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This article attempts to highlight some of the best and worst matchups for wide receivers and tight ends each week. Using player tracking data from various sources (NFL.com, Pro Football Focus, ESPN, etc.) as well as reviews of recent trends, I look for situations to exploit or avoid when setting your weekly lineups. Given that this article is intended to help across all sites (both DFS and season-long), variations in pricing and scoring systems are not taken into account so obviously, the values could shift depending on where you are playing. The main intent of this article is simply to call out some players who could be significantly helped or hurt by their situations each week.
It should go without saying that the league’s leading receiver is a must-start in all formats, but his matchup this week makes him worth the price tag in daily contests. The Titans may be getting Kristian Fulton back this week, but they have struggled against the slot. Molden has taken over slot duties this season, and the Titans have allowed the most fantasy points to the position over the course of the season as well as over the past month. Kupp has had no issues this season with Matthew Stafford under center, but this is quickly turning into his best matchup of the season
With Calvin Ridley taking time away from football, the offense is going to go through Gage in Atlanta. He stepped up in his last game against Miami with 4 catches for 67 yards and a touchdown. He has always been known for the big play over the top, but he should see his target share increase with the departure of Ridley. He also has a great matchup this week against a Saints team that was torched by Chris Godwin last week. It is unlikely Marshon Lattimore would be put on Gage this week and that should make him the most appealing option this week.
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