Wide receiver-cornerback showdowns might be the most important individual matchups in football.
In this piece, I leverage snap data from Pro Football Focus to project NFL Week 14 WR/CB matchups.
For more, see the FantasyLabs Matchups page, where we provide basic and advanced data — including fantasy and red-zone performance — for each offensive skill-position player based on his matchup.
Also consult our Week 14 injury report for status updates on receivers and corners. I will update my WR/CB projections over the weekend.
Let’s start with this week’s featured matchup and then run through all the potential shadow matchups and sort through my matrix featuring every matchup.
WR/CB Matchup of the Week
Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill vs. Patriots CB Stephon Gilmore
This is a great matchup. It’s the one I’ve maybe been the most excited about all season.
In last year’s Week 6 Patriots-Chiefs game, the Pats decided to have Gilmore shadow wide receiver Sammy Watkins instead of Hill.