The best and worst fantasy WR matchups in Week 15 based on corners

Which corner a particular WR is facing can make a huge difference in fantasy production. Jeff Ratcliffe runs through the notables.

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The best and worst fantasy WR matchups in Week 15 based on corners


Remember when fantasy matchup analysis used to be “Team A gives up the most fantasy points to wide receivers”? Well, we’ve moved from analog to digital and now look at matchups on an individual level. Each week, I dig through the actually coverage tendencies for all 32 NFL teams and compile this information in the WR/CB Matchup Chart, which is released on Thursday mornings.

Remember, the chart only contains data from the present season. For those who would like to do historic research on coverage responsibilities, I suggest checking out the 2015 Coverage Data Chart. We also released a new feature this season, the Shadow Coverage Matrix, which breaks down every shadow coverage situation for every team throughout the season. Also, if you’re curious how tight ends perform on a per-route basis, check out our tight end route data chart.

Week 15 matchup upgrades

Jamison Crowder vs. Carolina – He’s been somewhat quiet over the last two weeks, but Crowder is worth a look in a fantastic matchup against Leonard Johnson. The Carolina slot corner has allowed 77 percent of his targets to be caught this season.

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Jarvis Landry vs. NY Jets – Matt Moore is likely to be under center for the Dolphins this week, which is a downgrade for the offense. However, Landry still deserves consideration due to his matchup. Buster Skrine will be on Landry if he’s able to get through the concussion protocol. He’s been the coverage equivalent of a wet paper towel in recent weeks, with opposing receivers catching 17 of the last 20 balls thrown into his coverage. If Skrine doesn’t play, Juston Burris will see more snaps.

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Jeff Ratcliffe is the Director of Fantasy at Pro Football Focus. He produces all of our projections and is 2016's second-most-accurate ranker in the fantasy industry. Jeff also is the host of our show on SiriusXM fantasy sports radio and is one of the main hosts of our Fantasy Slant podcast.

  • Achilles

    RB: Hyde, K Farrow
    WR: Evans, Alshon, AJ Green, Snead, Rishard Mathews
    WR/RB: Ty Montgomery.

    Which 2 RBs and 3 WRs shall I start in a 1 PPR league? Thank you!

    • Dr. Steve Brule

      I am starting Hyde and Farrow in some of my games today.
      I like Mathews, Evans, and Snead.
      Green is out and Alshon has Barkley as a quarterback.

  • MCHAWKING

    You say that Sanders has a matchup downgrade, yet you have him listed as your 9th highest WR this week in the PFF rankings. That makes it extremely difficult to make lineup decisions. Can you please clarify as I truly have no idea if I want him starting over Michael Thomas, Tate or Montgomery.