This article is part of our On Target series.
The results from last week's column were pretty interesting to me, even if it becomes more clear each day that there are more predictive factors outside of just matchup that we need to consider. JuJu Smith-Schuster had a big day against the Bengals, Odell Beckham did get the best of Jalen Mills several times but the Giants offense was too inept to do anything about it, Mohamed Sanu scored in weak coverage, A.J. Green only got to 85 yards against Joe Haden and the Steelers, and Jarvis Landry was shut down by a combination of the Chargers, his own quarterback, and Todd Haley.
Now, onto the interesting spots in Week 7!
This game is a very interesting one for the Denver wideouts. Peterson had been used as a shadow corner by previous regimes in Arizona, but the new coaching staff has given him 58 percent of his snaps on the left and 40 percent of his snaps on the right, basically never going into the slot. Emmanuel Sanders runs most of his routes out of the slot, which means that Thomas will see the most of Peterson. The Broncos should eventually regress to a league-average number of plays and that is a positive indicator for DT; however, if Peterson truly does cover him more than 70 percent of the time, this is going to be a long day at the office for Thomas, who has been a garbage time hero for fantasy owners so far.