WR vs. CB Matchups to Monitor for Week 14 (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.
Jefferson had his worst outing of the year last time he faced Detroit, largely thanks to tight coverage by Jeff Okudah, so it’s natural to want to fade him in the rematch. He shadowed Jefferson 85% of the time in their first meeting, significantly higher than his season average of 50%. That being said, I’m willing to take my chances on the player with the second-most receiving yards in the NFL.
Okudah is far from bulletproof. The week after shutting down Jefferson, he gave up 33 yards to DK Metcalf. In Week 9, he allowed 112 yards and a touchdown to Allen Lazard. Jefferson will also occasionally slide into the slot, where Okudah has only played 19 snaps all season. From there he’s more likely to see Will Harris in coverage, who is allowing a QB rating of 115.4 in slot coverage. It will be interesting to see where Jefferson falls in the roster percentage report. If the Okudah shutdown narrative takes hold, Jefferson can offer massive leverage in what projects to be the best game environment on the slate.