Working The Seam: Week 9

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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Best Matchups

Adam Thielen: After getting off to a blazing start this season, Thielen has been rather quiet over his last 2 games posting lines of 3-51-1 & 3-27-0 on a total of 9 targets. Thielen's numbesr have taken a hit due to Jefferson going off against ATL & then Cook going bonkers against GB last week. With Thielen having the best WR/CB matchup on the slate, it would be wise for MIN to throw the ball his way this weekend when he's lined up against Jeffrey Okudah. Among all starting corners in the NFL, Okudah ranks dead last in coverage per PFF (33.6). Although Okudah hasn't allowed a TD yet, he's allowed 26-376-0 on 38 targets with a whopping 14.5 YPR.

Julio Jones: Since returning from injury, Julio has retaken the reigns as the #1 WR in this Falcons offense. Julio has posted 8-137-2, 8-97-0, & 7-137-0 in his last 3 games while sporting a 27.4% Target Share, & Ridley has posted a 18.1% Target Share. If you thought Julio's last 3 games were good, we could actually be in for his best game yet. With Ridley potentially missing the game & Julio having a premiere matchup, all the stars are aligning for Julio to have a big week. As for his matchup, it's projected to be against Michael Ojemudia & PFF gives Julio a 56% matchup advantage over him. Ojemudia ranks 51st among 72 starting corners in coverage this season.