WR vs. CB Matchup Analysis: Divisional Round
One of the keys to NFL DFS success is locating the highest upside at the wide receiver position. Which wideouts have the easiest matchups against the opposing secondaries? Which receivers will fly under the radar and make the difference in large-field tournaments? Each week this NFL season, ChrisGimino will explore his favorite WR plays on the slate, with the sort of insight and knowledge that only he can provide!
Michael Thomas and Saints vs. Eagles
The Eagles chose to double team Michael Thomas back in Week 11, allowing him just 4 targets. Thomas was successful anyway for fantasy (4/92/1). Since then, the secondary has eroded with injuries and the Eagles have been somewhat reliant on scheme to get the job done. If we operated under the assumption that Thomas could work one on one with Rasul Douglas all game, this would be a blood bath. The Eagles run defense causes the second highest percentage of blown blocks, and has enticed teams run against them at the leagues lowest rate. This is set to be a high volume passing attempt game for Drew Brees, and Thomas would get enough chances to absolutely embarrass Douglas, the player charged with allowing the TD to Thomas in their first meeting. I don’t see how the Eagles let that happen, and I can see Thomas needing to produce with high efficiency over high volume in this game.
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