The best and worst fantasy WR matchups in Week 7 based on CBs

Who will get the best and worst of some individual matchups in Week 7? Jeff Ratcliffe has some ideas.

| 8 months ago
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The best and worst fantasy WR matchups in Week 7 based on CBs

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 7 matchup upgrades

Alshon Jeffery and Cameron Meredith vs. Green Bay – Eddie Royal is out for Thursday night’s contest, so expect plenty of targets for Jeffery and Meredith. Both players have excellent matchups this week against the Packers’ secondary, with Meredith likely to see a lot of Damarious Randall and Jeffery slated to face Ladarius Gunter. Randall yields the second-most fantasy points per route among projected starting corners this week, and Gunter is coming off an ugly performance against the Cowboys where he gave up six catches on eight targets for 119 yards and two scores.

Jordy Nelson vs. Chicago – The matchup is just as good on the other side of this contest, as Nelson will see shadow coverage from Tracy Porter. The veteran corner has been up and down this season, and is coming off one of his worst games of the season. Against the Jags last week, Porter yielded 100 yards and the game-winning score. Nelson should have no problem getting the better of this matchup.

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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.

  • Fuck Jeff ratcliffe

    You suck, terrible advice. First 3 recs were complete shit.

    • ronn214

      These guys are hit and miss. They’re guessing just like the rest of us. Sometimes they hit, other times they don’t. I read several different guys not to take what they say as the gospel, but maybe, just maybe they mention something relevant that I didn’t know. It works from time to time but the Chgo-GB advice was terrible. Montgomery came out of nowhere, but I did have Cobb and Rodgers.

      • MrEJplays

        Montgomery did the same thing in week 6. He was a lock in week 7 because of volume.

      • Kevin

        Ty Mont came out of nowhere, for anyone living under a rock week 6 or who doesn’t understand football very well. OP was right, these guys suck. Thur WR plays are the kinds of picks kids make.

    • MrEJplays

      its terrible that they couldnt predict Hoyers injury!

    • Tim Darragh

      I dont think anything in this entire article verified. Maybe Jordan Matthews but he sucks anyway. Otherwise I think it was an epic fail.

    • Marcel

      It seems PFF just turned into ESPN just spouting off by the numbers what matchups sound or look good on paper. I paid $140 for stats I could have found for free. Also hilarious how some of their articles contradict each other, hmm no one on same page just want to spew out articles that sound good. I’ve got excel and data I can pull from elsewhere so I will not be paying for this next year.

  • AJ

    0-3 to start the week. Ouch

    • tecmolou

      people think so “results based”. did you even watch the game. My god chi qb got hurt. The article is for good matchups vs corner backs. Its up to you determine which ones hit. Sometimes you make you good play and it does not work out. stop thinking so results based. Montgermy did not come out nowhere. He did same thing in dal-gb game. If you watched the gb-dallas he cleary was lineing up as rb and running and catching passes out of the backfield.

  • Marcel

    Tools are a joke, the only thing worth a damn is the wr/cb chart but half the time uts not updated.

  • Marcel

    Why is it that when some of these sights that had the user in mind end up going mainstream like ESPN used to be it ends up being more about making money than providing quality content.