News: Dolphins wide receiver Rishard Matthews was announced as a starter for Week 16 against the Bills, and he put together his best game of the season. Matthews brought in two catches on three targets, for 37 yards, in a 24-10 win.
Analysis: Matthews, a rookie out of Nevada, has slowly seen his role increase on the team. He earned the start today due to an injury to Davone Bess, and he might be in the starting lineup for the teams finale against the Patriots next week as well. He just passed the 100-yard mark for the season, however, and is not worth targeting in any Fantasy formats for Week 17.
News: Dolphins wide receiver Rishard Matthews got in the game late and made a decent play against the Bills in Week 11. Matthews caught a short pass and turned it up the field for a solid 15-yard gain in a 19-14 defeat. It was his only catch of the night.
Analysis: Matthews has been used more on special teams and has not made any sort of impact for the Dolphins in his rookie season. He is not expected to see many targets this season and should be left on waiver moving forward.
News: The Dolphins selected Nevada receiver Rishard Matthews in the seventh round of the NFL draft. The 6-foot-2 Matthews had 91 receptions for 1,364 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior. During his two seasons at Nevada he caught 147 passes for 2,243 yards and scored 13 touchdowns. He's a junior college transfer who missed two seasons (2007, 2008) with injuries.
Analysis: Matthews might contribute on special teams first before getting time on offense. But he's on the Dolphins, and they're thin on receiving talent, so he could find playing time with an incredible preseason. He's worth a late flier in dynasty/keeper leagues and rookie-only drafts.