Fantasy football Shadow Report: Can Vikings WRs overcome tough Week 12 matchup?

Justin Jefferson only had 3 receptions for 33 yards in Week 11 but looks to rebound on Thanksgiving night against a tough Patriots secondary. AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn

By using our play-by-play data, we're able to identify defense 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.

Here 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.

Unless otherwise noted, references to where teams rank in statistical categories adjust to a per-game basis to avoid distortion due to bye weeks.

Advantageous matchups

Bills' Gabriel Davis, Isaiah McKenzie and Stefon Diggs vs. Lions' Amani Oruwariye, Will Harris and Jerry Jacobs