NFL DFS WR vs. CB Matchups to Monitor for Week 2 (Fantasy Football)

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Integrating specific WR/CB matchups into your DFS process is another layer of analysis. 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 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.

Alpha WRs

It was a smash opening week for the WR/CB article with all three players highlighted (A.J. Brown, Michael Pittman Jr., Tyreek Hill) going bananas from a target share perspective.

We’ve been over the moon about Davante Adams all week long so there isn’t much more we need to say about a player that saw a nearly 50(!) percent target share in Week 1. While expecting that type of volume again might be ridiculous, the Cardinals’ secondary needs to come front and center right now before they are torched this weekend. They allowed the highest pass success rate and highest expected points per pass attempt in Week 1 and now they get to deal with a true alpha. Adams lined up all over the field (LWR-39%/SWR-29%/RWR-32%) in Week 1 and it doesn’t really matter who the Cardinals throw at him. Byron Murphy Jr. is an eternal tease in the slot, Marco Wilson is a penalty waiting to happen. Safety Jalen Thompson is a classic former UDFA try-hard who posted an abysmal 38.4 coverage grade last week. It doesn’t matter if he’s double-teamed, Adams is schemed in the slot so well that he’s unstoppable near the red-zone.

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