On Target: Week 8 WR/CB Matchups

On Target: Week 8 WR/CB Matchups

This article is part of our On Target series.

Last week's highlighted matchups were pretty interesting, and I think all five played a part in the outcome of their games. Demaryius Thomas was allowed little space against Arizona while Emmanuel Sanders ran roughshod over the Cardinals. Jarvis Landry ate M.J. Stewart's lunch and the Browns almost got another win. Dede Westbrook and the Jaguars fell apart against an improving Texans defense, though my boy Josh Reynolds didn't get to go against Richard Sherman as the cornerback was inactive. T.Y. Hilton scored twice against the Bills but did not have a big game outside of that.

Let's get into the good, the bad and the interesting here in Week 8!

Adam Thielen vs. P.J. Williams

An unstoppable force meets the most movable object in all of football. Thielen has been the best WR in fantasy through seven weeks and has seven straight 100-yard games. He is tops in the league in all the important advanced stat categories and has a target share that would make Calvin Johnson blush. Williams is the exact opposite; he has allowed 0.42 fantasy points per route run against and a 64 percent catch rate. He has a PFF grade of only 40.9, which is quite poor. Simply put, this is the best spot that Thielen could ask to be in all year long.

Tyler Boyd vs. M.J. Stewart

It seems mean to keep picking on poor Stewart, but as long as he keeps helping my readers make money, than he is going to keep

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Davis Mattek
Davis Mattek has played DFS for a living for over a year and began in the fantasy sports industry in 2012. He is a member of the FSTA and FSWA.
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