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 (Que), RB2 Donald Brown, RB3 Branden Oliver, RB4 Ronnie Brown, RB5 Danny Woodhead (IR)
  2. Chicago at Carolina (allows 23.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Forte, RB2 Ka'Deem Carey, RB3 Senorise Perry
  3. San Francisco vs. Kansas City (allows 23.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Frank Gore (Que), RB2 Carlos Hyde (Que), RB3 Bruce Miller, RB4 Phillip Tanner
  4. Minnesota at Green Bay (allows 22.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Asiata (Que), RB2 Ben Tate, RB3 Joe Banyard, RB4 Jerick McKinnon (IR), RB5 Adrian Peterson (Sus)
  5. Green Bay vs. Minnesota (allows 20.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy (Que), RB2 James Starks, RB3 DuJuan Harris, RB4 John Kuhn
  6. Houston at Dallas (allows 20.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Arian Foster (Que), RB2 Alfred Blue, RB3 Jonathan Grimes
  7. New York Giants vs. Atlanta (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Rashad Jennings (Out), RB2 Andre Williams, RB3 Peyton Hillis (IR)
  8. Baltimore at Indianapolis (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Justin Forsett, RB2 Lorenzo Taliaferro (IR), RB3 Bernard Pierce (Pro)
  9. Washington vs. Seattle (allows 19.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Alfred Morris, RB2 Roy Helu (Pro), RB3 Silas Redd, RB4 Darrel Young, RB5 Chris Thompson
  10. Seattle at Washington (allows 19.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Marshawn Lynch (Que), RB2 Robert Turbin, RB3 Christine Michael

Toughest Matchups

  1. Tampa Bay at New Orleans (allows 0.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Doug Martin, RB2 Charles Sims, RB3 Bobby Rainey (Pro), RB4 Mike James
  2. Dallas vs. Houston (allows 0.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeMarco Murray (Que), RB2 Joseph Randle, RB3 Lance Dunbar
  3. Detroit vs. Buffalo (allows 0.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Joique Bell, RB2 Reggie Bush, RB3 Theo Riddick, RB4 George Winn
  4. Philadelphia vs. St. Louis (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 LeSean McCoy, RB2 Darren Sproles, RB3 Chris Polk (Pro)
  5. Buffalo at Detroit (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Fred Jackson, RB2 Anthony Dixon (Pro), RB3 Bryce Brown, RB4 C.J. Spiller (Pro)
  6. New England vs. Cincinnati (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 LeGarrette Blount (Que), RB2 Shane Vereen (Que), RB3 Jonas Gray, RB4 James White, RB5 Brandon Bolden
  7. Jacksonville vs. Pittsburgh (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Toby Gerhart, RB2 Jordan Todman, RB3 Storm Johnson, RB4 Denard Robinson (IR)
  8. New York Jets at San Diego (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Chris Ivory, RB2 Chris Johnson (Pro), RB3 Bilal Powell
  9. Carolina vs. Chicago (allows 15.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jonathan Stewart, RB2 DeAngelo Williams (Que), RB3 Mike Tolbert, RB4 Fozzy Whittaker
  10. Tennessee vs. Cleveland (allows 16.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Bishop Sankey, RB2 Shonn Greene, RB3 Dexter McCluster (IR), RB4 Leon Washington, RB5 Jackie Battle