Fantasy football Week 11 shadow report: Key WR/CB matchups

Marcus Johnson of the Tennessee Titans can pick up more yards after the catch against the Houston Texans defense. Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

By utilizing our play-by-play data, we're able to identify defensive schemes and where each wide receiver and cornerback lines up on each play. By tracking these WR/CB matchups, including potential shadow situations, we can offer the best projections, rankings, sit/start decisions and fantasy advice each week. Fantasy football is a weekly game, so knowing the matchups can also help you make the best waiver-wire pickups.

Down below are the receivers with the best and worst matchups this week, as well as the corresponding fantasy impact.

To view the primary defenders the top three wide receivers for each team will see this weekend, be sure to check out our weekly WR vs. CB Cheatsheet.

Note that, unless otherwise noted, references to where teams rank in statistical categories adjusts to a per-game basis in order to avoid distortion due to bye weeks.

Advantageous Matchups

Titans' A.J. Brown and Marcus Johnson vs. Texans' Desmond King, Tavierre Thomas and Terrance Mitchell

Houston is back from its bye week, but it's hard to imagine that major improvements were made to a pass defense that has allowed the third-most fantasy points to perimeter receivers this season, including the most over the past month. Houston is middle of the pack in overall fantasy points to the position, but has been worse as of late, allowing the second-most over the past month. Perimeter corner play has been the major problem area, as Thomas and King (who has been benched multiple times) have struggled.