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Fantasy Football: 5 WR/CB matchups to target and 5 to avoid in Week 10

Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) pulls in a first down catch during the fourth quarter at SoFI Stadium Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021 in Inglewood, Calif. Titans Rams 112

Week 10 of the fantasy football wide receiver-cornerback matchups to target and avoid highlights sure-fire WR1 weeks from Diontae Johnson and Michael Pittman Jr.

Utilize PFF’s WR and CB matchup chart and in-depth coverage data to help set the best lineups for Week 10 and the rest of the season.

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5 WR/CB Matchups to Target

Tennessee Titans WR A.J. Brown vs. New Orleans Saints CB Paulson Adebo

Brown’s WR1 season is back. The superstar receiver has now scored double-digit fantasy points in three of his past four contests, with his lone quiet performance coming against a great Los Angeles Rams secondary last week.

There’s good news on the horizon in the form of Brown’s matchup against Adebo and the Saints. The rookie corner ranks 11th in passing yards allowed and is tied for third in receiving touchdowns allowed among all cornerbacks with 10-plus targets.

Adebo isn’t the lone weak spot. The Saints have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing receivers this season.

New Orleans Saints secondary vs. opposing receivers | 2021
Category Fantasy points allowed (Rank)
Week 1 29.5 (5th)
Week 2 46.8 (28th)
Week 3 43.7 (25th)
Week 4 48.2 (26th)
Week 5 32.6 (14th)
Week 7 29.5 (11th)
Week 8 68.4 (30th)
Week 9 36.4 (25th)
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Diontae Johnson vs. Detroit Lions CB Amani Oruwariye

Johnson leads the Steelers with a 24.3% target share, and his 70 targets rank 10th among receivers despite Johnson playing in just seven games. His already-high target share is trending even higher now that teammate Chase Claypool is sidelined with a toe injury.

The Toledo product’s matchup against the Lions is an interesting one. Detroit ranks around the league average in yards allowed to receivers. Still, they rank dead last in passing yards per attempt and explosive pass percentage allowed to the position. Not to mention, the Lions are also PFF’s 32nd-graded defense. A big-play receiver like Johnson has a top-five ceiling in a matchup of this caliber.

Las Vegas Raiders WR Hunter Renfrow vs. Kansas City Chiefs CB L’Jarius Sneed

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