Week 14 is here, and so is the push to get into the playoffs, and there are six teams on bye. Not ideal, to say the least, am I right? Can we get some balance, NFL, geez? So you’ll probably need to know who to start and who to sit. That’s where I, Roxanne, come in. In my latest article, we will look at a few of the most critical and exciting wide receiver matchups. We’ll look at the matchups to exploit or avoid, focusing on the defense, coverages, and corners a wide receiver might be facing. With that said, here are the matchups I’m keeping an eye on for Week 14. Good luck, everyone!
Week 14 Wide Receiver Matchups
Tyler Lockett vs Carolina Panthers
This is actually a player I have rostered in a few leagues, and for the past five games, he has been hot in the end zone. In the past five games, Tyler Lockett has 37 targets hauling in 25 receptions for 368 yards and five touchdowns. And this trend will continue this week. He will be lining up against C.J. Henderson from the Carolina panthers. Henderson is seeing plenty of targets his way, allowing almost a 77% completion rate and close to 11 yards per completion. With the pending injuries to Walker and Metcalf, this could mean even more targets for Lockett. The Seahawks are looking at the top of their division, knowing it’s within reach now more than ever. With Lockett being very consistent the last four weeks, Smith will look to get him the ball often, especially in the red zone.
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D.J. Moore @ Seattle Seahawks
Let’s take a look across the field at D.J. Moore. With the bye weeks, this may be your only option; unfortunately, it’s not looking too good for him this week. While Moore sees a decent amount of targets, it hasn’t been very impressive, with only three weeks in double-digits. He will be going against Tariq Woolen, who is looking like a stud in just his first year. First off, teams don’t target him because he’s that good. And when they do, it’s not very successful. Woolen only allows a 53% completion rate when he is targeted, and he has six interceptions on the year. I just can’t see Darnold trying to throw his way. There is just too much risk. I understand you may be forced to put him in a lineup. Just know this week is going to be very tough for him.
Did these wide receiver matchups affect our rankings? See for yourself!
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