• Rishard Matthews (WR) #18

    Rishard Matthews
    ADP:Round: 14, Pick: 5
    Ht / Wt:6'0" / 210 lb.
    Born:October 12, 1989
    Drafted:2012 / Rd. 7 (227)
    Draft Team:MIA

    Injury Status - Week 1

    Questionable - Undisclosed



    Still not practicing

    Wednesday, August 15, 9:07 AM

    Matthews (undisclosed) is on the sideline watching Wednesday's practice, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.


    Average Draft Position (ADP) Value

    August 20, 2018

    Rishard Matthews's fantasy value is measured by his average draft position (ADP) in fantasy football drafts. In recent drafts, Matthews's current ADP is 14.05, which indicates that his fantasy outlook is to be the 5th pick of the 14th round, and 161st selection overall.

    Data from fantasy football 12-team standard scoring average draft position data, based off of the latest fantasy football mock drafts.

    Recent drafts with Rishard Matthews:

    Draft #DateFormatMatthews's Draft Pick
    5050011 8/20/2018 Standard 149th
    5049983 8/20/2018 Standard 161st
    5049952 8/20/2018 Standard 180th
    5049895 8/20/2018 Standard 175th

    Players drafted after Rishard Matthews:

    New England Defense DEF NE 14.05
    Mitch Trubisky QB CHI 14.06
    Chris Ivory RB BUF 14.06
    Blake Bortles QB JAX 14.06
    Tyrod Taylor QB CLE 14.06
    Kalen Ballage RB MIA 14.06
    Keelan Cole WR JAX 14.07
    Antonio Callaway WR CLE 14.08
    Baker Mayfield QB CLE 14.09
    Matt Bryant PK ATL 14.09
    Atlanta Defense DEF ATL 14.10
    Pittsburgh Defense DEF PIT 14.10
    Kansas City Defense DEF KC 14.10
    Mohamed Sanu WR ATL 14.11
    Matt Prater PK DET 14.11

    Rishard Matthews Biography

    Childhood and High School

    Rishard Matthews was born on October 12, 1989. He was born in Santa Ana, California. He grew up in a military family and his father was in the Marines. He lived with this sister Avien and then was stationed at Cannon Air Force Base. He attended Saddleback High School in Santa Ana during his senior year. He had also attended Clovis High School in New Mexico, and during his first game of the season in Santa Ana, it was against his former school. He played wide receiver and free safety in high school and was able to get into the Southeastern Division along with state. He had a scholarship after committing to Texas El-Paso after his junior year. He simply had to focus on his academics.


    Rishard Matthews originally committed to the University of Oregon, but ended up attending Bakersfield College and then transferring to the University of Nevada in Reno. He played with Colin Kaepernick, catching passes from him during his two years at Nevada. He also had 147 receptions, 2243 yards, along with 13 touchdowns. He was named second-team WAC in 2011. He was an honors candidate in 2012 and was on the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award. Watch some of his college highlights.

    NFL Draft

    Matthews was a part of the 2012 NFL draft. He was a reliable player for Nevada, although he was identified as being “non-explosive.” For the NFL Combine, he had a 4.62 second 40 time and a 36 inch vertical. His strengths included being reliable and having great balance. His weaknesses included being a slow mover and finding it difficult to overcome being off-routed.

    He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the seventh round. On May 21, he signed a four year contract worth $2,151,392. He also received a signing bonus of $56,612. His base salary increased each year, beginning with $390,000 when he was a rookie in 2012.

    2015 NFL Season

    During the 2015 season, he was #18 for the Miami Dolphins. He played for four years with the team and this was his last. He played a total of 11 games for a total of 43 receptions and 662 receiving yards. He suffered fractured ribs in a game against the New York Jets on Week 12. In January of 2016, he was placed on the injured reserve.

    2016 NFL Season

    On March 9, 2016, Matthews transferred and signed with the Tennessee Titans, signing a three year deal. The three-year contract was for $15 million, and this included a $2.5 million signing bonus along with a guarantee of $5 million. The average annual salary would be $5 million.

    He played in 16 games for the NFL season, with a total of 65 receptions and 945 receiving yards. His longest reception for the season was 60 yards. You can watch some of his career highlights now.

    Personal Life

    Rishard Matthews has two siblings. His brother, Christopher Ruiz, died in a plane crash in Afghanistan while working as a civilian contractor. His sister, Avien DeSantos, works as a financial advisor in Texas.

    Matthews weighs in at 217 pounds and is 6’0.

    Matthews wears the #18 jersey for the Tennessee Titans as a wide receiver. You can buy a jersey through NFL Shop.

    Rishard Matthews can be found on Twitter @_RMatthews


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