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Fantasy Football: 5 WR/CB matchups to target and 5 WR/CB matchups to avoid in Week 2

With Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season in the books, we now have concrete numbers and evidence to better project which wide receiver and cornerback matchups to target moving forward. Not many teams use cornerbacks in shadowing roles, which is why it’s fair to expect receivers to see coverage from numerous players. However, their primary defender will be listed in the matchups below.

Here are five intriguing WR/CB matchups to target and five you’ll want to avoid in Week 2.

5 WR/CB Matchups to Target

Baltimore Ravens WR Marquise Brown vs. Houston Texans CB Bradley Roby

Hollywood Brown ranked only 26th among receivers in fantasy points in Week 1, but he ranked ninth in average depth of target (18.83 yards), led all receivers with one catch of 40-plus yards and had a solid workload that included six targets — five of which were pulled in for 101 receiving yards.

This week, Brown will oppose Roby, who is likely to operate in a shadow role for the majority of the contest. Luckily for Brown, Roby did not rank all that well in Week 1, as he allowed the 20th-most fantasy points per route among all cornerbacks on PFF’s WR/CB matchup chart. Entering Week 2, Brown holds the third-largest advantage (47%) in such matchups.

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