Welcome to the weekly wide receiver/cornerback breakdown for fantasy football Week 14! Here, we analyze each of the outside matchups one by one, as well as 10 of my favorite matchups in the slot. With most leagues starting playoffs this week or next, it is important to dig deep and find the best matchups to gain a competitive advantage, optimize your starting lineups, and win a championship. This article is also critical for fantasy football DFS players, as this will help you find the right matchups to target when setting your lineups. You can follow me on Twitter, @FantasyCoachJB, and reach out with all your fantasy football questions as well.

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Fantasy Football WR/CB Matchup Report Week 14

WR CB Matchup Report
Left WR vs Right CB
Wide ReceiverTeamDK / FD $CornerbackOppMatchup
Marquise BrownARI#N/Abye#N/Abye
Drake LondonATL$4600 / $6400Jamel DeanTBSafe
Whether Jamel Dean returns or it is Zyon McCollum, it's a good spot for London. Tampa Bay grades out in the bottom 5 in team coverage grades on PFF and they have been beat through the air all season. With London being the only real wide receiver who sees volume in Atlanta, it will be he who takes advantage of a good matchup this week.
Odell Beckham.BAL$3800 / $5700Derion KendrickLARModerate
While the snap share is still fairly low for Beckham, his target percentage is nice. He has seen at least a 15% target share in 5 of the 6 games before the bye week and I look for that to continue coming out of the bye this week. The Rams are the 3rd lowest-graded team in PFF coverage grades and they have allowed over 2,800 yards and 13 touchdowns in their coverage this season. He's a nice GPP play this week at the low salary.
Stefon DiggsBUF$8800 / $8700L'Jarius SneedKCSafe
It's a bit of a downgrade this week for Diggs since he will likely see a lot of Sneed in shadow coverage. Diggs does move into the slot a bit but KC also has a solid slot corner so the matchup is not great for Diggs this week. That said, Diggs is still seeing about a 30% target share in Buffalo and Josh Allen is always looking his way. While his ceiling is capped in a tougher matchup, the floor is always there for Diggs, and he's always in your season-long lineup.
Jonathan MingoCAR$3500 / $5500Isaac YiadomNOModerate
Finally, it's happening! I said in last week's article "With the coaching change, Carolina should look to get the ball in the hands of their playmakers and Mingo is one of them", and they did feature him as he saw 10 targets for a 38.5% target share to go with his 95.8% snap percentage. Bryce Young and the Carolina offense as a whole is still a work in progress, but Mingo's usage is now allowing you to use him in DFS as a solid pay-down option seeing targets and having playmaking ability.
DJ MooreCHI$6500 / $7700Jerry JacobsDETSafe
This could actually be a shadow situation as well since Detroit has used Jacobs to shadow at times. That is not a bad thing for Moore since Jacobs has allowed 6 touchdowns and 545 receiving yards in his coverage this season. We know Detroit's offense can put up points, so Chicago should need to trow to keep up. Before the bye, Moore saw a 40% target share with Justin Fields back. I like the matchup and predictive game flow, making Moore an excellent play this week.
Ja'Marr ChaseCIN$7600 / $7900Jaylon JonesINDSafe
There was concern for Chase with backup quarterback Jake Browning since Chase only scored 21 fantasy points combined in the 2 weeks before last week, but then he went out and scored 31.9 in a big game on Monday night. Browning looked plenty serviceable and showed he could get Chase the ball which is what we needed to see. The matchup is a little tougher this week but Jones still has allowed 4 touchdowns in his coverage and is graded as the 84th corner of the 119 with PFF coverage grades.
Amari CooperCLE$5800 / $6400Darious WilliamsJACRisky
Cooper was knocked out of last week's game with a concussion and is in the league's protocol. He is in danger of missing this game and even if he played he would still be a risky start with Joe Flacco and a matchup against a solid corner in Williams. I'll leave Cooper in here, but whether its him or Goodwin or Bell, they're all risky this week.
Michael GallupDAL$3500 / $4900James BradberryPHIRisky
We are seeing a full split in this other outside receiver position with Gallup seeing a 46% snap percentage and Jalen Tolbert seeing 36%. KaVonte Turpin is even getting about 15% snap share and Turpin out-targeted both Gallup and Tolbert last week. With the rotation here for the (at best) 4th target in the passing offense, it is risky to start any of them.
Courtland SuttonDEN$6100 / $7200Deane LeonardLACSafe
Sutton continues to have a nose for the endzone and has now scored in 9 of 12 games this season. Finally, the DFS sites are adjusting and have raised his price a bit but he is still a solid play in a plus matchup this week. Leonard is a second-year, 7th-round pick who is only starting because all the guys they have started ahead of him have been garbage. Sutton has shown you that he is always in play as a potential touchdown and big play threat and you have the added Joe Lombardi revenge game narrative. Fire up Sutton for a big game.
Jameson WilliamsDET$3500 / $5300Terrell SmithCHIModerate
Still not playing more than 65% of the snaps, Williams usage still makes him risky. The Lions do try to find ways to get the ball in his hands through as we saw last week on his end around rushing touchdown. With the limited usage, he stays risky to use in season-long leagues, but with the playmaking ability and low price tag, he can be used as a DFS dart throw.
Romeo DoubsGB$5200 / $6000Deonte BanksNYGModerate
For the second week in a row, we saw Christian Watson outplay Romeo Doubs and be the receiver who got the touchdowns. Watson looks healthy again, but Doubs won't just go away as he is still playing over 80% of the snaps and seeing a 14% target share. Banks is a solid rookie corner, but he has allowed 557 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns in his coverage. It's a neutral matchup making Doubs a usable flex play but nothing special.
Nico CollinsHOU$7600 / $7800Sauce GardnerNYJModerate
Unfortunately for Houston, they lost Tank Dell across from Collins last week but it did lead to an increase in volume for Collins who caught 9 balls on 12 targets for 191 yards and a touchdown. Houston could still try to force the ball to Nico, but this week he gets a matchup against Sauce Gardner and the tough Jets defense. I'll still use Nico in season-long leagues and hope for volume, but will look elsewhere in DFS with this tough matchup.
Michael PittmanIND$7300 / $8000Chidobe AwuzieCINSafe
It was another great game for Pittman last week as he saw a 39% target share and caught 11 passes for 105 yards and a touchdown in a game where the Colts offense didn't even look that good. He is clearly the top target and gets a good matchup this week against Awuzie who is still not 100% healthy and allows a 68% reception percentage in his coverage.
Calvin RidleyJAC$6400 / $7000Denzel WardCLEModerate
Ridley still led Jacksonville receivers in targets last week but didn't do much with them. This week the matchup is tougher also against Cleveland and he will be playing with backup quarterback CJ Bethard. We don't know what to expect from this offense without Trevor Lawrence, but we assume they will run more so that along with the quarterback downgrade really limits Ridley's upside and creates some risk, especially if Ward is back this week.
Marquez Valdes-ScantlingKC$3000 / $5200Rasul DouglasBUFRisky
As part of an outside rotation and lined up against a solid corner in Douglas, MVS is a risky play this week once again.
Davante AdamsLV$7500 / $7400Byron Murphy Jr.MINSafe
I hesitated to call Adams safe since the Vegas offense under Aidan O'Connell is shaky. He has been getting the targets though and has seen at least 7 in each of the past 6 weeks before the bye. He also will match up against Murphy who has allowed 6 touchdowns in his coverage so the usage and matchup do make him a safe play even with mediocre quarterback play.
Quentin JohnstonLAC$4000 / $5700Fabian MoreauDENRisky
The Chargers have struggled to get things going offensively lately and the matchup this week against Denver doesn't help them. Johnston has been forced into a larger role but hasn't been able to capitalize on the opportunity. His snap share increased last week from 43.9% to 77%, but we just haven't seen enough from Johnston to upgrade him from risky yet.
Tutu AtwellLAR$3600 / $5200Brandon StephensBALRisky
Atwell played his lowest snap percentage of the season last week, only playing 38% of the snaps. With the decrease in usage with a healthy Nacua and Kupp, on top of a matchup against Baltimore's #2 graded coverage team, Atwell remains risky this week.
Jaylen WaddleMIA$7700 / $7100Kendall FullerTENSafe
We saw Tennessee give up 100-yard games and a touchdown to both Michael Pittman and Alec PIerce last week so we can certainly see Miami do the same with Hill and Waddle. Waddle did see a 32% target share last week and the Miami offense is dangerous. With a solid matchup on deck, Waddle is a nice play this week.
Justin JeffersonMIN$8500 / $9000Amik RobertsonLVSafe
It still hasn't been confirmed as of Wednesday, but we are expecting Jefferson to be back this week and he comes back to one of the best matchups possible against Robertson. We've targeted Robertson in DFS forever now and look forward to doing it again this week with one of the most talented players in the league. Jefferson is so talented that I am not worried about rust and as long as he is out there he's in my lineups confidently in this matchup.
Devante ParkerNE$3100 / $5300Joey Porter Jr.PITRisky
Joey Porter Jr. is already one of the best cover corners in the league and will be a tough matchup for Parker this week. We saw the volume increase for Parker last week with nobody else to really throw to, and that should continue this week, but this week the matchup is terrible. Even with the volume almost being necessary, I'm out on Parker this week against Porter.
A.T. PerryNO$3500 / $4900Donte JacksonCARRisky
With no Michael Thomas, we have seen Perry in his role on the outside, but he has been relatively quiet. Carolina is getting healthier and has some decent cornerbacks so it isn't a particularly great matchup for a backup receiver who only saw 3 targets and only had 1 catch even with the increased role.
Darius SlaytonNYG$3300 / $5500Jaire AlexanderGBRisky
Slayton is part of a large Giants wide receiver rotation playing with a 3rd string quarterback. Against a Green Bay team on the upswing, it's risky to trust any of them.
Garrett WilsonNYJ$5500 / $6700Steven NelsonHOUModerate
We have no idea who will be playing quarterback for the Jets and no matter who it is, it will be a struggle for Wilson. I'll still leave the light on for him since he is extremely talented and playing 100% of the snaps, but we just need to hope that SOMEBODY could get the ball in his hands.
A.J. BrownPHI$8700 / $8500Da'Ron BlandDALSafe
Bland has been great for Dallas with his 8 interceptions and record-setting pick-6s, but we saw last week that you can throw on him. A good quarterback who delivers the ball on time can find success in his coverage as he has allowed 510 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns. Hurts and Brown are one of the best QB/WR duos in the league so they should find a way to have a productive day and a solid floor against Bland and the Cowboys in what could be a high-scoring shootout.
George PickensPIT$4800 / $6300Jonathan JonesNESafe
I was very in on Pickens last week and he still got 12.6 points even with his quarterback going down. He had the highest snap and route percentage so the usage is there, but he will have Mitch Trubisky at quarterback this week. The matchup is decent against New England and their bottom 10 graded coverage defense so even with the backup quarterback you can throw George in your lineup, especially in a showdown slate DFS lineup where the Pickens are slim... see what I did there...
Brandon AiyukSF$6900 / $7700Tariq WoolenSEASafe
Last week all the talk was about Deebo Samuel, and rightfully so with his impressive performance, but Aiyuk quietly had a solid game also. He caught 5 passes on 7 targets and scored a touchdown as well. He will get a decent matchup against Woolen who was benched a couple of weeks ago for missed tackles. Woolen has also allowed 3 touchdowns in his coverage and I wouldn't be surprised to see that added to this week by Aiyuk.
DK MetcalfSEA$6700 / $7300Ambry ThomasSFModerate
Like most people last week, I downgraded DK from safe to moderate due to what should have been a tough matchup and he went bonkers. His 3 touchdowns singlehandedly led some fantasy managers to the playoffs where he will look to continue his strong play this week. He gets a matchup against Thomas who has played well and has only allowed 25 receptions in his coverage. I hate to do it after last week, but I'm keeping him as moderate because the matchup is tough and Geno is going to have pressure in his face against San Francisco.
Mike EvansTB$7700 / $8500A.J. TerrellATLSafe
M1KE Evans had another big game last week and on his way to his 162-yard performance, he eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for the 10th season in a row, making history. The future Hall of Famer gets a bit of a tougher matchup this week and will likely see shadow coverage from Terrell, but that doesn't scare me. Baker Mayfield absolutely loves Evans and the two are clicking right now. As good as Terrell is, he has still allowed 3 touchdowns and 374 receiving yards in his coverage, and Evans is as hot as it gets right now.
DeAndre HopkinsTEN$6200 / $7200Jalen RamseyMIASafe
We saw some sideline frustration last week as Hopkins and quarterback Will Levis had a bit of a heated exchange. We also saw a ton of volume go Hopkin's way and he had 12 targets thrown in his direction. He only managed to catch 5 of them but racked up 75 yards and caught a touchdown to make the day a productive one. The matchup is tough again this week against Ramsey but the volume alone makes Hopkins a playable option in a game Tennessee will likely be trailing and having to throw a lot.
Terry McLaurinWAS#N/Abye#N/Abye
Right WR vs Left CB
Wide ReceiverTeamDraftKings/FanDuelCornerbackOppMatchup
Greg DortchARI#N/Abye#N/Abye
KhaDarel HodgeATL$3000 / $5100Carlton Davis IIITBRIsky
Even in a good matchup against a bad secondary, there just isn't enough volume. The Falcons play a lot of 2 or 3 tight end sets and with London and the tight ends getting the targets, there's no fantasy path for the other outside receiver in this offense. Especially when he plays a 30.9% snap percentage and gets 1 target,
Zay FlowersBAL$5700 / $6500Ahkello WitherspoonLARSafe
As I predicted, in Baltimore's first game since losing Mark Andrews, it was Flowers who led the team with a 26.7% target percentage. He will continue to be the beneficiary of more targets without Andrews on the field and gets a solid matchup this week against Witherspoon who is allowing an average of 14 yards per target in his coverage. Still at a mid-range price tag with a top-10 upside in PPR scoring, Flowers is once again one of my favorite plays in the slate in DFS and season-long leagues.
Gabe DavisBUF$5800 / $6800Jaylen WatsonKCSafe
Gabe Davis is one of the most frustrating players in fantasy football as his range of outcomes is so large and unpredictable. All we can do is look at the facts and that's what we do here. Last game before the bye, Davis had 12 targets, 6 catches, 105 receiving yards, a touchdown, and 22.5 fantasy points. His counterpart will likely see a Sneed shadow leaving Davis against Watson who has allowed 5 touchdowns in his coverage. Buffalo comes out of the bye needing to win games to have a shot at making the playoffs so they need Davis to be a part of that. For those reasons, I'm in this week!
DJ Chark Jr.CAR$3300 / $5600Paulson AdeboNORisky
Still only playing a 40% snap share and facing Adebo who has been one of the best corners in coverage this season, on top of playing in a struggling offense... It all makes Chark an extremely risky play this week.
Equanimeous St. BrownCHI$3000 / $4700Cameron SuttonDETRisky
It is St. Brown listed as the starter but he shares the snaps with Tyler Scott and both come off the field in 2 wide sets in favor of Darnell Mooney. The targets in Chicago go to DJ Moore, Cole Kmet, and the backs, so there isn't enough meat on the bone for any of the other ancillary pieces to be good starts for us.
Tee HigginsCIN$5900 / $6300Darrell Baker Jr.INDSafe
Higgins made his return last week and played 78% of the snaps. He only saw 3 targets but caught all 3 as he worked himself back in and adjusted to playing with Jake Browning. With some more familiarity and a week of normal practicing under his belt, Higgins should continue to increase his production in a matchup against Baker who is allowing 14.4 yards per reception in his coverage.
Cedric TillmanCLE$3400 / $5400Tyson CampbellJACModerate
Especially if Amari Cooper misses this game, Tillman could be a valuable sneaky DFS dart throw this week. He played a 93% snap percentage and saw 6 targets last week so there is some opportunity here. He is a big play waiting to happen so if Flacco happens to connect with him on one he could pay off handsomely in GPP lineups.
Brandin CooksDAL$5000 / $6300Darius SlayPHISafe
It is clear now that Cooks has emerged as the #2 target in this Dallas passing game and he has been a nice compliment to CeeDee Lamb. Cooks has scored a touchdown in 5 of his last 7 games and is playing a near 80% sanp share which is basically double the next receiver. Slay is still a solid corner, but he has allowed 543 receiving yards in his coverage this season and Philly's defense has given up 27 touchdowns through the air. At a good price, in a good role, in a potential shootout, I'm playing Cooks.
Marvin MimsDEN$3300 / $4700Asante Samuel Jr.LACRisky
Mims has the talent but he's just not on the field enough to make plays. He's not there yet and also gets a tough matchup against Samuel this week so he's a risky one to think about playing this week.
Josh ReynoldsDET$3300 / $5400Jaylon JohnsonCHIRisky
After Amon-Ra, there really isn't another receiver in Detroit who doesn't carry some risk. Reynolds plays the next-highest snap percentage, but his targets are sparse. On top of that, he will face Johnson this week who is PFF's #2 graded cover corner in the league.
Christian WatsonGB$4900 / $6600Adoree' JacksonNYGSafe
After scoring 20 fantasy points for the first time of the season in week 12, Watson piggybacked that with a 27.6-point game last week with his 2 touchdowns. He is looking healthy now and Jordan Love is loving having his guy back. Jackson is graded 113th of the 119 cornerbacks graded on PFF and he has allowed a 72% reception percentage and 408 receiving yards in his coverage. Watson is even in consideration for the cover boy of the article this week!
Noah BrownHOU$5000 / $6000D.J. ReedNYJModerate
I would normally say that a "backup" receiver in a matchup against the Jets defense is a risky play and move on, but Brown is still playable this week if you need him. Before he got injured a couple of weeks ago, Brown was showing his ability as a productive PPR receiver and will get some increased target share with the loss of Tank Dell. I don't expect a huge game against this secondary, but Bronw can be a decent PPR floor option.
Alec PierceIND$3700 / $5500DJ Turner IICINRisky
Pierce has played a high snap percentage all season, but he hasn't done much with it until last week. He scored his first touchdown of the season and put up 19 fantasy points. Don't be blinded by the box score though, Pierce still only had 3 catches, with one being a 36-yard touchdown and another being a 55-yard catch in overtime. I don't expect lightning to strike twice in the same place so Pierce remains a risky start for me.
Zay JonesJAC$3700 / $5200Martin Emerson Jr.CLESafe
We saw the usage ramp up in the past few weeks since he returned from injury. It went from a 63% snap percentage to 71% and then up to 91% last week. Christian Kirk will be out and Ridley will have a tough matchup on the other side so this could set up for a solid volume game for Jones. The problem is that the Jaguars will also be playing with a backup quarterback so we will need to hope that Bethard can get the ball in his hands. His price is WAY too low in DFS so he is worth the risk in my opinion.
Skyy MooreKC$3000 / $5100Christian BenfordBUFRisky
Im not touching any of the rotational outside receivers in Kansas City. Travis Kelce, Rashee Rice, and that's it. All of the other ancillary pieces are far too risky.
Jakobi MeyersLV$5700 / $6900Mekhi BlackmonMINModerate
Hopefully, the Raiders used the bye week to figure out how to get the offense going. Prior to the bye, Meyers did score and tied Adams for the team-high in targets. He does have a tougher matchup this week though as Blackmon has played really well this season and has only allowed 1 touchdown in his coverage. We'll see how the offense improves, but for now, we will call Meyers a WR3 type and hope for a solid PPR floor even in a tough matchup.
Jalen GuytonLAC$3200 / $4900Pat SurtainDENRisky
Guyton only managed to catch 1 pass for 5 yards last week. The Chargers offense is struggling and a matchup against Surtain and the Denver secondary don't make things any better this week.
Puka NacuaLAR$7100 / $7600Marlon HumphreyBALSafe
One week healthier, Puka once again played a key role in the offense last week and showed his big play ability on a 70-yard catch and run. He is still dealing with the shoulder sprain but is playing through it. You can keep him in your season-long league lineups, but I will look elsewhere in DFS this week since he is playing banged up and facing the #2 graded Baltimore pass defense.
Tyreek HillMIA$9800 / $10200Sean Murphy-BuntingTENModerate
Against this same Tennessee secondary last week, Michael Pittman Jr and Alec Pierce combined for 205 yards and 2 touchdowns with Gardner Minshew. Now Tyreek Hill, the #1 receiver in football, gets to take on this same secondary with Tua and the Miami offense firing on all cylinders. Oh Baby this is a juicy one and I'll be looking to stack Miami in DFS and find value elsewhere to make it work.
Jordan AddisonMIN$5500 / $6500Jack JonesLVSafe
The likely return of Justin Jefferson will take some of the volume from Addison, but you can't just put the genie back in the bottle. Addison has shown us what he can do and now he will get to do it without the defense keying in on him only. the Raiders just got rid of Marcus Peters who was playing the left-side corner position so it looks like it will be Jones or Jakorian Bennett if he's healthy. Either way, it's a plus matchup and I like the price on Addison this week to take advantage of the matchup.
JuJu Smith-SchusterNE$3000 / $5200Levi WallacePITRisky
I'll say it again... New England is a mess, I'm not touching JuJu.
Lynn BowdenNO$3000 / $4600Jaycee HornCARRisky
The Saints wide receiver room is decimated and a combination of Bowden and Marquez Callaway will rotate in this spot. Especially against a strong corner in Horn, I can't trust these guys enough to recommend either of them even with the increased snap share.
Jalin HyattNYG$3200 / $5200Carrington ValentineGBModerate
Prior to the bye, we were seeing flashes from the rookie Hyatt. He had 15.9 fantasy points in week 12, led the team in target percentage, and went over 100 receiving yards. The Giants will have to throw to stay in this game and we saw in their last game that "Tommy Cutlets" is starting to try to sling the rock. He should look Hyatt's way once again and that gives him enough upside to use as a GPP flyer this week.
Jason BrownleeNYJ$3000 / $4800Derek Stingley JrHOURisky
We can barely trust Garrett Wilson in this offense so as much as we would like to see something from Brownlee with the increased usage, we can't with the quarterback debacle in New York right now and his rotation with Allen Lazard.
DeVonta SmithPHI$7400 / $7700Stephon GilmoreDALModerate
Smith had an excellent game last week against San Francisco and he put up 24.6 fantasy points while scoring a touchdown among his 9 catches. The matchup is a tough one this week against Gilmore, but the way the Dallas offense has been rolling, Philly is going to have to score to keep up. I do think it will be more of an AJ Brown week, but Smith is in play as a startable piece, especially in season-long lineups, even in a tough matchup.
Diontae JohnsonPIT$5100 / $6600J.C. JacksonNESafe
I was on Pickens last week and he had the better game of the Pittsburgh receivers. This week, I am going with Johnson. He gets a great matchup against Jackson who has been terrible this season. With Trubisky under center, it should be more of the quick passing game which is more in the wheelhouse of Johnson than Pickett so he should have a solid PPR floor this week in DFS and season long.
Deebo SamuelSF$6800 / $7500Tre BrownSEASafe
What a game we saw from Deebo last week with 3 total touchdowns and 138 total yards on only 7 touches! This is a man who can go the distance any time the ball is in his hands so he is always a viable player when he is on the field. Brown poses a tougher matchup and we saw him play well in coverage against CeeDee Lamb last week, so I don't see another 3-score game for Deebo in the cards, but he can certainly be started with his talent and opportunities.
Tyler LockettSEA$5600 / $6600Charvarius WardSFModerate
We are starting to see Jaxon Smith-Njigba emerge as a playmaker for Seattle and it is coming at Lockett's expense. He is still out there and playing a solid snap percentage, but Lockett's target percentage has dipped under 20% in 2 of the past 3 weeks, which we haven't seen since week 1. On top of that, Ward poses a tough matchup on the outside and is graded as the 13th-best corner in PFF coverage grades. I don't love Lockett this week unless you have no other options.
Chris GodwinTB$6000 / $6100Jeff OkudahATLSafe
It has clearly been the Mike Evans show in Tampa and Godwin had his lowest targets of the year last week with only 3, but we did finally see him get back in the endzone with a rushing touchdown. I like Godwin a little more this week since he gets Okudah who is the lesser of the 2 outside corners for Atlanta while Evans gets a tough matchup with Terrell. I am still going to stick with Godwin this week in the plus matchup.
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine-IkhineTEN$3000 / $5200Xavien HowardMIARisky
Even with an 81% snap percentage, Westbrook-Ikhine only saw 3 targets last week in a higher-scoring game for Tennessee. There just isn't enough usage for him to be trusted, even in a game where they will have to throw a lot. He could see a few extra targets, but it's not a good matchup or usage trend so he is a risky play.

Top Matchups in the Slot for Week 14

Slot WR vs Slot CB
Wide ReceiverTeamDraftKings/FanDuelCornerbackOppMatchup
Amon-Ra St. BrownDET$8200 / $8200Kyler GordonCHISafe
The outside corners have played really well for Chicago and their biggest coverage weakness is with Gordon in the slot. That lines up perfectly for Detroit and ARSB who will get a plus matchup against Gordon who has allowed a 73% reception percentage on the season.
CeeDee LambDAL$9000 / $9200Bradley RobyPHISafe
Not much needs to be said about Lamb right now. He and Dak Prescott are locked in and have been playing great football. Since the bye week, Lamb is averaging 13 targets a game and this game has a potential shootout written all over it. Ride the hot hand and, like I am in several leagues, keep riding Lamb to and through the fantasy playoffs.
Keenan AllenLAC$8600 / $8800Ja'Quan McMillanDENSafe
Just like we talked about above with ARSB, the strength of the Denver secondary is on the outside with Pat Surtain who doesn't travel with receivers into the slot. That is great for Allen who runs most of his routes from the slot and will avoid the coverage of Surtain. Even with the Chargers struggling on offense, Allen has a 32% target share on the season and is a volume monster who is always in play.
Cooper KuppLAR$7400 / $7100Kyle HamiltonBALSafe
Kupp is still battling through his ankle issue and gets a tougher matchup this week against Baltimore. Even playing banged up though, he is seeing the targets and saw 8 of them last week. He isnt racking up high yardage totals lately but is still a target monster that you can plug into your lineups every time he plays. I may look elsewhere in DFS with a tougher matchup and nagging injury, but Kupp is still safe for some volume in PPR settings.
Chris OlaveNO$7000 / $7600Troy HillCARSafe
Derek Carr is in concussion protocol for the second time this season so I don't think they will be rushing him back out of caution for his health. That means we will likely see Jameis Winston under center who we know likes to throw the ball around. Olave came back from his own concussion last week and racked up 119 yards on 5 catches. With a matchup against Hill who allows about 10 yards per reception in his coverage. Even with Jeremy Chinn possibly returning, there will be enough volume here to roll Olave out safely.
Elijah MooreCLE$4500 / $6200Tre HerndonJACModerate
Moore saw a heavy target share last week in Joe Flacco's first start for Cleveland. Flacco and Moore have played together before so that may be why Flacco felt comfortable throwing 12 targets his way last week. With Amari Cooper possibly missing this game, there are plenty of targets to go Moore's way to make him a plus play in a matchup against Herndon who has allowed an over 80% reception percentage and 400 yards in his coverage on the season.
Jayden ReedGB$4700 / $5900Cor'Dale FlottNYGModerate
It was a quiet week for Reed last week, but he is still a favorite target of Jordan Love and should be able to bounce back this week. He has seen at least 5 targets in 5 of the last 6 games and gets a Giants defense that allows a 68.5% reception percentage and over 2,900 receiving yards.
Rashee RiceKC$5400 / $6300Taron JohnsonBUFSafe
It is nice to see Patrick Mahomes realize he has something in the young receiver Rice. He has quickly become the go-to receiver in the Chiefs offense and he has seen 19 targets over the past 2 weeks. This should be a high-scoring game and the DFS price is still too low for Rice. I like him in DFS and even in a flex spot in your season-long leagues since he is the #1 receiver in a Mahomes offense that should throw plenty this week.
Josh DownsIND$4900 / $5900Mike HiltonCINModerate
I said before that I don't expect a repeat performance from Alec Pierce that we saw last week and part of that is because I believe the volume and production will come back to Downs as it has for most of this season. The Bengals secondary has been getting thrashed lately and they are particularly bad against slot receivers. It's a good matchup for a bounceback game from Downs.
Adam ThielenCAR$6300 / $6600Alontae TayorNOModerate
After a hot start to the season, Thielen has cooled off a ton lately and has now had back-to-back dud games and has scored less than 10.5 fantasy points in 4 of the 6 games since the bye week. I was going to finally remove him from the article this week, but he gets the golden matchup this week against Alontae Taylor who we love to target with his 538 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns allowed in his coverage and his place as the 114th graded corner of the 119 graded on PFF. Thielen is becoming risky, but I'll give him 1 more chance in this plus matchup.

*Information gathered from research done at Pro Football Focus and from Kevin Tompkins' Target Report