Wide Receiver vs. Cornerback Matchup Analysis: Conference Championships
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 the Conference Championships: target rates, cornerback yards per target and reception, catch rate allowed and yards per target allowed. The most important column is the last one (+/-), which indicates whether the matchup is an upgrade or downgrade for the receiver (N indicates a neutral matchup).
After the chart, I also provide key notes such as veteran receivers who will square off against rookies, how a wide receiver matchup might affect the team's tight end, etc. It's the conference championships and a two-game slate, so there will be a lot of overlap on lineups and anything can happen. As always, this chart will be updated to reflect breaking news.
Conference Championship Round Wide Receiver vs. Cornerback Matchups
Note: An asterisk (*) indicates WR or CB plays outside in two-wide sets. Outside of shadow situations, LWRs and RWRs generally match up with both outside cornerbacks over the course of a game, as almost every wide receiver 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. YPT = yards per target allowed. FP/T = PPR fantasy points per target allowed.