The best and worst fantasy WR matchups in Week 7 based on CBs
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 7 matchup upgrades
Alshon Jeffery and Cameron Meredith vs. Green Bay – Eddie Royal is out for Thursday night’s contest, so expect plenty of targets for Jeffery and Meredith. Both players have excellent matchups this week against the Packers’ secondary, with Meredith likely to see a lot of Damarious Randall and Jeffery slated to face Ladarius Gunter. Randall yields the second-most fantasy points per route among projected starting corners this week, and Gunter is coming off an ugly performance against the Cowboys where he gave up six catches on eight targets for 119 yards and two scores.
Jordy Nelson vs. Chicago – The matchup is just as good on the other side of this contest, as Nelson will see shadow coverage from Tracy Porter. The veteran corner has been up and down this season, and is coming off one of his worst games of the season. Against the Jags last week, Porter yielded 100 yards and the game-winning score. Nelson should have no problem getting the better of this matchup.