EXPOSED (WR/TE MATCHUPS) - WEEK 5

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 Adam Thielen (MIN vs SEA):

It has been a very rough year for the Seattle secondary to this point. They have not been able to stop anyone and that should continue again this week on Sunday Night Football against the Vikings. Thielen is by and far the best receiver in this matchup, but bonus points if you ran the waiver on Justin Jefferson before last week and can start him as well. Thielen is coming off an 8 catch, 114-yard, and a touchdown performance against Houston last week and has an even more favorable matchup this week. Thielen is a must start in all formats this week and a bonus if you have Jefferson as well. There will be fireworks on Sunday Night in what could be the highest scoring game of the week.

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