Which wide receivers, tight ends and running backs have the best receiving match-up in week 8? The goal of this article is to highlight where an offensive may choose to attack a defense based on the past results of their opponents defense. In this copy cat league, once a team exploits a certain area of your defense other teams will follow suit. Using this heat map we can pin point the most favorable areas to target in this weeks match-up. We look at the pass targets and yardage for RB, WR1, WR2, WR3 and TE. We then creating heat maps to showcase where each team has been getting exposed via the pass.
Last Weeks Results
- MIN vs WR3 Results for Dorial Green-Beckham 2 for 8 and a TD
- JAC vs WR2: Result for Micael Crabtree - 8 for 96 and a TD
- SD vs RB: Result for Freeman/Coleman 6 for 52
- ATL vs RB: Result for Melvin Gordon 6 for 53 and a TD
- WAS vs WR1: Result for Golden Tate 6 for 93 (12 targets)
- MIA vs WR1: Result for Marquise Goodwin 4 for 93 and a TD
- GB vs WR1: Result for Alshon Jeffery 3 for 33 (11 targets/backup QB)
- LA vs WR2 and WR3: Result for Victor Cruz and Shepard are 5 and 55 / 5 and 32
- NYG vs WR3: Result for Brian Quick 4 for 92 - T. Austin was the star
- ATL vs TE and RB: Result for Antonio Gates 5 for 38 (10 targets)
- NO vs WR2 and WR3: Result for KC WR's poor and unexpected
- CAR vs WR1: Result for (bye week, but wk6 was Brandin Cooks 7 for 173 and a TD)
- CLE vs TE: Result for Tyler Eifert (15 snaps) 1 for 9
Last Weeks Key Takeaways
- WR1: If green and a stud, go all in.
- WR2: If green and a stud, go all in. For example Crabtree is much better than Cruz and exploited his matchup.
- WR3: Quick and Dorial Green-Beckham both took advantage here.
- TE: If green and a stud, go all in.
- RB: If green and a stud, go all in.
Week 8 Pass Defense Versus Position Heat Map
Bonus feature this week, highlighted the teams with the highest implied points for the offense versus the defense in question. Solid WR2's versus green match-ups are off to a good start this season. JAC tops the charts but face TEN who's four-man wideout rotation is to be avoided. At WR1 you can fire up Fitzgerald, J. Jones, and Hilton as usual. Stepping into WR3 the head map tells us E. Royal vs MIN has potential but the implied points is pretty weak, I'll fade him. At TE Kelce is the only match-up that really stands out. Finally looking for the best PPR RB we have an interesting lucky dog in GB. Ty Montgomery is now a RB in some formats and he is primed for this one. Devontae Booker gets the start this week in place of an injured CJ Anderson. He's a lock and load in all formats.