WR/CB Matchups to Exploit: Week 12

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 Robby Anderson, (CAR vs MIN) vs Cameron Dantzler

Just when it looked like the Vikings were getting back on track in their secondary, they got exposed by a Dallas offense that has not been very good. They have allowed the 4th most fantasy points to opposing receivers and cannot agree on who to start. Dantzler should see a lot of Anderson this week with a combination of Kris Boyd and Chris Jones on D.J. Moore, and Jeff Gladney on Curtis Samuel. With Christian McCaffrey expected to miss another week and Teddy Bridgewater expected back to face his former team, this entire receiver group has the potential for a big game. Look for Anderson to lead the way and for Moore and Samuel to not be far behind.

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