DFS Wide Receiver vs. Cornerback Matchup Analysis: Week 5
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 5, cornerback fantasy points allowed per target, catch rate allowed, and yards per target allowed. Through four weeks, data and trends are starting to surface. 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.
Week 5 Wide Receiver vs. Cornerback Matchups
Note: An asterisk* indicates WR 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.
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.