There are so many things that go into identifying strong plays at wide receiver on a weekly basis for NFL DFS. Examining game scripts, projecting volume, and weighing the matchup are some of the most common factors, but that is just the beginning. Breaking down a matchup on a macro level often isn't enough. Some of the league's worst pass defenses still have an excellent cornerback on the roster, while other perceived tough matchups have individual corners that you can pick on.
In DFS, being able to identify when a receiver is in a particularly advantageous matchup can make the difference in taking down tournaments or going home with nothing.
In 2018, few were better at identifying advantageous matchups for receivers than DFS pro Jacob Gibbs. His WR draft rankings finished 22nd among 154 analysts in FantasyPros' Expert Accuracy Contest, while his in-season WR rankings were 23rd of 125. Through the first eight weeks of the 2018 season, no expert ranked the WR position more accurately than Gibbs did.
In Week 1, Gibbs nailed John Brown as his overlooked mismatch. Brown put up 28.3 DK points at under five percent ownership in tournaments on DraftKings.
Before you set your DFS lineups or pick which WR to start this week in your Fantasy leagues, you'll want to see Gibbs' analysis and breakdown of which WR vs. CB matchups to target and avoid in Week 2.
One thing we can tell you: Gibbs loves the matchup for Saints receiver Michael Thomas.
"Only five corners gave up more touchdown receptions than Marcus Peters last season. Of those corners, only three also allowed a higher percentage of passes thrown their way to be completed," Gibbs said. "In this same matchup in 2018, Thomas finished with a career-best 211 receiving yards. Drew Brees targeted Thomas 15 times in the advantageous matchup, and the end result was 42.1 DraftKings points."
Gibbs also has identified a trendy wide receiver who had a big Week 1 but is a must-avoid in Week 2. Rostering him could be the mistake that costs you a big finish, so you ABSOLUTELY need to see the complete breakdown.
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