We should have high confidence in these matchups.
We’re only talking about matchups that meet good/bad matchup criteria for the whole season, the last five weeks and the last three weeks. If a matchup doesn’t fit in all three categories, then it has to have a significant number in the last-five-weeks and last-three-weeks.
The players are ordered based on season-long adjusted fantasy points allowed. The numbers next to the names are fantasy points allowed by position and the NFL rank in that category in the last five weeks. For receivers we’ve included the yards the defense has allowed per game to that receiver type.
Top WR2 matchups
Rueben Randle vs. Washington — 77.7 yards, 1st — After getting a pile of targets to start the season, Randle has all but disappeared. He could be a sneaky good play this week in DFS tournaments because of this matchup. Or Odell Beckham could get all of the targets. Boom or bust play here.
Martavis Bryant vs. Atlanta — 71.7 yards, 2nd — Bryant is a huge home run threat, the kind of player you want to start in what could be a shootout.
Percy Harvin vs. Tennessee — 71.1 yards, 3rd
Randall Cobb vs. Buffalo — 71.1 yards, 4th
Riley Cooper vs. Dallas — 67.1 yards, 6th — I could see Jordan Mathews outscoring Cooper this week.
Worst WR2 matchups
Andrew Hawkins vs. Cincinnati — 38.6 yards, 2nd
Greg Jennings vs. Detroit — 42.2 yards, 5th
Robert Woods vs. Green Bay — 45.1 yards, 6th
Jermaine Kearse vs. San Francisco — 45.8 yards, 7th
Malcom Floyd vs. Denver — 46.3 yards, 8th