The best and worst fantasy WR matchups in Week 12 based on CBs
Fantasy football is all about the matchups, especially when it comes to wide receivers versus corner backs. 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.
Week 12 matchup upgrades
Julio Jones vs. Tampa Bay – It’s been a somewhat frustrating season for Jones owners, as the elite receiver has yet to put up a massive fantasy day. That could change this week with a plus matchup on tap against the Bucs. Jones will likely see plenty of Robert McClain, who is currently allowing a catch on 79 percent of his targets. Jones offers massive upside this week.
Doug Baldwin vs. San Francisco – Like he tends to do at this time of year, Baldwin is surging. He’s top-five among wide receivers in fantasy scoring since Week 7 and draws a fantastic matchup against the 49ers. Baldwin will see primary coverage from K’Waun Williams, who is allowing a catch on 78 percent of his targets this season. Baldwin is a strong cash game play in DFS.