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Week 9 Fantasy Football Defensive Matchup Exploitation: WR

The most and least favorable fantasy football wide receiver matchups for Week 9.

Denarius Moore
Denarius Moore

Sep 23, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Denarius Moore (17) during the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The second of two bye weeks from hell has cost fantasy owners studs like Calvin Johnson, Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, Larry Fitzgerald, Victor Cruz, and Justin Blackmon. To make matters worse, players like T.Y. Hilton, Darrius Heyward-Bey, Harry Douglas, Torrey Smith, Antonio Brown, and Steve Johnson all have very difficult matchups that are bound to limit their output.

Similarly, it’s tough to make sense of the wide receiver situation in New England, Miami, Seattle and Kansas City so any of those make for a tough start.

On the flip side, A.J. Green and Vincent Jackson should continue to get enough volume for strong games and you have to start them.

The most favorable matchups belong to Keenan Allen, Vincent Brown, Steve Smith, Pierre Garcon, Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams, the Saints’ trio, Josh Gordon, DeSean Jackson, Jordy Nelson, Jarrett Boykin, and Brandon Marshall. All of those guys are very startable in any league.

Let’s take a look at all of this week’s wide receiver matchups.

Browse Matchups by Position: QBRBWRTE

Highly Unfavorable, Unfavorable, Neutral, Slightly Favorable, Favorable

Rank
vs
WR

AVG
WR
FPS
Allowed

Defense

Week 9 Opponents

1

14.23 Texans T.Y. Hilton, Darrius Heyward-Bey, LaVon Brazil

2

14.39 Titans Chris Givens, Austin Pettis, Tavon Austin

3

15.10 Steelers Danny Amendola, Aaron Dobson, Julian Edelman, Kenbrell Thompkins

4

15.31 Dolphins A.J. Green, Marvin Jones, Mohamed Sanu (Q)

5

16.10 Panthers Harry Douglas, Drew Davis, Roddy White (Q)

6

16.15 Seahawks Vincent Jackson, Tiquan Underwood, Chris Owusu

7

17.56 Browns Torrey Smith, Jacoby Jones, Marlon Brown

8

18.00 Patriots Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders

9

18.26 Cardinals BYE

10

19.29 49ers BYE

11

20.11 Chiefs Steve Johnson, Robert Woods

12

21.19 Bengals Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline, Rishard Matthews

13

21.34 Saints Jeremy Kerley, Stephen Hill, David Nelson

14

21.46 Buccaneers Golden Tate, Percy Harvin (Q), Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse

15

21.98 Jaguars BYE

16

22.53 Colts Andre Johnson, DeAndre Hopkins

17

22.55 Giants BYE

18

22.80 Packers Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery,

19

23.29 Bears Jordy Nelson, Jarrett Boykin, Myles White, James Jones (Q)

20

23.33 Raiders DeSean Jackson, Riley Cooper, Jason Avant

21

23.67 Ravens Josh Gordon, Greg Little, Davone Bess

22

24.20 Rams Kendall Wright, Nate Washington, Justin Hunter, Kenny Britt

23

25.35 Cowboys Greg Jennings, Jerome Simpson, Cordarrelle Patterson

24

25.93 Jets Marques Colston, Lance Moore, Kenny Stills, Robert Meachem

25

26.11 Vikings Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams, Miles Austin (Q)

26

26.86 Broncos BYE

27

26.90 Chargers Pierre Garcon, Leonard Hankerson, Santana Moss

28

27.98 Lions BYE

29

28.27 Falcons Steve Smith, Brandon LaFell, Ted Ginn Jr.

30

28.61 Redskins Keenan Allen, Vincent Brown, Eddie Royal

31

33.15 Eagles Denarius Moore, Rod Streater

32

34.45 Bills Dwayne Bowe, Donnie Avery, Dexter McCluster

*Values based on Yahoo standard scoring.

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