Wide Receiver Matchup Chart - Wild Card Playoffs
Down below is a chart that matches up wide receivers with cornerbacks. Quite often, we see many casual football fans simply assume that elite cornerbacks follow the opposing team’s No. 1 wide receiver around the field. That almost never happens. The below chart will help you determine which cornerbacks your top receivers will see in coverage each week. As you’ll see, it’s not always cut and dry, but we hope this information will allow you to make the best lineup decisions each week.
Understanding the chart:
The chart is split into three “zones”. The first is Left Wide Receiver (LWR) vs. Right Cornerback (RCB). The second is the exact opposite. The third matches up primary slot recievers with primary slot defenders. The percentage shown is how often the player has lined up in that position so far this season. In some cases, the number is very high and telling. In others, it’s low and predictable. Other times it’s low because of injury/depth chart movement.
Next to each defender, you’ll see three additional columns.
One is ‘T/G’, which refers to targets faced-per-game.
The second is ‘Cov’, which refers to the coverage grade given to each defender by our fine analysts at PFF. Most don’t know what qualifies as a good or bad coverage grade, which is why it’s on a 0-to-100 scale. 100 is bad and means its a great (A+) matchup for the receiver. Zero means good coverage and is thus bad news (F) for the receiver. 50 is, of course, an average matchup.
The third column is ‘FP’, which identifies how each defender has fared in terms of fantasy points (ppr) per target so far this season.Only defenders who have seen 20-plus targets this season are graded. This is also on a 1-to-100 scale.
Most of us fantasy-football gamers are well aware of which wide receivers are elite, but we aren’t quite as familiar with many cornerbacks. These columns help solve that issue.
|OFF||DEF||Left WR||%||Right CB||%||T/G||Cov||FP|
|ARZ||CAR||John Brown||33%||Bené Benwikere||34%||5.3||44||20|
|CAR||ARZ||Kelvin Benjamin||58%||Patrick Peterson||16%||5.9||69||60|
|BLT||PIT||Torrey Smith||48%||William Gay||87%||6.6||55||54|
|PIT||BLT||Antonio Brown||45%||Rashaan Melvin||94%||5.0||58||–|
|CIN||IND||Brandon Tate||45%||Vontae Davis||96%||4.7||24||6|
|IND||CIN||Donte Moncrief||35%||Adam Jones||97%||5.0||57||32|
|DAL||DET||Dez Bryant||45%||Rashean Mathis||99%||5.6||41||33|
|DET||DAL||Calvin Johnson||43%||Sterling Moore||68%||4.6||50||32|
|OFF||DEF||Right WR||%||Left CB||%||T/G||Cov||FP|
|ARZ||CAR||Michael Floyd||44%||Josh Norman||54%||4.5||48||10|
|CAR||ARZ||Philly Brown||59%||Antonio Cromartie||14%||5.1||60||44|
|BLT||PIT||Steve L. Smith||47%||Antwon Blake||86%||4.7||58||68|
|PIT||BLT||Martavis Bryant||44%||Lardarius Webb||76%||5.5||71||46|
|CIN||IND||Greg Little||42%||Greg Toler||85%||6.6||95||61|
|IND||CIN||T.Y. Hilton||37%||Terence Newman||98%||7.2||71||29|
|DAL||DET||Terrance Williams||50%||Darius Slay||99%||6.4||51||34|
|DET||DAL||Jeremy Ross||39%||Brandon Carr||88%||5.3||81||70|
|OFF||DEF||Slot WR||%||Slot CB||%||T/G||Cov||FP|
|ARZ||CAR||Larry Fitzgerald||61%||Colin Jones||100%||2.8||75||55|
|CAR||ARZ||Jerricho Cotchery||71%||Jerraud Powers||89%||5.3||50||43|
|BLT||PIT||Marlon Brown||72%||Brice McCain||70%||3.9||65||43|
|PIT||BLT||Markus Wheaton||25%||Anthony Levine||31%||3.5||71||74|
|CIN||IND||Mohamed Sanu||60%||Darius Butler||89%||3.8||68||49|
|IND||CIN||Reggie Wayne||62%||Leon Hall||63%||4.9||61||61|
|DAL||DET||Cole Beasley||91%||Don Carey||100%||1.2||58||–|
|DET||DAL||Golden Tate||60%||Orlando Scandrick||66%||4.9||40||36|
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