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, RB3 Silas Redd, RB4 Darrel Young
  2. Minnesota at St. Louis (allows 23.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jerick McKinnon (Pro), RB2 Matt Asiata (Out), RB3 Joe Banyard
  3. New York Jets vs. Oakland (allows 23.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Chris Ivory (Pro), RB2 Chris Johnson (Pro), RB3 Bilal Powell
  4. New England at Miami (allows 22.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jonas Gray (Pro), RB2 Shane Vereen, RB3 James White, RB4 Brandon Bolden
  5. New York Giants at Detroit (allows 20.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Rashad Jennings, 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 Bryce Brown, RB2 Fred Jackson (Que), RB3 Anthony Dixon, RB5 C.J. Spiller (Ir-)
  8. Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 LeSean McCoy, RB2 Darren Sproles, RB3 Chris Polk
  9. Atlanta vs. New Orleans (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Steven Jackson (Pro), RB2 Antone Smith (IR), RB3 Devonta Freeman, RB4 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB5 Patrick DiMarco (Pro)
  10. San Diego at Arizona (allows 19.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ryan Mathews, RB2 Branden Oliver, RB3 Donald Brown, 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, RB2 Juwan Thompson (Pro), RB3 Ronnie Hillman (Out), RB4 Montee Ball (Out)
  2. Green Bay at Seattle (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy, 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 (Que), RB2 Damien Williams, RB3 Daniel Thomas, RB3 LaMichael James
  5. Indianapolis at Denver (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Trent Richardson (Pro), RB2 Dan Herron, RB3 Deji Karim, RB4 Ahmad Bradshaw (IR)
  6. Arizona vs. San Diego (allows 15.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Andre Ellington (Pro), RB2 Stepfan Taylor, RB3 Jonathan Dwyer (Out), RB4 Marion Grice
  7. Jacksonville at Philadelphia (allows 16.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Denard Robinson, RB2 Jordan Todman, RB3 Toby Gerhart, RB4 Storm Johnson
  8. New Orleans at Atlanta (allows 16.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Mark Ingram (Pro), RB2 Pierre Thomas (Pro), RB3 Khiry Robinson (Out), RB4 Travaris Cadet (Pro)
  9. Tennessee at Kansas City (allows 16.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Bishop Sankey, RB2 Shonn Greene, RB3 Dexter McCluster, RB4 Leon Washington, RB5 Jackie Battle
  10. Carolina at Tampa Bay (allows 16.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeAngelo Williams, RB2 Jonathan Stewart, RB3 Mike Tolbert, RB4 Fozzy Whittaker