WR/CB Matchups to Exploit: Week 11

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 (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.

Favorable Matchup:

WR Tyler Lockett, (ARZ vs SEA) vs Dre Kirkpatrick

We all saw what happened in week 7 when Lockett squared off against Kirkpatrick. He pulled in 15 of 20 targets for 200 yards and 3 touchdowns. Lockett even got the better of Patrick Peterson on a long touchdown as Seattle tried to mix things up and take the shadow coverage off DK Metcalf. Lockett is not going to come close to those numbers again this week, but he is still in line for a very solid day. If there is anyone to pick on in the Arizona secondary it is Kirkpatrick. Look for Lockett to be targeted early and often again this week and make up for the less than stellar production he has had in recent weeks.

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