loading...

Fantasy Football Week 2: Using man/zone scheme tendencies to get an edge in setting lineups, making DFS picks

Both season-long managers and DFS aficionados can gain an edge on the competition by digging into Jacob Gibbs' advanced matchup analysis.
Hero Image

The next wave of Fantasy football matchup analysis is here, and it involves focusing on defensive coverage scheme tendencies. SportsLine Fantasy expert Jacob Gibbs put an emphasis on quarterback and receiver performance when facing specific types of coverages in 2020, and it helped him predict massive performances such as Tyreek Hill's 60.9 DraftKings point performance in Week 12 and Davante Adams' 47.6-point performance in Week 7.

Gibbs' Fantasy football draft rankings were the eighth-most accurate in the nation across the 2018-20 seasons, per FantasyPros, and he is back with weekly Fantasy rankings and a DFS Helper for SportsLine users. In 2018, Gibbs predicted Patrick Mahomes' Fantasy explosion. In 2019, he projected big-time breakouts for Lamar Jackson and Chris Godwin, while also identifying Darren Waller as the top late-round tight end pick. Last season, Gibbs was one of the few analysts who ranked Davante Adams as Fantasy's WR1 entering the season, and he was all over the breakout seasons for Calvin Ridley and Antonio Gibson. Anyone who has followed Gibbs advice over the past three seasons has been well on their way to a league title.

Now, Gibbs has analyzed the coverage scheme matchups for every game in Week 2 and found seven spots that stand out. 

One matchup Gibbs is especially excited for in Week 2: Seattle's DK Metcalf against a Titans defense that was smoked by the Cardinals in Week 1. Tennessee's heavy use of man coverage could mean a huge day for Metcalf after Tyler Lockett stole the show in the team's opening win over the Colts.

So which players stand to benefit the most from their specific schematic matchups? And which WR should you be fading against a zone-heavy defense that limits deep passing? ... Join SportsLine here to see Jacob Gibbs' weekly Fantasy Football Helper, all from one of the nation's most accurate experts as graded by FantasyPros!

GET VEGAS EXPERT PICKS FOR NFL, MLB, NBA, CBB, GOLF, NHL, HORSE RACING AND MORE - PLUS ADVANCED COMPUTER SIMULATIONS, WINNING TOOLS, AND MORE!

JOIN NOW
Jacob GibbsDFS Guru