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Week 10 Fantasy Football Defensive Matchup Exploitation: WR

The most and least favorable fantasy football wide receiver matchups in Week 10.

Golden Tate
Golden Tate

Oct 17, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate (81) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Last week, a red-hot Vincent Jackson ran into an impossible matchup against the Seattle secondary and walked away with just two catches for 11 yards. More often than not, a good secondary will limit the production of receivers, no matter how good.

This week, Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd face a tough challenge in the Texans who hadn’t allowed a double-digit week to a wide receiver since Week 2 until a big effort from T.Y. Hilton on Sunday. Cecil Shorts, now the top receiver with Justin Blackmon gone for the season, will also see a hard time getting points against a Titans defense that hasn’t given up a double-digit receiver effort since Week 2. The Bills receivers aren’t to be trusted and shouldn’t be started. The Dolphins have been tough as well but they are not without their holes so Vincent Jackson should definitely be started.

The Panthers have been tough so I’d avoid Anquan Boldin and I wouldn’t rush to start either Falcons receiver against the typically deadly Seahawks secondary. The Cardinals aren’t prone to giving up big receiver games but Andre Johnson has a good shot at double-digit points after a big effort against the Colts on Sunday. The 49ers have been stingy and the Panthers receivers have been unreliable so I’d stay away there too. I would definitely stay away from Torrey Smith who faces a very tough Cincy D. Dez Bryant has a tough matchup but he should be started weekly.

The most favorable matchups belong to Antonio Brown, Jordy Nelson, Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, Keenan Allen, Pierre Garcon, A.J. Green, Victor Cruz, the Denver trio, Calvin Johnson, and T.Y. Hilton. Odds are, you were going to start those guys anyway. I would stay away from the Vikings receivers no matter how favorable the matchup but Golden Tate or Doug Baldwin could end up a solid start against the terrible Falcons defense.

Let’s take a look at all of the fantasy football wide receiver matchups in Week 10.

Browse Matchups by Position: QBRBWRTE

 Highly Unfavorable, Unfavorable, Neutral, Slightly Favorable, Favorable

Rank
vs
WR

AVG
WR
FPS
Allowed

Defense

Week 10 Opponents

1

14.23 Texans Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd, Andre Roberts

2

14.39 Titans Cecil Shorts, Mike Brown, Ace Sanders

3

15.1 Steelers Steve Johnson, Robert Woods

4

15.31 Dolphins Vincent Jackson, Tiquan Underwood

5

16.1 Panthers Anquan Boldin, Mario Manningham

6

16.15 Seahawks Harry Douglas, Roddy White

7

17.56 Browns BYE

8

18 Patriots BYE

9

18.26 Cardinals Andre Johnson, DeAndre Hopkins

10

19.29 49ers Steve Smith, Brandon LaFell, Ted Ginn Jr.

11

20.11 Chiefs BYE

12

21.19 Bengals Torrey Smith, Jacoby Jones, Marlon Brown

13

21.34 Saints Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley

14

21.46 Buccaneers Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline, Rishard Matthews

15

21.98 Jaguars Kendall Wright, Nate Washington

16

22.53 Colts Chris Givens, Austin Pettis, Tavon Austin

17

22.55 Giants Denarius Moore, Rod Streater

18

22.8 Packers DeSean Jackson, Riley Cooper, Jason Avant

19

23.29 Bears Calvin Johnson, Kris Durham, Nate Burleson (Q)

20

23.33 Raiders Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks, Rueben Randle

21

23.67 Ravens A.J. Green, Marvin Jones, Mohamed Sanu

22

24.2 Rams T.Y. Hilton, Darrius Heyward-Bey

23

25.35 Cowboys Marques Colston, Lance Moore, Robert Meachem, Kenny Stills

24

25.93 Jets BYE

25

26.11 Vikings Pierre Garcon, Leonard Hankerson

26

26.86 Broncos Keenan Allen, Eddie Royal, Vincent Brown

27

26.9 Chargers Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, Eric Decker

28

27.98 Lions Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery

29

28.27 Falcons Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse

30

28.61 Redskins Greg Jennings, Jerome Simpson, Cordarrelle Patterson

31

33.15 Eagles Jordy Nelson, James Jones, Jarrett Boykin

32

34.45 Bills Antonio Brown, Emmanuel Sanders, Jerricho Cotchery

*Values based on Yahoo standard scoring.

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