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.
Top WR2 matchups
Reggie Wayne/Donte Moncrief vs. Washington — 86.3 yards allowed per game
Andrew Hawkins vs. Buffalo — 79 yards allowed
Michael Floyd vs. Atlanta — 76.9 yards allowed (NOTE: If Larry Fitzgerald sits out, John Brown moves into this juicy spot)
Emmanuel Sanders vs. Kansas City — 72.2 allowed
Chris Hogan vs. Cleveland — 66.1 allowed
Terrence Williams played Philadelphia on Thursday
Riley Cooper played Dallas on Thursday
Jarvis Landry vs. New York Jets — 64.7 allowed
Randall Cobb vs. New England — 63.2 allowed
Golden Tate played Chicago on Thursday
Martavis Bryant vs. New Orleans — 62 allowed
Rueben Randle vs. Jacksonville — 33.6 yards allowed per game
Alshon Jeffery played Detroit on Thursday
Justin Hunter vs. Houston — 38.6 allowed
Mohamed Sanu vs. Tampa Bay — 39.4 allowed
Mike Evans vs. Cincinnati — 40.5 allowed
Tavon Austin vs. Oakland — 40.7 allowed
Brandon Lafell vs. Green Bay — 45 allowed
Kenny Stills vs. Pittsburgh — 45.3 allowed
Donnie Avery vs. Denver — 47.3 allowed
Jermaine Kearse played San Francisco on Thursday