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Wesley Matthews | Guard/Forward | #23

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
College: Marquette
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Wes Matthews (rest) will not play against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.
The Mavs will be shutting down most of their veterans and get a look at some of their younger players. Dorian Finney-Smith, Nicolas Brussino and Jarrod Uthoff figure to get good run today. Apr 12 - 6:50 PM

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Wesley Matthews will be rested on Tuesday vs. the Nuggets.

The Mavericks said this morning that every player except for Seth Curry (shoulder) would be "available," but the Mavs are looking to improve their position in the draft lottery. J.J. Barea will start in the backcourt alongside Yogi Ferrell. Matthews isn't a lock to play on Wednesday in the season finale.
Apr 11 - 8:37 PM

Wesley Matthews finished Sunday's game against the Suns with seven points, two assists and a rebound over 19 minutes.

Matthews and Dirk Nowitzki were rested in the second half, as A.J. Hammons and Jarrod Uthoff saw extended minutes in their absence. It was a coach's decision and not due to any kind of an injury. Look for Matthews to return in Tuesday's game against the Nuggets, although using most Mavs right now is a roll of the dice for DFS purposes.
Apr 9 - 8:35 PM

Wesley Matthews played 16 minutes vs. the Spurs on Friday, finishing with six points, five assists and four rebounds.

He didn't play in the second half along with Harrison Barnes and Dirk Nowitzki, so expect the Mavs to limit their veteran SG the rest of the way with nothing to play for except lottery balls. There should be a better option on your wire for the final three games of the season.
Apr 8 - 12:02 AM

Wesley Matthews (rest) returned vs. the Clippers on Wednesday, making 4-of-9 shots with three 3-pointers for 11 points, six assists and five rebounds in 36 minutes.

Matthews sat out Tuesday's game as a precaution, but he was plenty active tonight. The Mavs finish the season with another back-to-back set on April 11/12, so owners should be wary of another DNP-CD at the bitter end of the season.
Apr 6 - 1:27 AM

Wesley Matthews is available to play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

He got the night off on Tuesday, but he should be back for today. Matthews has not played well since the break, making just 32.4 percent from the field in his last 17 games.
Apr 5 - 9:29 PM

Wesley Matthews will be rested Tuesday vs. the Kings.

Devin Harris could be in the starting five tonight with Matthews and Seth Curry (shoulder) out, and he could be one of the main guys on offense with Harrison Barnes and J.J. Barea also potentially picking up rest days (Dirk Nowitzki is also out with an Achilles issue). Harris could be someone to consider as a deep league streamer, but he'll likely be back to non-factor status when Matthews returns to action on Wednesday. Nicolas Brussino should also pick up some extended run tonight.
Apr 4 - 3:24 PM

Wesley Matthews could pick up a rest day Tuesday vs. Sacramento.

Matthews has been playing hurt for a while now, but with the Mavs out of the playoff hunt, there's not much incentive for him to continue to do that. He'll very likely be rested today, and at this point in the fantasy season, he's not a great guy to hang onto. Devin Harris could enter the starting five if Matthews is out, and he could be one of Dallas' primary offensive options with Seth Curry (shoulder), Dirk Nowitzki (Achilles), J.J. Barea (rest) and Harrison Barnes (rest) all potentially out tonight.
Apr 4 - 2:35 PM

Wesley Matthews scored 13 points with three rebounds, seven assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Grizzlies on Friday.

His extremely patient fantasy owners can be happy here, but there's going to be some rest coming for Matthews on Wednesday or Tuesday. Now that the Mavs are essentially out of the playoffs, Matthews' downside outweighs his upside in fantasy.
Apr 1 - 12:40 AM

Wesley Matthews scored 15 points on 5-of-13 shooting vs. the Thunder on Monday.

Dallas coach Rick Carlisle insists that Matthews is healthy, but he's in a brutal slump right now and was shooting 28.6 percent in March prior to Monday. Matthews added four rebounds, four assists, two triples and one steal in 37 minutes, but had to watch Russell Westbrook bury a game-winning shot in his face -- Devin Booker also hit a game-winner over Matthews this season. The Mavs are now 4.0 games behind the No. 8 seed in the West, so maybe the Mavs will start reducing Matthews' workload.
Mar 27 - 11:53 PM

Rick Carlisle said that Wesley Matthews is "feeling fine" healthwise, and he's confident Matthews will soon be able to bust out of his shooting slump.

Through the month of March, Matthews has only managed to connect on 28.6 percent of his shot attempts, and in general, efficiency has been a major issue for him this season. He's just not the same player he was prior to the Achilles tear, and while it's unlikely he'll be this bad for the rest of the season, he's simply not doing enough right now to warrant a standard league roster spot.
Mar 27 - 3:24 PM

Wesley Matthews made 2-of-12 from the field and missed both free throws for four points with six rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks.

Besides the missed shots, that's a pretty good line for Matthews. Still, Matthews is now down to just 28.6 percent from the field in March, and a lot of that is because he's only made two shots at the rim for the entire month. The downside is outweighing the upside by a lot these days. He did go to the locker room today, but quickly returned.
Mar 26 - 12:09 AM

Wesley Matthews made 1-of-8 from the field for five points with four rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer against the Clippers on Thursday.

He just is stuck in one of his brutal slumps again. In his last five, Matthews made just 28.9 percent from the field with averages of 6.6 points, 3.0 boards, 3.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 treys. The Iron Man has some of the longest slumps among NBA starters, so some fantasy owners may want to just leave him on the wire until he snaps out of it.
Mar 23 - 11:54 PM

Wesley Matthews, who had 15 points and two 3-pointers on Sunday, hit just 3-of-8 shots for eight points, three boards, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Warriors.

If you throw out Sunday's mini-explosion against the lowly Nets, he's scored a grand total of 13 points in three of his last four games. The emergence of Seth Curry has hurt him, but if he doesn't show improvement immediately, owners may have to think about hitting the waiver wire, since fantasy seasons are on the line here. He's hit just 33 percent of his shots over his last four games, although the rest of his line was pretty good tonight.
Mar 21 - 11:37 PM

Wes Matthews scored 15 points with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 36 minutes against the Nets on Sunday.

He was in a rough slump since the break, so luckily he got the slump-busting Nets today. Hopefully, this game could get Matthews going, but his shot total is also down because there are more mouths to feed with J.J. Barea getting in the mix. Matthews is usually a mid-round guy, but his month-long slump makes him a questionable player to own in standard leagues. He only has three games this week, too.
Mar 19 - 3:36 PM