To those of you who were with us last year, welcome back! For the newcomers, it's our pleasure to have you here with us. The purpose of this article is to bring you a more in depth look at the WR plays around the industry for the upcoming week. We will cover the best & worst match ups, noteworthy trends, leverage plays, & even value plays for the week.
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Cooper Kupp: After showing out for us as a Leverage Play last week (9-107-1), Kupp finds himself as this week's poster boy. Kupp will look to continue rolling this week against the Giants & their putrid secondary that has been lit up by everyone they have faced. PFF has Kupp with the #1 WR/CB matchup of the week giving him a 72% edge against Darnay Holmes. When in slot coverage this season, Holmes has allowed 8 of 12 targets to be caught for 101 yards (62 YAC). Look for Kupp & his team leading Target Share of 24.1% continue to stay hot this weekend as the Rams have an team total of 30.25.
Kenny Golladay: Man, is it good to have Babytron back. Although he stated he is still not 100% healthy, he put up a respectable 6-47-1 on 7 targets while only playing 73% of the snaps. Although it's only been 1 game, Golladay already owns the largest Target Share on the team (22.6%) & it should only continue to climb as he gets healthier & plays more snaps. Golladay & the Lions host the Saints this weekend in what should be a shootout as the game currently has the 3rd highest total on the slate (54). As for Golladay's matchup, he is going up against Marshon Lattimore who has been sharp is almost every season of his career but this year he has gotten off to a really slow start. In coverage this season he's allowed 10-155-2 on just 12 targets & has yet to break up a pass or make an interception.