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Fantasy Football: 5 WR/CB matchups to target and 5 to avoid in Week 4

Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson (12) makes a touchdown catch against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

Week 4 of the NFL season features some intriguing wide receiver and cornerback battles to consider for fantasy football and DFS tournaments. Using PFF's WR and CB matchup chart and projected ownership tools, we can identify matchups to target and avoid going into this week’s slate.

This week, the Cleveland Browns offer an underrated candidate who possesses legitimate WR1 and tournament-winning upside. Let’s dive into the players to target and avoid in Week 4. 

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5 WR/CB Matchups to Target

WR Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills vs. CB Vernon Hargreaves III, Houston Texans

According to PFF’s WR and CB matchup chart, there is no bigger advantage in Week 4 than Diggs vs. Hargreaves. Diggs has yet to erupt this season, but his elite 26.1% target share suggests it could be on the horizon in any given week.

With quarterback Josh Allen finding his rhythm and the Bills scoring 35 and 43 points in consecutive contests over the past two weeks, now is the time. 

PFF’s WR/CB Matchup Chart is a fantasy football tool that you can use to help you set the best lineups. You can toggle between showing the Matchup Advantage column against all projected coverage, or the individual defenders.

WR Tim Patrick, Denver Broncos vs. CB Tavon Young, Baltimore Ravens

The Broncos lost two starting receivers to long-term injuries this season. While one of the two won’t necessarily impact Patrick, it does pave the way for an even higher target share moving forward. Patrick is someone the team likes to utilize in the money-areas — the 6-foot-5, 210-pound receiver has six red zone targets through three games.

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The Ravens’ secondary has conceded the third-most passing yards this season, having allowed over 750 yards passing to the Chiefs and Raiders over the past two weeks. Patrick likely won’t be a chalky option with a 4% projected rostership in DFS.

WR Allen Robinson II, Chicago Bears vs. CB Amani Oruwariye, Detroit Lions

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