It didn’t come up last week, but I’ve changed the way I do my matchup rankings now. It worked out last week. We’ll see if that was an anomaly or a step in a wining direction.
The change is that now instead of just looking at Football Outsiders’ defense adjusted value over average and yards allowed, I’ve added two other rankings to the equation.
By adding in a couple different sets of fantasy points allowed rankings, I hope we’ve improved our confidence in the matchups.
Let’s get to it.
Andrew Quarless vs. Chicago — Huge sleeper potential here. If he gets in the end zone he triples his salary.
Clay Harbor vs. Dallas — Harbor hasn’t been able to take advantage of great matchups so far this season. I can’t give you a reason to trust him, but he’ll find a way into one or two of my lineups.
Luke Willson/Cooper Helfet vs. New York Giants
Levine Toilolo vs. Tampa Bay — Yes, I see the matchup. This is still a low-percentage play.
Mychal Rivera vs. Denver — Rivera’s been targeted more than any other tight end in the last two weeks. That won’t decrease this week. Let’s hope he and Carr can hook up for a TD or two.
Jeff Cumberland/Jace Amaro vs. Pittsburgh
Larry Donnell vs. Seattle — The Seahawks are allowing 16.4 PPR fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends.
Heath Miller vs. New York Jets — The Jets are giving up 17.1 PPR fantasy points per game to tight ends.
Scott Chandler vs. Kansas City
Brandon Pettigrew/Joseph Fauria vs. Miami — It’s a bye week, so if you were considering starting these guys, I’m not going to hold it against you. But check the wire for better options.
Greg Olsen vs. Philadelphia — Olsen is too good a player to not get targets, catches and yards regardless of matchup, however, he’ll have a lower ceiling playing against a defense that allows an average of 8.5 PPR fantasy points per game against opposing tight ends.
Jimmy Graham vs. San Francisco — Graham is as matchup proof as players get.
Austin Sefarian-Jenkins vs. Atlanta
Delanie Walker vs. Baltimore