Rishard Matthews Fantasy News

Friday, November 3, 2017, 6:34pm

Titans WR Corey Davis (hamstring) took full practice reps all week. Davis will make his return this week. He saw 10 targets in his only healthy game this year, catching 6 passes for 69 yards against the Raiders in Week 1. His return puts a dent in the upside of Rishard Matthews and Eric Decker.

Titans Beat: WR Corey Davis could awaken offense

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 10:17am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Tennessee Titans have plenty of offensive adjustments to make during the bye week, but the most significant one could be the return of rookie receiver Corey Davis.

The Titans' fifth overall pick has been a key missing cog over the five weeks as he sat with a hamstring injury. All signs point to him coming back Week 9 vs. the Baltimore Ravens. Titans coach Mike Mularkey got perky while discussing his return, saying Davis will make "a big difference."

"He did some really good things in his one game, with no prior game experience," Mularkey said speaking to Davis' six catches for 69 yards in his lone full NFL game. "We should be better if we can get him back."

Related players: Rishard Matthews, Taywan Taylor, Eric Decker

Fantasy Impact:

Davis is a popular name in regard to a roster stash until he's up to speed. The story went on to say Davis needs to be the starter opposite Matthews, and that the return of Davis shouldn't mean a demotion for Taylor, the team's best deep threat.

Friday, October 20, 2017, 6:56pm

Titans WR Corey Davis (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 7. Rishard Matthews and Eric Decker should continue to benefit.

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:46pm

Titans WR Corey Davis (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. It looks like Davis is out for at least one more week. Rishard Matthews and Eric Decker continue to benefit.

Friday, October 6, 2017, 6:42pm

Titans WR Corey Davis (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 5. Rishard Matthews continues to be a strong start, especially this week in a revenge game against a shaky Miami secondary.

Friday, September 29, 2017, 6:52pm

Titans WR Corey Davis (hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 4. Davis has already been ruled out for Week 4. It’s good news for Rishard Matthews, who has posted 69 catches for 1,048 yards and 10 touchdowns in his last 16 games. That works out to 14.6 fantasy points per game (PPR), which is what T.Y. Hilton has scored as this year’s No. 18 receiver. Eric Decker should also see increased snaps against the Texans.

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 6:53pm

Titans WR Corey Davis (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. Davis has already been ruled out for Week 4. It’s good news for Rishard Matthews, who has posted 69 catches for 1,048 yards and 10 touchdowns in his last 16 games. That works out to 14.6 fantasy points per game (PPR), which is what T.Y. Hilton has scored as this year’s No. 18 receiver. Eric Decker should also see increased snaps against the Texans.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 6:17pm

Titans WR Corey Davis (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Davis has already been ruled out for Week 4. It’s good news for Rishard Matthews, who has posted 69 catches for 1,048 yards and 10 touchdowns in his last 16 games. That works out to 14.6 fantasy points per game (PPR), which is what T.Y. Hilton has scored as this year’s No. 18 receiver. Eric Decker should also see increased snaps against the Texans.

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6:42pm

Titans WR Corey Davis (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. Davis has been ruled out for Week 3. Consider it a bump for Eric Decker, Rishard Matthews and Taywan Taylor, though the matchup (vs. Seattle) is not very good.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 7:42pm

Titans WR Corey Davis (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Davis has been ruled out for Week 3. Consider it a bump for Eric Decker, Rishard Matthews and Taywan Taylor, though the matchup (vs. Seattle) is not very good.

Titans RB DeMarco Murray, WR Corey Davis both day-to-day

Monday, September 18, 2017, 5:47pm

Tennessean - [Full Article]

Titans running back Derrick Henry may start against the Seahawks on Sunday at Nissan Stadium.

But it won't be a changing of the guard.

Titans coach Mike Mularkey said he still views DeMarco Murray as the starter and Henry as the backup – when both are healthy.

Murray and rookie wide receiver Corey Davis are day-to-day with hamstring strains, Mularkey said Monday, and it’s uncertain whether either will play against Seattle. Both players missed multiple preseason games with hamstring injuries.

Related players: Eric Decker Rishard Matthews

Fantasy Impact:

Henry had a big role last week with Murray banged up and he'll go against a Seahawk defense that was just lit up by Carlos Hyde - assuming Murray can't go.

Titans WR Corey Davis suffers hammy injury

Sunday, September 17, 2017, 7:46pm

Cameron Wolfe on Twitter - [Full Article]

Uh oh. Titans WR Corey Davis has a hamstring injury.

Related players: Rishard Matthews, Eric Decker

Fantasy Impact:

The big concern is he missed the entire preseason with a hamstring injury. If he misses time, it should mean a bigger workload for both Matthews and Decker.

Titans put two WRs on IR

Monday, September 4, 2017, 8:32am

Tennessean - [Full Article]

The Titans are suddenly thin at wide receiver after placing Tajae Sharpe and Harry Douglas on injured reserve.

Sharpe was placed on season-ending IR Saturday with a foot injury as part of the team’s cuts to a 53-man roster. Douglas was placed on IR Sunday with a knee injury. Because he made the initial 53-man roster, he is eligible to return this season.

Related players: Rishard Matthews, Eric Decker, Corey Davis, Eric Weems, Taywan Taylor

Fantasy Impact:

Both Davis and Decker are coming off injuries leaving Taylor and Matthews as the team's only completely healthy WRs. Weems is more of a special teams and return specialist.

Titans WR Tajae Sharpe (foot) comes off PUP list

Monday, August 21, 2017, 11:42am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Titans announced WR Tajae Sharpe has been activated from the physically unable to perform list.

Related players: Corey Davis, Rishard Matthews, Taywan Taylor, Eric Decker

Fantasy Impact:

Sharpe had foot surgery after being injured in June and was cleared a day after coach Mike Mularkey said they would evaluate the receiver’s readiness for a return to action. Sharpe's role is up in the air to say the least, especially after missing time as well as the additions of Davis and Decker.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota, RB Derrick Henry impressive vs. Panthers

Saturday, August 19, 2017, 5:22pm

The Tennessean - [Full Article]

Marcus Mariota led the Titans to points on each of the first two drives against the Panthers in the second preseason game Saturday at Nissan Stadium, leaving with a 10-0 lead. He was replaced by Matt Cassel. Mariota completed 6 of 8 passes for 61 yards, a touchdown and a 135.9 passer rating. He threw one touchdown pass to tight end Delanie Walker and added a nine yard rush.

With DeMarco Murray not playing, Derrick Henry gave a glimpse of how impressive he could be if Murray were to ever miss time. He was not efficient on the ground with 16 carries for only 36 yards (2.3 avg) but punched in two touchdowns (including a 17-yard score). Henry also caught three passes for 17 yards.

Related players: DeMarco Murray, Delanie Walker, Rishard Matthews, Eric Decker, Corey Davis

Fantasy Impact:

Henry had a solid rookie year, turning 123 touches into 627 total yards and five scores and finishing as the #45 RB in PPR formats (#39 in standard). Unfortunately, not much has changed in the Tennessee backfield as the still-productive DeMarco Murray is expected to continue to serve as the team’s lead back. Barring a Murray injury, it’s difficult to see a path to a top-25 finish for the second-year back.

In his first 27 NFL games, Mariota has averaged 17.7 fantasy points per game, which would have extrapolated to about what Dak Prescott scored last year as the league’s #6 fantasy quarterback. When his six-attempt game against the Patriots (from his rookie year) is removed, his average jumps to 18.3 fantasy points. With the addition of Corey Davis, the #5 overall pick, and TD-machine Eric Decker, Mariota now has Davis, Decker, Rishard Matthews and Delanie Walker to throw to. The Titans have invested heavily in the passing game, which is an indicator that the team is willing to open up the offense. If he plays a full season, a top 5 season is well within reach. This makes Mariota an excellent value in the middle rounds.

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