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Clay Matthews

32-Year-Old Linebacker – Green Bay Packers

2017 Defensive Stats

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2018 Defensive Projections

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2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

Completing his eighth year with the Packers in 2017, Matthews remained effective in bursts but struggled to consistently generate a pass rush. He'll remain a starter for the Packers this season and fi...

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2018 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  7

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Nose
HT: 6' 3"   WT: 255   DOB: 5/14/1986
College: Southern California  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Clay Matthews Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $66 million contract with the Packers in April of 2013.

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Head coach Mike McCarthy said he has no long-term concerns with Matthews' broken nose, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports

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Clay Matthews NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2009 23 16 - 49 - 10 - 0 1 - 3 - - - -
2010 24 GB 15 60 54 6 13.5 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
2011 25 GB 15 50 37 13 6 9 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
2012 26 GB 12 43 32 11 13 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 27 GB 11 41 26 15 7.5 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
2014 28 GB 16 61 45 16 11 9 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2015 29 GB 16 66 49 17 6.5 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2016 30 GB 12 24 20 4 5 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2017 31 GB 14 43 27 16 7.5 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Clay Matthews – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Outside Linebacker

Snap Count Stats

659

Defensive Snaps in 2017

Clay Matthews was on the field for 659 of his team's snaps on defense in 2017.

34

Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Clay Matthews was on the field for 34 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Def ST
2015 1020 63
2016 479 28
2017 659 34
Clay Matthews 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Sea 43 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Atl 52 6 5 2 3 1.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Cin 49 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Chi 45 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Dal 67 5 5 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Min 65 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
7 NO 57 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 BYE Bye Week
9 Det 42 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Chi 52 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Bal 13 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Pit
13 TB 56 0 7 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Cle 49 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Car 46 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Min
17 @Det 23 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Clay Matthews
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 3"
ABOVE AVERAGE
Weight:   255 lbs
ABOVE AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.58 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   4.18 sec
GREAT
Cone Drill:   6.90 sec
GREAT
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   36 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   121 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   23 reps
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Green Bay Packers Team Injury Report
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Clay Matthews: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Matthews (knee) revealed on his personal Twitter account Saturday he suffered a broken nose and will undergo surgery once the swelling subsides.

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Matthews (hamstring) was forced to head to the ER after getting hit in the nose by a line drive during a charity softball game Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

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Matthews (hamstring) didn't participate in OTAs on Tuesday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

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Head coach Mike McCarthy said Matthews (knee) will be used at both inside and outside linebacker in 2018, Jason Wilde of the Wisconsin State Journal reports. "[Matthews] is at his best when he's creating targeting issues for the offense. When you line a premier player like Clay up in just one spot, you actually make it easier for the offense to identify and get to him with protection calls. It will be important for us to move Clay around, and that will be part of the new defense," McCarthy explained Tuesday.

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Matthews underwent knee surgery last week, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.

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2018

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2017

Injuries took their toll on Matthews last season, and over 12 games he accumulated just 24 tackles and five sacks -- the lowest marks of his career. He will continue starting games for the Packers when healthy, but it remains to be seen if he can again be the high-impact player he was earlier in his career.

2016

Matthews selflessly and successfully assumed a role as an inside linebacker for the majority of the previous two seasons due to lack of talent at the position, but head coach Mike McCarthy has since decided that it's in the team's best interest to reestablish the pass-rushing specialist in his natural outside linebacker alignment. Should the remaining inside linebackers stay healthy and effective during 2016, Matthews could tally double-digit sack numbers for the fifth time in his career. However, the nature of manning the inside linebacker position, opposed to that of the outside linebacker position, may deserve credit for keeping Matthews upright for a full 16-game schedule, essentially twice. In comparison, Matthews recorded just one fully-healthy season in his first five campaigns at OLB.

2015

Matthews got off to a slow start last season playing exclusively on the edge, but he was moved into an outside/inside linebacker role mid-way through the campaign, and tallied 8.5 sacks over his final eight regular season games to finish the season strong. Matthews has expressed a desire to move back into solely a pass-rush role, but the Packers added just one linebacker during the offseason, so he could be back in the hybrid role again in 2015. While that may not be ideal for Matthews, there's little doubt the Packers' defense -- and his fantasy production -- was much better with him playing inside.

2014

Matthews missed five games last season due to a broken thumb and has now been sidelined for nine games over the past two seasons, while failing to complete a campaign since his rookie year. In his 11 appearances during last season, Matthews proved to be a low-tackle, high-sack IDP option, evidenced by 41 tackles (26 solo) and a team-best 7.5 sacks. He also forced three fumbles. Looking at 2014, Matthews is a great fantasy contributor that is very capable of double-digit sacks when healthy, but his recent track record indicates that a full season shouldn't be expected from him. Additionally, there are other outside linebackers that can offer more tackles and similar sack numbers. Nonetheless, Matthews should benefit from the presence of accomplished edge rusher Julius Peppers opposite of him, potentially resulting in Matthews taking on fewer blocks and opening up opportunities to make game-changing plays.

2013

Matthews led the Packers with 13 sacks in 2012, and will continue to provide a rush presence off the edge for the Packers.

2012

Matthews registered just six sacks in 2011 and saw constant double-teams. The Packers drafted almost exclusively defense and hope that will free him up a bit more. He doesn't rack up big tackle numbers so his value takes a big hit if he isn't getting sacks.

2011

Matthews has the look of the rare 3-4 outside linebacker with the ability to provide both tackle and sack production. Matthews finished his 15-game regular season in 2010 with 60 tackles (54 solo), 13.5 sacks, an interception returned for a touchdown and two forced fumbles. He needs to show even more production in the tackle department if heís going to rise up the rankings, but Matthews has the look of a player who isnít done improving. Heís clearly one of the best 3-4 outside linebackers available this year.

2010

Matthews had a tremendous rookie season in 2009, recording 50 tackles and 10 sacks. He should get more playing time in 2010, but will also see more double teams. The Packers will need to find a rushing complement or his production might suffer.