second on the team with Taiwan Taylor, but Matthews had only two receptions for eight yards in the win against the Texans. Matthews probably needs Marcus Mariota back in the lineup to deliver fantasy value. He gets the Jags in Week 3.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews held without a catch in Week 1 loss.

Matthews missed training camp and preseason action with an injury, and his only touch of the game came on an 18-yard punt return. The veteran should be better as he knocks the rust off, but probably shouldn't be owned in 10- or 12-team leagues right now. Matthews will look to record his first reception of the season next week against the Texans.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews has been taken off the PUP list.

Matthews passed his physical and can now practice after missing the entire summer to this point. The exact injury Matthews was dealing with is unclear, but he'll have a couple of weeks to get ready for the season opener. Taywan Taylor did not work as a starter in yesterday's preseason game, so Matthews appears poised to be a top-two receiver along with Corey Davis.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

The Titans hope Rishard Matthews will be back soon.

Matthews is dealing with an undisclosed injury, and that's all we know, as teams are not required to give injury information during the summer. Titans head coach Mike Vrabel saying the team hopes Matthews is back "soon" is about all the information that's been available on the receiver since he's been placed on the PUP list. The Titans signed Matthews to a one-year extension (team option) this morning, and he could get back on the field any day now. However, appearing in the team's third preseason game on Sunday is a stretch.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

The Titans have signed Rishard Matthews to a one-year extension, according to ESPN's Field Yates.

Yates says it's a 2019 team option worth $7.75 million. This timing feels a bit odd with Matthews still on the PUP because of an undisclosed injury (he hasn't participated in any practices this summer), but it's a good move for the Titans, who now have Matthews under team control for the next two seasons. Presumably, Tennessee expects Matthews to step into a sizable role when he returns to the field, but it's going to have to be soon if he's going to have a big role in Week 1. Maybe this extension means he's close to returning.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews has been placed on the PUP list.

Matthews hasn't practiced since the Titans started training camp last week, and the team went ahead and placed him on the PUP list. The exact injury Matthews is dealing with remains unknown, but it's not a great start with a new coaching staff in place. The other receivers of the Titans will continue to soak up reps with Matthews out.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews remains out of Titans practice.

Matthews didn't land on the PUP list for Tennessee, but he hasn't practice yet and the team isn't disclosing the injury he's dealing with. As long as Matthews remains out, it'll give more opportunities to the young receivers like Corey Davis, Taywan Taylor, and Tajae Sharpe.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews gets eight targets in playoff loss.

Matthews couldn't get much going against New England in the Divisional Round, catching three passes for 27 yards. Matthews is entering the final year of his contract with the Titans next season at a reasonable salary, but Corey Davis might emerge as the clear top guy in the receiving group.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews catches one pass in Titans' playoff victory.

Matthews was targeted just twice against the Chiefs, gaining 15 yards on his lone reception. The Chiefs have a couple of good outside corners in Marcus Peters and Darrelle Revis, and it could be another difficult matchup next week against the Patriots in the Divisional Round. If he faces the Steelers, Matthews had five receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown in their early November matchup and would be a better fantasy playoff option than if he were to face New England.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews catches one pass in Week 17.

The Jaguars basically shut down Matthews, who had seven yards on his lone reception. Matthews had a 53/795/4 line in 14 games this season—his second year with the Titans. Now he'll look to make some big plays in the playoffs.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews catches two passes in Week 16.

Matthews gained 48 yards on his two receptions, and his catches were for 25 and 23 yards. Corey Davis could be emerging as the top target for Marcus Mariota, but Matthews wouldn't be a recommended fantasy option against the Jags in Week 17 either way.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews goes for 6/95/1 in loss to the 49ers.

Matthews led the team in receiving, but it wasn't enough to avoid the second-straight loss for Tennessee. With the Rams and Jaguars on tap for the final two weeks of the season, the Titans have some work to do if they want to earn a wild-card spot. Matthews is a decent FLEX option for Week 16 against Los Angeles.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews doesn’t do much in Week 14.

After missing a couple games with a hamstring injury, Matthews had to return and face All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson and the Cardinals. He had only three receptions for 19 yards in the loss. Matthews should have a better game next week against San Francisco, and he’ll be an option in fantasy lineups.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews (hamstring) was a full participant in today's practice.

Barring a setback, Matthews is set to return after missing the last two games with his hamstring injury. The Titans do face the Cardinals this week, so Matthews might need to contend with the All Pro Patrick Peterson. In his first game back, there might be better options for the first week of the fantasy playoffs. Matthews' presence is a boost for Marcus Mariota against Arizona.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews (groin) was limited in practice today.

Matthews has missed the last two games while dealing with his groin injury, but a limited practice to start the week is a good sign for his status for Week 14 against the Cardinals. We'll keep an eye on his status tomorrow and Friday.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews (hamstring) is inactive for Week 13.

Matthews' hamstring is still giving him trouble, as he only practiced on Friday this week. This is his second-straight missed game, but he appears to be trending in the right direction for the first week of the fantasy playoffs next week. Corey Davis has some upside in FLEX spots today with Matthews out again.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews (hamstring) is questionable for Week 13.

The good news is Matthews was able to get in a limited practice today after not prating the first two days of the week. However, Matthews will be a game-time decision for Sunday against the Texans. We'll know Matthews' status for certain by 11:30 AM ET on Sunday.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews (hamstring) did not practice today.

Matthews could always practice tomorrow, but his status isn't looking good for Sunday against the Texans. The official injury report for the game will be released tomorrow, so we'll see how Matthews is listed.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews (hamstring) is still not practicing today.

Matthews missed Sunday with the hamstring issue that popped up during practice last week, and he's not off to a great start for Week 13. However, this was the first practice of the week, so there's still time for Matthews to get out there and get ready for this weekend. He's one of the players to keep the closest eye on this week.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews (hamstring) is inactive for Week 12.

Matthews injured his hamstring in practice late in the week, and it's bad enough that he isn't able to go today versus the Colts. Rookie receiver Corey Davis will look to step up in a good matchup against a vulnerable secondary, so he has a good amount of upside in fantasy lineups. Matthews should be back for Week 13, but it's not lock.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews catches long touchdown against the Steelers.

Matthews was targeted six times in the Thursday night loss, catching five passes for 113 yards and a touchdown. The score was a 75-yarder on a deep ball down the middle of the field where Matthews escaped a couple of poor tackling attempts by the Steelers before running to the end zone. This was the best game of the season for Matthews so far, and it comes at a time when many expected first-round rookie receiver Corey Davis to start emerge more. But for now, consider Matthews the top wide receiver for Marcus Mariota, and he'll offer a good floor as a FLEX option in Week 12 against the Colts.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews catches five passes in Week 10.

Matthews was targeted seven times against the Bengals, gaining 50 yards on his five receptions. However, he did have a drop in the game on what would've been a touchdown had he caught it. Matthews is safe for a few points each week, but there are probably better fantasy options out there for your team.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews scores against the Ravens.

Matthews was a reliable target for Marcus Mariota on intermediate throws over the middle, catching four of seven targets for 70 yards and a touchdown in the Week 9 victory. The touchdown was on a 16-yard throw to the end zone in the first quarter. Through eight games, Matthews is on pace for 62 receptions, 926 yards, and four touchdowns. He gets the Bengals in Week 10.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews caught three passes for 40 yards in Sunday's win.

The entire offense struggled against Cleveland, but Tennessee was able to get a 12-9 victory in overtime. Matthews heads into the bye week with 393 yards and one score through seven games. He can be dropped if you need roster space.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews catches all four targets in Week 6.

Matthews gained 69 yards on his four receptions against the Colts, with his best catch coming on a key sideline grab where he got both feet in on for a first down in the close AFC South game. With Cleveland up next, Matthews is a FLEX option in lineups and should offer a high floor.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews catches three passes against his former team.

Matthews couldn't get much going with Matt Cassel under center, gaining 34 yards on his three receptions while carrying once for -3 yards. He should have a better matchup in Week 6 versus the Colts, and Marcus Mraiota returning would give a boost.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews catches three passes for 49 yards in Week 4 loss.

Matthews was targeted eight times in the game against the Texans. Through four games, he's on pace for 68 receptions for 1,000 yards and four touchdowns, which he would do well to be right around. Matthews faces his former team, the Dolphins, next week.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews breaks long touchdown in Week 3 win.

Matthews had six receptions (on ten targets) for 87 yards and a touchdown against the Seahawks. The touchdown came on a screen pass the Matthews took 55-yards and received great blocking on before spinning away from a few Seattle defenders before getting into the end zone. Matthews is off to another fine start in his second year with the Titans.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews caught three passes for 43 yards in Sunday's win.

Matthews had a difficult matchup with Jacksonville's cornerbacks, but it could have been worse. It will be at home, but Matthews gets Seattle up next. He should remain on the bench.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews gets nine targets in Week 1.

Marcus Mariota is obviously confident throwing to Matthews over the middle and on third downs, as Matthews had five receptions for 71 yards against Oakland. Rookie Corey Davis was impressive and Eric Decker is in the mix, but Matthews should offer a high floor each week this season. The Titans play the Jaguars next season, and Matthews has a touchdown in each game against them last season.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews leads Titans in receiving in third preseason game.

Matthews was a reliable option for quarterback Marcus Mariota and had three receptions for 54 yards in the exhibition versus the Bears. Eric Decker (ankle) and Corey Davis (hamstring) were both out again, but it looks like Matthews should have a solid weekly floor in 2017. We'll have to see how the offense looks when Decker and Davis are both on the field, though.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Titans head coach Mike Mularkey says Richard Matthews is having a better camp than last year.

Matthews is currently Tennessee's number one receiver after he had 65 receptions for 945 yards and nine touchdowns in his first season with the team last year. The Titans added a lot of talent to their receiving corps, but Matthews is locked in as a starter. Considering Mularkey says he's had a better camp than last year, Matthews has solid upside in an offense that could rely more on the passing game in 2017.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site believes Rishard Matthews will be starting at receiver this season.

Wyatt "expects" Matthews to start, with fifth overall pick Corey Davis and veteran free agent addition Eric Decker also playing a lot. Wyatt also warns "don't sleep" on third round pick Taywan Taylor, "who looked great during the offseason." Matthews stepped up big-time last season for Marcus Mariota, catching 65 passes for 945 yards and nine touchdowns—he's almost certain to start in three receiver sets, at least. Second-year receiver Tajae Sharpe is also in the mix, and they all are likely to get some playing time. Right now, Corey Davis might offer the highest upside of the group, but Matthews and Decker could both be very good fantasy options in 2017.

Rishard Matthews finished his season with nine touchdowns.

Matthews had nine receptions for 114 yards and a touchdown against Houston. He ends his first year with the Titans with 65 receptions for 945 yards and nine touchdowns. If Matthews enters next season as the Titans' number one receiver, he'll be worth taking as a WR2 in fantasy drafts, especially with Marcus Mariota likely to take another step forward in his third season.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Richard Matthews scores in Titans loss.

He had three catches for 31 yards and a touchdown, but his value takes a hit with the loss of Marcus Mariota. He'll be hard to trust as a fantasy option in a tough matchup in Week 17 without his quarterback.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Richard Matthews gets 10 targets against the Chiefs.

Matthews had four catches for 104 yards in the win. He did also lose a fumble in the game, but it's a great bounce back after he struggled in Week 14 against Denver. Matthews will be a WR2 on Christmas Eve against the Jags.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews caught one pass in Sunday's win over the Broncos.

It went for 26 yards. Hopefully you benched Matthews against Denver's defense. He can be back in lineups as a solid FLEX for Week 15 against Kansas City.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews caught three passes for 64 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over the Bears.

Quietly, Matthews has been one of the best receivers in the league in recent weeks, and now has 669 yards and seven touchdowns heading into the Week 13 bye. With all seven touchdowns in his last eight games, Matthews will still be on the FLEX radar in Week 14 despite a matchup with Denver.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews goes over 100 yards for the first time this season in Week 11.

Matthews had nine catches for 122 yards. Matthews has been a great option ever since Marcus Mariota has gone on this tear. Keep Matthews in your lineup next week as a solid WR2 as Mariota's number one wide receiver.

Rishard Matthews | Retired WR

Rishard Matthews catches sixth touchdown in last six games as Titans beat Packers.

Matthews caught three passes for 63 yards and a score, extending his touchdown streak to three games. He now has four touchdowns over the past three games, and has emerged as the clear #1 receiver for Marcus Mariota. Matthews will be a good FLEX play this week against the Colts.