2016 Draft Kit

Wide receiver 1 matchups for Week 13: Sleepers and busts

Multiple sets of statistics — including season-long and last-five-weeks — are used to determine the best and worst matchups of the week.

When multiple sets of statistics all point us in the same direction it increases our confidence in them.

Personally, I follow these lists more than our projections when filling out my daily fantasy lineups. Matchups should be one of the biggest parts of your lineup-making process.

Sorry ninjas, but I’m running late this week. I’m not going to be able to go into too much depth in these matchups. Next to the player name and opponent you’ll find the following numbers:

For the passing matchups, rushing matchups and tight ends, you’ll find the opponents fantasy points (PPR for runners and receivers) allowed to the position in the last five weeks. In this week’s case, that number is validated by adjusted season-long points allowed and points allowed in the last three weeks. This way we highlight only the matchups we can be most confident in.

For wide receiver, tight ends and running back receiving, I’ll also provide the defenses passing yards allowed per game to that receiver type, according to Football Outsiders.

Week 13 projections and rankings

Week 13 matchups: PASS | RUN | WR1 | WR2 | WR3/4 | TE | RB (rec.)

Top WR1 matchups

Kendall Wright vs. Houston — 94.2 yard allowed per game

Antonio Brown vs. New Orleans — 87.6 allowed

Odell Beckham Jr. vs. Jacksonville — 87 allowed

A.J. Green vs. Tampa Bay — 81.7 allowed

Keenan Allen vs. Baltimore — 80.9 allowed

Larry Fitzgerald vs. Atlanta — 80.7 allowed (NOTE: Fitzgerald may be out or limited. If he’s out, Michael Floyd inherits this role)

Andre Johnson vs. Tennessee — 79.8 allowed

Sammy Watkins vs. Cleveland — 76.1 allowed

Eric Decker vs. Miami — 75.8 allowed

Bad WR1 matchups

Michael Crabtree played Seattle on Thursday

Jeremy Maclin played Dallas on Thursday

Vincent Jackson vs. Cincinnati — 53.1 yards allowed

Torrey Smith vs. San Diego — 54.5 allowed

Josh Gordon vs. Buffalo — 55.9 allowed

Dwayne Bowe vs. Denver — 56.1 allowed

DeSean Jackson vs. Indianapolis — 56.5 allowed

T.Y. Hilton vs. Washington — 56.9 allowed

Demaryius Thomas vs. Kansas City — 58.6 allowed

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