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.
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.