Grading Conference Championship WR/CB Matchups: Just How Good Is the Titans Secondary?
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Wide receiver-cornerback showdowns might be the most important individual matchups in football.
In this piece, I leverage snap data from Pro Football Focus to project NFL Conference Championship WR/CB matchups.
For more, see the FantasyLabs Matchups page, where we provide basic and advanced data — including fantasy and red-zone performance — for each offensive skill-position player based on his matchup.
I’ll update my WR/CB projections throughout the week.
Conference Championship WR/CB Matchups
Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs
Sunday, 3:05 pm ET
Titans WRs: Adam Humphries (ankle) hasn’t played since Week 13, so Tajae Sharpe is locked in as the No. 3 receiver with a defined slot role. Kalif Raymond returned to action last week after missing the previous two games, and he caught a 45-yard touchdown, but he also played just three snaps and is not a challenger to Sharpe’s role.
But it’s worth noting that as the Titans have emphasized the running game over the past two weeks, they have shifted to a two-tight end set as their base offense. That change has resulted in less playing time for Sharpe, who had just 18 snaps on Wildcard Weekend and 16 snaps in the Divisional Round.