We are looking ahead at Wild Card Round 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.
Titans @ Chiefs
|Wide Receiver||DraftKings||FanDuel||Cornerback||Matchup Grade|
|Rishard Matthews||$4,900||$5,500||Marcus Peters||D|
|Corey Davis||$3,600||$5,400||Darrelle Revis||C-|
|Tyreek Hill||$6,800||$7,700||Adoree' Jackson||B-|
There are not a ton of fantasy relevant options at wide receiver in this game, so starting with the Tennessee side, Rishard Matthews will draw Marcus Peters for most of this game. Peters allowed just 0.22 F/R this season, and allowed only a 56% catch rate. Peters has been fairly solid this season, but isn't someone to completely shy away from if you are building multiple lineups.
Darrelle Revis has covered 111 routes since being signed by Kansas City, allowing 0.20 F/R and just a 56% catch rate. In no way am I buying Revis being an elite corner back like the old days, and Corey Davis is worth a GPP flyer given he is targeted 20% of the time, and is dirt cheap on both sites.
Tyreek Hill is going to be lined up all over, so he won't run all of his routes against Adoree' Jackson. The rookie has played well down the stretch, and allowed just 0.29 F/R this season and a 59% catch rate. A lot of that came early on in the season. Hill's versatility in the offense overshadows the matchup here, so I am willing to fire up some Hill this weekend.