NFL DFS WR vs CB Matchups to Exploit in Week 3 (Fantasy Football)
While WR/DB matchups is only a piece of the puzzle, this tool allows you to better value ceiling-type plays for elite WRs and who can run circles around their opponent.
I break up this WR/CB article into a couple of categories: Alpha WRs, Slot Mavens, Discount Target Specials, and Full-On Fades. 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.
DeAndre Hopkins @ JAC- $8,200
You know he’s great but things have been nearly flawless for the Nuk-Murray connection this year. Kyler’s passer rating when targeting Hopkins this year: 158.1. Perfection is 158.3 people. Former top-10 pick C.J. Henderson has allowed a 150.0 passer rating so far this year. I sense a theme at play. What matters most is the game environment and if Hopkins can see enough targets to justify his price tag. Last week he caught a TD but Kyler spread the ball around to other options in the offense that he didn’t return value in GPPs. Luckily Jacksonville ranks 30th in pass DVOA as well as #1 in seconds per play and 4th in neutral game scripts. You’re hoping for a back-and-forth affair.
D.K. Metcalf ($7,300) & Tyler Lockett ($7,400) @ MIN
This is the week. I think. Betz and I have been touting DK Metcalf each week (especially on FanDuel) where his salary still remains laughable. Both Seattle WRs are great plays and stacking them with Russell Wilson still feels not as popular as it should be given their weekly upside. The Vikings are a generous pass defense allowing the highest completion percentage (78%) in the NFL. They’ve given up some big games so far (Rondale Moore– 7/114/1, Ja’Marr Chase– 5/101/1, Tee Higgins– 4/58/1, DeAndre Hopkins– 4/54/1, A.J. Green– 3/44/1) and both WRs are sporting a 30 percent target share. Patrick Peterson could match the physicality of DK… maybe five years ago. He’s a past-his-prime corner who has allowed a perfect passer rating thus far. Breeshad Breeland might be the worst cover corner in the league through two weeks allowing three TD receptions and missing four tackles already. He has the task of following Tyler Lockett. Good luck.