We are looking ahead at Week 12 to find the elite matchups for wide receivers against corners. Using Pro Football Focus's ratings as a base, we are able to get an advanced look at what matchups we can take advantage of. Defense against opposing WR's is grabbed from FootballOutsiders. They matchups are broken down into the top tier matchups, middle tier matchups, and matchups to possibly fade. Now the opposing cornerback may not always be on the highlighted receiver, but this is a look at who the highlighted receiver will likely see most of the game. Not every number one cornerback covers the opposing team's wide receiver. They usually stay on their side of the field, and on occasion can shadow a number one. I will continue to edit it during the week, if there is given news of a switch in matchups. Blown coverage equals great matchups, zone coverages suggest they are toss-ups, and lockdown coverage is pretty self explanatory. Premium access grants you the full article.
|Wide Receiver||DraftKings||FanDuel||Cornerback||Matchup Grade|
|Cooper Kupp||$5,000||$5,400||De'Vante Harris||B+|
|Jarvis Landry||$6,800||$7,100||Eric Rowe||B|
|Demaryius Thomas / Emmanuel Sanders||$5,700 / $5,200||$6,800 / $6,300||Dexter McDonald / Sean Smith||B|
Cooper Kupp is in a good spot against a hindered New Orleans secondary right now, who are missing a key corner. We saw Washington take advantage of it, and Los Angeles can do the same thing at home. De'Vante Harris will fill in, only covering 79 routes this season, but has allowed 0.63 F/R in that span. It is a small sample size, but worth noting with Robert Woods out for a few weeks. Jarvis Landry isn't someone I am looking at a ton this week, but will see some Eric Rowe, who is allowing 0.41 F/R. Landry is at higher price tags due to the three game touchdown streak.
Demaryius Thomas is in a bad QB situation, but is in a good matchup this week against Dexter McDonald, who has allowed a 78% catch rate and 0.38 F/R. Both him and Emmanuel Sanders are in play this week for tournaments, as Sanders will see Sean Smith. With Paxton Lynch under center, this downgrades the overall situation, but ownership will be down because of these reasons.