One of the most important battles in any football game is the one between the wide receivers and cornerbacks, which is crucial for both NFL and fantasy football success. A cornerback's coverage ability can easily dictate the wide receiver's production, and that is precisely why fantasy managers need to target favorable situations and avoid the matchups where receivers will inevitably come up short.
Listed below are the five best matchups to target and avoid for fantasy football in Week 3. The information was sourced from PFF's brand-new WR/CB Matchup Chart, which projects the number of snaps each receiver will play against specific defenders and grades the matchup on a 0-100 scale.
5 WR/CB Matchups to Target
WR Julio Jones, Tennessee Titans vs. CB T.J. Carrie, Indianapolis Colts
It hasn’t been the easiest transition for Julio — we all know he’s far more talented than his current WR39 ranking — but his fantasy point total isn’t exactly indicative of his play because he lost a clear touchdown last week due to questionable officiating. Still, the star wideout has a 20% target share and currently leads the Titans in receiving yardage.
INSANE CATCH ???? @juliojones_11
— Tennessee Titans/Oilers (@Titans) September 19, 2021
His matchup with Carrie is a juicy one. The Colts cornerback is allowing 2.93 yards per coverage snap through two weeks, the most among all cornerbacks on PFF’s WR/CB matchup chart.