This article is part of our On Target series.
The fantasy playoffs start this week and all of our start/sit choices are under a magnifying glass, as its possible that one wrong choice could send us home with our tails between our legs. While I certainly would never use a WR/CB matchup as the sole deciding factor in a start/sit, it can definitely be helpful as a tiebreaker. Let's get into the good, bad and interesting matchups for Week 14.
Parker came up big last week with an impressive leaping touchdown grab in traffic, and I am pretty excited to see him shadowed by Gilmore. The first time these two teams played, Parker was not an active part of the team but after his seven-target performance, I expect Gilmore to stick to Parker like glue. Gilmore did get beaten by Corey Davis this year, a very similar player to Parker, but overall is only allowing 0.24 fantasy points per route run against.
Another of the few true shutdown/shadow corners, Peterson, will draw the matchup against Golladay this week. The Rams did a fantastic job limiting Golladay last week, allowing him to catch only three of his eight targets and really frustrating the Lions offense as a whole. The Arizona defensive unit is not as good as the Rams, but they do have a unique weapon in PP to throw at Babytron. Peterson has allowed less than one yard per route run against this year, which is one of the