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Jordan Matthews | Wide Receiver | #87

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/16/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 212
College: Vanderbilt
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (42) / PHI
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Jordan Matthews (knee) is inactive for Week 11 against the Chargers.
Coach Sean McDermott was "optimistic" Matthews would play through his questionable tag, but it's not the case. Kelvin Benjamin and Zay Jones will be the top two receivers, with Deonte Thompson and others mixing in behind them. Also inactive for the Bills are CB Shareece Wright, OG John Miller, OT Connor McDermott, RB Mike Tolbert, LT Cordy Glenn, and TE Logan Thomas. Nov 19 - 2:33 PM

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Jordan Matthews (knee) is questionable for Week 11 against the Chargers.

Matthews was limited at practice this week but should see his usual snaps Sunday in L.A. With unproven Nathan Peterman under center, Matthews won't be more than a last-gasp WR4 for Week 11.
Nov 17 - 2:25 PM

Jordan Matthews (knee) remained limited at Thursday's practice.

We suspect the Bills are just managing his practice reps. Facing a fierce Chargers secondary on the road with a rookie quarterback under center, Matthews has a lot going against him this week. Fantasy owners should let him ride the pine this week.
Nov 16 - 3:00 PM

Jordan Matthews (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Matthews has long battled knee soreness. He should be fine for Sunday in L.A. against the Chargers, but Matthews is a low-upside WR4 desperation play.
Nov 15 - 3:01 PM

Jordan Matthews hauled in 1-of-2 targets for 14 yards in the Bills' Week 10 loss to the Saints.

With the offense stuck in neutral, Matthews was not targeted in the first half and his first catch did not come until deep into garbage time. With Kelvin Benjamin looking like the clear No. 1 receiver and Charles Clay back in the lineup, Matthews is not a must-own in standard redraft leagues.
Nov 12 - 4:23 PM

Jordan Matthews caught 6-of-8 targets for 46 yards in the Bills' Week 9 loss to the Jets, also losing a fumble.

Matthews' cough up was an extremely soft giveaway near the end of the first half that cost the Bills at least three points. Pathetically, his six grabs doubled his previous season high, though the yardage was just his third highest total of 2017. With Kelvin Benjamin set to make his Bills debut in Week 10, what little WR5 appeal Matthews had will be gone.
Nov 3 - 12:08 AM

Jordan Matthews caught 3-of-4 targets for 21 yards in the Bills' Week 8 win over the Raiders.

Matthews can be a useful player for the Bills' offense in real life, but he simply isn't commanding enough weekly targets for confident fantasy use. Matthews is safe to leave on the waiver wire in 14- and 16-team leagues.
Oct 29 - 4:21 PM

Jordan Matthews caught 2-of-3 targets for 10 yards in the Bills' Week 7 win over the Bucs.

Matthews is theoretically Buffalo's No. 1 receiver, but that doesn't count for much when he isn't drawing No. 1-receiver-caliber targets. Matthews is only worth rostering in deep PPR leagues as a possible bye-week flex option.
Oct 22 - 4:55 PM

Jordan Matthews is active for Week 7 against the Bucs.

He used the bye to get a splint fitted for his surgically repaired thumb. Matthews is in the conversation as a WR4/flex play due to Buffalo's shortage of receiving options. The Bills' Week 7 inactives are OGs John Miller and Connor McDermott, TE Charles Clay, OT Seantrel Henderson, LB Ramon Humber, WR Kaelin Clay, and DT Cedric Thornton.
Oct 22 - 11:41 AM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms Jordan Matthews (questionable, thumb) is expected to play Week 7 against the Buccaneers.

Matthews is returning two weeks sooner than expected after going down with a broken thumb in Week 4. He'll play with a splint over his glove to stabilize his thumb. J-Matt has an enticing home matchup against the Bucs and should see a steady workload Sunday with Charles Clay (knee surgery) sidelined. That's enough to put him on the WR3 radar.
Oct 22 - 8:33 AM

Jordan Matthews (thumb) is questionable for Week 7 against the Bucs.

Matthews got in a full practice Friday, putting him on track to play after Buffalo's Week 7 bye. With Charles Clay out, Matthews has a heavy target share, but he doesn't have much upside in an offense that goes through LeSean McCoy. Matthews is on the WR3 map against a Bucs secondary that's allowed second-most pass yards in the league.
Oct 20 - 1:30 PM

Coach Sean McDermott said Jordan Matthews (thumb) hasn't taken as many team reps this week as the Bills would have liked.

Matthews is back practicing after undergoing thumb surgery a couple of weeks ago but it sounds like he isn't as far along as McDermott was hoping he'd be. The Bills are dangerously thin on pass-catchers right now with Matthews and Charles Clay (knee) both injured and second-round rookie Zay Jones playing poorly. Tyrod Taylor has a good on-paper matchup against the Bucs this week but it's hard to envision him having a big game with Clay out and Matthews (if he plays) at much less than 100 percent.
Oct 19 - 2:30 PM

Jordan Matthews (thumb) is practicing Thursday.

He was limited during Wednesday's practice, and he likely will be again Thursday. Matthews appears to be trending toward playing this week, but he had still yet to catch passes with his surgically-repaired right hand on Monday. He looks truly questionable. Matthews playing would be a big boost for Tyrod Taylor.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Since 2016, the Bills have averaged 29.3 points at the Ralph, 11.4 points more than on the road. As expected, QB Tyrod Taylor's numbers jump in Buffalo as well. He averages 24.1 PPR points at home compared to 16.5 on the road in large part due to increased TD production - 1.6 per game at home, 0.7 away. With Charles Clay out and the rest of the receivers under-performing, Matthews would have a good shot at coming down with a TD vs. a Tampa D allowing the 6th-most passing scores per game (2.0). It's possible he's limited if he suits up though, so he'll be worth tracking into Sunday
Oct 19 - 11:57 AM

Jordan Matthews (thumb) was officially limited at Wednesday's practice.

It's a step in the right direction for Matthews, though it's far from a guarantee that he'll be ready to play Sunday against the Bucs after undergoing thumb surgery earlier this month. The Bills are dangerously thin on pass-catchers with Matthews and Charles Clay (knee) both hurt.
Oct 18 - 4:31 PM

Jordan Matthews (thumb) has been cleared to practice Wednesday.

He is officially limited as he works his way back from thumb surgery earlier this month. Through four games this season, Matthews has 10 catches for 162 yards and a score. He could play a bigger role with Charles Clay (knee) out. It remains to be seen if Matthews will suit up for Week 7 vs. Tampa Bay.
Oct 18 - 9:37 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Nathan Peterman
2Tyrod Taylor
3Joe Webb
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Tolbert
3Travaris Cadet
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Tolbert
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Tolbert
FB1Patrick DiMarco
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Zay Jones
3Deonte Thompson
WR21Jordan Matthews
2Brandon Tate
3Andre Holmes
WR31Zay Jones
TE1Charles Clay
2Nick O'Leary
3Logan Thomas
4Khari Lee
LT1Cordy Glenn
2Dion Dawkins
3Seantrel Henderson
LG1Richie Incognito
C1Eric Wood
2Ryan Groy
RG1John Miller
2Vlad Ducasse
RT1Jordan Mills
2Conor McDermott
K1Stephen Hauschka