Fantasy football Shadow Report: Matchup notes on Davante Adams and more

Davante Adams of the Las Vegas Raiders. Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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 Cheat Sheet.

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

Projected shadow matchups

Raiders' Davante Adams vs. Bills' Tre'Davious White (Shadow)

White opened the season by shadowing Garrett Wilson on 16 of his 21 perimeter routes and he's likely to give Adams the same treatment in Week 2. These two haven't faced off since Week 4 of 2018, and Adams (then with Green Bay) was covered by White on 34 of his 42 routes. Adams racked up 13 targets and posted a solid 8-81-0 receiving line, with most of that damage coming on 10 targets against White. Lower expectations for Adams slightly. If he's able to play, Jakobi Meyers can be upgraded on the other side of the formation against Christian Benford.