WR vs. CB Chart Legend & FAQ

How to use this chart

Search for extreme mismatch situations using the matchup rating column. For best results, apply additional research to the matchups located at the top and bottom of the matchup scale. Use the WR and CB stats powered by PlayerProfiler.com to seek additional insights.

Posting Time

This chart will be published no later than Thursday morning at 9:00 A.M. ET each week. We’ll post as soon as possible, upon receiving the updated alignment data and metrics from our data providers.

Key Notes

— Alignment data will be published beginning Week 2
— Alignments are based on projected coverage in 3 WR sets. Some matchups may differ in 2 WR alignments.
— Please note that Cornerback stats are subjective in some cases, and our data may vary from other outlets. We love and trust the guys at PlayerProfiler.com to give us high quality information about player performance, and just know it may be different than other popular outlets.

WR Statistics

Matchup Rtg: This is a comparative metric designed to help you identify the quality of a WR vs. CB matchup. A higher value is a better matchup for the WR.

WR Rtg: Rotogrinders Premium weekly WR rating metric. Used to compare the quality of his weekly matchup.

WR Ht Adv: WR Height Advantage – in inches.

WRYards/Rt: Yards per route run.

WRroute%: Indicates the percentage of total pass plays that the player ran a route in game when he was active.

Routes: The number of pass routes run by a receiver, per game.

WRQB Rtg: QB rating when targeted.

WRLeft, WRSlotL, WRSlotR, and WRRight: Alignment % of the WR Wide Left, Slot Left, Slot Right, and Wide Right – Per Sports Info Solutions Inc.

WRSpeed: This is the PlayerProfiler.com metric known as Height Adjusted Speed Score. Per their website: “Height-adjusted Speed Score (HaSS) – first discussed by Shawn Siegele on his Money In The Banana Stand blog, it builds on Bill Barwell’s Speed Score concept to create a more relevant metric for wide receivers and tight ends. Unlike running backs, weight and height are correlated to wide receiver and tight end production, because height expands the player’s catch radius. HaSS layers height into the traditional speed score equation by also dividing the player’s height by the average wide receiver height: 73.0 inches (6’1”) or average tight end height: 76.4 inches (6’4 5/12’’). This results in a measure of a player’s speed that also incorporates a premium on both body weight and body length.”

Cornerback Statistics

CB Rtg: Rotogrinders Premium weekly Cornerback Rating. Used to compare the quality of his weekly matchup.

CB Yards/Rt: Yards per route run allowed.

CB QB Rtg: Cornerback QB rating allowed.

CB Tar%: CB Targets allowed as a percentage of routes covered.

Routes: The number of pass routes covered by a DB, per game.

CBLeft, CBSlot, and CB Right: Alignment % of the CB Left, Slot, and Right

CBSpeed: This is the PlayerProfiler.com metric known as Height Adjusted Speed Score. Per their website: “Height-adjusted Speed Score (HaSS) – first discussed by Shawn Siegele on his Money In The Banana Stand blog, it builds on Bill Barwell’s Speed Score concept to create a more relevant metric for wide receivers and tight ends. Unlike running backs, weight and height are correlated to wide receiver and tight end production, because height expands the player’s catch radius. HaSS layers height into the traditional speed score equation by also dividing the player’s height by the average wide receiver height: 73.0 inches (6’1”) or average tight end height: 76.4 inches (6’4 5/12’’). This results in a measure of a player’s speed that also incorporates a premium on both body weight and body length.”

CBRoutes/G: The number of pass routes defended by a CB.

DEF MAN%: % Of plays logged as man coverage for the defense.

DEF Zone%: % Of plays logged as zone coverage for the defense.

About the Author

  • Chris Gimino (ChrisGimino)

  • Chris Gimino is a top mind in the DFS industry and one of the primary contributors at RotoGrinders including one of the most accurate ownership projection systems in the industry. A multiple time live-finalist, Chris delivers actionable tools and advice for RotoGrinders Premium subscribers that helps them make informed decisions for their lineup builds.

Comments

  • tcaoit

    hey i dont think this matchup tool is updated right.. some of these players from the opposing team dont play for that team…

  • Johnnyplayer

    Looks a lot different than what PFF puts out, which seems to be the standard. Have to unfortunately dig deeper to find out who’s right. Sometimes there are just too many tools trying to do the same thing.

  • dworkman

    It would be very helpful if you could define “left” and “right” positions. For instance, Josh Norman is a “rightCB” 98% of the time, but according to Silva, Norman “lines up on the left side 97% of the time”. I can’t find anything in the legend that specifies whether “right/left” is from the offensive or defensive perspective. Or both. The reason it matters is because, as Johnny said, WR/CB matchups are hard to chart in general. For example, one site recommends Hill as a great play who won’t see Norman 60% of the time. Here, Hill is matched up vs Norman. So I need to reconcile seemingly conflicting information, and it’s often difficult to do that when I don’t know what you mean by “right/left”. .Love this chart, just need some help. Thanks!

  • Scvayda

    It would be more helpful if the players for opposing team were correct.TBB players are actually Carolina panthers. Match ups are incorrect

  • dworkman

    Per Rotoworld….“Evans gets another tough cornerback matchup with Saints rookie Marshon Lattimore, who has PFF’s No. 1 pass-coverage grade and is No. 2 in passer rating allowed (33.3) among 114 qualifiers.”…….. And our premium RotoGrinders has Marshon Lattimore allowing a QBR of 87.7. I would think tha metric would be… nevermind. Fellas, it’s Week 9 and this chart is still useless. If u don’t want to fix it just please get rid of it..

  • ChrisGimino

    • 2015 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    • 2016 DraftKings FBWC Finalist

    Hey man — love you but you have to realize PFF has guys who watch games but they aren’t the only outlet that does it. We get our data from PlayerProfiler.com – and according to their guys… Lattimore has a QBR of 87 as shown on the chart. Don’t us, them. That’s a subjective stat and if they have it wrong, so be it.

  • panos32

    Chris what do the colors stand for is blue real good then green then red is that how it works?

  • Jorgar83

    Cbrtg the higher the % the better matchup or is it backwards?? The lower % the better colors are throwing me off.

  • KrazyKoop

    Panos32 I agree. Please explain how you guys have determined the color coding. Good is what color? Mediocre is what color? So on and so forth. Thank you. Love the site just needs a little clarification.

  • ChrisGimino

    • 2015 DraftKings FFWC Finalist

    • 2016 DraftKings FBWC Finalist

    Blue = Best, Green = Good, Yellow = less good, Red = Not Good

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