WR vs. CB Matchups to Monitor for Week 15 (Fantasy Football)

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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.

Alpha WRs

Ja’Marr Chase

You won’t find a receiver more alpha than Chase lately. He’s seen a 29% target share on the season, which climbed to 47% last week after the early departures of Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd. He could easily be the WR1 on the season if he hadn’t missed four games in the middle of the season with a hip injury. He’s running a league-high 41.1 routes and seeing a league-high 11.1 red zone snaps per game.

This week he takes on a Tampa Bay secondary that has been ravaged by injuries. Starters Sean Murphy-Bunting, Antoine Winfiled Jr., and Mike Edwards haven’t played since Week 12. They’ve gotten in limited practices this week, but starting corner Jemel Dean has not. This leaves Carlton Davis as Tampa’s only fully healthy defensive back, and he’s allowing 13.1 yards/rec this season. That’s the sixth-highest among corners with at least 400 coverage snaps. Rookie Zyon McCollum, who’s allowed a QB rating of 121.7 on just 19 targets this season, could also be called into action again.

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