NFL DFS WR vs. CB Matchups to Monitor for Week 11 (Fantasy Football)
Integrating specific WR/CB matchups into your DFS process adds another layer of analysis into the mix. While this is only a piece of the puzzle, this tool allows you to better value ceiling-type plays for elite WRs who can run circles around their opponent.
I break up this WR/CB article into several 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 Roster Percentage Report to discern which WR would be best in cash and tournament lineup builds.
First of all, how do I not kick this article off with Justin Jefferson after his career day in Buffalo last week? Second of all, why is his salary $300 lower than Stefon Diggs on FanDuel? He’s a bona fide alpha with a league-high 117.8 receiving yards/game, 30% target share, and one of the most impressive catches in recent memory now under his belt. But should you hesitate to put him in your DFS lineup against a Dallas team with the fourth-best scoring defense this year? In a word, no.
The Cowboys’ secondary has been a sieve lately, allowing a league-high 11.1 fantasy points above expectation (PAE) over their last two games. Those games were against the Bears and Packers, who don’t have any wideouts anywhere nearly as talented as Jefferson. On an individual basis, Trevon Diggs may spend some extra time on Jefferson, as he’s shadowed opposing wideout 60% or more in three games this season. That would be fine, considering he’s allowing 15.9 yards/rec, and Jefferson averages 15.4 yards/rec. Diggs has also allowed the tenth most YAC to wideouts, while Jefferson trails only Cooper Kupp in YAC on the season. It could be another slate-breaking performance for JJets.