NFL DFS WR vs. CB Matchups to Monitor for Week 3 (Fantasy Football)

Integrating specific WR/CB matchups into your DFS process is another layer of analysis. While this is only a piece of the puzzle, this tool allows you to better value ceiling-type plays for elite WRs who can run circles around their opponent.

I break up this WR/CB article into a couple of categories: Alpha WRs, Slot Mavens, Discount Target Specials, and Full-On Fades. The goal is to go from the top-tier stars to move down to bargain WRs with excellent matchups. As always, make sure you use the tools found in the DFS Pass such as the Value Comparison and Buzz Report to discern which WR would be best in cash and tournament lineup builds.

note: Starting next week, we are adding long-time Footballers writer Aaron Larson to the DFS mix. He will be giving his insight and expertise to this WR/CB article each week.

Alpha WRs

Cooper Kupp once again feels like a play on the slate that is almost too easy to predict. It can be easy to galaxy brain yourself into claiming “he’s too expensive” and “he can’t keep this up”. But the matchup against the Cardinals is just too great to ignore especially in tournaments. I will be stacking with Matthew Stafford this week as he’s targeted Kupp on “first-reads
more than any other WR in the NFL. Kupp plays as a slot (LWR-18%/SWR-51%/RWR-29%) but the main areas he’s been targeted in zone coverage is leaning towards the right.

receptions
left 4
Center 9
right 10

I bring this up as Arizona will use a mix of linebackers (Isaiah Simmons), cornerbacks (Byron Murphy Jr.), and struggling safeties (Jace Whittaker & Jalen Thompson) to try and double cover him. This is more about scheming than anything as Sean McVay produces results based on mismatches for Kupp. He leads the league in targets versus zone coverage (19) for a reason. We might actually be getting a better version of 2021 Kupp if you could imagine. Print 100+ a score and know that more is on the table this week.

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