Week 7 Wide Receiver Matchup Chart

Before setting your Week 7 fantasy lineup, be sure to find out who each of your wideouts will see in coverage.

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Week 7 Wide Receiver Matchup Chart


Sherman5Down 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. For example, Harry Douglas moved all over the field in Week 3 against Tampa Bay, but he ran most of his routes at RWR, which is injured Roddy White’s primary position. Douglas, in turn, only shows up at 12% at RWR. When White returns (likely next week), Douglas will be in the slot and the percentage will be much higher.

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 five-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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  • Dan

    This chart is awesome. A little scary, considering I have J Jones, M Floyd, Boldin and Cooks playing for me this week on worse-than-average match ups — but still awesome.

  • STICKERS ARE UGLY

    any you can make this sortable in the future?

  • Pauly DelVecchio

    new to this site.. where is the chart???

  • Ziggy19891

    This is awesome! Is this done on a weekly basis? If so where is it posted?

  • Jazzmoon

    This is one of the most remarkable new additions of PFF in 2014 season! I love to see it continue every week….. I played A Bolden last week Vs Rams based on the W6 Matchup chart and it was so profitable in both Standard and PPR formats.