Fantasy football is all about the matchups, especially when it comes to wide receivers versus corner backs. Remember when fantasy matchup analysis used to be “Team A gives up the most fantasy points to wide receivers”? Well, we’ve moved from analog to digital and now look at matchups on an individual level. Each week, I dig through the actually coverage tendencies for all 32 NFL teams and compile this information in the WR/CB Matchup Chart, which is released on Thursday mornings.
Week 14 matchup upgrades
Josh Gordon vs. Green Bay – Gordon made his long-awaited debut last week and didn’t disappoint, racking up 85 yards on four catches. More importantly, he saw a whopping 11 targets from DeShone Kizer. Expect the volume to continue this week for Gordon, which makes him a high upside play in a favorable matchup. He’ll see primary coverage from Damarious Randall, who has allowed 66 percent of his targets to be caught this season.
DeAndre Hopkins vs. San Francisco – Entering Week 14, Hopkins sits second among wide receivers in targets with 133. His healthy volume bodes well for continued fantasy success, as does this matchup. Hopkins will draw primary coverage from Dontae Johnson, who is giving up 15.4 yards per catch in 2017.