Rishard Matthews, WR Miami Dolphins

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Rishard Matthews pushing for Dolphins WR3 job

Monday, August 31, 2015, 8:41pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The past calendar year been a surreal odyssey for Miami Dolphins wide receiver Rishard Matthews.

Since last summer, Matthews has been shopped around the league, has requested a trade and is now threatening to displace Kenny Stills in three-wide receiver sets.

After opening training camp on the roster bubble, Matthews started ahead of Stills in the third preseason game commonly referred to as the "dress rehearsal" for the regular season.

"This is the most consistent I've ever seen Rishard," offensive coordinator Bill Lazor said last week. "He's made plays in virtually every practice -- down the field, physical plays, fast plays. I'm really proud of him and rooting for him."

Fantasy Impact:

Although Matthews is a former late-round pick who has been in and out of coach Joe Philbin's doghouse, he has shown flashes of potential in the past. His career highlight came in Week 10 of the 2013 season, when he hauled in 11 catches for 120 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Buccaneers. The disappoint is that Stills hasn't been able to secure the job after coming over in a trade from the Saints.

2015 Strength of Schedule - MIA
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
32
@WAS
15
@JAX
8
BUF
2
NYJ
BYE17
@TEN
29
HOU
18
@NE
8
@BUF
28
@PHI
5
DAL
2
@NYJ
30
BAL
11
NYG
25
@SD
4
IND
18
NE

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1NE0000-0000-7/749%
2BUF14054.000000-23/7929%
3KC1130113.000000-7/7010%
4OAK2270213.500000-28/7040%
5BYE------------
6GB0000-0000-7/5812%
7CHI0000-0000-14/7020%
8JAX13123.000000-16/5927%
9SD1211121.000000-23/7630%
10DET1140114.000000-9/6115%
11BUF0001-0000-17/6725%
12DEN2240312.000000-20/6232%
13NYJ0000-0000-7/5912%
14BAL1130113.000000-12/5721%
15NE216058.0013003.0020/7826%
16MIN------------
17NYJ------------
Totals1213522211.2513003.00210/94022%

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