The best and worst fantasy WR matchups in Week 13 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 13 matchup upgrades
Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu vs. Kansas City – Jones owners may have a slightly bad taste in their mouths after last week’s lackluster performance. But he’s poised to bounce back in a big way against a Chiefs secondary that gave up over 300 yards and three scores to the Broncos wideouts last week. Jones will see his share of Marcus Peters, but projects to see more of Steven Nelson, who was targeted 12 times and gave up 114 yards on seven catches in his last game. Fantasy owners should also look to get Sanu in their lineups. Chiefs slot corner Phillip Gaines gives up the third-most fantasy points per route run among this week’s starting corners.
Stefon Diggs vs. Dallas – After missing last week, Diggs got back to full practice on Wednesday and appears to be on track to play Thursday. It’s a good time to return, as he gets a strong matchup against Orlando Scandrick. The veteran corner has seen at least six targets throw into his coverage in each of the last four games and is allowing 78.4 percent of his targets to be caught. Diggs gets right back on track this week.