This article attempts to highlight some of the best and worst matchups for wide receivers and tight ends each week. Using player tracking data from various sources (NFL.com, Pro Football Focus, ESPN, etc.) as well as reviews of recent trends, I look for situations to exploit or avoid when setting your weekly lineups. Given that this article is intended to help across all sites (both DFS and season-long), variations in pricing and scoring systems are not taken into account so obviously, the values could shift depending on where you are playing. The main intent of this article is simply to call out some players who could be significantly helped or hurt by their situations each week.
WR Emmanuel Sanders (SF vs SEA):
It has been like Sanders was born again since leaving the Broncos for the 49ers a few weeks ago. His overall numbers have not been that great, but since coming over to San Francisco he has caught 11 of 14 targets for 137 yards and 2 touchdowns. Sanders also has a solid matchup against a Seattle team that struggled heavily against Mike Evans and the Buccaneers last week. Sanders has become the top receiving option in this offense and should be started with confidence this week.