Fade Brandon Marshall against Indianapolis

Mike Clay breaks down this week's top wide receivers/cornerback matchups.

| 1 year ago
(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Fade Brandon Marshall against Indianapolis


Before you set your DFS lineup this week, be sure to study our Wide Receiver vs. Cornerback matchup tool.

Down below is an examination of a few of the key one-on-one matchups that jump out on this week’s chart.

More information on weekly WR vs. CB matchups can be found in this week’s Shadow Report.

Alshon Jeffery vs. Patrick Peterson

Patrick Peterson shadowed on a majority of Brandin Cooks’ snaps last week and is a good bet to follow Chicago’s top wideout this week. Of course, Jeffery is dealing with a hamstring issue and is questionable for the game. If he sits, Eddie Royal becomes Jay Cutler’s top target and would likely avoid shadow coverage. Peterson rarely covers the slot, which is where Eddie Royal lined up on 80 percent on his 35 Week 1 routes. Tyrann Mathieu is more than capable of keeping Royal in check in the slot. Cooks didn’t have much success against Peterson last week (four targets, one catch, 30 yards), but Peterson was pedestrian, at best, in coverage last season. If Jeffery plays, shadow coverage from Peterson doesn’t move the needle.

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