WR vs. CB Matchups to Monitor for Week 13 (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.
I’ve brought it up in this article series several times this season, but this is a good week to remember that true alphas don’t need to be faded. Justin Jefferson and Tyreek Hill both have suboptimal matchups on paper, but there’s no need to completely fade them in DFS. Even Ja’Marr Chase, coming off a multi-week injury, is worthy of consideration in GPPs. They won’t be written up in this article, but don’t be afraid to mix them in if you’re playing multiple tournament lineups.
Let’s start with the elephant in the DFS lobby. Why is Adams’s salary so low on FanDuel? He’s averaged 13.8 targets/game and caught five touchdowns over the past four weeks. Even as the third-most expensive wideout on DraftKings, he has an extremely safe floor and tournament-winning upside.
In his Week 1 debut with Las Vegas, Adams put up 141 receiving yards and a touchdown on 17 targets. Asante Samuel Jr. was guarding Adams on 11 of those targets, which turned into 94 yards and the touchdown. There’s no reason to believe Adams can’t have a repeat performance in his second matchup with the Bolts in Week 13.