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 at Oakland (allows 24.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Melvin Gordon (Pro), RB2 Danny Woodhead, RB3 Branden Oliver (Pro), RB4 Dreamius Smith
  2. Chicago at Indianapolis (allows 23.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jeremy Langford, RB2 Ka'Deem Carey, RB3 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB4 Senorise Perry (Pro)
  3. San Francisco vs. Arizona (allows 23.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Carlos Hyde (Pro), RB2 Shaun Draughn (Pro), RB3 Reggie Bush (Que), RB4 Mike Davis, RB5 DuJuan Harris
  4. Minnesota vs. Houston (allows 22.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Adrian Peterson, RB2 Jerick McKinnon, RB3 Matt Asiata, RB4 Zach Line
  5. Green Bay vs. New York Giants (allows 20.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy, RB2 James Starks, RB3 John Kuhn, RB4 John Crockett, RB5 Aaron Ripkowski
  6. Houston at Minnesota (allows 20.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Lamar Miller, RB2 Alfred Blue, RB3 Jonathan Grimes, RB4 Chris Polk, RB5 Akeem Hunt
  7. Baltimore vs. Washington (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Javorius Allen, RB2 Justin Forsett (Pro), RB3 Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB4 Terrance West, RB5 Kyle Juszczyk
  8. New York Giants at Green Bay (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Rashad Jennings, RB2 Shane Vereen, RB3 Andre Williams, RB4 Bobby Rainey, RB5 Orleans Darkwa (Pro)
  9. Washington at Baltimore (allows 19.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Jones (Pro), RB2 Chris Thompson (Pro), RB3 Pierre Thomas, RB4 Darrel Young, RB5 Silas Redd (Out)
  10. Arizona at San Francisco (allows 19.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 David Johnson, RB2 Andre Ellington, RB3 Chris Johnson, RB4 Stepfan Taylor, RB5 Kerwynn Williams

Toughest Matchups

  1. Detroit vs. Philadelphia (allows 0.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ameer Abdullah, RB2 Theo Riddick, RB3 Zach Zenner (Pro), RB4 Stevan Ridley, RB5 Michael Burton
  2. Oakland vs. San Diego (allows 0.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Latavius Murray, RB2 Taiwan Jones, RB3 Marcel Reece (Sus), RB4 Roy Helu (Pro), RB5 Jamize Olawale
  3. Tampa Bay at Carolina (allows 0.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Doug Martin, RB2 Charles Sims, RB3 Mike James
  4. Dallas vs. Cincinnati (allows 0.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Alfred Morris, RB2 Darren McFadden, RB3 Lance Dunbar (Que), RB4 Rod Smith, RB5 Tyler Clutts
  5. New England at Cleveland (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Dion Lewis (Que), RB2 LeGarrette Blount, RB3 James White, RB4 Brandon Bolden, RB5 Donald Brown
  6. Buffalo at Los Angeles (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 LeSean McCoy, RB2 Karlos Williams (Pro), RB3 Mike Gillislee, RB4 Cierre Wood, RB5 Jerome Felton
  7. Philadelphia at Detroit (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ryan Mathews, RB2 Darren Sproles, RB3 Kenjon Barner, RB4 Ross Scheuerman
  8. New York Jets at Pittsburgh (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Forte, RB2 Bilal Powell, RB3 Khiry Robinson, RB4 Zac Stacy (Pro), RB5 Dri Archer
  9. Carolina vs. Tampa Bay (allows 15.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jonathan Stewart, RB2 Cameron Artis-Payne, RB3 Mike Tolbert, RB4 Fozzy Whittaker, RB5 Brandon Wegher
  10. Tennessee at Miami (allows 16.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeMarco Murray, RB2 David Cobb, RB3 Antonio Andrews, RB4 Bishop Sankey, RB5 Dexter McCluster (Pro)