Wesley Matthews SG/SF POR 7 Days
Matthews had one of his worst shooting nights of the season, going 5-for-19 from the floor and making just two of his nine shots from three for 16 points.
Matthews has been very consistent this season, so owners shouldn't be worried, and he managed to get to 16 points anyway in a triple overtime game. The 28-year-old made up for his poor shooting numbers by grabbing seven rebounds and picking up five assists and three steals. He also didn't turn the ball over once in 50 minutes of action.
Wesley Matthews SG/SF POR 11 Days
Matthews scored 14 points (5-10 FG, 3-5 3P, 1-2 FT) with three steals in 35 minutes during Monday's win over the Spurs.
He's been amazingly consistent this season, scoring in double digits in every game so far this season. Matthews is averaging career highs in points, FG percentage and threes so far, and remains one of the better long range specialists you can have on your fantasy roster.
Wesley Matthews SG/SF POR 25 Days
Matthews sunk six treys en-route to a 23-point performance Sunday against the Timberwolves. He added six rebounds and two assists in 33 minutes of action.
Matthews has been on fire of late, averaging 25.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 6.3 three-pointers made over the last three games. His efficiency from downtown has certainly been lifting his owners' teams, and the rule of averages would imply that he'll cool down eventually. However, owners can continue to ride the hot hand as Matthews is worth owning in all formats with his season averages of 17.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 3.1 three-pointers made per game.
Wesley Matthews SG/SF POR 28 Days
Matthews is now a combined 13-for-21 from three in his past two games after making seven of his 12 attempts from deep Friday in a win against the Grizzlies.
Matthews finished the game with 26 points (9-16 FG, 7-12 3Pt, 1-2 FT), just two days after he dropped 28 on the Hornets. Owners have to be pleased with how effective Matthews has been at sinking threes this season.
Wesley Matthews SG/SF POR 30 Days
Matthews scored 28 points (10-15 FG, 6-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), with one rebound and one assist in 34 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Hornets.
Matthews shot was dropping from all over, and he looked incredibly good in this one. He's trending upwards currently, and is a player to watch.
Wesley Matthews SG/SF POR 1 Month
Matthews scored 17 points (6-16 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 3-4 FT) to go along with four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 33 minutes Monday against Philadelphia.
Matthews continues to provide fantasy owners with excellent value from behind the arc as he is averaging 2.4 three-pointers a game this season. He is also averaging 4.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists a game this season, which would both be career-highs for him.
Wesley Matthews SG/SF POR 2 Months
Matthews posted 14 points (5-11 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three assists, one rebound, and one steal in 33 minutes during Saturday's loss to the Clippers in Los Angeles.
Matthews has drilled multiple treys in five of the first six games en route to 17.2 points (on 53 percent shooting), 3.8 rebounds, 2.7 threes, 1.5 assists, and 0.8 steals in 33 minutes per outing. While the line isn't out of this world, he's been the most consistent Blazer on both ends of the court, boasting a 97.1 defensive rating, or the best among the starting five, CSN Northwest reports. His particular skill set -- steady defense and a fine stroke from beyond the arc -- ensure viability in the vast majority of formats.
Wesley Matthews SG/SF POR 3 Months
Matthews has received the all clear to play from the Blazers' medical staff after his recent practice participation was limited due to an irregular heartbeat, The Columbian reports.
Since initially capping his reps last Thursday, Matthews reported Monday that "everything's been good so far," as he eases back into a regular workload. The issue emerged and waned for a second consecutive preseason, which is worrisome from a fantasy perspective, if the same occurred during the regular season slate. Nevertheless, the concern is behind him, and he'll match the Blazers' fellow starters with 20-to-25 minutes of court time in Tuesday's exhibition opener.
Wesley Matthews SG/SF POR 3 Months
Matthews missed practice Thursday due to an irregular heartbeat, The Columbian reports.
Matthews had the same issue around this time last season. He said his heartbeat has already corrected himself and he will now "ease back into it." Matthews will likely miss some practices in the short term but, barring a setback, this doesn't look like anything that will affect him come the regular season.
Wesley Matthews SG/SF POR 8 Months
Wesley Matthews scored 22 points to lead the Blazers in Saturday's Game 3 loss to the Spurs, and while the Blazers' starters all had big lines, the Spurs led this one wire-to-wire for the easy win.
Damian Lillard hit just 7-of-21 shots and missed all six of his 3-pointers to finish with 21 points, while LaMarcus Aldridge also scored 21 with 12 rebounds, but hit just 9-of-23 shots. Nicolas Batum was solid with 20 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, two steals and four 3-pointers, while Robin Lopez added 13 points and severn rebounds. The Blazers' starters might be running on fumes after playing so many regular-season minutes, and their bench managed just six points tonight. Don't be surprised if the Spurs close this series out with a sweep on Monday night, as they're simply playing at a different level than the weary Blazers.