Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 5 RBs
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Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 5

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. San Diego vs. New York Jets (allows 24.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ryan Mathews (Out), RB2 Donald Brown, RB3 Danny Woodhead
  2. Chicago at Carolina (allows 23.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Forte, RB2 Ka'Deem Carey
  3. San Francisco vs. Kansas City (allows 23.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Frank Gore, RB2 Carlos Hyde (Pro), RB3 Marcus Lattimore (Out)
  4. Minnesota at Green Bay (allows 22.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Adrian Peterson (Sus), RB2 Matt Asiata, RB3 Jerick McKinnon, RB4 Joe Banyard
  5. Green Bay vs. Minnesota (allows 20.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy, RB3 James Starks, RB4 DuJuan Harris
  6. Houston at Dallas (allows 20.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Arian Foster (Que), RB2 Jonathan Grimes, RB3 Ronnie Brown, RB4 Alfred Blue
  7. New York Giants vs. Atlanta (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Rashad Jennings, RB2 Andre Williams, RB3 Peyton Hillis
  8. Baltimore at Indianapolis (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Bernard Pierce, RB2 Justin Forsett, RB3 Lorenzo Taliaferro
  9. Washington vs. Seattle (allows 19.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Alfred Morris, RB2 Roy Helu (Pro), RB3 Silas Redd
  10. Seattle at Washington (allows 19.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Marshawn Lynch (Que), RB2 Robert Turbin, RB3 Christine Michael (Pro)

Toughest Matchups

  1. Tampa Bay at New Orleans (allows 0.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Doug Martin (Que), RB2 Mike James, RB3 Bobby Rainey, RB4 Charles Sims (Ir-)
  2. Dallas vs. Houston (allows 0.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeMarco Murray, RB2 Lance Dunbar, RB4 Joseph Randle (Que), RB6 Ben Malena (IR)
  3. Detroit vs. Buffalo (allows 0.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Reggie Bush, RB2 Joique Bell (Que), RB3 Theo Riddick
  4. Philadelphia vs. St. Louis (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 LeSean McCoy, RB2 Darren Sproles, RB3 Chris Polk
  5. Buffalo at Detroit (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 C.J. Spiller, RB2 Fred Jackson, RB3 Bryce Brown, RB4 Anthony Dixon
  6. New England vs. Cincinnati (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Shane Vereen (Que), RB2 Stevan Ridley, RB3 James White, RB4 Brandon Bolden
  7. Jacksonville vs. Pittsburgh (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Toby Gerhart (Que), RB2 Jordan Todman, RB3 Denard Robinson, RB4 Storm Johnson (Pro)
  8. New York Jets at San Diego (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Chris Johnson, RB2 Chris Ivory, RB3 Bilal Powell
  9. Carolina vs. Chicago (allows 15.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeAngelo Williams (Que), RB2 Jonathan Stewart, RB3 Mike Tolbert (Que), RB4 Fozzy Whittaker (Dou)
  10. Tennessee vs. Cleveland (allows 16.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Bishop Sankey, RB2 Shonn Greene, RB3 Dexter McCluster (Que), RB4 Jackie Battle


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