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  Chris Hogan
WR - NE
Chris Hogan
Rishard Matthews
WR - FA
Rishard Matthews
 
 
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  Chris Hogan
WR - NE
Chris Hogan
Rishard Matthews
WR - FA
Rishard Matthews
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 vs. HOU 
Week 2 at JAC 
Week 3 at DET 
Week 4 vs. MIA 
Week 5 vs. IND 
Week 6 vs. KC 
Week 7 at CHI 
Week 8 at BUF 
Week 9 vs. GB 
Week 10 at TEN 
Week 11BYE WEEK 
Week 12 at NYJ 
Week 13 vs. MIN 
Week 14 at MIA 
Week 15 at PIT 
Week 16 vs. BUF 
Week 17 vs. NYJ 
  Chris Hogan
WR - NE
Chris Hogan
Rishard Matthews
WR - FA
Rishard Matthews
Receiving
   
Receptions60.046.0
Rec Yards839.1659.0
Rec TDs6.44.0
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts2.80.5
Rush Yards14.90.6
Rush TDs0.00.0
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points123.389.6
   
  Chris Hogan
WR - NE
Chris Hogan
Rishard Matthews
WR - FA
Rishard Matthews
2017 Points 
Week 12.57.1
Week 213.84.3
Week 318.814.7
Week 412.04.9
Week 513.43.1
Week 61.96.9
Week 77.14.0
Week 86.0
Week 913.0
Week 105.0
Week 1117.3
Week 12
Week 13
Week 140.11.9
Week 1515.5
Week 164.8
Week 170.7
  Chris Hogan
WR - NE
Chris Hogan
Rishard Matthews
WR - FA
Rishard Matthews
2017 Targets 
Week 159
Week 265
Week 3610
Week 498
Week 5116
Week 644
Week 766
Week 87
Week 97
Week 107
Week 116
Week 12
Week 13
Week 1455
Week 158
Week 164
Week 172
  Chris Hogan
WR - NE
Chris Hogan
Rishard Matthews
WR - FA
Rishard Matthews
Expert 
Raju Byfield
Win My Fantasy League
Hogan rises with talk Decker may be cutNot enough targets for three fantasy relevant receivers in Tennessee and we are siding with Corey Davis and Taywan Taylor
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
How does one becomes a highly desirable draft commodity without reaching 45 catches or 700 yards in each of his first six seasons? Starting for the NFL's top-rated offense with Tom Brady throwing you passes goes a long way. Hogan, who has averaged 15.5 yards per catch in two seasons with New England, has an opportunity to shine as the top wideout while Julian Edelman serves a four-game suspension to start 2018. Even when Edelman returns, the 29-year-old should net more opportunities with Brandin Cooks, Danny Amendola, and Dion Lewis leaving behind 40.2 % of last year's targets. Hogan was also already a major factor where it counts. Not including his three postseason TDs, Hogan received 12 red-zone targets in nine regular-season games. He's the trendy breakout pick everyone will want on draft day.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.
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
You might have a hard time believing this, but Hogan has never finished above 55th at the wide receiver position, so he isn't exactly a safe bet. With that said, Cooks is gone, Edelman is suspended for four games and now Hogan may just be Brady's #1. The upside that comes from that is well worth the risk in the 6th round of drafts.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.
Jody Smith
FantasyPros
Should be in a huge target share, at least for the first four weeks of the season.  
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
He is jumping up my rankings, he is clearly Brady's WR1 going into the season.  
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
Despite playing in just nine games in 2017, Hogan managed to finish tied for 25th in red zone targets, and actually had the same amount that Brandin Cooks (12) did, despite Cooks playing all 16 games. It goes to show the confidence Tom Brady has developed with him, so by taking Hogan where he's currently going in drafts, you're getting WR1 upside at WR4 cost. 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.
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Aaaaannd here's the first New England receiver on our wonderful list. Playing in an offense notorious for its inconsistent target distribution, Hogan served as the "field stretcher" throughout the regular season and playoffs for the Super Bowl LII losers (had to get that one in :)). In an injury-shortened season where he only started 7 of the 9 games he played, Hogan posted admirable numbers, including a whopping 5 TD's. With Brandin Cooks gone, Hogan stands as the lone game breaker on a team known for perennially putting up top-tier offensive numbers. Though the targets MAY not precipitate to allow Hogan to realize top 20 upside, he will surely provide enough value in games where he is showcased to give full value at WR #32.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!
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Hogan is not the slot answer some will suggest, but he could be a great value pick on the outside with Edelman serving that early 4 game ban