Matchup Play is a strategy in fantasy sports where managers start players based on their specific opponents for a given week or game, rather than relying on their overall season performance. This strategy is based on the premise that certain players have more favorable matchups against specific teams, due to factors like defensive weaknesses, game style, or historical performance.
Utilizing Matchup Play effectively requires a deep understanding of both the players and their opponents. Managers need to analyze various factors like defensive rankings, player trends, and historical data to identify advantageous matchups. This approach can lead to higher point totals when executed correctly, as it capitalizes on opportunities where a player is more likely to have an above-average performance.