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Wide Receiver, Philadelphia Eagles

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Draft: 2014 Round 2 (10)
College: Vanderbilt
Ht: 6’3”  Wt: 206 DOB: 1992-07-16 Age: 22
WR Rank Tier ADP-12
#72 6 12.05

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  ReceivingRushing Fantasy
Season Team G GS Target Rec Yard Avg TDAtt Yard Avg TD FFPts FFPts/G
2014 (Projected) PHI       34 449 13.2 3 0 0 - 0 62.9  

2014 Outlook
Depth Chart
The Eagles selected Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews with the 42nd overall pick in the NFL Draft. Based on some reports, he has already looked like the best wide receiver on the roster and is slated to start the season in the slot and possibly push Riley Cooper on the outside. Matthews is the all-time leader in catches and yards in the Southeastern Conference history, despite playing for a team that wasn't known for its prolific passing attack. It's always a risky proposition to draft a rookie wide out in redraft leagues, but Matthews surely has some sleeper appeal based on his talent and situation. The majority of his fantasy value is likely to come later in the season once he becomes familiar with Chip Kelly's offense.

Comment: Matthews' value may be greatest during the second half of the season, once he becomes familiar with Chip Kelly's playbook.

Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Jeremy Maclin
WR2WR2 Riley Cooper
WR3WR3 Jordan Matthews
WR4WR4 Damaris Johnson
WR5WR5 Brad Smith
WR6WR6 Josh Huff
Eagles Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Jordan Matthews "could be a star in the future"
Drawing comparisons for sporting T.O.-like physique
By: Doug Orth | Thu Jul 17, 4:25 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles' additions are intriguing. RB Darren Sproles figures to be as versatile and unpredictable under Chip Kelly as he was in New Orleans for Sean Payton. Second-round draft pick WR Jordan Matthews had people at OTAs comparing his physique to that of Terrell Owens and could be a star in the future. Meanwhile, TE Zach Ertz is expected to take that key second-season leap in production and reliability. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Comparing Matthews' physique to Terrell Owens' is a bit of preseason hyperbole, but fantasy owners would be wise to not underestimate the potential for the SEC's all-time leading receiver to contribute in his first year. He'll start out as the main slot receiver, but could easily knock Riley Cooper out of a starting job by midseason.


Eagles may use more two-tight end sets
Ertz and Celek to be featured early in season
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Jun 28, 3:00 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
When the season starts Sept. 7 against the Jags, (Chip) Kelly’s most experienced (and therefore most reliable) offense will feature Celek and Ertz. I would anticipate that two tight-end offensive packages will be the bread and butter of the Eagles’ attack earlier in the season until Matthews is ready to see an uptick in playing time. (CSNPhilly.com)

FFToday's Take: The Eagles will likely wait to use more three-wide receiver sets until rookie Jordan Matthews gets more familiar with Kelly's system. TE Zach Ertz should benefit early on and is a good bet to improve upon his numbers (36 rec, 469 yds, 4 TDs) from last season.


Injury Maclin injures knee and back in practice
WR recovering from right ACL surgery in 2013
By: Mike Krueger | Mon Jun 2, 4:50 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
The practice fields at the NovaCare Complex became suddenly quiet when Jeremy Maclin fell to the ground and ignored chiding from the defense to get up. The jokes stopped once Maclin grabbed his left knee. It wasn’t "the" ACL knee, but to see the wide receiver go down during a non-contact drill - although there was some contact - had to be a frightening moment for the Eagles. But Maclin quickly smiled and chuckled when LeSean McCoy ran over and said something and just seconds later bounced up from the turf and walked back to the huddle. He said afterward that he was OK. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

FFToday's Take: Given Maclin's recent injury history, the Eagles had every right to be scared here. As long as he is healthy, Maclin belongs in the low-end fantasy WR2 discussion as he assumes the spot in the offense left behind by DeSean Jackon. Philadelphia added Vanderbilt WR Jordan Matthews in the draft, likely in part to have some quality depth if Maclin suffers another serious injury.


Maclin filling DeSean Jackson's old role
Eagles not holding oft-injured WR back in workouts
By: Doug Orth | Fri May 30, 4:20 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
Eagles HC Chip Kelly believes Jeremy Maclin can provide enough production, and he hasn't been shy about pumping him up. Asked if the 26-year-old Maclin could be his No. 1 receiver, Kelly said: "Doesn't matter. He's the No. 1 guy today." Last year, the coach emphasized that there wasn't a passing pecking order. But the Eagles want to see how Maclin can handle the pressure of being the team's top downfield option. The Eagles aren't holding Maclin back in workouts. He has lined up on the right in DeSean Jackson's old spot opposite Riley Cooper. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

FFToday's Take: Coming off his second ACL surgery, Maclin should not be expected to pick right up where Jackson left off in 2013, but the Eagles probably don't need him to produce at that level either with rookie Jordan Matthews now in the fold. Regardless, Maclin should be the clear-cut No. 1 receiver in this offense and should be a strong fantasy WR3 at the very least this season.



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