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 Branden Oliver, RB2 Ryan Mathews (Que), RB3 Donald Brown (Pro), RB4 Ronnie Brown, RB5 Shaun Draughn
  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, RB2 Carlos Hyde, RB3 Marcus Lattimore (Out)
  4. Minnesota at Green Bay (allows 22.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jerick McKinnon, RB2 Matt Asiata, RB3 Joe Banyard
  5. Green Bay vs. Minnesota (allows 20.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy, 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 (Que), 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
  8. Baltimore at Indianapolis (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Justin Forsett (Que), RB2 Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB3 Bernard Pierce
  9. Washington vs. Seattle (allows 19.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Alfred Morris, RB2 Roy Helu, RB3 Silas Redd, RB4 Darrel Young
  10. Seattle at Washington (allows 19.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Marshawn Lynch (Pro), 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 (Que), RB2 Bobby Rainey, RB3 Charles Sims (Ir-), RB4 Mike James
  2. Dallas vs. Houston (allows 0.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeMarco Murray, RB2 Joseph Randle, RB3 Lance Dunbar
  3. Detroit vs. Buffalo (allows 0.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Reggie Bush (Que), RB2 Joique Bell, 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 (Pro), RB3 Chris Polk
  5. Buffalo at Detroit (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Bryce Brown, RB2 Anthony Dixon, RB3 Fred Jackson (Out), RB4 C.J. Spiller (Ir-), RB5 Phillip Tanner
  6. New England vs. Cincinnati (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Shane Vereen, RB2 Jonas Gray, RB3 James White, RB4 Brandon Bolden
  7. Jacksonville vs. Pittsburgh (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Storm Johnson, RB2 Toby Gerhart, RB3 Denard Robinson, RB4 Jordan Todman
  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 (Pro), RB3 Fozzy Whittaker (Out), RB5 Mike Tolbert (Ir-)
  10. Tennessee vs. Cleveland (allows 16.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Bishop Sankey, RB2 Shonn Greene, RB3 Dexter McCluster, RB4 Jackie Battle