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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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Wesley Matthews scored 18 points with five rebounds, one assist, one block and four 3-pointers in Thursday's 95-99 loss to the Heat.
He’s been shooting the ball well from beyond the arc with 15 3-pointers in his last four games. Matthews has now scored in double figures in four consecutive games, including three games with at least 18 points. Despite tying his career-low 38.8 field goal percent this season, his peripheral stats have been just fine. He has a tough matchup on Friday against the Jazz, but has scored in double-figures each time he has faced them this season. Jan 19 - 10:20 PM

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Wesley Matthews hit the game-winning 3-pointer with just under 12 seconds remaining in Tuesday's tough, 99-98 win over the Bulls, and also played tough defense all night on Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade.

While it may seem strange to praise Matthews' defense on a guy who just missed a triple-double with 24 points, nine boards and 12 assists (Butler), the two players had a running dialogue all night and Matthews had the last laugh when he knocked the ball away from Butler with the game on the line. Matthews finished with just 11 points, four rebounds, two assists and three 3-pointers, but was much better in real life than fantasy tonight. And the Mavericks have quietly won three straight games.
Jan 17 - 11:26 PM

Wesley Matthews scored a team-high 19 points on 7-of-15 shooting during Sunday's 98-87 win over the Wolves, adding four 3-pointers, seven boards, one assist, one block and one turnover.

Matthews has been connecting on a career-low 38.6 percent of his attempts this season, but aside from the shooting he's been solid with averages of 15.1 points, 2.2 dimes, 1.3 steals, 2.9 triples and just 1.4 turnovers per game, which has him sitting on an eighth-round evaluation in standard 9-cat leagues.
Jan 15 - 5:36 PM

Wesley Matthews was held to two points on 1-of-7 shooting in Monday's loss to the Wolves.

He was able to add five assists and four rebounds in 37 minutes, but it was another brutal night for Matthews. He was held to nine points in each of his last two games on a combined 6-of-24 shooting, so his owners may want to consider benching him until he breaks out of this slump. He's a hold in standard leagues after averaging 17.2 points, 1.6 steals and 3.1 3-pointers in December.
Jan 9 - 11:26 PM

According to ESPN's Marc Stein, the Mavericks are not looking to deal Wesley Matthews.

Stein added that the Mavs "are batting away pitches for Matthews," so there is a market for the SG if they change their mind. It's obvious that the Mavs are tanking so their veterans are inevitably going to be linked in trade talks, but for now Andrew Bogut is the only player that is more than likely going to be moved. Matthews couldn't be in a better spot for fantasy value at the moment, but the potential for rest late in the season is a slight concern.
Source: ESPN
Jan 8 - 9:58 AM

Wesley Matthews hit 6-of-14 shots and four 3-pointers for 20 points, six rebounds and two assists in Thursday's 101-89 win over the Lakers.

That makes 12 straight wins over the Lakers for Dallas and Matthews is playing well right now. Over his last five games, Matthews is averaging 17.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.8 steals and 2.4 3-pointers on 41 percent shooting. But he's been shooting it better over his last two games, knocking down 13-of-27 shots in them.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 01:52:00 AM

Wesley Matthews scored 16 points on 6-of-16 shooting Friday, to go with six boards, one 3-pointer, two assists, three steals and one block in 40 minutes.

Matthews ranks in the top 15 in triples this season with 2.7 per night, and his averages of 15.6 points, 3.1 boards, 2.2 dimes, 1.4 steals and 1.6 turnovers on 38.8 percent shooting has him flirting with top-75 value on the year in standard 9-cat leagues. If he could up his efficiency, he could jump into the top-50 equation, but after connecting on just 38.8 percent of his shots last year that is far from a guarantee.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 01:04:00 AM

Wesley Matthews was held to nine points against the Nuggets on Monday, shooting 3-of-11 from the field.

Matthews went off for 25 points against the Nuggets on Dec. 12 and shooting guards usually go off against Denver, but that's not going to be the case with Gary Harris back in the lineup. Luckily for Matthews' owners, he salvaged his line with five assists, one steal and two triples in 36 minutes. He should bounce back in a "revenge game" vs. Portland on Wednesday.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 12:20:00 AM

Wes Matthews made 2-of-10 from the field with no 3-pointers in 38 minutes against the Pistons on Wednesday, finishing with four points, two rebounds, four assists and four steals.

After tons of arrows were flying this week with 15 treys in his previous three, his quiver finally emptied with five misses from deep. On the bright side, the steals were a season high and he matched his best output in dimes. Matthews is still playing remarkably well and his fantasy owners should be giving him plenty of leash. Hopefully, he doesn't go through another month-long slump this time. He should be owned in all standard leagues.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 11:45:00 PM

Wesley Matthews scored 25 points with four rebounds and two steals in Monday's win over the Nuggets.

Shooting guards tend to go off against Denver and it was the same story tonight. Matthews hit 10-of-14 shots from the field including 5-of-7 from deep, and he's now hit 4+ triples in six straight games. He's on fire right now and his fantasy value has never been higher this season.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 11:59:00 PM

Wesley Matthews stayed hot on Saturday vs. Houston, scoring 26 points on 8-of-22 shooting.

The Mavericks were blown out by 22 points, but Matthews still played 35 minutes. He added three rebounds, two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers, hitting 5-of-7 from the line as well. Matthews is on an absolute tear over his last five games, averaging 22.0 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.0 steal and 5.0 3-pointers on 46.2 percent shooting.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 10:38:00 PM

Wesley Matthews led the Mavericks with 26 points in 36 minutes in Friday's win over the Pacers.

Matthews was on fire, hitting 8-of-16 from the field and 5-of-10 from deep with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one turnover. He's averaging a ridiculous 5.0 3-pointers over his last four games and it's not a bad idea to sell high with his team sliding in the standings.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 12:08:00 AM

Wesley Matthews hit 9-of-17 shots and seven 3-pointers on his way to tie a season high with 26 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 35 minutes against the Bulls.

The Mavs surprisingly dominated this game and the strong play of Matthews was a big reason as to why it happened. He's been killing it from downtown lately, hitting at least five 3-pointers in three of his last four games. He's averaging 22 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 4.8 3-pointers over his last four. After a hot start in an October and a mostly forgettable November, Matthews is crushing right now.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 01:14:00 AM

Wesley Matthews made 4-of-15 from the field for 14 points with three rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes against the Hornets on Thursday.

He was coming in on fire with 11 treys in his last two games combined. Matthews did have to go to the locker room for about two minutes in real time, but it doesn't appear to be injury related. Despite ugly 35.3 percent from the field on the year, Matthews is worth owning in standard leagues.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 10:01:00 PM

Wesley Matthews stayed hot on Wednesday, making 8-of-19 FGs and 5-of-6 FTs, with five 3-pointers, to finish with a team-high 26 points, two rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block.

Matthews said recently that he's "never going to be worried" about his shot, and that he was always confident despite a brutal start from the field this season. In the seven games prior to tonight, he was averaging 15.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.7 steals and a whopping 3.6 triples per game, good enough for top-100 value in 8-cat leagues. He's on the upswing and is a fine pickup in most formats.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 12:27:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Deron Williams
2J.J. Barea
3Devin Harris
4Pierre Jackson
SG1Seth Curry
2Jonathan Gibson
SF1Wesley Matthews
2Dorian Finney-Smith
3Justin Anderson
4Nicolas Brussino
PF1Harrison Barnes
2Dwight Powell
C1Dirk Nowitzki
2Andrew Bogut
3Salah Mejri