This article is part of our On Target series.
Another week in the books of WR/CB matchups and I think last week's results are illustrative of why this data can never be taken as gospel. D.J. Moore did in fact have a gallopingly good game against Seattle, Mike Evans wasn't a stud, Quincy Enunwa was mostly a non-factor while covered by Stephon Gilmore, and Willie Snead and Larry Fitzgerald were also no-shows. This week, we will continue to highlight the eye-catching matchups around the NFL for WRs and CBs!
Tyreek DOES move all around the formation for the Chiefs, so it is fairly likely that he will not in fact play more than 50 percent or so of his snaps against Conley. However, when Conley is responsible for Hill, I am chalking this up as a massive advantage for Tyreek. Conley allows 0.29 fantasy points per route run against, which is not horrible, but he "only" ran a 4.44 40 time, which is more than a tenth of a second slower than Tyreek's reported college time.
Jones is going to be avoided like the plague this week in DFS because of how bad this perceived matchup is. The Ravens have a solid defense and have been okay at limiting the fantasy points opposing WRs collect this year, but I think that Jones actually has an advantage on Smith. Jimmy allows 0.32 fantasy points per route run against, and a 68 percent completion rate when he is targeted in