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 (Pro), 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, RB2 Matt Asiata, RB3 Joe Banyard
  3. New York Jets vs. Oakland (allows 23.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Chris Ivory, RB2 Chris Johnson (Pro), RB3 Bilal Powell (Pro)
  4. New England at Miami (allows 22.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Shane Vereen (Que), 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 (Que), RB2 Andre Williams, RB3 Peyton Hillis
  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 Anthony Dixon, RB3 Fred Jackson (Out), RB4 C.J. Spiller (Ir-), RB5 Phillip Tanner
  8. Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 LeSean McCoy, RB2 Darren Sproles (Que), RB3 Chris Polk (Pro)
  9. Atlanta vs. New Orleans (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Steven Jackson, RB2 Antone Smith, RB3 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB4 Devonta Freeman, RB5 Patrick DiMarco
  10. San Diego at Arizona (allows 19.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Branden Oliver, RB2 Ryan Mathews (Out), RB3 Donald Brown (Out), RB4 Ronnie Brown, RB5 Shaun Draughn

Toughest Matchups

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