Team Defense Vs Wide Receivers
Best Bet: WRs vs Eagles
The Eagles are one of the best teams in the league, but Philly's one weakness is opponent receivers. They allow nearly the most receiving yards to the position in football and 1.5 touchdowns per contest, too.
Philly's overall talent may be the real reason for this. The Eagles regularly drop 30+ points on opponents and open up big leads, forcing opposition teams to abandon methodical run games and air it out. But, we've also seen good teams exploit this Eagles weakness, like when 49ers receivers Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk, and Jauan Jennings combined for 210 yards in a Week 13 whooping at Philly.
Best Fade: WRs vs Jets
Don't bet against Sauce Gardner. New York's CB1 and the rest of the Jets' defensive back crew have done an amazing job locking down receivers this season.
So far this season, the Jets have allowed nearly 25 fewer receiver yards per game than any other team. Shutting down those WRs has, however, left them exposed to tight ends at times, as the Jets allow some of the most touchdowns to the big men.
Defense VS Running Backs
Best Bet: RBs vs Broncos
The Denver Broncos can't stop a running back if their lives depend on it.
They allow over 160 yards per game (the most in the NFL) and 1.2 rushing touchdowns per contest to opposing rushers. That means almost 10 points per game are being scored by running backs alone against the Broncos. The Miami Dolphins accounted for plenty of that RB production vs Denver, as they scored five touchdowns on the ground in a 70-20 win earlier this season.
Best Fade: RBs vs Eagles
I mean, this one makes sense right? Trying to run against a defensive line of Jordan Davis, Defensive Rookie of the Year favorite Jalen Carter, Fletcher Cox, and Brandon Graham seems ill advised.
The Eagles' offensive line often gets all the hype, but Philly's defensive front is one of the best run-stopping units in football. Don't bet against it. Through Philly's first 11 games of 2023, the Eagles allowed just two rushing TDs.
Defense VS Tight Ends
Best Bet: TEs vs Broncos
The Broncos' defense is at it again. Denver has been exposed by tight ends at times this year, averaging over 70 yards against per game from the position and the most TE yardage in the league. In two games against the Broncos this year, Chiefs TE Travis Kelce racked up 182 receiving yards.
It's pretty impressive that the Broncos have managed to be an around .500 team, considering they can't stop tight ends or running backs.
Best Fade: TEs vs Browns
Do not bet on a tight end's OVER against the Browns this season. Cleveland's stellar defense has locked up the position at a historic rate, allowing under 25 yards per game to tight ends.
Even the best TEs in football have struggled against Cleveland, with George Kittle posting just one yard and Pat Freiermuth accounting for two in matchups against the Browns.
Football is a game of matchups. Some teams can lock down tight ends while others are easily exploited by a good ground game.
For your player props or overall NFL picks, isolating these individual matchup advantages can be a key for your football betting success. In our NFL team defensive report on this page, we break down how wide receivers, running backs, and tight ends have performed against each NFL defense so far this season.