Jordan Matthews Fantasy Outlook Gets Boost With Nelson Agholor and Alshon Jeffery Out for Week 12

Jason Schandl
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Jordan Matthews only caught one pass for six yards in his return for the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 11, but things are looking up in a big way for his fantasy outlook in a Week 12 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks.

Matthews' Week 11 workload was bigger than that one catch would indicate, playing 86 percent of the team's offensive snaps and seeing six targets. Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor are both inactive this week as well, meaning Matthews will be serving as the team's top wideout.

Jeffery didn't suit up last week either, but those six targets for Matthews came while playing alongside Agholor, who saw nine while playing 89 percent of the offensive snaps.

The lack of efficiency from Matthews is certainly a concern, but that was in a brutal matchup with a New England Patriots team that ranks first against the pass in Football Outsiders' defensive DVOA metric. The Seahawks check in at No. 18 in that metric, meaning it should be easier to convert volume into production this week.

We still shouldn't expect any sort of hyper-efficient game from Matthews, who hasn't had a 50-reception season since 2016.

Volume is one of the most important factors for fantasy production, though, and that's something Matthews should offer in spades. He already saw big work in Week 11, and he's a safe bet to see a 90-plus percent snap share this week, meaning an uptick with targets while Jeffery and Agholor sit is also likely in the cards.

He's not an exciting fantasy play, but he's a viable WR3 or FLEX option if you're in a pinch, especially in PPR leagues.


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