The Case Against Jordan Matthews
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Jordan Matthews is probably my favorite player in this draft class. After all, by our criteria he dominated 29 college games. Or the equivalent of Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans, and Odell Beckham combined . . . plus 7. When someone says that a player “doesn’t look as good on tape as he does in the spreadsheet,” the evaluator is essentially1 saying he values flash over the little things. They say you can’t measure intangibles,2 but it might be more accurate to say most people are simply going the Bartleby route. Having said all that, I’m trying not to let my affection for Matthews distort my approach to 2014 drafts. Here’s my argument against overpaying and why I believe he may end up being overrated both in redraft and dynasty this season.