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 for 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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Trent Sheffield ARI
Earlier this year against the Saints, Julio went for 6-5-96-0 against this Saints defense. In his last nine contests against New Orleans, Julio has topped 90 receiving yards in all but one of those contests. He's had a great track record of success against the Saints and with New Orleans' defensive woes in 2018, Jones is in line for a monster outing.
Ramsey is one of just five corners to have allowed over 200 yards in coverage over the past three weeks, but take that with a grain of salt, as his passer rating allowed when targeted is just 74.6.* With the anemic offense that is the Buffalo Bills, Benjamin should be nowhere near any starting lineup in Week 12.
A.J. Green looked to be active this week, but it appears that the star wideout will need at least one more week to get right. Erickson will step into a starting spot out wide and unless your league values return yards, Erickson is not worth starting. Tyler Boyd , Joe Mixon , John Ross and C.J. Uzomah will pick up the scraps, leaving Erickson pretty low on the totem pole.
Jackson has struggled the last four weeks, allowing two touchdowns and a 122.7 passer rating when targeted.* However, Callaway has been inefficient this season, catching just half of the targets thrown his way. While the big play ability is there, Callaway is nothing more than a GPP option against a reeling defense.
T.J. Jones DET
In terms of DVOA, per Pro Football Outsiders, the Colts are stingy on passes to the left side of the field, and over his last three games, Wilson has allowed a low 62.5 passer rating when targeted.* Parker will get targets in this offense, but he's been known to underwhelm in tougher matchups. Parker is a low-end flex option in deeper formats this week.
Enunwa should see plenty of volume in this matchup, seeing as he saw eight targets in his last game and Gilmore has been New England's most targeted corner over the last four weeks.* However, Enunwa turned those eight targets into just four receptions for 18 yards in a blowout loss to the Buffalo Bills. The Jets should fall behind early, meaning they will have to throw it more, hence my belief that Enunwa gets 10 targets in this matchup. What he does with those 10 targets is a different story.
Brown was quiet for long stretches against the Jags in Week 11, but he still posted an excellent 117 yards and a touchdown. Brown is a must-start in all formats and he's worth the price in DFS this week against the Broncos.
Lockett has been balling out for the 'Hawks this season, and Jackson has struggled over the last three weeks, allowing 14 receptions on 15 targets for 190 yards and two touchdowns.* Seattle will try to run the ball, but greater success will come via the passing game, making Lockett an excellent low-end WR2 in Week 12. Enjoy the production!
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Over the last four weeks, Apple has allowed 1.89 yards per coverage snap and a 110.6 passer rating when targeted, not to mention just under 14 yards per reception.* Ridley makes for a low-end WR2/luxury WR3 in this matchup.
Brown saw just one target last week, but I'm right back on the bandwagon in Week 12. Oakland has the fifth-worst DVOA on passes to the right side of the field, and look at that! That is where Brown lies up! Brown is restricted to GPP usage in DFS, but he could explode, assuming Harbaugh and Co. let Jackson sling it a bit, rather than run it damn near 30 times.
Shaquil Griffin SEA
Robinson's big game against the Lions a few weeks ago happened with Slay on the sidelines. Robinson won't match his production from the first outing this season, but it's reasonable to believe he'll tally 50 yards with a score in this contest. Temper expectations, however, and keep in the WR3 echelon.
Ross saw a good number of targets yet again, but the second-year receiver was inefficient with his looks. He made an excellent touchdown grab for his third score of the year, but the speedy receiver caught just one of his other six targets for five yards. He's incredibly risky, but Ross has scored in three of his last four contests.
Buffalo has been stingy against opposing receivers of late, and White has been a big part of that, allowing an eye-popping 8.3 passer rating when targeted over the last two games* Fade Moncrief across the board in Week 12. Easy call.
Williams is the big play guy in the offense, but those long connections could be few and far between with Peterson in coverage. If you have a deep receiving core, leave Williams on your bench for a better matchup. However, if you have to start him, you can, but temper expectations.
Alexander is allowing just under 12 yards per reception over his last four games, not to mention a 78.2 passer rating when targeted.* The opposition continues to target Alexander in the passing attack, but for the most part the rookie has held his own. However, Diggs is coming off a monster game, and with double-digit targets coming in this game, Diggs is an easy WR2 in Week 12.
Oh man. Could Beckham go for 150 yards with one touchdown? Hell yes he can in this matchup! The Eagles secondary is banged up and the best matchup on the field for the Giants offense is Beckham attacking the secondary. Start OBJ everywhere you can and enjoy the results.
Jackson has struggled for Carolina lately, but the opposition have been throwing at Bradberry (22 targets over last three games) in recent weeks.* Bradberry has allowed nearly 20 yards per reception and two touchdowns in his last three games, not to mention a rather high 1.70 yards allowed per coverage snap.* Moore has cooled off lately, but he did see eight targets last week, and with a similar workload this week, he's a quality flex option in deeper formats.
Cameron Batson TENJonathan Joseph HOUJoseph returned from injury for the team's last game and he was stingy out there. Allowing just two receptions for eight yards in his coverage.* It will be a quiet game for Batson against an opportunistic Houston secondary.

Now, here are my 10 favorite matchups in the slot in Week 12.

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Thielen continues to see plenty of work in the offense, averaging nine targets per game over the last four outings. He lost his 100-yard game streak and touchdown streak the past game or two, but he's still racking up fantasy points and has reached double-digit points in PPR formats in every game this season. Start Thielen with confidence in a game where Minnesota will need to keep up with Green Bay's offense.
Chalk play of the week right here, as Edelman has been targeted in bunches lately and the Jets cannot stop opposing slot receivers to save their life. Skrine has allowed three touchdowns and a 128.8 passer rating in slot coverage this season.* Start Edelman and expect good numbers.
Boddy-Calhoun has allowed the third-most receiving yards out of the slot over the past three weeks, including allowing 11 receptions on 12 targets.*
Hilton has been playing well over his last five games, allowing just 61 receiving yards out of the slot and a 68.1 passer rating when targeted.* Sanders is the team's top option in the passing attack, so he will get his normal volume, which will keep him in the low-end WR2 range.
Sanu has three touchdowns in slot coverage this season, while Williams has completely been a liability in slot coverage. Over the last six weeks, Williams has allowed the most receiving yards out of the slot and a whopping 1.95 yards per coverage snap.* Sanu has at least four grabs for 40 yards in each of his last three games, and that's a rather conservative floor in this matchup for the veteran slot receiver.
Very tough matchup for Fitzgerald here, as King has been excellent in slot coverage, but under the new Offensive Coordinator in Arizona, Fitzgerald is getting it done. He scored twice last week and has four touchdowns over the past month. Despite seeing just four targets last week, Fitz saw 22 targets in the two games prior, and in a positive game script for the Arizona passing offense, Fitzgerald's volume of work should make him a solid play.


Odell Beckham Jr. vs. De’Vante Bausby (and the rest of the Philadelphia secondary)

Beckham is going for 150 yards and a touchdown in this matchup. You can book it. The Eagles are dealing with a plethora of injuries in its secondary and Bausby is an undrafted free agent that hadn’t taken a snap in a regular season NFL game since 2016, where he posted a poor 40.7 coverage grade in limited time with the Bears.* While Bausby boasts decent size for a corner, he cannot keep up with Beckham Jr. and if the Eagles don’t commit to giving him help, OBJ might go for 200 yards in this matchup. Beckham is in one hell of a spot this week. Get in on the action.

Michael Thomas vs. Robert Alford

Michael Thomas is a different dude, and that is most certainly a compliment. Over the last four weeks, he ranks in the top five among wide receivers in targets, receptions, reception percentage, yards and touchdowns. Yeah, he’s absolutely balling out right now and gets a matchup with the dude that is allowing the most receiving yards per game in the entire league!* Alford has also allowed five touchdowns in coverage and a league-worst 144.0 passer rating when targeted (corners with at least 250 coverage snaps).* Grab every share of Thomas that you can in DFS this week, because ladies and gentlemen, he is going to go BANANAS!


Julian Edelman vs. Buster Skrine

Skrine has allowed the third-most receiving yards out of the slot this season, not to mention three touchdowns and 1.82 yards per coverage snap.* On the other hand, Edelman is averaging 58 receiving yards out of the slot over the past two weeks, and he’s been a target machine of late. Sure, Rob Gronkowski is returning to the lineup, but Edelman will get his workload and the Patriots are smart enough to target the weak point in this New York defense. Slot receivers against the Jets have been good to us all year and it will continue with Edelman in Week 12.

*Information gathered from research done at Pro Football Focus.