NFL DFS WR vs. CB Matchups to Exploit in Week 8 (Fantasy Football)
There’s never a better time to integrate specific WR/CB matchups into your DFS process. While this 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.
I want to shoutout from the rooftops how big of a smash play Stefon Diggs is this week. He’s an elite play on FanDuel and his salary on DraftKings is going to drop his roster percentage. But matchup-wise, throw out Xavien Howard and Byron Jones fear. As Matt DiSorbo detailed over the summer in Making the Most of Matchups, elite WRs are immune from tough matchups. Diggs’ opportunity and production haven’t quite matched up so far As I mentioned on Friday’s podcast, he absolutely torches man coverage:
The Dolphins run more man coverage than anyone. The #Bills targets versus man coverage: Stefon Diggs (24), Emmanuel Sanders (9), Dawson Knox (7), Cole Beasley (3), everyone else (4).
That's a 51% target share for Diggs. Last year's was 34%, too.
— Hayden Winks (@HaydenWinks) October 27, 2021
Luckily, the Dolphins have allowed the most 20+ yard pass plays as well. For Josh Allen + Diggs stacks to truly hit, you need close to 70 combined points at a minimum in a GPP.