DFS WR vs. CB Matchups to Monitor for WildCard Weekend
All year long I’ve highlighted WR/CB matchups to give an extra boost of confidence in your selections for DFS lineups. In the playoffs, our pool of potential players obviously is reduced and the matchups become that much more nuanced. While this is only a piece of the puzzle, this process allows you to better value ceiling-type plays for elite WRs and who can run circles around their opponent.
The goal is to go from the top-tier stars to move down to bargain WRs with excellent matchups. As always, make sure you use the tools found in the DFS Pass such as the Value Comparison and Buzz Report to discern which WR would be best in cash and tournament lineup builds.
Stefon Diggs vs. Indianapolis CBs*
Exposure: Cash Lock on Both Sites
WR salaries are a bit soft this week. Diggs is the obvious WR1 after leading the league in receptions and averaging 97 yards per game. But at $7,700 on DraftKings, he’s cost-effective for lineups. This is the cheapest he’s been since Week 14. *Diggs moves all over the field (Left-30% Slot-32% Right-37%) so it’s hard to peg a true CB matchup for him since Indianapolis doesn’t shadow. Regardless, he’s unguardable and this Colts defense has allowed the 2nd most WR fantasy points over the last month. Lock him in.