The best and worst WR fantasy situations in Week 2 based on CB matchups
Matchups are everything in football, especially at the wide receiver position. Take last week for example. The Saints receivers took advantage of a strong matchup against a struggling Raiders secondary, and went off. Willie Snead and Brandin Cooks combined for 315 yards and three scores on the day.
While Week 1 can be tough to predict, we did get valuable information on how teams will be deploying their receivers and their cornerbacks this season. You can find all of this information organized in the WR/CB Matchup Chart. Last week, we included 2015 data, but the chart will only contain 2016 data going forward. If you’re interested in doing historic coverage research, we have you covered in the 2015 Coverage Data Chart.
Week 2 matchup upgrades
Odell Beckham Jr. vs. New Orleans: The matchups don’t get much better than this one. Beckham goes up against a Saints secondary that just lost its best corner, Delvin Breaux, to a broken leg. That leaves the combination of Ken Crawley, DeVante Harris and P.J. Williams to cover the Giants receivers. So two rookies (Crawley and Harris) and a second-year man (Williams) will have to face one of the league’s most dynamic playmakers and a potent Giants offense. Crawley especially struggled in relief of Breaux last week, yielding six catches on seven targets for 64 yards and a score. Look for the Eli Manning to go after this secondary early and often. In a potentially high-scoring game, Beckham is arguably this week’s top wide receiver play.