Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 1 TEs
 
 
 
 
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Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 1

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. New Orleans at Atlanta (allows 10.4 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Josh Hill, TE2 Ben Watson, TE3 Orson Charles
  2. Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland (allows 10.2 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Heath Miller, TE2 Matt Spaeth, TE3 Rob Blanchflower, TE4 Michael Egnew
  3. New England at Miami (allows 9.8 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Rob Gronkowski, TE2 Michael Hoomanawanui, TE3 Tim Wright, TE4 Scott Chandler
  4. Miami vs. New England (allows 9.1 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Jordan Cameron, TE2 Dion Sims, TE3 Gerrell Robinson, TE4 Arthur Lynch (IR)
  5. Tennessee at Kansas City (allows 9.0 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Delanie Walker, TE2 Anthony Fasano, TE3 Taylor Thompson (IR), TE4 Craig Stevens (IR), TE4 Brett Brackett (IR)
  6. Carolina at Tampa Bay (allows 8.9 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Greg Olsen, TE2 Ed Dickson, TE3 Brandon Williams
  7. San Diego at Arizona (allows 8.6 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Antonio Gates, TE2 Ladarius Green, TE3 John Phillips, TE4 David Johnson
  8. Tampa Bay vs. Carolina (allows 8.3 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Austin Seferian-Jenkins (IR), TE2 Brandon Myers, TE3 Luke Stocker, TE4 Cameron Brate
  9. Washington at Houston (allows 8.2 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Jordan Reed, TE2 Niles Paul, TE3 Logan Paulsen, TE4 Chase Dixon, TE4 Je'Ron Hamm
  10. Kansas City vs. Tennessee (allows 8.0 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Travis Kelce, TE2 Demetrius Harris (IR), TE3 Richard Gordon

Toughest Matchups

  1. Cincinnati at Baltimore (allows 5.9 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Tyler Eifert (IR), TE2 Alex Smith (IR)
  2. Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville (allows 6.2 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Zach Ertz, TE2 Brent Celek, TE3 Trey Burton
  3. Chicago vs. Buffalo (allows 6.2 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Martellus Bennett, TE2 Zach Miller (IR), TE3 Dante Rosario, TE3 Blake Annen
  4. San Francisco at Dallas (allows 6.3 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Vernon Davis, TE2 Vance McDonald (IR), TE3 Derek Carrier (IR), TE4 Asante Cleveland, TE4 Garrett Celek (IR)
  5. Arizona vs. San Diego (allows 6.4 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 John Carlson, TE2 Robert Housler, TE3 Troy Niklas (IR)
  6. Denver vs. Indianapolis (allows 6.4 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Owen Daniels, TE2 Virgil Green, TE3 Dominique Jones, TE4 Joe Don Duncan
  7. Atlanta vs. New Orleans (allows 6.4 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Levine Toilolo, TE2 Bear Pascoe
  8. Minnesota at St. Louis (allows 6.4 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Kyle Rudolph, TE2 Rhett Ellison, TE3 Chase Ford, TE4 Brandon Bostick
  9. Cleveland at Pittsburgh (allows 6.5 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Gary Barnidge, TE2 Jim Dray
  10. Oakland at New York Jets (allows 6.7 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Mychal Rivera, TE2 Lee Smith, TE3 Brian Leonhardt (IR), TE4 Nick Kasa (IR)