Jordan Matthews Is Not Projected to See Consistent Snaps and Is Not a Viable Fantasy Option

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Jordan Matthews is not projected to be worth a roster spot. His 25 projected fantasy points puts him at #133 behind Vyncint Smith and ahead of Cameron Meredith. He has averaged 3.82 fantasy points in his past 11 games, which is more than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 1.6 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly less valuable in PPR leagues where he is the #134 ranked wide receiver. Jordan Matthews is expected to come up short of last season's #94 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON WR RANKPROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#131 Russell Shepard27 FP, 1.68 per game31 FP, 8 gp, 3.8 per game (#104)
#132 Vyncint Smith26 FP, 1.66 per game31 FP, 8 gp, 3.8 per game (#104)
#133 Jordan Matthews25 FP, 1.56 per game42 FP, 11 gp, 3.8 per game (#105)
#134 Cameron Meredith22 FP, 1.41 per game42 FP, 11 gp, 3.8 per game (#105)
#135 Diontae Spencer22 FP, 1.39 per game42 FP, 11 gp, 3.8 per game (#105)

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START JORDAN MATTHEWS IN WEEK 1... AHEAD OF MICHAEL CRABTREE

Jordan Matthews is projected for 1.7 fantasy points in week 1 which only ranks him as the #126 projected wide receiver and not a fantasy relevant player for the week. This is a typical week for him with a FP projection that is the same as his projected per game average over the rest of the season. He is ranked above Michael Crabtree but behind DeAndre Carter. Week 2 is projected to be slightly better based on projected rank (#125). He is projected for 1.7 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 WR RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#124 Jake Kumerow (1% OWN)1.82 FP1.74 FP
#125 DeAndre Carter1.78 FP1.06 FP
#126 Jordan Matthews1.71 FP1.56 FP
#127 Michael Crabtree (10% OWN)1.64 FP (1% ST)2.64 FP
#128 Russell Shepard1.62 FP1.68 FP
WEEK 2 WR RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#123 Johnny Holton1.87 FP1.88 FP
#124 Andy Isabella (7% OWN)1.72 FP1.95 FP
#125 Jordan Matthews1.66 FP1.56 FP
#126 Gehrig Dieter1.59 FP1.35 FP
#127 Vyncint Smith1.57 FP1.66 FP

JORDAN MATTHEWS IS A BAD DFS VALUE ON FANDUEL AT $4.5K AND DRAFTKINGS AT $3K

He is projected for 2.1 FanDuel points and 2.5 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$3216 short of $4.5K on FanDuel and -$1980 short of $3K on DraftKings. Their should be much better options (see below). Barring a significant lineup change consider him a daily fantasy player to fade. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL WEEK (WR) 2 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#122 Jake Kumerow2.3 FD Points$4500
#123 Johnny Holton2.3 FD Points$4500
#124 Jordan Matthews2.1 FD Points$4500
#125 Michael Crabtree2.1 FD Points$4600
#126 Russell Shepard2 FD Points$4500
DRAFTKINGS WEEK (WR) 2 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#88 Isaiah McKenzie3.1 DK Points$3000
#89 Tavon Austin3 DK Points$3000
#90 Jordan Matthews2.5 DK Points$3000
#91 Russell Shepard2.4 DK Points$3000
#92 Richie James2.4 DK Points$3000

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Below the projection are actual stats from last season.

JORDAN MATTHEWSFPPPRTARRECYDTDRUSHYD
2019 Projection25.035.615.410.61791.20.0
-- Per Game (16 Proj)1.562.220.960.6611.20.070.00
Week 1 @TB1.712.430.960.7212.30.080.00
Week 2 @CIN1.662.340.970.6711.80.080.00
2018 Season42.062.0282030020
-- Per Game (11 GP)3.85.62.551.8227.30.180.00