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 vs. Pittsburgh (allows 24.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Jones, RB2 Chris Thompson (Pro), RB3 Keith Marshall, RB4 Pierre Thomas, RB5 Darrel Young
  2. Minnesota at Tennessee (allows 23.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Adrian Peterson, RB2 Jerick McKinnon, RB3 Matt Asiata, RB4 Zach Line, RB5 Jhurell Pressley
  3. New York Jets vs. Cincinnati (allows 23.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Forte, RB2 Bilal Powell, RB3 Khiry Robinson (Pro), RB4 Zac Stacy (Pro), RB5 Tommy Bohanon
  4. New England at Arizona (allows 22.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Dion Lewis (Que), RB2 LeGarrette Blount, RB3 James White, RB4 Brandon Bolden, RB5 James Develin
  5. New York Giants at Dallas (allows 20.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Rashad Jennings, RB2 Shane Vereen, RB3 Paul Perkins, RB4 Andre Williams, RB5 Orleans Darkwa (Pro)
  6. Chicago at Houston (allows 20.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jeremy Langford, RB2 Ka'Deem Carey, RB3 Jordan Howard, RB4 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB5 Senorise Perry (Pro)
  7. Buffalo at Baltimore (allows 20.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 LeSean McCoy, RB2 Karlos Williams (Pro), RB3 Jonathan Williams, RB4 Mike Gillislee, RB5 Dri Archer
  8. Philadelphia vs. Cleveland (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ryan Mathews, RB2 Darren Sproles, RB3 Wendell Smallwood, RB4 Kenjon Barner, RB5 Ross Scheuerman
  9. Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Devonta Freeman, RB2 Tevin Coleman, RB3 Terron Ward, RB4 Patrick DiMarco, RB5 Gus Johnson
  10. Kansas City vs. San Diego (allows 19.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jamaal Charles (Que), RB2 Charcandrick West, RB3 Spencer Ware, RB4 Knile Davis, RB5 Anthony Sherman

Toughest Matchups

  1. Pittsburgh at Washington (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Le'Veon Bell (Pro), RB2 DeAngelo Williams, RB3 Fitzgerald Toussaint, RB4 Rajion Neal, RB5 Daryl Richardson
  2. Green Bay at Jacksonville (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy, RB2 James Starks, RB3 John Kuhn, RB4 John Crockett, RB5 Aaron Ripkowski
  3. Denver vs. Carolina (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 C.J. Anderson, RB2 Ronnie Hillman, RB3 Devontae Booker (Pro), RB4 Juwan Thompson, RB5 Cyrus Gray
  4. Miami at Seattle (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jay Ajayi, RB2 Kenyan Drake, RB3 Damien Williams, RB4 Daniel Thomas, RB5 Isaiah Pead
  5. Indianapolis vs. Detroit (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Frank Gore (Pro), RB2 Robert Turbin, RB3 Jordan Todman, RB4 Josh Ferguson, RB5 Tyler Varga (Pro)
  6. Arizona vs. New England (allows 15.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 David Johnson, RB2 Andre Ellington, RB3 Chris Johnson, RB4 Stepfan Taylor, RB5 Kerwynn Williams
  7. Jacksonville vs. Green Bay (allows 16.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 T.J. Yeldon, RB2 Chris Ivory, RB3 Denard Robinson, RB4 Jonas Gray, RB5 Joe Banyard
  8. New Orleans vs. Oakland (allows 16.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Mark Ingram (Pro), RB2 C.J. Spiller (Pro), RB3 Travaris Cadet, RB4 Tim Hightower, RB5 Kendall Hunter (Pro)
  9. Tennessee vs. Minnesota (allows 16.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeMarco Murray, RB2 Derrick Henry, RB3 David Cobb, RB4 Bishop Sankey, RB5 Dexter McCluster (Pro)
  10. Carolina at Denver (allows 16.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jonathan Stewart, RB2 Cameron Artis-Payne, RB3 Mike Tolbert, RB4 Fozzy Whittaker, RB5 Devon Johnson