2016 Draft Kit

Wide receiver 2 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 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

Bad matchups

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

 





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