Exposed (WR/TE Matchups): Week 1

Breaks down some of the best and worst WR/TE matchups 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:

Kenny Golladay WR: Lions vs Bears

There is a lot of history between these 2 teams and Golladay produced in a big way against them last season. In their first game he had a very respectable 57 yards and a touchdown, but then torched them on Thanksgiving to the tune of 4 catches for 158 yards and a touchdown. That Thanksgiving game came with David Blough at quarterback. This is a must start spot for Golladay and a Lions offense looking to make some noise this season.

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