Welcome to the weekly wide receiver/cornerback breakdown for fantasy football Week 13! 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 five absolute favorite matchups to use for DFS purposes. It is not only the last week of the fantasy regular season, but it is also Byemaggedon 2.0 for 2022. Between six teams being off and the injuries that have piled up lately, lineup decisions are going to be tough this week.  This article is also critical for fantasy football DFS players, as this will help you gain a competitive advantage when setting your lineups. Follow me on Twitter (@fightingchance) as well!

Left WR vs Right CB
Wide ReceiverTeamDK / FD $CornerbackOppMatchup
DeAndre HopkinsARI#N/AJonathan Jones#N/ASafe
It wasn’t a banger of a game for Hopkins before the team’s bye, but he still had four catches for 87 yards and a score against the Chargers. He has had one game under 85 receiving yards since returning from his suspension, and the way the Patriots defense has played the last two weeks against the Vikings and Bills, I see no reason why the Cardinals won’t be able to move the ball through the air. Hopkins is just a beast and one of the top five receivers in football. He ias a great choice for both season long and the Monday night showdown slate even though the Patriots have had a long time to get ready for this one.
Devin DuvernayBAL$4400 / $5600Akhello WitherspoonPITRisky
I know Denver has a good defense, but Duvernay still didn't have a huge fantasy impact. It was his best game in a while as he finished with six catches for 34 yards, but that still isn't exciting any fantasy players. Sadly the 34 yards were his most since Week 7 and the six catches were a season high. The Steelers secondary is rounding into shape a little late in the season and I can't trust Duvernay in any kind of fantasy matchup.
Stefon DiggsBUF$8300 / $8500Sauce GardnerNYJSafe
It almost seems inevitable on a weekly basis that Diggs is going to produce. He had seven catches for 92 yards on Thursday against the Patriots and scored for the third straight game and the fourth time in six weeks. He is just Josh Allen’s right hand man and we all saw the heartwarming video of Allen telling Diggs he was thankful for him on Thanksgiving. These two guys just gel together. He had five catches for 93 yards against the Jets in Week 9 and I expect a similar output from Diggs in Week 14 and he is a great option in both season long and DFS contests.
D.J. MooreCAR#N/ATariq WoolenSEAModerate
So it appears that Baker Mayfield just hates D.J. Moore. He produces with P.J. Walker at quarterback, he had 100 yards and a touchdown before the team’s bye with Sam Darnold at quarterback, but Moore was just awful with Mayfield. The good news is that Darnold will be under center again, and that means even a sort of average matchup against an improving Seahawks secondary you should still be playing Moore. Darnold does still suck, so I don’t trust him enough to give Moore a start in my DFS lineups, but even with the fantasy playoffs not far away, I’d still start Moore in my Week 14 season long leagues.
Ja'Marr ChaseCIN$7900 / $8700Denzel WardCLESafe
Chase = Stud! In his first game back since Week 7 from injury, Chase picked up right where he left off with seven catches for 97 yards. Granted, the Chiefs secondary is far from the best in the league, but it is still pretty impressive that this guy steps right back in and produces at a high level. I am not really surprised at all, but that's what we've come to expect with Chase. The Browns pass defense was stronger earlier in the year even though they didn't give up much until late last week, it was against the freaking Texans. Look for Joe Burrow to have a couple of touchdown passes in this one and one of them going to Chase.
Amari CooperCLE$6200 / $7300Eli AppleCINModerate
It was not a good opener for Deshaun Watson although it was a little expected considering how long it had been since he played an NFL game. The good news for Cooper is that he had nine targets which was the most on the team. The bad news is that it was only good for four catches and 40 yards. I would imagine it should get a little better each week for Watson, but I think it might take a little while. The Bengals secondary has been strong all season long and I am still starting Cooper in season long leagues, but my expectations are lowered some.
Michael GallupDAL$4600 / $6000Steven NelsonHOUModerate
The yardage total is far from impressive, but Gallup was sick coming into this one and he finished with four catches for 23 yards. The good news is that he scored twice giving him a heck of a fantasy day. He now has 15 targets in the last two weeks which has led to nine catches. That is all good news, however, it has totaled just 86 yards. The touchdowns are nice, and a welcomed sight, he just might become touchdown dependent with the low yardage totals. However, with six teams on bye, a pretty easy matchup, and the volume he has been getting lately, I feel very confident with Gallup as my WR3 in season long contests.
Courtland SuttonDEN$5200 / $6800Josh WilliamsKCModerate
He's had a number of good games this week despite how bad the quarterback play has been, but Sutton didn't catch his only target in Week 13 against the Ravens. He did leave the game with a hamstring injury, but was still not involved before then. I would expect that he will be back in there this week against the Chiefs, but how much does it really matter? He isn't 100 percent and the passing game is not great, however, he probably gets a start with six teams on bye. There is nothing about the Broncos offense that excites me at all for fantasy purposes.
D.J. CharkDET Patrick PetersonPHIModerate
I'm not sure we can expect this to continue, but Chark had a huge game in Week 13 with five catches for 98 yards against the Jaguars in a game where everything went right for the Lions. We always knew he has this talent, but inconsistency and injuries have often gotten in his way. He did have three catches for 46 yards back in Week 3 against these same Vikings, and Minnesota's secondary has gotten worse as the season has gone on. Chark is still only a flex option in leagues where you have a couple of receivers on bye, I don't expect him to be consistently this good.
Brandin CooksHOU$4900 / $6200Trevon DiggsDALRisky
He didn't play last week with a calf injury, and we've known for a while now that Cooks heart isn't in it this season. He wanted to be traded and he hasn't had over 75 receiving yards since the opening game. The problem is he is good enough that if he is active you kind of have to put him in your season long lineups with limited expectations. Between his questionable motivation and bad play at quarterback, the outlook for Cooks isn't all that good against a strong corner like Trevon Diggs.
Marvin Jones Jr.JAC Kristian FultonPITRisky
It was another ho-hum effort for Jones as he had just one catch on four targets for 17 yards against the Lions last week. You sure would have thought that the whole team would have been better against the Lions, but only Christian Kirk did anything fantasy worthy. Jones has just ten targets total in the last three weeks, and hasn't had 50 receiving yards since Week 7. He has sprinkled in a few touchdown over the year, but he is tough to predict when one of those rare good games are going to come. Even against a subpar Titans secondary I still can't trust Jones in any fantasy lineup even with six teams on bye.
Marquez Valdes-ScantlingKC$4100 / $5800Patrick SurtainDENModerate
He has scored only once all season long, despite being on one of the best offenses in football. However, he has had over 50 receiving yards after his two-catch, 71 yard performance in Week 13. He has averaged nearly 50 yards per game, but Valdes-Scantling is averaging fewer than three catches a game. The Broncos secondary is still very good and I don't expect Valdes-Scantling to have a fantasy relevant game in Week 14.
Davante AdamsLV#N/AJalen RamseyLARSafe
This guy is a MFin' BEAST! It was another huge day last week with eight catches for 177 yards and two more touchdowns. In the last five weeks Adams has had 41 catches for 664 yards and seven touchdowns. Damn! They travel to meet the Rams, who just feel like they are giving up. Players are being rested, they are going nowhere, and I wonder how high their motivation is. I see Adams continuing this reign of terror over opposing defenses with another 100-yard effort and another touchdown. He is a white hot elite option in both season long and DFS contests for this week.
Van JeffersonLAR#N/ARock Ya-SinLVRisky
That smell around you isn't your grandma's stale fart, that is the Rams offense. With Matthew Stafford done for the season along with Allen Robinson and Cooper Kupp, this offense is going to stink out loud no matter who is at quarterback. Jefferson had two catches for 39 yards and when he fails to score he is going to be worthless. The Raiders secondary is awful, completely awful, but I still have a hard time putting any faith in Jefferson. He is probably the best option for the Thursday DFS showdown slate because he has the big play ability, but on this offense there aren't likely to be many big plays.
Josh PalmerLAC#N/AXavien Howard#N/AModerate
With Mike Williams not practicing at all last week, he seems like a longshot to play again. This puts Palmer right back in the crosshairs of the Chargers passing attack on a good weekend. Xavien Howard is having a nice little stretch and did have an interception last week, but the Dolphins also gave up over 200 pass yards and two touchdowns to the last pick in the draft for San Francisco last week in emergency duty for the rookie. Palmer is averaging nearly seven receptions a game in the last three, we would just love to see more scores out of him. I think he is a great WR3 for your Week 14 lineups and perhaps one of the best plays for the Sunday night DFS showdown slate.
Jaylen WaddleMIA#N/AAsante Samuel#N/AModerate
He did have just one catch for nine yards against the 49ers last week, but he clearly was not 100% after being injured early in the game. The fact that he continued to come back in makes me feel like he will be good to go for this one. That was the first game where he was under 65 yards since Week 5, so hopefully Waddle is able to get some treatment and be close to his usual self as the Chargers secondary is a long way from anything you'd call good. If Waddle is able to be a full practice participant by Thursday or Friday I would feel comfortable putting him in my Sunday night DFS lineups, if not he will be relegated to just the seasonal lineups where I can't see a reason to sit him given his talent.
Justin JeffersonMIN$9000 / $9300Amani OruwariyeDETSafe
He didn't rack up the yardage with just 45 against the Jets, but Jefferson still had seven catches on 11 targets and did score a touchdown in Week 13. It is still a 17 fantasy point game in PPR leagues. After struggling to score in the beginning of the year, Jefferson has now found pay dirt in four of the last five. He had only three catches for 14 yards against the Lions in Week 2, but I don't expect that result again. Despite the poor yardage showing in two of the last three weeks, I love Jefferson in both season long and DFS contests for Week 14.
DeVante ParkerNE#N/ATrayvon Mullen#N/ARisky
The whole passing game in New England is just poo poo. Mac Jones looked awful against the Bills and you can blame Matt Patricia or whoever you want, but the fact is that this isn’t an exciting passing game for fantasy. Unless you like passes out of the backfield to Rhamondre Stevenson. Parker finished Thursday night with just two catches for 16 yards and that was the third time in four weeks he failed to top 20 receiving yards. Be my guest and put him in your flex this week against a poor Cardinals secondary, but with one week before the fantasy playoffs and wins being crucial, I would be lookin gin another direction. With his 80 receiving yards two weeks ago, he could be a worthy dart throw for the Monday night DFS showdown for GPPs in the hopes he has a good game considering that not many will roster him.
Darius Slayton Jr.NYG#N/ADarius SlayPHIRisky
He did have six catches for 90 yards against the Commanders on Sunday but that was a pillow soft matchup and honestly Slayton dropped a couple more passes that would have given him a huge day and the last one could have put the Giants in position to win the game. He is going to go from an easy matchup to one of the toughest as the Eagles secondary might be the best in football. The Giants are fading down the stretch, and I think it would be very hard to trust Slayton in Week 14 and you only should if you are in real dire circumstances with injuries and a massive week of byes.
Garrett WilsonNYJ$5900 / $7200Tre'Davious WhiteBUFSafe
For the love of everything holy PLEASE Jets don't put Zach Wilson back at quarterback! I know Mike White wasn't great last week against the Vikings and I know he won't generally throw it 50+ times but Wilson had another huge game with eight catches on 15 targets for 160 yards in Week 13. He now has had 90+ receiving yards in four of the last five weeks. He is without a doubt the most used player on the passing game and should continue to be a huge player down the stretch. Wilson continues to be a strong WR2 play in season long leagues and even against the Bills secondary I would still be good with him for DFS lineups.
A.J. BrownPHI$8000 / $8400Fabian MoreauGBSafe
Brown is on fire lately and he had a huge game against his old team with eight catches for 119 yards and two touchdowns in Week 13. He now has three scores in the last two weeks, although his last two opponents haven't been overly strong. The Giants secondary is still dealing with injuires, and just gave up a big game to Taylor Heinicke and Terry McLaurin last week. The Eagles don't have home field for the playoffs wrapped up just yet and I expect them to lay the wood to the Giants as they take a step closer to the one seed. Fire up Brown in all fantasy formats as he should have another great game.
Diontae JohnsonPIT$5100 / $6500Marlon HumphreyINDModerate
He STILL hasn't scored a touchdown! This week Johnson even had a shot and he dropped what should have been a score. He is getting better volume the last couple of weeks, but it still isn't adding up to great fantasy production for Diontae. He had five catches for 60 yards against the Falcons and he gets a tougher matchup this week against the hated division rival Ravens. The analysis coule be the same here every week. Johnson is doing enough to stay in season long leagues if you are in full-point PPR leagues, but in any other sort of league he isn't doing enough to warrant any fantasy excitement in 2022.
Deebo SamuelSF$6100 / $7100Carlton DavisTBModerate
It is going to be a tough rest of the season with Jimmy Garoppolo now gone for the duration. However, Brock Purdy didn't play that badly, and perhaps with the starter's reps in practice he can improve even more. Samuel was still a huge part of the gameplan against the Dolphins as he had six catches on ten targets and four carries for 63 total yards. Not a horrible day, but Deebo has far underperformed his draft status almost every week. The Bucs have a strong pass defense as well, which will make things tough for the young rookie. While the number of options on the offense keeps Deebo off the DFS radar, I still have him locked and loaded on any season long league.
DK MetcalfSEA$7100 / $7900Jaycee HornCARSafe
He now has topped 70 receiving yards in three straight games as Metcalf had one of his best games against the Rams in Week 13. He finished by catching all eight targets for 127 yards and a touchdown. I do question the Rams motivation at this point, and wonder how much more than a representative effort they are putting forth here. Metcalf now gets the Panthers this week, who actually have a pretty decent pass defense that has allowed just 15 passing touchdowns in 12 games and are coming off of their bye. None of this makes me want to sit Metcalf in any season long leagues, but even despite his hot run you might want to limit your DFS exposure to him some.
Mike EvansTB$6400 / $7000Charvarius WardSFSafe
This offense stinks out loud! The Bucs might have won on Monday night, but they sure didn't look good doing it and even without facing Marshon Lattimore for the Saints, Evans still only finished with four catches for 59 yards. He now hasn't topped 60 receiving yards since Week 8 and we are rolling into Week 14 and he hasn't scored since Week 4! The 49ers continue to limit other teams to a lot of points, and the defense knows it has to play better now than ever. Evans is still a season long league start, but it isn't with a lot of confidence.
Treylon BurksTEN$4700 / $6000Tyson CambellJACModerate
Despite him getting rocked in the end zone on a touchdown catch, we are going to assume that Burks is going to clear concussion protocol in time for this game. Basically that is because if he misses the game, I don't like any other Titans receivers so don't start anyone from this team if he is out. If Burks does play, you have to like him again this week. The Jaguars defense was destroyed by the Lions and as bad as Tennessee is throwing the ball, you still have to like Burks in this matchup assuming Ryan Tannehill is also ok. There are too many uncertainties for this to be a DFS play, but Burks has worked himself into WR3 range with his recent play for seasonal leagues.
Right WR vs Left CB
Wide ReceiverTeamDraftKings/FanDuelCornerbackOppMatchup
Marquise BrownARI#N/AJalen Mills#N/AModerate
He had a pretty strong return game from injury before the team’s bye with six catches on eight targets even if they added up to only 46 yards and he failed to score. I know Rondale Moore was out, but it was nice to see that kind of volume for Hollywood with DeAndre Hopkins back. I do think that those two guys will dominate the target share going forward, and I don’t know how much they will leave behind for others. As much as Kyler Murray loved Brown in the beginning of the season with Hopkins suspended, I still favor Hopkins for production when both guys are healthy. Brown won’t be a bad alternative for the Monday night DFS showdown slate considering how bad the Patriots secondary has performed lately, and he still remains a must-start in season long leagues.
Demarcus RobinsonBAL$4000 / $5900Levi WallacePITModerate
He got back on track after a total dud in Week 12 and had seven catches for 41 yards last Sunday in a game where the Ravens offense couldn't get going all day. It doesn't matter who the quarterback is for the Ravens, as Robinson is the most used wide receiver on the team and the only one that you can even consider using outside of Mark Andrews on the whole offense. He is still going to be tough to trust because Baltimore's offense has just been dreadful lately. However with six teams on bye and the Steelers pass defense not being elite, Robinson isn't the worst choice for your flex spot for Week 14.
Gabe DavisBUF$5300 / $6200D.J. ReedNYJModerate
He did score on Thursday night for the sixth time this season, but Davis left us holding the bag other than that with two catches for 15 yards against the Patriots. He was targeted seven times which is strong volume, but it has been way more bust than boom in 2022 for Davis. The inconsistency is maddening and with the fantasy playoffs super close it makes trusthing him even tougher. He had just two catches for 33 yards against the Jets five weeks ago so I am only putting him in my flex if you have major bye week issues this week or you really just hate yourself.
Terrace MarshallCAR#N/AMichael JacksonSEAModerate
So, maybe it is Marshall who suffers with Darnold under center? After a month of som fantasy relevance with P.J. Walker at quarterback, Marshall turned into a pumpkin on Thanksgiving week as he had just one catch for eight yards on only three targets. I don’t know if Darnold is to blame or if it is just that this offense is really not that good and none of the quarterbacks are quality. With six teams on bye you might be forced to give Marshall a start in your season long leagues, but my confidence in him is not at an all time high after the clunker he dropped in Week 12.
Tee HigginsCIN$7000 / $7800Greg NewsomeCLESafe
He did score a touchdown, but the offense was more focused on Ja'Marr Chase than Higgins in this one as he finished with just three catches on only five targets for 35 yards. The Bengals are rolling right now, and despite the discrepancy in production last week, we have witnessed for two years that there are enough passes for both Higgins and Chase to be productive. He had three catches for 49 yards and a score in the first meeting with the Browns, although that was a game that Chase was injured. I expect another solid performance from Higgins against a Cleveland secondary that feels like it is fading. You might want to prioritize Chase in DFS contests, but Higgins fits in some GPPs as well and is always a seasonal league starter.
Donovan Peoples-JonesCLE$4900 / $6100Cam Taylor-BrittCINRisky
He did have a punt return for a touchdown, but other than that it was kind of bad news for Peoples-Jones in Week 13. He was targeted just three times, and although he caught them all it was good for just 44 yards. With Deshaun Watson back, I would have liked to see Peoples-Jones a bigger part of the game plan consderinghe's had five or more targets in more than half the games in 2022. I am a little worried that Watson is going to be rusty a little while longer and I need to see Peoples-Jones be targeted more before I trust him in any of my lineups.
Noah BrownDAL$3500 / $5100Tavierre ThomasHOURisky
He continues to be a little used player in the passing game, which makes sense as CeeDee Lamb does the bulk of the work and Michael Gallup is getting healthy. Not only that but the Cowboys throw to the running backs and tight ends a lot, which doesn't leave much for a third wide receiver. The Texans secondary isn't great, but trusting Brown just wouldn't be smart. He is viable when the Cowboys have injuries, but when they are at full strength he can be ignored in virtually any matchup.
Kendall HintonDEN Trent McDuffiePHIRisky
With Jerry Jeudy back, Hinton was back to being a non-factor as he had just one catch for 11 yards and he was only targeted once in the game. This Denver offense is absolutely pathetic and there is no way that you can trust Hinton at any time that both Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy are both in the game. The pass game isn't enough to keep two players fantasy relevant nevermind three.
Josh ReynoldsDET$3400 / $5500Akayleb EvansMINRisky
With the receiving group basically healthy now with D.J. Chark back and rookie Jameson Williams starting to work into the rotation, Reynolds is sliding out of fantasy relevance. He had three catches for 19 yards and he now hasn't topped 20 receiving yards since Week 5 although Reynolds has dealt with a bunch of injuries. Even against the Vikings where he had six catches for 96 yards against them in Week 3, Reynolds shouldn't be considered as a fantasy asset in Week 14 as the team has other options that are much better than him.
Nico CollinsHOU Anthony BrownPITModerate
It wasn't pretty at all, but Collins had three catches for 35 yards and a late score. The Houston offense is absolutely terrible, but Collins has become the top receiver on the team with Brandin Cooks either not playing or not wanting to play. You have to love the volume as he had ten targets last week and has averaged nine targets over the last four weeks. You have to figure the Texans are going to get crushed by the Cowboys so he should be able to have enough production to be worth your flex spot in season long leagues but you can't expect big things out of Collins.
Zay JonesJAC$4700 / $6300Roger McCrearyTENModerate
Fantasy players had started to fall for Jones after the past couple weeks and he let everyone down in a smash spot with just two catches for 16 yards in Week 13 against the Lions. The whole Jaguars team played like garbage, and I do think that this was just a real disappointment and not a game that shows what Jones will do for the rest of the season. He gets another strong matchup this week against the Titans although it is on the road. I think Jones is definitely worth a flex spot in your Week 14 lineups as I think the Jaguars will have a bounce back game.
Justin WatsonKC$3100 / $4900Damarri MathisDENModerate
He got people excited in Week 11 with three catches and 67 yards, but Watson has gone back to reality with just three catches for 41 yards in the past two games combined. The Chiefs are still scoring points, it just isn't flowing through the ancillary receivers and they are running more since Isiah Pacheco has shown he can carry the load. Continue to stay away from Watson in all fantasy formats
Mack HollinsLV#N/ATroy HillLARModerate
He continues to be just decent each week as he had five catches for 35 yards in Week 13 against the Chargers. With the Raiders having several guys on IRHollins is getting a decent amount of volume. However, the Raiders offense isn't very good even if they had a pretty good game against the Chargers last week. The Rams are falling apart and have stopped playing some regulars. I still would only use Hollins in the most dire circumstances for Week 14.
Ben SkowronekLAR#N/ASam WebbLVRisky
The Rams are a complete dumpster fire at this point and I'm not sure that anyone on the roster even belongs anywhere but the waiver wire. Skowranek had two catches for 30 yards last week and even in a cupcake matchup against the Raiders, he should not be considered for fantasy purposes.
DeAndre CarterLAC#N/AKeion Crossen#N/ARisky
A week after a really strong game, Carter was basically invisible as he had just one catch for 14 yards on only two targets. The Chargers passing game is solid, but there are just so many mouths to feed that come in front of Carter, he only makes an impact here and there and even then most of the time the impact isn't all that large. The Dolphins secondary is far from elite, but they aren't terrible. I couldn't use Carter in season long leagues, however in the Sunday night showdown slate you can work him into your lineups as a cheaper alternative and hope that he finds the end zone and has one of his five or more catch games even if it is unlikely.
Trent SherfieldMIA#N/AMichael Davis#N/ARisky
He had a 75 yard touchdown on the first play of the game and then Sherfield didn't have another catch the rest of the day. He hasn't been fantasy relevant all season long and he isn't going to start now. Even with six teams on bye, there's no reason to consider him for any fantasy roster for Week 14.
Adam ThielenMIN$4900 / $6400Will HarrisDETSafe
After a great game on Thanksgiving, Thielen went right back into the toilet with two catches for 27 yards on six targets against the Jets. He has only scored three times all season, and while the Vikings offense still scores a good amount, it isn't happening for Thielen. He did have six catches for 61 yards and a touchdown back in Week 3 against these Lions, and with the issues Detroit is having with injuries in the secondary I think Thielen could be in for another good game in Week 14. I would be happy to use him in DFS GPPs and with six teams on bye I think Thielen is a solid guy to use in season long leagues.
Nelson AgholorNE#N/AAntonio Hamilton#N/ARisky
How sad is the Patriots offense that the second-best weapon on the offense might be the cornerback! Rookie Marcus Jones took a screen pass to the house and outperformed anything that Agholor or even Tyquan Thornton has done lately. It is a low octane passing game on a team struggling to score. Even in a cupcake matchup I couldn’t trust Agholor in any kind of fantasy lineup for Week 14.
Richie James Jr.NYG$3600 / $5400James BradberryPHIRisky
He failed to score for the third straight game and James had just three catches for 20 yards in Week 13 against the Commanders. This was a very soft matchup and the Giants still have a huge game passing the ball. They now will face one of the best secondaries in football in Philadelphia. James hasn't really been much of a fantasy asset at any point this season, and that will be the case even more this week in one of the tougher matches of the season.
Corey DavisNYJ Dane JacksonGBModerate
After not doing much in his first game back from injury, Davis was a bigger part of the game plan as he had five catches for 85 yards against the Vikings. I really wouldn't chase these points if I was you. The Jets don't want to throw the ball 51 times and the Bills secondary is quite strong. Mike White gives the Jets passing game some stability and legitimacy, but I am not expecting 300 yards every week. The Bills crushed him last season and while I'm not expecting four interceptionslike last season, I am also expecting White to struggle in this one and Davis to fall short of ten fantasy points in PPR scoring.
DeVonta SmithPHI RoDarius WilliamsINDSafe
While A.J. Brown is great most every week, Smith has been harder to figure out. He had a great game last week against the Titans as he had five catches for 102 yards and a score. He gets another favorable matchup this week against the Giants who don't have a bad secondary, but they are dealing with injuries and have been giving up a lot through the air lately. Smith is a little inconsistent so he might not be the best DFS target even with the positive matchup, but he is a no doubter to start in season long leagues.
George PickensPIT$5000 / $6300Marcus Peters#N/AModerate
Ugh! The rookie had been showing nice progress, but we still have to remember he is a rookie and games will come like his one catch for two yard effort against the Falcons. It sucks that it came in such a cupcake matchup, but not only is Pickens a rookie, but Kenny Pickett at quarterback is also a rookie so you have to understand that there will be large swings in volatility. The Ravens secondary was solid last week, but that was against Denver who just sucks out loud. Pickens is boom or bust enough that he can't warrant DFS consideration, but I think his upside is enough that he still warrants an every week play in your season long leagues.
Brandon AiyukSF$5800 / $6700Jamel DeanTBModerate
Even with an emergency rookie quarterback, the gameplan didn't change much, and Aiyuk was still a big part of the offense with five catches on nine targets. Unfortunately, it was good for only 46 yards and he didn't score. I am very interested to see what happens with Brock Purdy now that he has time to prepare considering he was decent against the Dolphins. For right now I think any 49er not named Christian McCaffrey is not a DFS option, but I still think Aiyuk deserves a start in your leagues with the fantasy playoffs looming.
Tyler LockettSEA$6500 / $7700C.J. HendersonCARSafe
It is hard to argue with playing a guy who has scored in five straight weeks now as Lockett went off in Week 13 with nine catches for 128 yards and that touchdown. This was a welcome sight after two straight weeks with just three catches, but as I have stated a couple times already, I wonder how much the Rams are trying. The Panthers are sneakily a pretty good pass defense, but the Seahawks still have playoffs on their mind and perhaps a division title with the 49ers losing their quarterback. I don't know that I can predict a sixth straight week with a touchdown for Lockett, but I still think he is a strong WR2 for Week 14.
Julio JonesTB$4000 / $5400Deommodore LenoirSFModerate
He had three catches for 28 yards against the Saints on Monday and even most of that came late. Brady and Jones were not on the same page all game long and he is still yet to have more than three catches in any game this season. San Francisco continues to be one of the best defenses in football, and Jones doesn't have a game with 70 receiving yards all season. I can't expect him to do much this week and he should be on fantasy benches for Week 14.
Robert WoodsTEN$4500 / $5800Darious WilliamsJACRisky
Even with Treylon Burks going out with injury, Woods was still a total no show as he finished with one catch for six yards on five targets against the Eagles. Now, granted that is a really tough matchup, but one catch? He has now topped 30 receiving yards just once since Week 5 and has had more than two catches just twice over that span. The Jaguars are a terrible secondary, but I don't think that this team can exploit that. Leave Woods on your waiver wire or bench no matter who the quarterback is in this one even with six teams on bye he isn't worth the start.

Now, here are my 10 favorite matchups in the slot in Week 14.

Slot WR vs Slot CB
Wide ReceiverTeamDraftKings/FanDuelCornerbackOppMatchup
Tyreek HillMIA#N/ABryce Callahan#N/ASafe
Wow! Just WOW! I mean what else do I have to say about this guy this season? He had another huge game against a really strong 49ers secondary and scored the first points against them in the second half of a game in five weeks with a gorgeous route that Tua put right in his hands. He finished with nine catches for 16 yards and that touchdown. He will get to 100 catches this week and will also go over 1400 yards and they have only played 12 games. We know the Chargers aren't any good and Tua should be find. Hill is perhaps the best player on the slate this week and will be worth every dollar on the Sunday night DFS showdown slate.
Chris GodwinTB$6700 / $7500Jimmie WardSFSafe
I've trashed the Bucs left and right in this article, but here towards the end I am going to push Godwin. He easily led the team with 13 targets on Monday and he caught eight of them for 63 yards. He didn't score, but he should have twice. One he had a touchdown called back by penalty, and the other he couldn't stay in bounds on a catch. The 49ers were just trashed by Tyreek Hill through the slot last week, and while Godwin and Hill are two different types of players, I like Godwin to be the only Bucs receiver to have much success in Week 14. He is a great play in both season long and DFS contests this Sunday.
Keenan AllenLAC#N/AKader Kohou#N/ASafe
It was another strong effort for Allen has he had six catches for 88 yards and a score against Vegas on a whopping 14 targets. Granted, Mike Williams was still out and the Vegas secondary is freaking awful, but still he did what he was supposed to do. That is now two straight games with a touchdown and 85+ yards in two of the last three. He gets the Dolphins secondary on Sunday night against a secondary that just lost a game to a backup quarterback in San Francisco, although their weapons sure help any quarterback. I love Allen again for Week 14 as I don't think Williams will play again and Allen is rounding into shape late in the year. He is always a start in season long leagues and will be a strong candidate for cash games on the Sunday night DFS showdown slate.
CeeDee LambDAL$7500 / $8200Desmond KingHOUSafe
It was another big week for Lamb as he had five catches for 71 yards with a touchdown and another 23 on the ground and perhaps he could have done more if the Cowboys weren't pounding the Colts into the turf and decided to try to run the ball more in the second half. He now has 70+ yards in five of the last six, and the Dallas offense is humming its best all season. The Texans are better against the pass than they are the run, but they are terrible against the run, so that isn't saying much. I expect Dak Prescott to throw for two touchdowns at a minimum in this one and Lamb definitely gets one of those with another game near 100 yards and he's a great start in all fantasy formats.
Amon-Ra St. BrownDET$7800 / $8600Chandon SullivanMINSafe
This guy is a beast! I don't really feel I should have to say much here as St. Brown is on an absolute tear! He had 11 catches for 114 yards and two scores against the Jags next week, and the matchup only gets slightly tougher this week against the Vikings. Minnesota has been getting torn up through the air lately, and the Lions are running on all cylinders right now on both sides of the ball. St. Brown had six catches for 73 yards against the Vikings in Week 3, and honestly I think that is his floor for this game. I can easily see him going over 100 yards for the fourth time in five games and finding the end zone again and you should easily fire him up in all fantasy formats for Week 14.
Christian KirkJAC Elijah MoldenPITSafe
He was off his game in Week 12, but Kirk came back with a vengeance with six catches for 104 yards against the Lions on Sunday. He hasn't scored in two weeks, but Kirk still has had more than five catches in four of his last six games and over 100 yards in two of the last three. The matchup is another pretty easy one this week against the Titans, and I see no reason why Kirk won't be the focal point of the passing game in this one again. Trevor Lawrence does spread it around to an extent, but Kirk has seven or more targets in six straight games. He isn't an elite level DFS play this week, but I still think he fits in both cash games and GPPs and I don't see a matchup on the board where Kirk doesn't start in your season long leagues.
Jerry JeudyDEN$5400 / $6500L'Jarious SneedKCModerate
Coming off his ankle injury, Jeudy was more productive than I expected with four catches for 65 yards against the Ravens. Between the passing game being sus and Jeudy not playing since Week 10, I had low expectations. Now, Courtland Sutton is banged up, which means some more attention might be coming Jeudy's way. The Chiefs are in a three way tie for allowing the most passing touchdowns in the NFL, but the way Russell Wilson is playing, I can't see Denver throwing for more than one. However, I think Jeudy has the best chance of catching that ball and getting upwards of seven targets and at least being worth a flex spot in your lineups with six teams on bye.
JuJu Smith-SchusterCIN$5600 / $6600Essang BasseyCLEModerate
He did miss a day of practice last week with an injury, but Smith-Schuster was a full go but had another disappointing day. Juju finished with three catches for 35 yards on just four targets against the Bengals. Cincinnati has a pretty solid secondary, but I also think the Chiefs are giving Smith-Schuster a little breather after that rough concussion. He has just eight catches in the last three games for barely 100 yards. The Broncos secondary is very strong, but Patrick Mahomes is going to want to come out with a big game after losing to the Bengals. Juju is no longer a player we are considering for DFS purposes, but he is still the most reliable wide receiver the Chiefs have and is worth a WR3 spot in your Week 14 lineups with so many teams on bye.
Rondale MooreARI Myles BryantNEModerate
He was having a great run before a groin injury sidelined him early in Week 11, but now he has had three weeks to get ready for this game, but now things are more crowded with DeAndre Hopkins and Hollywood Borwn healthy. I did say when talking about Brown that I thought the two guys would dominate the targets, but the loss of Zach Ertz I think opens up enough for Moore to stay fantasy relevant. He will be a bit of a stretch for the DFS showdown on Monday night unless he is really cheap, but I would still slot Moore into my flex in season long contests, especially with six teams on bye.
Jakobi MeyersNE Marco WilsonARIModerate
He came in with an injured shoulder and took a really tough hit in the end zone that looked like it could be a concussion, but reports are that Meyers is ok. He has easily been the most consistent receiver on the team, just on New England that is only worth so much. He hasn’t scored in four weeks and his production has been slipping of late. However, with this matchup against the Cardinals who really can’t stop much of anyone right now, I still feel confident enough in Meyers ability that he is worth a flex spot in season long PPR leagues as he is sure to be the most targeted receiver on the team. He would also be the guy I would feel safe targeting in the Monday showdown DFS in cash games.

Elite DFS Wide Receiver Matchups

Ja’Marr Chase vs. Denzel Ward

I love the elite options in DFS this week and it was hard to choose these players. I don’t think you can go wrong with any of the first dozen or so players on the board. Chase didn’t waste any time coming back from injury making an impact and he should do so again this week against the Browns. The Bengals only scored 13 points the last time these two teams played, but Chase was injured at the time. The Browns have given up big games or touchdowns to other team’s top receivers for a number of weeks now and I expect them to do it again this week for Chase as the Bengals continue to be on a roll. 

Amon-Ra St. Brown vs. Chandon Sullivan

There’s no doubt who the top target on this team is and he has been destroying the opposition of late with 100+ yards in three of the last four. It is not a coincidence at all that the Lions have been winning games over this stretch too. The Vikings secondary gives up nearly 285 passing yards per game and have been getting torched extra lately. He had six catches and 73 yards against Minnesota back in September, and I expect St. Brown to approach 100 yards again this week and absolutely find the end zone. 

Affordable DFS Wide Receiver Matchups

Chris Godwin vs. Jimmie Ward

He had scored in the last two weeks and honestly should have had one or two scores last week. He has been by far the most targeted receiver by Tom Brady lately, and he has been under 60 receicing yards just once in the last five weeks. Godwin has also given you a great floor in PPR scoring as he had had six catches or more in every game this season but the opener against Dallas. San Francisco is a great secondary, but you can move the ball against them in the slot and I expect Godwin to give you 15-20 fantasy points in PPR scoring in Week 14. 

Christian Kirk vs. Elijah Molden

Zay Jones was making a fantasy impact, but Kirk put a halt on that last week and reminded everyone who the number one receiver on this team is. The Titans secondary was looking better for a bit, but they were playing some pretty rough offenses. They were tortured last week by the Eagles and while Jacksonville is a long way from Philly, the point is Tennessee can be exposed by a decent offense. Kirk has averaged nine targets a game over the last six and should be able to do damage against the Titans and Kirk has a real strong chance at another 100 yard game. 

Bargain Bin DFS Wide Receiver Matchups

Garrett Wilson vs. Tre’Davious White

What does this guy have to do to get his price tag higher? It is a bit high for the Bargain Bin, but he is still under $6,000 on DraftKings. We got the magic word on Monday when Head Coach Robert Saleh said that Mike White would be starting this weekend’s game against the Bills. Sure, Buffalo has a pretty good defense and crushed the myth of Mike White last season, but Wilson is by far his favorite target and has been amazing since White became the quarterback. Let’s keep riding this train until it derails, or his price gets a lot higher. 

Adam Thielen vs. Will Harris

I also love Justin Jefferson this week but wanted to change things up a little and I don’t think you need me to tell you how good Justin Jefferson against the Lions is. It hasn’t been the greatest season for Thielen, but he is just a week away from a nine-catch game on Thanksgiving against the Patriots and he has one of the best fantasy matchup you can get this week against the Lions. I mean don’t tell the Jaguars that, but it is true. Thielen had six catches for 61 yards and a touchdown the first time these two teams played and I expect a similar output from Thielen this week and he will give you a nice return on his fantasy salary.

*Information gathered from research done at Pro Football Focus.


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