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Fantasy Football: 5 WR/CB matchups to target and 5 WR/CB matchups to avoid in Week 15

Dec 7, 2020; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool (11) reacts after a first down against the Washington Football Team during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The 2020 NFL regular season is winding down right before our eyes. Week 15 has officially kicked off with the Thursday night slate, and Saturday games are now a mainstay on the regular schedule. It’s paramount we make the correct roster decisions with our fantasy football seasons likely in the semifinals and this being one of the final weeks to look for a big hit in DFS.

After getting a chance to analyze the Week 15 slate of games, I’ve compiled the list of the most and least desirable plays at the wide receiver position and the matchups to target against opposing cornerbacks.

5 WR/CB Matchups to Target

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin vs. Atlanta Falcons CB Isaiah Oliver

Godwin's season has been strange, but he’s still managed to produce despite the outlying circumstances that have attempted to hamper him (injuries, loaded offense, chemistry with new quarterback, etc). Over his past four games (Weeks 10-12, 14), Godwin ranks 19th among receivers in scoring and sports a decent 19% target share within the Buccaneers' offense.

There is plenty to be excited about, too, with his matchup against Oliver in Week 15. The Falcons’ secondary as a whole has fared quite poorly this season, and even though Oliver may be one of the better players in that unit, he’s still surrendered the 13th-most yards per coverage snap (1.71) among all cornerbacks with 15-plus targets this season.

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Chase Claypool vs. Cincinnati Bengals CB LeShaun Sims

The Steelers’ offense is never easy to predict with how many variables they present and how many quality players they have. Each week seemingly features a breakout from a different name. Still, Claypool has been a massive play threat for the Steelers, ranking seventh in receiving touchdowns (eight) and first in rushing touchdowns (two) among receivers this season.

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