Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!

Lost password? [X]

Receive free daily analysis:


Already have an account? Log in here.


Forgot Password


Wide Receiver / Cornerback Matchups To Target in Week 11

In Week 10, the Buccaneers defeated the Cardinals in a game that featured a whopping 57 points scored between the two teams. Christian Kirk was expected to exploit the Buccaneers weak secondary, and he exceeded all expectations by catching three touchdowns, finishing as the No. 1 wide receiver on the week. On the other side of the ball, both Mike Evans and Chris Godwin did alright, but they both failed to score and fell short of what fantasy owners have grown to expect from them on a weekly basis.

Darius Slayton had an excellent matchup against the terrible outside cornerbacks for the Jets and exploited it, finishing as the No. 2 wide receiver on the week. As expected, Michael Thomas and Tyreek Hill received heavy volume in the passing game for their respective teams and both finished as top-five wide receivers. On the lower-end, Jamison Crowder continued to assert himself as Sam Darnold's favorite target in the Jets passing game and finished Week 10 with 19.1 PPR-points. Robby Anderson flopped again in Week 10 and if you haven't figured it out already, you simply can't trust him moving forward, even if he has a great matchup. At this point, if Anderson blows up you just need to let it happen and be okay with it, because he's not getting many targets, only catching eight balls over his last four games. Here is a complete statistical recap of the Week 10 recommendations:

Now, let's move onto the current week and find the best matchups to exploit for DFS tournaments and cash games. On the high-end, Michael Thomas ($9,000 Fanduel / $9,900 DraftKings), Mike Evans ($8,200 Fanduel / $7,400 DraftKings) and Chris Godwin ($8,000 Fanduel / $7,300 DraftKings) are all in play. The Saints and Buccaneers have very good rush defenses, both of which are giving up under 100 rushing yards-per-game, which means both teams will need to air it out in order to move the ball. With Marshon Lattimore set to miss the game, the Saints pass defense will be uncharacteristically vulnerable, which is good news for Mike Evans who was shut down by Lattimore earlier this season. The Eagles are giving up just 3.8 yards-per-carry on the ground this year which means the Patriots are likely to throw the ball a lot against them this week. This makes both Julian Edelman ($7,400 Fanduel / $7,600 DraftKings) and Mohamed Sanu ($5,800 Fanduel / $5,100 DraftKings) solid plays this week. The Texans and Ravens should put up a lot of points in a game that has an over/under set at 51.5 points, but I am mostly staying away from the receivers in this game because DeAndre Hopkins has a bad matchup against Marcus Peters and the other receivers, for both teams, are rather boom-or-bust. As detailed below, this weekend's main slate is packed with mid-tier wide receivers that have great matchups.

Editor's Note: Get any full-season NFL Premium Pass for 50% off. Our exclusive In-Season Lineup Tools, Lineup Optimizer and over 150 days of Premium DFS Research. Sign Up Now!


Week 11 WR/CB Matchups to Exploit

D.J. Moore ($6,000 Fanduel / $5,900 DraftKings) vs Isaiah Oliver

The Falcons secondary is banged up and has given up the sixth-most fantasy points to wide receivers on the season. In nine games this season, Falcons cornerback Isaiah Oliver has given up 39 catches for 521 yards and three touchdowns. Of those 521 receiving yards, 271 of them came after the catch. DJ Moore has nine or more targets in his last four games and has a decent shot to break a long one against the Falcons Defense especially given their struggles in the secondary.

Courtland Sutton ($6,600 Fanduel / $6,000 DraftKings) vs Xavier Rhodes

Despite having a reputation as a lockdown corner, Xavier Rhodes has struggled in coverage this season. He has now given up 43 catches for 482 yards and three touchdowns while in coverage, along with a QB rating of 121.3 when quarterbacks target him. On the season, the Vikings secondary, as a unit, has surrendered 15 or more PPR points to wide receivers 11 times, five of which went over 20 PPR points. The Vikings Defense has been lights out against the run this year and has proven vulnerable against the pass, so things are set up well for Sutton to get heavy volume this week.

Tyrell Williams ($6,200 Fanduel / $5,400 DraftKings) vs BW Webb

William Jackson is the only Bengals cornerback that has surrendered a QB rating under 100 when being targeted this season. BW Webb, and all Bengals cornerbacks other than Jackson, have been getting shredded by opposing quarterbacks. Thus, Tyrell Williams shouldn't have a problem in this matchup, especially since he has a five-inch height advantage over Webb. The only downside to playing Williams this week is that the Raiders Defense and Josh Jacobs could account for a lot of the scoring against a struggling Bengals team which means the Raiders may not need to throw a lot.

Pivot:Auden Tate ($5,300 Fanduel / $4,200 DraftKings) vs Trayvon Mullen

If you believe the game flow will work against Tyrell Williams this week, then Auden Tate is a decent pivot, and a much cheaper option at that. The Raiders defense is pretty good against the run this year, giving up just 3.9 yards-per-carry, compared to 8.6 yards-per-pass which is third-worst in the league. That being said, the Bengals will likely need to throw in order to move the ball down the field and are likely to be playing from behind for most of this game. Trayvon Mullen only gives up three inches of height to Tate which isn't a horrible disadvantage, but Tate has been making great, contested catches all season, and he should get plenty of opportunities this week.

Deebo Samuel ($5,600 Fanduel / $4,000 DraftKings) vs Byron Murphy

The Cardinals Defense has given up the second-most passing yards in the league this season, surrendering 286.5 yards-per-game through the air. The 49ers will likely be without the services of Emmanuel Sanders, George Kittle, and Matt Breida this week, which means things are set up well for Deebo Samuel to get a lot of volume in this one. Samuel is clearly the best 49ers wide receiver left standing, and he has the clearest path to success out of all the remaining receivers.

Pivot:Terry McLaurin ($5,500 Fanduel / $5,600 DraftKings) vs Arthur Maulet

Terry McLaurin has a fantastic matchup this week, going up against a Jets Defense that is surrendering the second-most fantasy points to wide receivers on the season. To make the matchup even better for McLaurin, the Jets rush defense leads the league, giving up an NFL-best 3.0 yards-per-carry and just 81.9 rushing yards-per-game, which means the Redskins will need to throw in order to move the ball. The proposition of Dwayne Haskins playing quarterback for the Redskins is scary, but the Jets outside cornerbacks have been so bad, you need to give McLaurin a shot, especially in light of the reports that the Redskins are likely to scheme him open this week.

John Brown ($5,900 Fanduel / $6,400 DraftKings) vs Nik Needham

John Brown is leading all Bills wide receivers in targets with 71 on the season. Back in Week 7 against the Dolphins, Brown was able to haul in five passes for 83 yards and a score. Since then, the Dolphins have been playing better football and the Bills running game has been a little inconsistent. This game should be competitive and Brown should be extremely active as the Bills look to rebound after their Week 10 loss to the Browns. Brown is Buffalo's deep threat at wide receiver and has a decent chance to hit a big one as the Dolphins Defense has given up 39 pass plays of 20+ yards which is sixth-most in the league.

More Weekly Lineup Prep

More Recent Articles


Fantasy Football Starts and Sits: Matchups Analysis for Week 14

Welcome to our Week 14 matchup analysis and start/sit column for fantasy football. We'll be covering every single contest from the Sunday slate in one convenient location, helping you make the best decisions for your fantasy lineups. Be sure to check back regularly because this article will be updated as news comes in regarding injuries and other... Read More

Week 14 Fantasy Football Staff Rankings

Below you will find all of RotoBaller's fantasy football weekly rankings, tiers, player news and stats for the 2019 NFL season. Our Ranking Wizard displays our staff's rankings for various league formats, all in one easy place. Here's what you'll find: Weekly PPR Rankings Weekly Half-PPR Rankings Weekly Standard Rankings Dynasty League Rankings     Fantasy... Read More

Fantasy Football IDP Rankings for Week 14 (Top 100)

The fantasy playoffs are here for most of us, so every position matters that much more. IDP spots often become an afterthought or a set-it-and-forget-it situation but it could be that linebacker who has a monster game or that key interception that makes the difference between winning or going home. Look to our streamer suggestions... Read More

Week 14-16 Playoff Defense (DEF) Streamers and Starts - 2019 Fantasy Tiers, Rankings

The playoffs are here, and that means we're going to do things a little differently. I want to take a look at the playoffs as a whole (and in this case we are considering Weeks 14-16) and determine which DSTs you can ride all the way through and which ones you should stream this week.... Read More

Star Players Who Might Miss the Fantasy Playoffs

As we head into the playoff weeks of fantasy football, you'll hear many experts preach (correctly) the need to stash high-upside handcuffs or backups at quarterback or tight end. You'll inevitably hear about looking ahead three weeks for favorable playoff schedules and thinking less about what the player has done up until now or whether... Read More

Week 14 Busts? Players To Consider Avoiding

It's finally here... The fantasy playoffs for most leagues. Hopefully you have a chance to win a fantasy championship in the next few weeks. If you're lucky, you have a first-round bye and won't have to worry about anything this week except for picking out a Christmas tree and setting up all your holiday decorations.... Read More

Fantasy Football Booms, Busts - Zach Pascal, Jamaal Williams, Gardner Minshew

Whether this is the first week of your playoffs, the last week of your regular season, or the time to win a DFS league to pay for your holiday presents, this is the most crucial week of your fantasy football season. While my booms from last week (Robert Woods, Jack Doyle, Dede Westbrook, Kyle Allen)... Read More

Running Back Start/Sit Advice - Week 14

Pierre Camus and Chris Mangano break down the running back position to help with tough fantasy football lineup decisions for Week 14 of the 2019 NFL season. They decide who to start or sit among those in RB3 or flex consideration. Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest... Read More

Wide Receiver Snap Counts and Target Trends - Week 13 Analysis

Wide receivers are essential components toward your ultimate goal of securing league championships. As many of you prepare for your Week 14 matchups, an expanding collection of tools are available that can provide you with an extensive level of knowledge. Those results provide the foundation for this weekly statistical breakdown of the wide receiver position, which... Read More

Week 14 Stream Team - Free Agent and Bye-Week Streamers

Now that the playoffs are beginning in most leagues and the final march for a championship has begun, streaming becomes a  necessary strategy. Knowing who to add and when to start them could be the ultimate difference-maker in a weekly matchup. Making the right streaming decisions could easily be the difference in winning a championship.... Read More

Wide Receiver Start/Sit Advice - Week 14

Pierre Camus and Chris Mangano break down the wide receiver position to help with tough fantasy football lineup decisions for Week 14 of the 2019 NFL season. They decide who to start or sit among those in WR3 or flex consideration. Like and subscribe to the RotoBaller channel on Youtube to get all our latest... Read More

The King's Week 14 Lineup Rankings and Analysis (Premium Content)

Welcome back, RotoBallers! Below you will find my Week 14 fantasy football lineup rankings for the first round of your playoffs. The ranks are available in PPR, Half PPR, and Standard formats. They will be updated as needed, so make sure to check back for the latest versions, especially on the weekends. Skill Position analysis versus... Read More

Fantasy Football Disaster Recovery: Playoff Panic

Welcome to Disaster Recovery, where each week I'll examine why your studs played like duds. This isn't a place to find out why you should have sat a player for somebody else on your bench. Disaster Recovery is here to examine the guys who you didn't think twice about starting and to help you decide if you should... Read More

Thursday Night Football Matchups Analysis - Week 14

It's that time of year again! While many will be caught up in the thrills of the holiday season, those lucky few who have risen to the top of their fantasy leagues will be sweating over lineup decisions in pursuit of a championship (in most league formats). To our fantasy owners who have managed to... Read More

The Tape Tells All - Derrius Guice Fantasy Outlook

Welcome to another edition of "The Tape Tells All," where I break down some film of an NFL's player performance and try to draw some fantasy football conclusions from that film. This week, I'm looking at Washington running back Derrius Guice, who's finally healthy and finally getting a chance to show why people were so... Read More