We are looking ahead at Week 14 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|
|Cordarrelle Patterson||$3,800||$4,500||Terrance Mitchell||B-|
|Marquise Goodwin||$5,100||$5,700||Kevin Johnson||B+|
|DeSean Jackson||$4,400||$6,500||Nevin Laweson||B|
It looks like Amari Cooper is going to be out again this week, putting Seth Roberts and Cordarrelle Patterson in play. Both Steven Nelson and Terrance Mitchell have nearly identical numbers, which are not good. They are each allowing 0.43 F/R this season. If you want to throw a GPP dart at either, it isn't a bad move.
Marquise Goodwin caught all eight targets last week, and I have confidence in him with Jimmy G. under center. Kevin Johnson has allowed 0.43 F/R this season, and has allowed a 72% catch rate. Houston's secondary is very targetable. While Mike Evans has a tougher task at hand, DeSean Jackson will see Nevin Lawson, who has allowed 0.34 F/R this season. With Winston back under center, these guys are in a better ceiling spot.