Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 17 RBs
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Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 17

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. Carolina at Atlanta (allows 24.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jonathan Stewart (Que), RB2 DeAngelo Williams (Out), RB3 Mike Tolbert (Ir-), RB4 Darrin Reaves, RB5 Fozzy Whittaker (Que)
  2. Tennessee vs. Indianapolis (allows 23.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Bishop Sankey, RB2 Shonn Greene, RB3 Dexter McCluster, RB4 Jackie Battle
  3. New York Jets at Miami (allows 23.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Chris Ivory, RB2 Chris Johnson, RB3 Bilal Powell
  4. Jacksonville at Houston (allows 22.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Toby Gerhart, RB2 Jordan Todman, RB3 Denard Robinson, RB4 Storm Johnson
  5. Washington vs. Dallas (allows 20.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Alfred Morris, RB2 Roy Helu, RB3 Silas Redd, RB4 Darrel Young
  6. Houston vs. Jacksonville (allows 20.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Arian Foster (Que), RB2 Alfred Blue, RB3 Jonathan Grimes, RB4 Ronnie Brown
  7. Buffalo at New England (allows 20.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 C.J. Spiller, RB2 Fred Jackson, RB3 Bryce Brown, RB4 Anthony Dixon
  8. Denver vs. Oakland (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Montee Ball, RB2 Ronnie Hillman, RB3 C.J. Anderson
  9. Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Le'Veon Bell, RB2 LeGarrette Blount, RB3 Dri Archer
  10. San Diego at Kansas City (allows 19.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ryan Mathews (Out), RB2 Donald Brown, RB3 Danny Woodhead (IR), RB4 Shaun Draughn

Toughest Matchups

  1. Arizona at San Francisco (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Andre Ellington (Pro), RB2 Stepfan Taylor, RB3 Jonathan Dwyer (Out), RB4 Marion Grice
  2. Cleveland at Baltimore (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Terrance West, RB2 Ben Tate (Que), RB3 Isaiah Crowell
  3. Kansas City vs. San Diego (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jamaal Charles, RB2 Knile Davis, RB3 Cyrus Gray, RB4 De'Anthony Thomas (Que)
  4. Indianapolis at Tennessee (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ahmad Bradshaw (Pro), RB2 Trent Richardson, RB3 Dan Herron, RB4 Deji Karim (IR)
  5. Detroit at Green Bay (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Reggie Bush, RB2 Joique Bell (Que), RB3 Theo Riddick (Que)
  6. St. Louis at Seattle (allows 15.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Zac Stacy, RB2 Benny Cunningham, RB3 Tre Mason, RB4 Isaiah Pead (IR)
  7. Green Bay vs. Detroit (allows 16.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy, RB2 James Starks, RB3 DuJuan Harris, RB4 John Kuhn
  8. Dallas at Washington (allows 16.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeMarco Murray, RB2 Lance Dunbar, RB4 Joseph Randle, RB6 Ben Malena (IR)
  9. Miami vs. New York Jets (allows 16.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Lamar Miller, RB2 Knowshon Moreno (Out), RB3 Damien Williams, RB4 Daniel Thomas, RB5 Mike Gillislee (IR)
  10. Atlanta vs. Carolina (allows 16.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Steven Jackson, RB2 Antone Smith, RB3 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB4 Devonta Freeman, RB5 Patrick DiMarco


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