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Fantasy Football: 5 WR/CB matchups to target and 5 to avoid in Week 14

New York Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore (8) makes a catch in the second half. The Eagles defeat the Jets, 33-18, at MetLife Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021, in East Rutherford. Nyj Vs Phi

Week 14 of the fantasy football wide receiver-cornerback matchups to target and avoid again features New York Jets' superstar rookie Elijah Moore, who’s taken a leap into matchup-proof fantasy football upside.

Utilize PFF’s WR/CB matchup chart and in-depth coverage data to help set the best lineups for Week 14 and the rest of the season.

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5 WR/CB Matchups to Target

WR Cole Beasley, Buffalo Bills vs. CB Sean Murphy-Bunting, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

We start this list with a player who is coming off a one-catch and 11-yard performance. Beasley may not seem like a good play, considering he has failed to reach double-digit fantasy points since Week 9. In fact, he's hit that mark just three times since Week 4.

Still, his matchup is too good to avoid, as Murphy-Bunting has been the weak link in Tampa’s secondary since returning from injury.

According to PFF’s WR/CB matchup chart, Murphy-bunting is targeted more than any other corner, but he has also given up the third-most fantasy points per route and second-most receiving yards per coverage snap. Josh Allen has a pristine matchup he can take advantage of in the slot, and Beasley has a much higher ceiling than usual because of it.

PFF’s WR/CB Matchup Chart is a fantasy football tool you can use to help set the best lineups. You can toggle between showing the Matchup Advantage column against all projected coverage, or the individual defenders.
WR Elijah Moore, New York Jets vs. CB Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans Saints

There’s nothing left to question with Moore — he’s arrived, and he’s here to stay. Just three wide receivers have scored more fantasy points since Week 7. His WR4 ranking is proof of how well he’s played, and he’s dealt with a carousel of three different quarterbacks throughout that span.

It doesn’t matter who’s back there anymore, as Moore is proving he’s nearing matchup-proof and quarterback-proof type of talent, similar to DeAndre Hopkins of years past.

Moore’s matchup against Lattimore is tremendous. The Saints are a good defense overall, but the corner has given up a stunning 738 yards and seven touchdowns in coverage, both of which are the second-most at the position. He has been susceptible on 20-plus yard passes, with no cornerback giving up more yards or touchdowns on passes traveling that distance this season.

WR Terry McLaurin, Washington Football Team vs. CB Trevon Diggs, Dallas Cowboys

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