Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 1 RBs
 
 
 
 
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Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 1

This tool is not meant to be a replacement for our weekly player rankings, although matchups are taken into consideration for those as well. You shouldn't bench a stud player who has a difficult matchup or automatically start a fantasy backup who has an easy matchup. It's meant to be a helpful tool when deciding between two closely ranked players. The matchups are graded on how many fantasy points the opposing team surrendered to this position on average.

Week:

Easiest Matchups

  1. Washington at Houston (allows 24.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Alfred Morris, RB2 Roy Helu (Out), RB3 Silas Redd, RB4 Darrel Young, RB5 Chris Thompson
  2. Minnesota at St. Louis (allows 23.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Asiata (Pro), RB2 Ben Tate, RB3 Joe Banyard, RB4 Jerick McKinnon (IR), RB5 Adrian Peterson (Sus)
  3. New York Jets vs. Oakland (allows 23.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Chris Ivory, RB2 Chris Johnson (Pro), RB3 Bilal Powell
  4. New England at Miami (allows 22.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 LeGarrette Blount (Out), RB2 Shane Vereen (Pro), RB3 Jonas Gray, RB4 James White (Out), RB5 Brandon Bolden
  5. New York Giants at Detroit (allows 20.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Rashad Jennings (Out), RB2 Andre Williams, RB3 Peyton Hillis (IR)
  6. Chicago vs. Buffalo (allows 20.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Forte, RB2 Ka'Deem Carey, RB3 Senorise Perry
  7. Buffalo at Chicago (allows 20.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Fred Jackson, RB2 Anthony Dixon (Pro), RB3 Bryce Brown (Out), RB4 C.J. Spiller (Pro)
  8. Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 LeSean McCoy, RB2 Darren Sproles, RB3 Chris Polk (Pro)
  9. Atlanta vs. New Orleans (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Steven Jackson, RB2 Devonta Freeman, RB3 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB4 Patrick DiMarco, RB5 Antone Smith (IR)
  10. San Diego at Arizona (allows 19.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ryan Mathews (Out), RB2 Donald Brown, RB3 Branden Oliver, RB4 Ronnie Brown, RB5 Danny Woodhead (IR)

Toughest Matchups

  1. Denver vs. Indianapolis (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 C.J. Anderson (Pro), RB2 Juwan Thompson (Que), RB3 Montee Ball (IR), RB4 Ronnie Hillman (Que)
  2. Green Bay at Seattle (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy (Pro), RB2 James Starks, RB3 DuJuan Harris, RB4 John Kuhn
  3. Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Le'Veon Bell, RB2 Josh Harris, RB3 Dri Archer
  4. Miami vs. New England (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Lamar Miller, RB2 Daniel Thomas (Out), RB3 Damien Williams, RB4 LaMichael James, RB5 Knowshon Moreno (IR)
  5. Indianapolis at Denver (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Dan Herron, RB2 Trent Richardson, RB3 Deji Karim (IR), RB4 Ahmad Bradshaw (IR)
  6. Arizona vs. San Diego (allows 15.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Kerwynn Williams (Pro), RB2 Stepfan Taylor, RB3 Marion Grice, RB4 Andre Ellington (IR)
  7. Jacksonville at Philadelphia (allows 16.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Toby Gerhart, RB2 Jordan Todman, RB3 Storm Johnson, RB4 Denard Robinson (IR)
  8. New Orleans at Atlanta (allows 16.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Mark Ingram, RB2 Pierre Thomas, RB3 Khiry Robinson, RB4 Travaris Cadet (Out)
  9. Tennessee at Kansas City (allows 16.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Bishop Sankey, RB2 Shonn Greene, RB3 Dexter McCluster (IR), RB4 Leon Washington, RB5 Jackie Battle
  10. Carolina at Tampa Bay (allows 16.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jonathan Stewart, RB2 DeAngelo Williams (Out), RB3 Mike Tolbert, RB4 Fozzy Whittaker