This article is part of our Corner Report series.
This article will go game by game for the Sunday main slate looking at the top wide receivers from an offense and, based on the inside/outside and left/right splits in the alignment data of those receivers, identify the cornerbacks most likely to face them in man coverage.
Receivers very rarely see the same corner every play, be it due to formational quirks or zone coverage calls by the defense, so a receiver's fortunes depend on much more than just the quality of the corner they're likely to see the most in a given game. Even against a bad corner, a good receiver can be denied the opportunity if the pass rush or something else outside his control complicates things. But it's part of the puzzle, and it's worth keeping track of.
Receivers are left with an Upgrade, Downgrade, or Even verdict based on their projected matchup. This shouldn't be read as 'good' or 'bad' but rather a measured tweak from the receiver's baseline projection.
(Sorry about the Will Fuller delay)
Miami vs Buffalo
MIAMI WIDE RECEIVERS
Will Fuller returns from suspension, and presumably with a heavy workload waiting for him. Figuring out where his snaps will occur isn't so easy, though – DeVante Parker and Jaylen Waddle both played at a high level in Week 1, so if not from them the Dolphins would need to take snaps from Albert Wilson , Mack Hollins and Jakeem Grant . Parker played mostly outside with Waddle mostly in the slot