Eagles WR Jordan Matthews having troubles in camp
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Eagles WR Jordan Matthews having troubles in camp

ESPN is reporting Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews hasn't been running with the first-team offense in practice, even with multiple injuries to Philadelphia's receiving core. Beat writer Phil Sheridan notes, "By the end of Friday's practice, quarterback Nick Foles @NFoles8 was working with Ifeanyi Momah, Brad Smith @RealBradSmith and Arrelious Benn @ArreliousBenn as his starting wide receiver groups" after Jeremy Maclin @jmac_18 left practice with an injury, and Riley Cooper @RileyCooper_14 was in a walking boot for most of the day. Sheridan goes on to say, "Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the shuffle was that rookie Jordan Matthews stayed on the second team, in the slot, rather than move up." Matthews was selected 42nd overall in the 2014 NFL draft and is expected to contribute to the team this season.

Fantasy Analysis:

It's a situation to monitor for the rookie. Barring an injury, which has not been mentioned, there should be some concern as to why Matthews isn't getting any looks in the first-team offense. If you select a WR in the second round, typically he's ready to go if given a chance in camp. This report would seem to suggest that Matthews is currently sixth on the WR depth chart, at the very best, for the Eagles. He's a solid stash for now in dynasty formats, and we'll have updates as preseason will tell us more.

Source:
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5 Comments | Add Yours

This report is way overblown and inaccurate. Chip thinks of Matthews as his Colston. He makes the rooks earn their spot. Matthews has caught everything thrown his way at camp. And by everything, I mean EVERYTHING. Last year, all rooks started on the 3rd team also. Maclin is fine, Cooper is fine. Chip is starting the other WRs to see what he has with them with the first team O. Chances are Momah and Maehl are cut. He already knows what he has with Matthews. Huff looks good too.

Posted by:
poopdollar 08/03/14 07:29 AM

I have to believe your take on this scenario is more accurate than this article by Ryan Foley.

Posted by:
RSG66 08/03/14 01:01 PM

Hey Ryan, please review all the facts before making assumptions in your articles. This makes me second guess the website all together.

http://www.phillymag.com/birds247/2014/08/03/running-diary-eagles-practice-observations-83/

Posted by:
poopdollar 08/04/14 10:50 AM

PoopDollar - Thanks for reading and good observations. While you may have your point of view, what I reported was the beat-writer saying it was strange that Matthews wasn't moved up to the first-team given the various injuries to the Eagles WR corps. Please note - I did say "It's a situation to monitor for the rookie" but that "He's a solid stash for now in dynasty formats." Thanks again for following along and we'll have updates as he progresses through camp.

Posted by:
Foley 08/04/14 08:30 PM

P.S. I'm sorry I could not respond sooner as I was away for the beautiful weekend. Cheers!

Posted by:
Foley 08/04/14 08:32 PM

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