Exposed (WR/TE Matchups): Week 4

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 Boyd (CIN vs JAX):

Usually we try and avoid a 2nd receiver on a team that is starting a rookie quarterback, but Boyd has been the go-to guy in Cincinnati so far this season. Tee Higgins benefited with the touchdowns last week, but Boyd has been Joe Burrows’ number one target. Boyd gets a solid matchup against a Jacksonville team that is reeling and could add to his already impressive WR16 numbers. Coming off back to back 20-point games in PPR formats, Boyd is a solid play this week.

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