Beat: Jordan Matthews 'could emerge' as WR1 by end of season - [Full Article]

Eliot Shorr-Parks says that Eagles WR Jordan Matthews is a player to watch:

Despite being a rookie and third on the depth chart, the most intriguing name on the Eagles' offense is receiver Jordan Matthews. Part of that has to do with the uncertainty in the unit, as any one of the trio of Matthews, Jeremy Maclin or Riley Cooper could emerge as the No. 1 receiver by year's end. Matthews certainly seems to have the talent to do it, as he has a combination of height and speed that the other two simply don't. Although he was running with the second team during minicamps -- behind receiver Brad Smith -- that is likely short lived. Seeing where Matthews lines up during training camp will give a major hint as to how Kelly plans on using him during the regular season.

Fantasy Impact: 

Matthews will likely see snaps in the slot (at least) this season. Jeremy Maclin is working his way back from an ACL injury and Riley Cooper is solid, but unspectacular. There is opportunity in this offense if Matthews has a great summer, and by most accounts he has. Rookie wideouts usually don’t live up to their ADP, but there is the occasional exception.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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