Exposed (WR/TE Matchups): Week 12

Breaks down some of the best and worst WR/TE matchups this week from a defensive perspective.

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 (, 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.

Favorable Matchup:

WR Calvin Ridley (ATL vs TB):

It has been a very up and down season for Ridley so far this year, but he finally broke out last week with a big game against Carolina. He caught all 8 of his targets for 143 yards and a touchdown and suddenly the Falcons are playing like they should have all season. He is also walking into one of the best matchups of the week against Tampa Bay who has allowed 12 touchdowns and the third most points to receivers lined up out wide. Ridley will always have Julio Jones to contend with in the Atlanta offense, but that also gives him a lot of 1 on 1 opportunities. Look for Ridley to put up elite numbers again this week.

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