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Wesley Matthews | Guard/Forward | #23

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 220
College: Marquette
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Wesley Matthews had another strong game on Monday vs. Boston with 18 points, six rebounds, three assists, four steals and four 3-pointers.
This is his best stretch of the season after scoring a season-high 22 points with two rebounds, eight assists, two steals and six 3-pointers against the Bucks on Saturday. He was averaging just 11.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.2 steals and 2.4 triples on 37.1 percent shooting prior to this game, and his rest-of-season outlook is poor with the Mavs tanking. With that said, he's worth a look while he's hot. Nov 21 - 12:51 AM

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Wes Matthews scored a season-high 22 points with two rebounds, eight assists, two steals and six 3-pointers against the Bucks on Saturday.

His eight dimes were also a season high, and that has been a trend this month with 3.8 per game -- he averaged a career-high 2.9 per game last season. Matthews is still ice cold inside the arc and his steals are down to just 0.9 in November. He's still getting a good amount of shots and chances are you weren't counting on him for FG%, so he should be owned in standard leagues.
Nov 19 - 12:09 AM

Wes Matthews had a night to forget vs. OKC on Sunday, missing all nine of his shots to finish scoreless with four rebounds, four assists and one steal.

The veteran hasn't shot better than 39.3 percent since joining the Mavs in 2015-16, which accounts for the three worst shooting years in his nine-year career. If you can live with the rough FG%, however, he's holding onto top-100 value thanks to 3-pointers (2.5 per game), steals (1.2) and modest turnovers (1.8).
Nov 12 - 10:02 PM

Wesley Matthews scored five points with one rebound, two assists and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes against the Wolves on Saturday.

He popped up on the injury report for about 20 minutes before this game and was called a game-time decision, but he was announced as available with an hour to spare. Matthews was really hot earlier this season, but he's struggled in his last two games with only 12 total points, two total 3-pointers and no defensive stats. He should still be owned in standard leagues.
Nov 4 - 10:47 PM

Wesley Matthews (foot) is available against the Wolves on Saturday.

He popped up on the injury report about 20 minutes ago, but apparently he's feeling just fine. It's important to note that this is on a back-to-back set and the Mavs aren't very good, so DFS players may want to look elsewhere in cash.
Nov 4 - 7:05 PM

Wesley Matthews (foot) is a game-time decision against the Wolves on Saturday.

He had one of his worst games of the year against the Pelicans on both ends, so maybe this foot issue was bothering him then. Matthews was actually off to one of his best stretches as a Mav before that dud, so hopefully this won't de-rail his season. If he is out, it'll be more Yogi Ferrell, J.J. Barea, Devin Harris and possibly more Dwight Powell because of Harrison Barnes playing a little more three.
Nov 4 - 6:43 PM

Wesley Matthews finished with just seven points in Friday's 99-94 loss against the visiting Pelicans.

Matthews misfired on 9-of-12 from the floor, including 1-of-6 shooting from behind the arc. The veteran has hit just 10-of-27 (37.0 percent) from the floor over the past three outings, averaging just 8.7 points per game which is far below his 13.0 PPG average entering play.
Nov 4 - 12:07 AM

Wesley Matthews scored 19 points with six rebounds, two assists, three steals and three 3-pointers against the 76ers on Saturday.

That makes it four really good games in a row for the original bow-and-arrow man -- the other arrow guy is not doing as well. In his last four games, Matthews has averaged 18.0 points, 3.3 boards, 1.8 assists, 2.0 steals and 3.3 treys on 53.5 percent from the field. He looks like the pre-Achilles injury version of himself, so he should be owned in all leagues and his owners should give him a long leash now.
Oct 28 - 11:31 PM

Wesley Matthews scored 18 points with one rebound, one assist, one steal and four 3-pointers in 35 minutes against the Grizzlies on Thursday.

Late in the fourth quarter, Matthews did go for a loose ball and came up limping. It doesn't sound serious and he stayed in the game, but just keep an eye on his status this weekend. Small injury concern aside, Matthews has the greenest light he's ever had in Dallas and now has three consecutive games with at least three 3-pointers. He isn't having the best season on the defensive end, but he has at least one steal in each game and is worth owning in standard leagues.
Oct 26 - 10:47 PM

Wesley Matthews hit 7-of-13 shots and three 3-pointers for a season-high 19 points, two rebounds, two assists and three steals in 34 minutes of Monday's loss to the Warriors.

This was the first time in four games he's shot it well from the floor and this was one of his better games of the season. If you throw out Friday's 0-for-7 dud in which he failed to score, Matthews is playing pretty well. He's a hold in most fantasy leagues.
Oct 23 - 11:25 PM

Wesley Matthews scored 11 points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes against the Rockets on Saturday.

He had a nice start in the opener, and even this subpar game had solid minutes and six attempts from deep. Matthews should get enough steals and treys to hold in standard leagues, but he won't be very fun to own.
Oct 21 - 11:18 PM

Wesley Matthews scored 15 points with eight rebounds, five assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Hawks on Wednesday.

Due to injuries and really being in an offense that didn't suit him well, Matthews has been a disappointment. Well, both of those things may have changed with Matthews looking good and also the Mavs launching a whopping 45 treys tonight. In fact, the Mavs topped 45 treys just once in his previous two seasons with the team. He should be owned in standard leagues after this one.
Oct 19 - 12:32 AM

Wesley Matthews (ankle) played all 12 minutes of the first quarter on Monday vs. the Bucks, scoring four points on 2-of-4 shooting with four rebounds and five assists.

He looked noticeably quicker after changing up his offseason training program. Matthews was originally considered questionable to play tonight with minor soreness in his ankle, so it's a good sign that he played in a meaningless game. He started at small forward next to Seth Curry at SG and should have the green light from deep again after attempting 6.6 triples per game last season.
Oct 2 - 11:55 PM

Updating a previous report, Wesley Matthews (ankle) is expected to play on Monday vs. the Bucks.

He was originally questionable with a sore right ankle, but this confirms that the issue is minor. Matthews should open the season as a starter on the wings, but fantasy owners don't need to look his way until the later rounds because he's coming off a down year in which he shot just 39 percent from the field.
Oct 2 - 12:23 PM

Wes Matthews (ankle) is questionable for Monday's preseason opener vs. the Bucks.

He's dealing with soreness in his right ankle, but it's a bit concerning that it's the same foot that required surgery on his Achilles. The Mavs are generally pretty cautious, so there's a good chance Matthews sits this one out. If so, expect to see a lot of Seth Curry and Yogi Ferrell.
Oct 2 - 10:31 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Dennis Smith Jr.
2Yogi Ferrell
3J.J. Barea
SG1Seth Curry
2Devin Harris
SF1Wesley Matthews
2Dorian Finney-Smith
PF1Harrison Barnes
2Dwight Powell
3Maxi Kleber
4Josh McRoberts
C1Dirk Nowitzki
2Salah Mejri
3Nerlens Noel
4Jeff Withey
5Johnathan Motley