It’s that time of week, ladies and gentlemen! We will breakdown each of the outside matchups, as well as my 10 favorite matchups out of the slot. Then, below the charts in this article, I break down my four absolute favorite matchups by price in DFS, as well as likely ownership in seasonal formats. This article is critical to seasonal and daily players, as this will help you gain a competitive advantage when setting your lineups.
Remember, the No. 1 wide receiver doesn’t always matchup against the No. 1 cornerback. This isn’t a game of Madden! Seriously, it’s not!
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|J.J. Nelson ARI
|Steven Nelson KC
|Nelson will get extended run with Chad Williams out of the picture, but he'll still be on the outside looking in, as David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald will dominate the attention from quarterback Josh Rosen . Nelson shouldn't be started in Week 10.
|Julio Jones ATL
|T.J. Carrie CLE
|Julio FINALLY scored and it's about damn time. He nearly accrued 1,000 receiving yards before finding pay dirt for the first time. He's seen at least nine targets in all but one game this season, including double-digits in three straight outings. Cleveland is more susceptible on the ground, but few corners, if any, can match up to Jones' measurables. WR1.
|Kelvin Benjamin BUF
|Morris Claiborne NYJ
|Claiborne hasn't been as good in recent weeks as he was earlier in the season, but that won't matter in this matchup with Kelvin Benjamin and whatever individual is under center for the Buffalo Bills. He's caught four balls or tallied at least 40 yards in each of the last four games, but keep in mind that he has eclipsed 10 fantasy points in a PPR format just once this entire season. Sit Benjamin. Duh.
|Devin Funchess CAR
|Coty Sensabaugh PIT
|Long story short, Funchess is a solid start this week, despite Sensabaugh playing some good coverage out wide. He hasn't been targeted much, just six times over the team's past two games in fact, but Funchess will get his normal workload on Thursday night.* Despite averaging just four targets per game over the last two weeks, Funchess should see closer to seven or eight in a game that should feature a more positive game script for the Carolina passing attack.
|Taylor Gabriel CHI
|Teez Tabor DET
|Believe it or not, per Pro Football Outsiders, the Lions are the worst team in terms of DVOA on passes to the offense's left. Well, enter Mr. Gabriel into the picture, coming off a third straight down week, albeit some tough matchups during that span. If Allen Robinson were to miss this contest, Gabriel carries WR2 upside in Week 10.
|Alex Erickson CIN
|Marshon Lattimore NO
|This is a really, really good spot for Erickson, but he's incredibly hard to trust. In spot starts for John Ross , Erickson has been less than appealing as his best statistical line has been three catches for 24 yards against the Miami Dolphins. I love playing the matchup, but in this spot, I can't get behind it.
|Rashard Higgins CLE
|Isaiah Oliver ATL
|Higgins' workload has been consistent in the past few games he has played, but his production has been far from spectacular. If you want exposure to the Cleveland offense in DFS, Higgins makes for an intriguing option, but if Duke Johnson sees a similar workload as he did last week, Higgins might have some trouble getting Baker Mayfield 's attention. In seasonal formats, Higgins is a low-end flex option.
|Amari Cooper DAL
|Ronald Darby PHI
|I love Cooper this week against a reeling Philadelphia secondary. The starters may be out there, but some backups are dealing with injuries, and Cooper is sure to see plenty of targets in this matchup. Cooper caught five of eight targets for 58 yards with a score in his team debut, and honestly, I think that's his floor in this matchup. Start him as a low-end WR2 in Week 10.
|Marvin Jones DET
|Prince Amukamara CHI
|Jones is averaging nine targets per game over his last two contests and the departure of Golden Tate should keep Jones right around seven or eight targets per game. In the first game out of the Golden Tate era in Detroit, Jones caught six targets for 66 yards. Jones is a reliable WR3 this week against Amukamara, who has allowed 118 yards over the last three weeks.*
|Davante Adams GB
|Xavien Howard MIA
|Volume is key in fantasy football, and Adams is getting that and then some. Over the team's last 3 games, he's received 2.5 times the targets of any other receiver on the time. His 30 targets dominate Marquez Valdes-Scantling 's 12 and Randall Cobb 's 11.* Adams is a monster and continues to get plenty of looks from Aaron Rodgers , and rightfully so, as the start quarterback has a 136.1 passer rating when targeting his alpha receiver.* Start Adams in every format without hesitation.
|T.Y. Hilton IND
|Jalen Ramsey JAX
|Hilton and Ramsey are some of the best in their craft, making this is an incredibly fun matchup to watch. In DFS, I'm avoiding Hilton, but in season long formats when he's likely your WR1 or WR2, you're running him out there. I'd recommend tempering expectations, as Ramsey is pretty damn good.
|D.J. Chark JAX
|Pierre Desir IND
|Chark played in a season high 48 offensive snaps in Week 8 and he caught four balls on five targets.* He did have a drop, which isn't good, but he can get vertical in this offense and he's a physically imposing dude at 6'4" and 198 lbs.* In a GPP, I'm taking a dart throw at Chark in this matchup, as the Jacksonville brass seem ready to give its second round selection a larger role in the offense.
|Tyreek Hill KC
|Bene' Benwikere ARI
|Benewikere will have his hands full with the speedster from Kansas City. Without beating a horse to death, Hill is in a great opportunity and as mentioned in this week's DFS WR Coach, Hill's upside this week is multiple touchdowns against this Arizona defense. The more snaps away from Patrick Peterson the better.
|Mike Williams LAC
|Gareon Conley OAK
|The good with Williams is that he's scored in each of the last two weeks. However, he's caught exactly one pass in four of his last five games. Yikes. He caught three balls for 45 yards in the first matchup with the Raiders, and unless he scores, he's going to disappoint. I do think he scores for a third straight game, but the yardage could be hit or miss in Week 10 for the second-year pro out of Clemson.
|Brandin Cooks LAR
|Tre Flowers SEA
|The outside corners for Seattle have struggled lately, and Flowers has allowed two touchdowns and a 141.3 passer rating when targeted over the last two games.* Jared Goff has a 124.3 passer rating when targeting Cooks this season, so you should be expected some big numbers between these two this weekend.
|DeVante Parker MIA
|Bashaud Breeland GB
|One too many of us have been burned by Parker at some point in his career, but man, this matchup is something to target. In his last game, Breeland allowed seven grabs on nine targets for 95 yards, good for a 110.6 passer rating when targeted.* Kevin King and Jaire Alexander have been more impressive than Breeland, and with Parker coming off a bad game, his ownership should be very low. In a GPP, throw a dart on Parker and hope for the best.
|Josh Gordon NE
|Malcolm Butler TEN
|Don't look now, but Josh Gordon has the fourth-most receiving yards in the National Football League over the past three weeks. Conversely, Malcolm Butler has been one of the league's worst cornerbacks in terms of yards allowed, and while it is tough to trust the New England offense, Gordon looks to be in an excellent spot in Week 10.
|Michael Thomas NO
|William Jackson CIN
|Jackson is a very good corner, and I’m not denying that, but Thomas is a damn good wide receiver who is coming off a monster game against Marcus Peters and the Rams. Cincinnati is league average in defending the opposition's No. 1 wide receiver, and if Cincy is able to put some points on the board, that will lead to additional targets to the young superstar.
|Bennie Fowler NYG
|Ahkello Witherspoon SF
|The New York passing attack is clearly funneled through OBJ, Saquon Barkley and Sterling Shepard . Evan Engram , a talented tight end, is having problems staying relevant in the offense, and Fowler is just caught on the outside looking in. Easy fade right here.
|Quincy Enunwa NYJ
|Ryan Lewis BUF
|When you cannot throw at Tre'Davious White , one must throw at Lewis! Lewis isn't very good and I expect Enunwa to see a sizable target share in Week 10. He is in flex territory.
|Jordy Nelson OAK
|Michael Davis LAC
|Davis has allowed 2.04 yards per coverage snap over the team's last four games, which is the highest mark among qualified corners on the Chargers.* Last week alone, Davis was targeted 10 times, allowing seven grabs for 94 yards.* Derek Carr will likely throw at Davis early and often, but it's so hard to trust this Oakland squad. Nelson is a reluctant flex option.
|Nelson Agholor PHI
|Byron Jones DAL
|Agholor has cooled off of late, hauling in nine passes for just 69 yards over the team's last two contests. The addition of Golden Tate certainly won't make things easier for Agholor, as he will hardly lineup in the slot, where is clearly more comfortable. Furthermore, this isn't a great matchup, as Jones has allowed a catch rate below 50 percent and an excellent 65.1 passer rating when targeted.* Fade Agholor if you can in Week 10.
|Antonio Brown PIT
|James Bradberry CAR
|Brown has scored a touchdown in all but one game this season, and he's scored six touchdowns in his last four games alone. On the other side, Bradberry has allowed two touchdowns and a 101.9 passer rating when targeted over the last three weeks.* Starting players on Thursday Night Football might make you sick to your stomach, but don't worry, Brown is in a smash spot for a big time day, or at least finding the end zone again and continuing his streak.
|Tyler Lockett SEA
|Marcus Peters LAR
|Peters continues to be victimized by opposing wide receivers. In an explicit, candid post-game interview, Peters stated that he has not been good and needs to be better. Michael Thomas cooked him on one hell of a route, and Lockett's speed and shiftiness could give Peters real fits this week. Start Lockett everywhere you can, as Russell Wilson will know what matchup to exploit.
|Marquise Goodwin SF
|Janoris Jenkins NYG
|Only four corners have allowed more yards in coverage than Janoris Jenkins and his six touchdowns allowed in coverage are tied with Marcus Peters for second-most in the entire National Football League.* Goodwin didn't do much with Nick Mullens in their first game together, but in a GPP or deeper seasonal league, I'm in favor of trotting Goodwin out there in your lineups.
|DeSean Jackson TB
|Greg Stroman WAS
|Stroman has held the opposition to a catch rate of just 53 percent (8-for-15) over the past three games, but the alarming factor is the fact that his receptions allowed have gone for 147 yards, good for 18.4 yards per reception.* Jackson is averaging over 22 yards per reception this season and his average targeted air yards metric of 19.5 yards is the best in the league. Jackson should be started in all formats in Week 10.
|Corey Davis TEN
|Stephon Gilmore NE
|The Tennessee quarterbacks have a 75.9 passer rating when targeted Davis on the season, and that is simply too low, and that is on the quarterbacks.* Davis is a freakish talent and despite averaging seven targets per game over the past three games, his per game mark during that span is just 3.3 receptions for 30 yards. While the volume will likely be there, Davis is in for a tough matchup with a cornerback like Gilmore, whose skillset matches up well to Davis' style of play. However, Davis remains a low-end WR2/luxury WR3.
|Josh Doctson WAS
|Carlton Davis TB
|Ah yes, another tasty matchup for Doctson, who is now the alpha in the passing attack with Jamison Crowder and Paul Richardson out of commission. The Bucs have the fourth-worst DVOA on passes to the left side of the field, per Football Outsiders, and as we all know, the Bucs have been uber-generous to wideouts this season. Doctson will score again this week.
|Christian Kirk ARI
|Orlando Scandrick KC
|The second-round selection is picking it up for the Cardinals, as his role has begun to increase. Kirk has seen at least six targets in three of his last four games, and he's eclipsed 55 yards in three of his last four contests. Scandrick has been solid in coverage, but in Byron Leftwich's offense, Kirk seems to be the No. 3 option, behind the likes of Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson .
|Calvin Ridley ATL
|Denzel Ward CLE
|It's not the most ideal matchup for Ridley, as Ward has gained a reputation of being a ballhawk in his rookie season. However, over the last three weeks, Ward has allowed one touchdown and a 102.4 passer rating when targeted.* Ridley has seven touchdowns on the season and Matt Ryan has a knack for finding his rookie receiver down inside the red zone. Start Ridley with WR2 expectations in Week 10.
|Zay Jones BUF
|Darryl Roberts NYJ
|Roberts has actually outperformed fellow corner Morris Claiborne in recent weeks, despite being targeted more often. Jones is averaging nearly seven targets per game over the past month, but he hasn't been able to do all that much with them. However, I'm still rolling with Jones in a few GPPs, believe it or not. It's risky though.
|D.J. Moore CAR
|Joe Haden PIT
|Moore let many fantasy owners down last week, and with a much tougher matchup in Week 10, he will be out of many starting lineups this week. Haden has allowed under 10 yards per reception in his past two games, not to mention a 63.8 passer rating when targeted during that span.* Proceed with caution with Moore on Thursday night.
|Allen Robinson CHI
|DeShawn Shead DET
|Earlier in the week, I was worried about Robinson. Well, not as much anymore. A matchup with Shead is better than Darius Slay , and Robinson said he is fully healthy. Good enough for me. Start Robinson with WR2 expectations.
|John Ross CIN
|Eli Apple NO
|Take your pick with these New Orleans corners, as they have all been brutal. Apple is one of just four corners to allow over 200 receiving yards over the past three weeks, good for a 136.8 passer rating when targeted.* Ross is an incredibly risky play, as he's coming off injury and simply hasn't been effective, but we cannot deny the matchup here. In GPPs or deeper formats, Ross is worth a shot.
|Antonio Callaway CLE
|Desmond Trufant ATL
|Callaway has his hands full in Week 10, dealing with coverage from Atlanta's best cover corner, Desmond Trufant . Callaway scored a few weeks ago, but he hasn't been as electrifying as many would have hoped with rookie gunslinger Baker Mayfield under center. In deeper formats, you might be stuck playing Callaway, but in DFS, you are better off elsewhere.
|Michael Gallup DAL
|Jalen Mills PHI
|Mills continues to struggle in coverage this season, allowing the fourth-most receiving yards in coverage on the season.* Dak Prescott isn't typically a quarterback to get enamored by, but in a good matchup, Gallup carries sneaky potential in this matchup. The presence of Amari Cooper will help Gallup avoid extra attention, and in PPR formats, I like Gallup as a flex option.
|Kenny Golladay DET
|Kyle Fuller CHI
|Golladay didn't quite come through last week, but short memory, my friends. Fuller has been exceptional over the last three weeks, recording two interceptions and allowing a measly 19.0 passer rating when targeted.* Golladay's height could give Fuller some problems, so while a 100-yard game may not be in the works for Golladay, I could see him scoring twice against the shorter Fuller.
|Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB
|Bobby McCain MIA
|This isn't about the matchup. This isn't about the Geronimo Allison injury. Well, it is kind of about both. However, MVS is a talented receiver and his rapport is growing with quarterback Aaron Rodgers . Since the start of Week 6, Rodgers' highest passer rating has come when targeting Valdes-Scantling (137.5).* During this three-game stretch, Davante Adams has 305 receiving yards, Valdes-Scantling has 249 and the next closest receiver is Randall Cobb with 64 yards. The rookie receiver is averaging over 31 yards per reception in his last three games and the Miami defense has been torched by long balls in recent games.
|Ryan Grant IND
|Tre Herndon JAX
|Grant gets pretty lucky in Week 10, as Jacksonville's second star corner, A.J. Bouye , is expected to miss this contest. Jalen Ramsey is one tough cookie to throw at, which should lead to a few additional targets for Grant in a better matchup. However, he remains a low-end flex option in Week 10.
|Donte Moncrief JAX
|Nate Hairston IND
|Over the Colts' last two games, Hairston has allowed just two grabs, which seems fine, but they have gone for an average of 22 yards per reception, and one of them went for a touchdown.* Moncrief's usage has been inconsistent this season, but in the last two games leading up to the bye, he saw a whopping 17 targets. He's a flex option this week, even with the Bortles under center.
|Sammy Watkins KC
|Patrick Peterson ARI
|Well, looks like it will be a Tyreek Hill week with Watkins being bottled up by one of the league's best corners. Watkins' 85 percent catch rate (17-of-20) over the past three weeks is encouraging, but this is one daunting matchup to say the least.* Watkins drops down to flex territory this week against Peterson.
|Tyrell Williams LAC
|Darryl Worley OAK
|I love Tyrell Williams this week. He's scored in each of the last three weeks and averaging over 20 yards per reception on the season. His five touchdowns are tied for the team lead and Philip Rivers has a 142.6 passer rating when targeting him on the season.* Williams can get downfield and the Raiders defense is the third-worst in terms of DVOA on passes 16 or more yards downfield, per Football Outsiders.
|Robert Woods LAR
|Shaquil Griffin SEA
|Jared Goff has kept Cooper Kupp , Brandin Cooks and Woods all in the WR2 conversation for the entire season, and in this matchup, it's likely to continue. Woods has at least five grabs in all but one game this season, and that was all the way back in Week 1, when he caught just three balls. Over the last three weeks, Woods has at least five grabs for 70 yards, setting a very reliable floor for his fantasy owners.
|Kenny Stills MIA
|Kevin King GB
|Stills was quiet last week, catching just one ball for 19 yards. This matchup with Kevin King isn't the greatest, but game script should be in Stills' favor, as Green Bay should have no problem putting up points against a Miami defense that has struggled at times this season. Sure, they played well against Sam Darnold , but they allowed over 40 points to Deshaun Watson a few weeks back. Stills is a flex option in Week 10.
|Chris Hogan NE
|Adoree' Jackson TEN
|Believe it or not, Hogan might find himself on plenty of benches this week in fantasy. Josh Gordon has the better matchup against Malcolm Butler , Sony Michel and Rob Gronkowski are returning from injury and will resume their normal workload, and Hogan has seen just three targets over the team's last two games. Yikes. The stars are not aligning for Hogan, and he simply cannot be trusted in Week 10.
|Tre'Quan Smith NO
|Dre Kirkpatrick CIN
|Kirk Patrick has been playing some good football for the most part over the last four weeks, to a tune of a 45 percent catch rate, 77.5 passer rating when targeted and 1.03 yards per coverage snap.* The addition of Dez Bryant won't cut into Smith's usage this week, keeping Smith in flex territory in season long formats. The Bengals have allowed plenty of points to receivers in recent weeks, making Smith an intriguing play in DFS as well.
|Odell Beckham Jr. NYG
|Richard Sherman SF
|Not the best matchup for Beckham here, but he's still an elite play. He's getting downfield a bit more, and Eli Manning might just sling it down there early and often, assuming his offensive line gives him more than 2.5 seconds to make something happen. Beckham will move around the offense, and Sherman doesn't shadow, so we won't see the star corner traveling the elite receiver. Beckham remains a WR1 in seasonal leagues.
|Deontay Burnett NYJ
|Tre'Davious White BUF
|In his last three games, White has allowed just three receptions.* Yeah, he's still good. Burnett is being inserted in the starting lineup due to injuries, and White has allowed a 6.3 passer rating when targeted over the past three weeks.* Good luck, man.
|Brandon LaFell OAK
|Casey Hayward LAC
|LaFell has been running more routes for the Raiders in recent weeks, but he's done nothing with his looks, outside of a touchdown a few weeks ago. Hayward is a solid corner and this Oakland offense is a crapshoot. I'm fading LaFell here and will let someone else roll the dice on whether or not it is a LaFell week.
|Alshon Jeffery PHI
|Chidobe Awuzie DAL
|Opponents have struggled throwing against Byron Jones , leading to more targets aimed at Awuzie. He is by far the most targeted corner in this Dallas secondary, and I expect Carson Wentz to go to one of his favorite targets early and often in this matchup. Jeffery has scored in two of his last three games, averaging nine targets per contest during this three-game run, making him a reliable WR2 in this matchup.*
|James Washington PIT
|Donte Jackson CAR
|Washington continues to get the snappage out wide, but the production continues to allude the rookie wide receiver. While he has the knack for the big play, it hasn't happened yet this season, as the Pittsburgh offense clearly flows through about three, maybe four guys, leaving Washington on the outside looking in.
|David Moore SEA
|Troy Hill LAR
|While Marcus Peters ' coverage problems have been well documented, it's not like Hill has been a shutdown option on the other side of the field filling in for Aqib Talib . Hill has allowed two touchdowns and 1.18 yards per coverage snap over the last three weeks.* Despite seeing a season-high of seven targets last week, Moore put up his worst game since becoming a prime contributor for the Seattle passing attack. Moore has still scored in three of his last four games, and at the very least, I think he finds the end zone in Week 10.
|Pierre Garcon SF
|B.W. Webb NYG
|Garcon was the only pass catcher not named George Kittle to produce a fantasy worthy game with Nick Mullens under center. The Giants should be more prepared now that there is some film on Mullens and Webb has allowed a 90.6 passer rating when targeted over his last two games.* Garcon is a flex option on Monday night.
|Mike Evans TB
|Josh Norman WAS
|Norman has shadowed a bit in recent weeks, but with Tampa Bay having Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson , I expect Norman to stick to his side of the field in this one. He's held up quite well in recent weeks, but the Ryan Fitzpatrick to Mike Evans connection could be lethal in this matchup. I'd much rather target Greg Stroman than Norman, but Evans is a fine play in Week 10. His 50 percent catch rate over the last four games is slightly alarming.*
|Cameron Batson TEN
|Jason McCourty NE
|Supposedly, Batson has earned more reps in the Tennessee offense, but with just three grabs on four targets in two games, playing Batson in a DFS lineup doesn't even count as contrarian. No one will be on him and rightfully so. Don't try to be the smartest person in the room, because that rarely works out.
|Michael Floyd WAS
|Brent Grimes TB
|Even with the Redskins dealing with numerous injuries at the wide receiver position, I'm not falling into the Floyd trap. Sure, he could see a few more targets, but I'm not expecting the production to be there. He saw just one target last week. No thanks, not even in this matchup.
Now, here are my 10 favorite matchups in the slot in Week 10.
|Cooper Kupp LAR
|Justin Coleman SEA
|Over the last two weeks, Coleman has allowed a passer rating of 17.7 when targeted, and just two receptions compared to one interception.* However, you have to trust Kupp! He has the fifth-most receiving yards out of the slot and his five touchdowns from the slot are tied with Adam Thielen for most in the league.* Tough matchup, but Kupp remains a must-start in all formats.
|Keenan Allen LAC
|Leon Hall OAK
|Allen gets moved around the offense on a weekly basis and he has been the consistent piece in the Los Angeles passing game. While he's eclipsed 100 yards just twice on the season, he's posted at least 60 yards in all but one game. Consistency is key and he continues to be a valuable, must-start fantasy asset.
|Tyler Boyd CIN
|P.J. Williams NO
|No A.J. Green opens the door for a few extra targets for Boyd, but keep in mind that his production this season will lead New Orleans to be more cognizant of where he is on the field. Green won't be out there to take away some of the attention from Boyd, but that doesn't take Boyd out of back-end WR1 status in a plus matchup.
|Jarvis Landry CLE
|Brian Poole ATL
|Slot receivers have put up good numbers against Atlanta this season, and while Landry has been inconsistent of late, his reliable share of targets will be key this weekend. If Landry sees at least eight targets, he will have no problem producing against this Atlanta defense. Take note that his price has dropped on DFS, and over on DraftKings, he's incredibly enticing at just above $6,000.
|JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT
|Captain Munnerlyn CAR
|No receiver in the National Football League has more receiving yards out of the slot than JuJu and his 2.13 yards per route run is quite appealing.* He's a must-start each week, as he is one of the three guys that is consistently involved in the Ben Roethlisberger -led offense.
|Larry Fitzgerald ARI
|Kendall Fuller KC
|Trust the volume and the matchup. In the first game of the Byron Leftwich era, Fitzgerald caught eight of 12 targets for 102 yards and a score. The new Offensive Coordinator wants to get the football to his best playmakers and in a plus matchup against Kansas City's weakest corner, I love Fitzgerald's Week 10 outlook. Fuller has allowed the third-most receiving yards out of the slot this season.*
|Golden Tate PHI
|Anthony Brown DAL
|In his team debut, I like Tate's outlook. Earlier this year against the Cowboys, Tate caught all eight of his targets for 132 yards and two scores, easily his best game of the year. There are quite a few mouths to feed in Philadelphia, but I'm sure they will find a way to get Tate involved early and often as the Eagles show off its new toy.
|Maurice Harris WAS
|Javien Elliott TB
|M.J. Stewart will get some reps, but Tampa Bay had to do something, as Stewart was getting gashed all season. Elliott has gotten a few reps, but he has allowed all three of his targets to be caught this season.* Harris is one of about three healthy receivers left for the Redskins, and coming off a high-volume game, Harris finds himself in my top 10 slot matchups in Week 10.
|Adam Humphries TB
|Fabian Moreau WAS
|Over the last three weeks, Humphries has the fourth-most receiving yards out of the slot, trailing only Michael Thomas , Robert Woods and Tyler Boyd .* He's seeing a god number of targets and he'll operate primarily out of the slot against the likes of Moreau. The Washington slot corner has allowed one touchdown and a 92.4 passer rating when targeted this season, but I'm still running Humphries out in my lineups this weekend.
|Sterling Shepard NYG
|K'Waun Williams SF
|While production may not be what fantasy owners would be hoping for, Shepard has seen at least seven targets in his last six games, and in all but one game this season. He hasn't scored in well over a month, and despite Williams not allowing a touchdown in slot coverage this season, I believe Shepard hooks up with Eli Manning for a score in this game.
Atlanta has been victimized by good slot receivers this season and Landry will be the next guy to do it. Poole has allowed the fifth-most receiving yards in slot coverage and his full stat line is 38-29-302-4.* If you divide those numbers by the eight games he has played in, you get an average stat line for the opposition of 3.6 receptions on 4.75 targets for 37.8 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. That may not seem like the most impressive, but a floor of nearly 12 fantasy points in a PPR sounds pretty good to me. If you give Landry 10 targets against this Atlanta defense, he is going to EAT!
Another week, another receiver going against Peters that finds himself in my featured matchups of the week. Peters has allowed the second-most receiving yards this season, second-most (tied) touchdowns and second-highest passer rating when targeted among corners with at least 200 coverage snaps.* Peters has been burned by numerous receivers this season and with Seattle needing to score points to keep up with the Rams, Lockett has every opportunity for 120 yards and two scores. Lockett has six touchdowns on the year and Russell Wilson has a perfect 158.3 passer rating when targeting Lockett.*
Oh, Malcolm Butler , the second of the two corners I routinely go after in my DFS lineups. Butler has allowed the most receiving yards in the league this season, the most touchdowns in coverage, tied for the most receptions and the highest yards per coverage snap (2.31) among corners with at least 200 coverage snaps.* On the other hand, over the last three weeks of the NFL season, Gordon has the fourth-most receiving yards and is averaging nearly 21 yards per reception. Gordon has WR1 upside this week and don’t be surprised if New England draws up a plan to really attack their former top corner.
Barring anything crazy, Allen Robinson is going to play in Week 10, and while that may put you off from playing Gabriel, it shouldn’t. In fact, Gabriel has averaged more fantasy points, receptions, targets and yards per game when Robinson is on the field compared to when he is out of commission. With Robinson dealing with Darius Slay , Gabriel will get to square off against Teez Tabor , who has allowed a catch rate of 85 percent and a perfect 158.3 passer rating when targeted this season.* Yikes. Gabriel is very cheap in DFS and hell, he might even be available on your league’s waiver wire. If so, get him immediately.
*Information gathered from research done at Pro Football Focus.