DFS Wide Receiver vs. Cornerback Matchup Analysis: Week 17

Dec 28, 2017
DFS Wide Receiver vs. Cornerback Matchup Analysis: Week 17

When it comes to selecting receivers in DFS, it’s important to understand who will cover them. Many times defense-versus-position stats alone don't tell the whole story or overlooked defensive injuries will have a significant effect.

Below is a chart detailing each wide receiver versus cornerback matchup for Week 17, cornerback fantasy points allowed per target, catch rate allowed, and yards per target allowed. Through 16 weeks, the data is painting a pretty good picture for us on who to target in our lineups. The most important column is the last one (+/-), which indicates whether the matchup is an upgrade or downgrade for the receiver.

After the chart, I also provide key notes such as veteran receivers that will square off against rookies, how a wide receiver matchup might affect the team's tight end, etc. It's Week 17, so in addition to injuries, we need to monitor players who could be resting. It's best to target the games in which teams are motivated to win, as our own Josh Moore has laid out. As always, this chart will be updated to reflect breaking news.

Week 17 Wide Receiver vs. Cornerback Matchups

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