NFL DFS WR vs. CB Matchups to Monitor for Week 4 (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

Stefon Diggs is the most expensive salary on both DK and FD this week, and he’s absolutely worth the price. The Ravens secondary has allowed 842 receiving yards to wide receivers this season, by far the most by any team. For reference, the Miami Dolphins have given up the second-most receiving yards to all positions this season (behind Baltimore) at 893. 

Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters are solid enough corners, each earning strong PFF coverage grades of 72 or better, but they by no means are a threat to lock down Diggs. Then it gets ugly behind them. With Kyle Fuller out for the season, Damarion Williams and rookie Jalyn Armor-Davis have been manning the slot for Baltimore. They’ve combined to allow 263 yards and three touchdowns on 25 targets. This might sound like an advantage for Isaiah McKenzie, which isn’t untrue, but Diggs has lined up in the slot 31% of the time this season, including a season-high 44% last week. Getting him matched up on either of these slot corners is the mismatch offensive coordinators and quarterback dream of.

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