DFS Wide Receiver vs. Cornerback Matchup Analysis: Week 14

DFS Wide Receiver vs. Cornerback Matchup Analysis: Week 14

By Mike Woellert (IDP Expert), last update Dec 11, 2017

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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 14, cornerback fantasy points allowed per target, catch rate allowed, and yards per target allowed. Through 13 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. There are some key injuries to watch throughout the rest of the week and this chart will be updated to reflect breaking news.

Week 14 Wide Receiver vs. Cornerback Matchups

Note: An asterisk* indicates WR or CB plays outside in two-wide sets. N' in the Upgrade/Downgrade (+/-) column indicates neutral matchup. Click header to sort. Outside of shadow situations, LWRs and RWRs generally match up with both outside cornerbacks over the course of a game, as almost every wide receivers moves around the offensive formation to varying degrees, and almost every defense plays zone coverage on at least half of its snaps.

M/U = aFPA ranking vs. WR. Tar % = targets per snap in coverage. C% = catch rate allowed. YPR = yards per reception allowed. FP/T = PPR fantasy points per target allowed.

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