Welcome to the weekly wide receiver/cornerback breakdown! We will review each of the outside matchups, as well as my 10 favorite matchups in the slot. Then, below the charts in this article, I break down my four absolute favorite matchups.This article is critical for seasonal and daily players, as this will help you gain a competitive advantage when setting your lineups. Week 2 brought a lot of good information on what we can expect in the future, so let’s dig right in!

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Beckham had one of the best games of his career on Monday night, and now he gets another prime time game, but this time the defense will be much better. Beckham loves the bright lights when he is the only game going. Despite playing one of the best defenses in football, I wouldn't be shocked if he still had 100 yards and a score. I woudn't bet my DFS lineups on it, but it wouldn't be a total surprise.
I'm interested to see what happens in this one as I am not a fan of either Jones or Darby. Jones has turned into an average receiver at best, and Darby has been getting torched left and right. I'll say that Jones gets the better end of the deal here and actually has six catches for 80 yards and a touchdown.
Hopkins didn't have a giant game last week, but is it possible for him to get held in check again? There are few corners that can do it, but Hayward is good enough to be on the list. Will he do it? I always believe in Hopkins, but it is not out of the realm of possibility that he could be looking at five catches for 50 yards. Hayward gave up big plays to T.Y. Hilton in Week 1, so if Hopkins had a typical game for him you shouldn't be surprised.
Williams barely practiced last week, but was good enough to suit up and actually had 84 yards in the game. Joseph is a pretty good corner as well, but when he is on his game, Williams is really hard to cover. This will be an interesting match-up and one I wouldn't pay to get involved with in DFS, but as long as he practices at some point during the week, I would feel comfortable using him in redraft.
Parker converted exactly none of his seven targets into catches last week, and with the Cowboys as their next opponent, it certainly doesn't look like the Dolphins will score again this week. Stay away from Parker this week, and for the most part any other week too.
Diggs only had one catch in the game, but he was targeted seven times, including two times that Cousins was intercepted, and a touchdown called back by a penalty. Diggs should break out in a big way this week and he should be a great option in DFS leagues as his price tag has come down a little.
Haden is questionable to play, and Samuel is starting to come into his own. He led the team in targets and receptions with five catches for 86 yards and a touchdown. Pittsburgh has given up a bunch of passing yards this season and Samuel is a good play in redraft and could be a great bargain bin pick in DFS tournaments.
Lockett got back on track in Week 2, but he will have a really tough assignment with Lattimore on Sunday. He still should see double digit targets, but it might only add up to four or five receptions for 60 yards and possibly a score.
Jenkins has been one of the better corners in recent years, but he and the Giants defense have been historically bad. They are allowing yards to everyone on opposing offenses, and Evans should more than double his first two game's production combined this week against the Giants.
Ramsey has requested a trade from the Jaguars, however the team has not granted that as of yet. The question of the week is how much effort will he put out there when he doesn't want to be on the team. However, he gets a bit of a pass this week against the Titans who have a trash passing game, and a receiver in Davis that has never lived up to the hype.
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Boykin is not quite ready for a full-time role, but he is still the second receiver on a very young offensive team. Breeland had an interception last week and can keep Boykin in check. While there is certain to be a bunch of points scored in this one, there is no real reason to believe that Boykin is a reliable point scorer just yet.
The Broncos offense will struggle to put 20 points up in most weeks, but they especially will against a solid Green Bay defense. Hamilton is miscast out the outside, as he is best suited in the slot. He will likely get a few catches, but nothing that warrants fantasy consideration.
Fuller was second on the team with seven targets, but still only translated that into 40 receiving yards, and disappointed his owners in Week 2. He will face an equally stingy defense in the Chargers this week. However, he should be able to take the top off the defense at least once, and while he might only have three catches, it should translate to 80+ yards and a touchdown.
The Dolphins offense is absolutely putrid right now and could possibly score no points this weekend, but if someone is going to be fantasy relevant right now it is Williams. He had four catches for 63 yards last week, and is a quality receiver. The Dolphins are just so bad and face a good defense in Dallas that unless you are desperate you should look in another direction.
Despite the fact that the Pats saying that if they knew about the latest allegations against Brown that they wouldn’t have signed him, they had no problem putting him on the field and throwing to him on Sunday. Brown appears to be the go-to Pats receiver on the outside and should have another good game against a Jets defense that couldn't stop a pee-wee team right now.
JJ Arcega-Whiteside PHIThe Eagles are down multiple receivers after the Week 2 game against the Falcons and will be relying on the rookie to take meaningful snaps. Arcega-Whiteside had a great preseason, and we will see right away if that translates to fantasy success in the regular season. Personally, I would want to see a week of him playing before I trusted him in my fantasy lineups, but if you are desperate he isn't an awful play against the Lions.
Bouye might be a little banged up, but the Titans offense still won't be able to move the ball. Brown had a great first week, but he will struggle to find any headway against the Jaguars secondary. There is no Titan involved in the passing game that you should feel comfortable starting on Thursday Night.
Nothing to see here with Richardson. The Redskins offense struggled in the last six quarters, and with the rowdy Bears defense on the other side of the ball, it doesn't bode well for Richardson or Washington. Even in PPR leagues, you should be finding a better alternative than Richardson.

Now, here are my 10 favorite matchups in the slot in Week 3.

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Tramon Williams GBSanders is clearly all the way back from the Achilles injury, and had another great week culminated with what should have been the game winning touchdown on Sunday. Green Bay has been a very strong defense this season, but right now there is almost no match-up where I wouldn't feel comfortable using Sanders as a top ten option in the slot.
Allison finally woke up last week, and put the nightmare of Week 1 behind him. Week 2 was the kind of usage that you should expect out of him on a weekly basis, and while Denver is a very good defense, they have been giving up some yardage to their opponents. This isn't a game where Allison is a must start, but he is definitely in your redraft lineups, just not in DFS.
You could put almost anyone on the other side of Allen, and I will still predict a good game. If you look at his career, health has been the only thing that has stopped him from great production. There should be a lot of throwing in this one on both sides, and Allen should be right there with his usual eight to ten catches for 80 to 100 yards and a touchdown is neaerly a given.
Kupp was the star of the Rams receivers last week, and would have had a touchdown if he could have just stretched a little farther when he was tackled. The Browns are coming off a short week, and Kupp is rounding into shape now after that ACL injury last year. He should have another great statistical game.
The Vikings passing game is still not where it needs to be, but it is evident that it won't hinder Thielen too much from still putting up good numbers. His big, breakout game is coming, and I have a sneaking suspicion that this week is going to be it. The Raiders secondary leaves a lot to be desired, and the Vikings should drop 30 on them. Thielen should have at least six catches for 75 yards and a score.
This one is going to be a massacre, and the worst part is the Jets defense still might be worse than their offense even with a third-string quarterback out there. Edelman will dink and dunk them all day and there will be one time that he will catch a short one and take it all the way. Look for eight catches, 95 yards and that score. The only thing that will stop Edelman from having a party on Sunday will be if the coach takes him out because they are up so big. But I don't see Belicheck doing that against the Jets.


Amari Cooper vs. Xavien Howard

Despite the fact that Howard is actually a good corner, the Dolphins defense has been so bad that everyone is scoring on them. And with Minkah Fitzpatrick out of town that just puts more pressure on Howard. The Cowboys offense is legit, and Cooper should put up huge numbers in what should be a third straight blowout against Miami. Cooper should have all the stats you need him to have by halftime. 


Calvin Ridley vs. Rock Ya-Sin

Ridley is becoming every bit the lethal fantasy weapon that Julio Jones is. Defenses can’t stop him, and they can’t double team him because of Julio Jones . With the Colts down a corner with the injury to Pierre Desir , Ridley should run totally wild to the tune of eight catches, 100+ yards and a touchdown.

Kenny Golladay vs. Sidney Jones IV

Golladay has become a man amongst boys, and is becoming an elite fantasy receiver before our very eyes. He can catch the short pass, go over the middle, or go deep and catch the long ball or jump ball with defenders around him. The Eagles have been allowing a good amount of passing yards this season, and with Marvin Jones getting some attention, that leaves single coverage on Golladay. He should light up the Eagles, even if the Lions lose the game. 

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Nelson Agholor vs. Avonte Maddox

The Eagles are so short handed at receiver that it should make Agholor fantasy relevant on a short term basis. He caught eight passes for 107 yards and a score, and could have had more if he didn’t drop another touchdown. Agholor isn’t a very sure handed guy, and over a long period of time he isn’t a trustworthy receiver, but with the Eagles being so injured at wide receiver he has to step up and fit the bill. The Lions defense should oblige and let him get a great deal of production.

*Information gathered from research done at Pro Football Focus.