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A pair of NFC East teams each scooped up wide receivers on Tuesday, but the funny thing is, they were already in these respective cities before.


The Philadelphia Eagles brought back Jordan Matthews, who thrived with the team from 2014-15 with over 150 catches, 1,869 yards and 16 touchdowns combined in those two seasons. 


The Dallas Cowboys, meanwhile, signed wide receiver Brice Butler, who may be known more for saying he would have more production than Dez Bryant if given the opportunity.


Regardless, their familiarity with their new (old) teams does make them interesting waiver-wire candidates in fantasy. 

Matthews has dealt with injuries since being traded by them two seasons ago. He was never the No. 1 WR many, including the Bills, thought he was and is far better suited to be a role player on the offense. Good thing for him is he won't be that on the Eagles, rather the third or fourth option, depending on how he performs and how long Alshon Jeffery is out. 


Likewise, Butler is being brought into a situation where he can contribute. The Cowboys have Cole Beasley, Allen Hurns, and Tavon Austin as the lead three wide receivers, but Butler has a good rapport with Dak Prescott, which could be reborn in Dallas.   

All in all, it looks like Matthews could make more of a fantasy impact than Butler. Matthews will be playing in a much better offense and has actually put up major numbers before in this scenario. Butler has the potential to do well, but fantasy owners will likely want to see that first before adding him to their squad. 


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