On Target: Week 6 WR/CB Matchups
On Target: Week 6 WR/CB Matchups

This article is part of our On Target series.

Last week was the debut of the WR/CB matchups for the 2018 NFL season, and I always think it is helpful to look at the results of your prognostications to see which ones came through and which didn't. Both Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling had good days at the office but the Packers were down double-digit points most of the way, so Darius Slay had little impact as Aaron Rodgers just chucked the ball around wherever he could. Brandin Cooks only got a half of a game to play before he left with a concussion, but Robert Woods and Josh Reynolds had good games on the outside. A.J. Green was not shut down by Xavien Howard and I think that's important, as it shows that WR/CB matchups can only matter so much as they dictate volume. DeAndre Hopkins burned Byron Jones and forced him into the first defensive pass interference penalty of HIS ENTIRE CAREER. The Redskins were horrible against the Saints, but Jamison Crowder did see the most targets, yards and catches on the team matched up against P.J. Williams.

Now let's get on to the good, bad and interesting matchups for Week 6.

JuJu Smith-Schuster vs. Darqueze Dennard

Most people probably think of Antonio Brown as the slot wide receiver in Pittsburgh… which is wholly untrue this season. Brown has only played 18 percent of his snaps in the slot while Smith-Schuster has seen 84 percent of his snaps in the slot. This gives JuJu a

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Davis Mattek
Davis Mattek has played DFS for a living for over a year and began in the fantasy sports industry in 2012. He is a member of the FSTA and FSWA.
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