The best and worst fantasy WR matchups in Week 11 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 11 matchup upgrades
Mike Evans vs. Kansas City – Last week was pretty ugly for Evans owners, as he managed just four catches on four targets in a dream matchup against the Bears. Don’t let that performance leave a bad taste in your mouth, as it was partially due to a game script that saw the Bucs get out to a healthy lead early on. Evans remains an elite play this week against the Chiefs. While he will see some Marcus Peters, a majority of his routes will likely be in Phillip Gaines’ coverage. Gaines is dealing with a neck injury, but got limited work in at practice on Wednesday and is trending toward playing. This is a huge advantage for Evans.
Golden Tate vs. Jacksonville – A disappointment in the early part of the season, Tate has really turned it on with 42 targets over his last four games. Fantasy owners will want to start him with confidence against the Jags this week. He’s likely to see a shadow from Jalen Ramsey, which is actually a good thing. Ramsey has struggled for much of his rookie campaign and is coming off a Week 10 performance where he saw 11 targets thrown into his coverage.