Week 13 Wide Receiver Matchup Chart

Before setting your Week 13 fantasy lineup, be sure to find out who each of your wideouts will see in coverage.

| 2 years ago
Jeremy-Maclin

Week 13 Wide Receiver Matchup Chart


JimmySmithDown 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.

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  • Shad Kham

    If Trufant spends 16% lined up at RCB and McClain 20% at LCB, surely they spend more snaps at the opposite end and should be switched on this chart? Especially with Josh Wilson at 94% in the slot. Just a DFS guy here confirming and still hoping for John Brown to be matched up mostly with McClain, not Trufant this Sunday.

  • derek

    I think the percentages need to be explained more, as well as why a particular receiver is next to a particular CB

  • Mike Clay

    Fellas – The percentages will seem weird sometimes if there’s a defensive shift/injury, which is noted in the intro. I put the players on the sides based on recent data/news/etc.