Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (13), Carolina Panthers cornerback James Bradberry (24).
- It's been an inconsistent year for Buccaneers WR Mike Evans, and this week he faces a tough matchup in Panthers CB James Bradberry.
- Matthew Freedman previews that matchup, and breaks down other WR/CB matchups worth keeping an eye on in Week 6.
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 Week 6 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.
Also consult our Week 6 injury report for status updates on receivers and corners. I will update this piece for Sunday morning based on the week’s practice reports.
Let’s start with this week’s featured matchup then run through all the potential shadow matchups and sort through my matrix featuring every matchup.
WR/CB Matchup of the Week: Mike Evans vs. James Bradberry
For the second week in a row, Evans is the receiver in our featured matchup.
While everyone seemingly went off last week, Evans horrifically struggled with a zero-catch performance on three targets. Evans dominated cornerback Marshon Lattimore in their two matchups last season, but last week, Lattimore clearly got the better of him.
And now Evans has to face cornerback James Bradberry, who has had success against him in their recent matchups.