The best and worst fantasy WR matchups in Week 10 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 10 matchup upgrades
Alshon Jeffery vs. Tampa Bay – Who would have thought that we’d actually be happy to have Jay Cutler back under center for the Bears? But Smokin’ Jay’s return is actually a good thing for Jeffery, as Cutler tends to pepper Jeffery with targets. The veteran receiver will also get the benefit of facing rookie corner Vernon Hargreaves this week. Hargreaves has really struggled over the last two weeks, allowing 19 catches on a massive 27 targets for 298 yards and a score. Jeffery is set up for a big week.
Kelvin Benjamin vs. Kansas City – Trumaine Johnson ended up getting back on the field last week, which put a damper on Benjamin’s fantasy output. But owners should go back to the well with Benjamin, as he gets a buttery matchup against Phillip Gaines. The Chiefs do not shadow, so Benjamin will only see Marcus Peters when he’s lined up wide right. He’s run 50 percent of his routes from the left this season, which means he’ll see the most of Gaines. Last week, Gaines gave up six catches for 84 yards on 12 targets. Upgrade Benjamin this week.