This article is part of our On Target series.
This column has addressed a lot of different pass catchers in the NFL in a lot of different ways. We've looked at Air Yards, market shares, and red-zone targets, and made some decisions to trade for (or trade away) some players in our seasonal leagues. However, something that we at RotoWire want to provide is analysis of WR/CB matchups to help determine start/sits and find under-the-radar options for DFS rosters. I am unsure if this will be the column format every single week but if you all find this helpful, there is a good chance I'll continue it. Here are several WR/CB matchups worth considering this week.
Green Bay WR Rotation vs. Darius Slay
Every time Detriot is playing in a game with a high projected Vegas total, there is always a question of which wide receiver is going to have a brutal day against Darius Slay. Despite playing on what has normally been a bad defense, he's an elite, shutdown NFL corner. He is one of the 10 highest graded cornerbacks by our partners, Pro Football Focus, and Slay is capable of playing all three cornerback positions (left/right/slot). As of now, he is projected to be against whoever starts at WR2 for the Packers, either Geronimo Allison or Marquez Valdes-Scantling, but it makes more sense for this to be a shadow situation. You are not benching Davante Adams by any means, but the presence of Slay does take a standard deviation off his ceiling projection.