WR/CB Matchups To Target and Downgrade – Week 5


Welcome to Week 5 of the WR/CB Matchups article.

This collection was known as “Matchups to Target and Avoid” however is now titled “Matchups to Target and Downgrade.” Too time and again a WR has a tricky matchup and produces anyway. A hard matchup isn’t a ensure that a WR will underwhelm. On the turn facet, a very easy matchup does not all the time imply an enormous recreation. There are a myriad of causes a participant may fail in a very easy matchup and excel in a tricky one.The chart is best possible used to grasp the context of matchups general, no longer are expecting results.

With that stated, the Week 4 article did be offering some lovely nice effects in the case of actionable recommendation. D.J. Moore, Tyler Boyd, DeVonta Smith, and Jamison Crowder had been discussed within the goal segment, whilst Terry McLaurin used to be highlighted. In the downgrade segment, warning used to be supplied with regard to 3 rather high-rostered DFS performs in CeeDee Lamb, Cole Beasley, and Brandin Cooks. I additionally predicted that Tre Flowers would in spite of everything get benched, and he used to be. Unfortunately for Seahawks lovers, his substitute Sidney Jones gave up a monster recreation to Deebo Samuel. Stephon Gilmore would have made sense for Seattle, however they have as an alternative opted to stick with deficient drafting and dangerous training whilst losing Russell Wilson’s top years.

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Chart Details

The CB Matchup Chart under is a snapshot of each and every workforce’s cornerback team because it pertains to permitting fable issues. There are inherent flaws inside the knowledge compilation of cornerback play. The first being the truth that quantifying a 1-on-1 matchup in an NFL recreation is arbitrary as a result of zone coverages, psychological mistakes, sure passing ideas, and one million different issues. Assigning fable issues in opposition to a cornerback is not a super science.

The goal of this chart is to offer extra of a common sense of the way defenses are dealing with opposing WR teams slightly than figuring out precisely the place, when, and the way each and every unmarried stumble upon took place. Another aspect to believe is that gamers are indexed in line with the place they line up nearly all of the time. Most receivers don’t line up at the proper facet on each and every unmarried snap, so that they would possibly not be matched up with the similar CB on each and every snap.

The “Rtng” column is the ranking of each and every cornerback in line with movie find out about and analytics. The decrease a participant is graded, the simpler the matchup for the WR, so low scores are inexperienced and excessive scores are crimson. The “PPGA” is the selection of fable issues according to recreation that the participant has given up. A reputation in blue manner the nook might be able to shadow the WR1. A reputation in crimson signifies that the participant is coping with an harm. WRs highlighted in vibrant inexperienced have a very easy matchup. WRs highlighted in mild crimson have a tricky matchup.The chart is an invaluable software, however will have to no longer be used as a birth/sit down cheatsheet.


Cornerback Ratings and Matchups Chart – Week 5


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WR/CB Matchups to Target

We birth with Thursday Night Football when the Seahawks host the Rams. The aforementioned Sidney Jones will most probably see numerous Robert Woods, which provides Woods a bump. Seattle has in fact been in reality nice in opposition to slots, however Cooper Kupp is matchup-proof.

Speaking of matchup-proof, Tyreek Hill faces off with the stingy Buffalo secondary this week. It does not topic. Hill is a must-start each and every week and I will be able to by no means put him within the downgrade segment for 2 causes. One, he is unstoppable because of his pace and two, he performs in all places the formation.

I wrote in regards to the fallacious 49ers receiver final week, and it has develop into transparent that the fable marketplace used to be means off in draftingBrandon Aiyuk over Deebo Samuel this summer season. Both have nice matchups in opposition to the Cardinals’ corners. However, do not be surprised if Aiyuk does turn the script one day. People develop into means too declarative in the case of early-season tendencies. There’s nonetheless greater than 75% of the season left and issues can and can trade. Even if Aiyuk does stay a non-factor and Samuel finishes as a top-5 WR, simply stay an open thoughts that there WILL be scenarios that fluctuate so tremendously that we are saying “remember in Week 4 when we thought ___________?”

Corey Davis had a large day in opposition to the Titans in Week 4 and this week takes on a nasty Falcons go protection in London. Fire him up as a forged play.

Our nice good friend Eli Apple is now taking part in RCB because of accidents for the Bengals, this means that Davante Adams will get an improve. He will have to jump again from a reasonably quiet Week 4 on this spot. Adams strikes round so much, however the excellent news is that Trae Waynes could also be no longer that nice, so Adams and Allen Lazard will each have superb matchups regardless.

The Chiefs have given up the second-most fable issues to opposing WR1’s, so it is a break spot for Stefon Diggs in possible shootout.

DeVante Parker and Jaylen Waddle get a beat up Tampa Bay secondary this week. Both are in nice spots however want higher QB potency, extra aDOT, or extra quantity to achieve their ceilings.

Marvin Jones used to be a bust final Thursday, however will get a spice up this week in opposition to a nasty Tennessee CB team because the transparent height outdoor WR for Trevor Lawrence. Laviska Shenault Jr. additionally will get a bump with out D.J. Chark, because the Titans have given up the second-most fable issues to slots this season.

Washington’s protection has been abominable in spite of having some previously-good CBs of their secondary. Whatever the problems are for the Football Team’s protection, Marquez Callaway and the Saints receivers all have simple matchups in line with this season’s issues allowed.

Jaylon Johnson has been nice for the Bears, however Kindle Vildor and Duke Shelley are simply exploitable. Henry Ruggs III and Hunter Renfrow each have simple matchups.

I did not suppose I’d be citing John Ross on this house this season, however the Cowboys have funneled manufacturing to RWRs because of Trevon Diggs. Ross (or Darius Slayton) could be value a dart throw in DFS. Kadarius Toney (or Sterling Shepard) additionally will get the burnable Jourdan Lewis. The lesson this is that Diggs is nice and the remainder of the Dallas secondary is dangerous.

Indianapolis will most probably have to begin Isaiah Rodgers, which provides the Ravens outdoor WRs a bump once they line up at the proper. That’s Sammy Watkins greater than someone else so he will get an improve.

I have no idea what is going on with the Titans’ WRs, but when A.J. Brown performs it is a break spot in opposition to Tyson Campbell, who has moved from slot to LCB and hasn’t been nice.

Finally, the Eagles are recent off giving up an enormous recreation to Tyreek Hill, however nonetheless constitute a tricky matchup for outdoor receivers. I have no idea who will play essentially the most slot this week for Carolina, however Terrace Marshall Jr. has performed there greater than someone and Avonte Maddox isn’t just about as nice as Steven Nelson or Darius Slay.


WR/CB Matchups to Downgrade

On the opposite facet of the Thursday Night recreation, Jalen Ramsey will most probably quilt D.Okay. Metcalf greater than some other Rams CB. Metcalf didn’t produce a lot in opposition to him final 12 months. The Rams also are nice in opposition to LWRs, so Tyler Lockett will get a downgrade as smartly.

I discussed the Eagles’ outdoor corners as tricky matchups previous, so D.J. Moore and Robby Anderson can have it tricky once they line up outdoor this week. Moore is for sure matchup-proof at this level, so do not be disturbed.

Michael Pittman Jr. has goal proportion going for him, which is typically far more necessary than matchup. However, his QB has no longer been environment friendly and he has to care for the cruel Baltimore corners this week. I’d believe sitting him in case you are stacked at WR. In the similar recreation, Zach Pascal will get a downgrade because the Ravens were nice at restricting slot manufacturing.

Mike Williams is recent off his first disappointing efficiency. Hopefully he does not revert again to his outdated underwhelming shape. The Browns were nice in opposition to WR1’s and slots so each he and Keenan Allen get downgrades. You more than likely are not benching both although.

Kenny Golladay has to care for Trevon Diggs, who has had no less than one interception in each and every recreation this season. Kenny G continues to be a tight play in line with position, particularly if Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton sit down once more.

Diontae Johnson does not have a drop this season however his QB seems to be cooked. Denver represents a tricky matchup.

Odell Beckham Jr. has to care for the Chargers stingy secondary this week. I discussed the Chargers as a darkhorse protection previous to the season. I wager they get harder because the season is going on.

The Patriots are recent off stymying the Bucs’ prolific passing assault, and can cross from recreation making plans in opposition to Tom Brady to this week dealing with the mythical Davis Mills. Brandin Cooks began the season off scorching, however I’d be having a look in other places this week. He is also shadowed via J.C. Jackson.

Jalen Reagor popped in optimizers final week, did not do a lot, and now has to care for Donte Jackson. The Panthers were terrific in opposition to RWRs this season.

Tyler Boyd is coming off a productive recreation in opposition to a nasty Jacksonville go protection, and Joe Burrow seems to be nice early on. This week Boyd will face off in opposition to a Packers protection that has given up the least quantity of issues to fit WRs this season.

Tampa Bay’s outdoor WRs get a tricky draw in opposition to Miami, with Antonio Brown in particular slated to peer extra of Xavien Howard in line with alignment knowledge. It’s no longer the most efficient spot for him.

Joe Haden has been terrific for the Steelers, so Tim Patrick will see a matchup downgrade along with a possible QB downgrade. I’d glance in other places.

Thanks for studying and nice good fortune this week.

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