• Rishard Matthews (WR) #18

    Rishard Matthews
    ADP:Round: 14, Pick: 1
    Ht / Wt:6'0" / 210 lb.
    Born:October 12, 1989
    Drafted:2012 / Rd. 7 (227)
    Draft Team:MIA

    Injury Status - Week 17

    Not on injury report



    Rishard Matthews Held To One Catch

    Sunday, January 7, 2:10 PM

    Tennessee Titans wide receiver Rishard Matthews was virtually non-existent in the team's 22-21 win against the Kansas City Chiefs. Matthews saw only two targets, catching one for 15 yards. Matthews' role has begun to dwindle as the season has progressed, with receivers Corey Davis and Eric Decker both having a much more prominent role in the game plan this week. Matthews will likely get a price drop in DFS formats next week, but he will still be a risky option due to his decreased production lately.


    Average Draft Position (ADP) Value

    June 24, 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 14.01, which indicates that his fantasy outlook is to be the 1st pick of the 14th round, and 156th selection overall.

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


    2016 Season Stats

    Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Ru Att Ru Yds Ru TD
    65 945 9 0 0 0

    Recent drafts with Rishard Matthews:

    Draft #DateFormatMatthews's Draft Pick
    4888177 6/25/2018 Standard 144th
    4888148 6/25/2018 Standard 169th
    4888139 6/25/2018 Standard 170th
    4888107 6/25/2018 Standard 150th
    4888105 6/25/2018 Standard 173rd
    4888102 6/25/2018 Standard 172nd
    4888074 6/25/2018 Standard 148th
    4888061 6/25/2018 Standard 153rd

    Players drafted after Rishard Matthews:

    Eli Manning QB NYG 14.01
    David Njoku TE CLE 14.02
    Spencer Ware RB KC 14.02
    Mitch Trubisky QB CHI 14.03
    New England Defense DEF NE 14.04
    Josh Doctson WR WAS 14.04
    Brandon Marshall WR SEA 14.05
    Chicago Defense DEF CHI 14.05
    Kansas City Defense DEF KC 14.06
    Pittsburgh Defense DEF PIT 14.06
    Tyrod Taylor QB CLE 14.06
    Tyler Lockett WR SEA 14.06
    Peyton Barber RB TB 14.08
    DeSean Jackson WR TB 14.09
    Geronimo Allison WR GB 14.10

    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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