WR/CB Matchups to Exploit: Week 9

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 Stefon Diggs, BUF vs SEA (Quinton Dunbar)

The Seattle secondary continues to struggle this year and all receivers for Buffalo should have a good game. The Seahawks’ secondary has allowed the most fantasy points to outside receivers this season on both sides and Diggs and John Brown have great matchups. Shaquill Griffin has allowed the most points despite being out with an injury and Tre Flowers has not done much better while filling in. Ugo Amadi will be tasked with covering Cole Beasley in the slot and all 3 of the main receivers from Buffalo have a great matchup this week. This offense started red hot at the beginning of the season before trailing off, but this should be the game to help get them back on track.

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