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 Silas Redd, RB3 Chris Thompson
  2. Minnesota at St. Louis (allows 23.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Adrian Peterson (Sus), RB2 Jerick McKinnon (IR), RB3 Matt Asiata, RB4 Joe Banyard, RB5 Henry Josey
  3. New York Jets vs. Oakland (allows 23.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Chris Ivory, RB2 Bilal Powell, RB3 Daryl Richardson
  4. New England at Miami (allows 22.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 LeGarrette Blount, RB2 Brandon Bolden, RB3 Jonas Gray, RB4 James White
  5. New York Giants at Detroit (allows 20.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Rashad Jennings, RB2 Shane Vereen, RB3 Andre Williams, RB4 Chris Ogbonnaya, RB5 Orleans Darkwa
  6. Chicago vs. Buffalo (allows 20.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Forte, RB2 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB2 Ka'Deem Carey, RB3 Senorise Perry, RB4 Montell Owens
  7. Buffalo at Chicago (allows 20.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 LeSean McCoy, RB2 Fred Jackson, RB3 Bryce Brown, RB4 Anthony Dixon
  8. Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeMarco Murray, RB2 Ryan Mathews, RB3 Darren Sproles, RB4 Chris Polk, RB5 Matthew Tucker
  9. Atlanta vs. New Orleans (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Devonta Freeman, RB3 Antone Smith (IR), RB4 Jerome Smith
  10. San Diego at Arizona (allows 19.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Branden Oliver, RB2 Danny Woodhead (IR), RB3 Donald Brown

Toughest Matchups

  1. Denver vs. Indianapolis (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 C.J. Anderson, RB2 Montee Ball (IR), RB3 Ronnie Hillman, RB4 Juwan Thompson, RB5 Jeremy Stewart
  2. Green Bay at Seattle (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy, RB2 James Starks, RB3 Rajion Neal
  3. Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Le'Veon Bell (Pro), RB2 DeAngelo Williams, RB3 Dri Archer, RB4 Josh Harris
  4. Miami vs. New England (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Lamar Miller, RB2 Damien Williams, RB3 Mike Gillislee (IR)
  5. Indianapolis at Denver (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Frank Gore, RB2 Dan Herron, RB3 Vick Ballard (IR), RB4 Zurlon Tipton, RB5 Jeff Demps
  6. Arizona vs. San Diego (allows 15.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Andre Ellington (IR), RB2 Kerwynn Williams, RB3 Stepfan Taylor, RB4 Marion Grice, RB5 Robert Hughes
  7. Jacksonville at Philadelphia (allows 16.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Denard Robinson (IR), RB2 Toby Gerhart, RB2 Bernard Pierce, RB3 Storm Johnson
  8. New Orleans at Atlanta (allows 16.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Mark Ingram, RB2 C.J. Spiller, RB3 Khiry Robinson, RB4 Edwin Baker, RB5 Tim Hightower
  9. Tennessee at Kansas City (allows 16.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Bishop Sankey, RB2 Shonn Greene, RB3 Dexter McCluster (IR), RB4 Antonio Andrews, RB5 Lache Seastrunk
  10. Carolina at Tampa Bay (allows 16.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jonathan Stewart, RB2 Mike Tolbert, RB3 Fozzy Whittaker, RB4 Darrin Reaves