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Rishard Matthews to take over slot role
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 11:09am

Florida Sun-Sentinel - [Full Article]

Nobody has to remind Rishard Matthews his number is finally being called, and that the Dolphins need him to step up as the team's new slot receiver.

But there is some concern about the process being rushed because Matthews doesn't have much experience playing the slot receiver role, which involves a lot of route adjustments and defensive reads.

Matthews has practiced in the slot going back to last season, but not on a full-time basis. Even quarterback Ryan Tannehill admits his chemistry with Matthews will be a factor in the passing game moving forward.

"It takes time and some reps," Tannehill said. "It is a chemistry thing in the slot, knowing when to get uncovered, hot throws, timing in and out [of breaks]. But I feel good about it. I feel like he has a good handle on it."

Fantasy Impact:

The slot receiver is active in the Dolphins offense so there is some upside here, but we shouldn't expect anything more than what Brandon Gibson was producing prior to the injury. Gibson had three TDs in the last two games, but was averaging 4.3-47-.42 on the season.

Reggie Bush active for Dolphins
Sunday, September 30, 2012, 2:47pm

Dolphins Inactives
Pat Devlin QB
Michael Egnew TE
Rishard Matthews WR
Tony McDaniel DT
Marlon Moore WR
Austin Spitler LB
Will Yeatman T

Fantasy Impact:

Reggie Bush is active. Start him if you have him, although Daniel Thomas and Lamar Miller may see a bit more work than normal.

Monday, July 23, 2012, 9:27am

The Miami Herald - [Full Article]

For the Dolphins, the most interesting position other than quarterback has to be receiver. Brian Hartline and Davone Bess are safe; Chad Ochocinco is still too gifted physically not to make it unless he struggles grasping the offense.

Joe Philbin really likes Legedu Naanee, who's in the top four now but can't allow the young guys to badly outplay him in preseason.

"I'm excited about our wide receivers," offensive coordinator Mike Sherman said. "I know it's an unknown group."

If Ochocinco and Naanee stick, that leaves one or two spots for Roberto Wallace (most impressive of the unproven ones), Marlon Moore (good speed but some exasperating drops), Clyde Gates (still thinking too much), Julius Pruitt (three touchdowns in one June practice), and long shots Chris Hogan (the second-year kid from Monmouth who was decent in May/June work), B.J. Cunningham (too many drops), Rishard Matthews (will get a look on returns) and Jeff Fuller (practice squad potential).