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  Rishard Matthews
WR - TEN
Rishard Matthews
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WR - TB
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Fantasy Points 
    
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Avg Projection89.694.3-
    
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  Rishard Matthews
WR - TEN
Rishard Matthews
DeSean Jackson
WR - TB
DeSean Jackson
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 at MIA at NO
Week 2 vs. HOU vs. PHI
Week 3 at JAC vs. PIT
Week 4 vs. PHI at CHI
Week 5 at BUFBYE WEEK
Week 6 vs. BAL at ATL
Week 7 at LAC vs. CLE
Week 8BYE WEEK at CIN
Week 9 at DAL at CAR
Week 10 vs. NE vs. WAS
Week 11 at IND at NYG
Week 12 at HOU vs. SF
Week 13 vs. NYJ vs. CAR
Week 14 vs. JAC vs. NO
Week 15 at NYG at BAL
Week 16 vs. WAS at DAL
Week 17 vs. IND vs. ATL
  Rishard Matthews
WR - TEN
Rishard Matthews
DeSean Jackson
WR - TB
DeSean Jackson
Receiving
   
Receptions46.048.4
Rec Yards659.0701.4
Rec TDs4.03.7
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts0.52.9
Rush Yards0.621.8
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points89.694.3
   
  Rishard Matthews
WR - TEN
Rishard Matthews
DeSean Jackson
WR - TB
DeSean Jackson
2017 Points 
Week 17.1
Week 24.33.9
Week 314.714.4
Week 44.92.0
Week 53.110.6
Week 66.99.8
Week 74.07.3
Week 83.7
Week 913.03.3
Week 105.08.2
Week 1117.38.8
Week 126.0
Week 132.4
Week 141.96.4
Week 1515.51.8
Week 164.8
Week 170.7
  Rishard Matthews
WR - TEN
Rishard Matthews
DeSean Jackson
WR - TB
DeSean Jackson
2017 Targets 
Week 19
Week 257
Week 3107
Week 486
Week 569
Week 646
Week 768
Week 88
Week 974
Week 10710
Week 1163
Week 1211
Week 133
Week 1457
Week 1581
Week 164
Week 172
  Rishard Matthews
WR - TEN
Rishard Matthews
DeSean Jackson
WR - TB
DeSean Jackson
Expert 
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Not enough targets for three fantasy relevant receivers in Tennessee and we are siding with Corey Davis and Taywan TaylorJameis and Desean have made it a point to work on their chemistry this offseason; boom or bust weekly option with WR3 upside for the season
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
Matthews never gets the attention he deserves despite averaging 6.5 targets and 58 yards per game in two seasons with the Titans. He solidified a WR37 season despite missing two games and posting four TDs after 2016's career-high nine. Among the league leaders in average cushion (seven yards), he remains Marcus Mariota's steadiest downfield threat. A mysterious injury sunk his stock, but he has since signed an extension and returned from the PUP list. Jackson mustered a career-low 47.7 YPG in Tampa Bay after ending his Washington tenure with his fifth career 1,000-yard season. He also tallied two of his three TDs and his only two games with double-digit targets playing alongside Ryan Fitzpatrick, so Jameis Winston's three-game suspension could actually boost the 31-year-old wideout's stock. Since Chris Godwin could threaten his role, Jackson is no more than a matchup play better catered to Best Ball contests.
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
 Jackson has been sharing some first-team opportunities with Chris Godwin, but has turned in a productive preseason, catching six passes for 127 yards overall. Jackson's first year in Tampa Bay was largely one to forget as he set career-lows in yards per game (47.7) and yards per reception (13.4). Turning 32-years-old during the season, Jackson will need to fight off Godwin for consistent targets, keeping him as a boom-or-bust fantasy option that will be better for bestball (Draftmaster) or DFS.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
Matthews will likely going to take a step back this season with the expected emergence of Corey Davis, Taywan Taylor and the arrival of DIon Lewis. With that said, he was a top 36 receiver each of the past two seasons so it isn't like he will drop all the way out of fantasy relevance suddenly. Each and every season Jackson is healthy, he has been flex-worthy at the very least, but that may change this year with Chris Godwin starting. It isn't just that D-Jax is getting older, but that the Bucs have so many weapons in the passing game for him to share the load with.
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Despite Marcus Mariota getting hurt in 2016 and struggling through much of 2017, Matthews remained consistent in his production, hauling in 61 percent of his passes for 14.5 and 15.0 yards per reception in each year. The area his production dipped, though, was targets and touchdowns. With Corey Davis slated for a bigger role in 2018, you should expect that decline to continue, though Matthews won't go away, as he's been extremely efficient with his targets. He's comparable to the Titans version of DeSean Jackson.When you watch as much football as I do, you see some things that some people may have missed. When it comes to Jackson, he and Jameis Winston were just a touch off on connecting for multiple 40-plus yard touchdowns, which would have dramatically changed how fantasy players valued him this offseason. There were four passes that I can recall right now that were within a yard or two of his hands that might turn into long touchdowns this year. Even in what was a "down year" for him, he produced WR3 numbers 50 percent of the time, which ranked 33rd among wide receivers. The lone thing that could get in the way of those numbers is Chris Godwin, who is someone who might start opposite Mike Evans in 2WR sets, and that would cripple Jackson's value. You need to pay attention to the depth chart as the preseason rolls along.
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QB List
On our sister site Pitcherlist.com, we have a nickname for a pitcher that comes up to the majors and is wholly unspectacular: A Cup of Schmo. If ever there was such a thing in the NFL, it would be Rishard Matthews. Playing within a run-first Tennessee offense, Matthews is consistently ok, never extraordinary, and my bet is he will continue to do so even with an improved Mariota. Have fun!DJax lives and dies by his QB play. Last I checked, it's either Ryan Fitzpatrick or Famous Jameis Winston, soooooooooo not looking good. Oh, and those injuries too.
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
Matthews is a solid fantasy player who often gets overlooked. He's still the No. 1 receiver and should be able to hold that designation another season even if Corey Davis shows improvement.Jackson has a good chance to improve on his 2017 numbers, but he will likely be inconsistent, especially with Chris Godwin taking on a bigger role this year.