WR/CB Matchups to Exploit: Week 17

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 Justin Jefferson (MIN vs DET), vs Amani Oruwariye

Jefferson has a chance to make a defining statement on the Rookie of the Year voting in the final week of the NFL season. Detroit was just shredded by Tampa Bay last week to the tune of 342 yards and 4 touchdowns to Buccaneer receivers. Jefferson has an outside chance of chasing down more rookie receiving records this week and cementing his place in history. Oruwariye was burned by Chris Godwin, Mike Evans, and Antonio Brown on multiple occasions and it will not be any easier this week with Adam Thielen on the other side. Neither team has anything but pride to play for this week in regard to playoff picture, but Jefferson is playing for history.

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