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Jordan Matthews optimistic he’ll play Week 1

Fantasy Football, NFL News
August 21, 2017

InjuryChest injury

“It doesn’t take somebody hitting me in my chest for it to flare up,” Matthews said. “It’s any type of movement where I really have to use my upper body. So right now we’re trying to get back into running, using regular arm motion and getting functional movement down. Once I can get that down, get that blood flow and that healing and the pain is more centrally located to just the sternum I’ll know it’s time to move on, get something to protect it and let’s go play football.”

Nerdy Football Analysis: Players are always optimistic about their injuries, however not being able use your upper body sounds like a significant issue and one that could keep Matthews out into the regular season. If he’s able to be active, he should be thrust into the starting lineup along side Zay Jones.

Boldin has change of heart, retires from NFL

Fantasy Football, NFL News
August 20, 2017

Veteran WR calls is quits

Football has always been a priority for Anquan Boldin. But after 14 seasons, more than 200 games and nearly 14,000 yards receiving, the veteran wide receiver now feels a higher calling, which is why he left the Buffalo Bills on Sunday after only two weeks with the team and plans to retire. (ESPN)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Boldin signed with the Bills two weeks ago but after a couple key trades that included Sammy Watkins and DB Ronald Darby, the veteran receiver had a change of heart. He reportedly wants to focus on humanitarian and human rights work. His departure leaves the Bills with Jordan Matthews (chest), Zay Jones and Andre Holmes atop the wide receiver depth chart.

Jordan Matthews suffers chip fracture in sternum

Fantasy Football, NFL News
August 14, 2017

InjuryFirst practice as a Bill

Injury Update: Jordan Matthews has a chip fracture in his sternum and will be listed as week to week. (BuffaloBills.com)

Nerdy Football Analysis: The Bills say their newly acquired wide receiver is week-to-week after suffering the injury in his first practice with his new team. “Week-to-week” implies that Mathews is going to miss a good portion of camp and will miss valuable getting to know the Bills passing game. Matthews is an uninspiring WR4 in redraft leagues.

Jordan Matthews headed to Buffalo

Fantasy Football, NFL News
August 11, 2017

Bills shakeup wide receiver group

The Eagles made a shocking move on Friday, trading away wide receiver Jordan Matthews and a third-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft to the Buffalo Bills for cornerback Ronald Darby, the team announced Friday. (NJ.com)

Nerdy Football Analysis: The Bills have made significant changes to the wide receiver group over the last few days by acquiring Anquan Boldin, Mathews and trading star Sammy Watkins to the Rams. The Eagles have been talking up Nelson Agholor all pre-season and now it seems he’s in line for the starting slot position with Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith on the outside. Matthews should step into the starting lineup in Buffalo and will see boost in fantasy value.