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 Jimmy Graham (Pro), TE2 Josh Hill, TE3 Ben Watson
  2. Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland (allows 10.2 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Heath Miller, TE2 Matt Spaeth
  3. New England at Miami (allows 9.8 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Rob Gronkowski, TE2 Tim Wright, TE3 Michael Hoomanawanui
  4. Miami vs. New England (allows 9.1 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Charles Clay, TE2 Dion Sims
  5. Tennessee at Kansas City (allows 9.0 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Delanie Walker, TE2 Craig Stevens (IR), TE3 Taylor Thompson (Out)
  6. Carolina at Tampa Bay (allows 8.9 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Greg Olsen, TE2 Ed Dickson
  7. San Diego at Arizona (allows 8.6 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Antonio Gates, TE2 Ladarius Green, TE3 John Phillips
  8. Tampa Bay vs. Carolina (allows 8.3 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE2 Brandon Myers
  9. Washington at Houston (allows 8.2 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Jordan Reed, TE2 Niles Paul, TE3 Logan Paulsen
  10. Kansas City vs. Tennessee (allows 8.0 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Travis Kelce, TE2 Anthony Fasano

Toughest Matchups

  1. Cincinnati at Baltimore (allows 5.9 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Jermaine Gresham, TE2 Tyler Eifert (Ir-)
  2. Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville (allows 6.2 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Zach Ertz, TE2 Brent Celek, TE3 James Casey
  3. Chicago vs. Buffalo (allows 6.2 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Martellus Bennett, TE2 Dante Rosario, TE3 Zach Miller (IR)
  4. San Francisco at Dallas (allows 6.3 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Vernon Davis, TE2 Vance McDonald, TE3 Derek Carrier, TE4 Garrett Celek (Out)
  5. Arizona vs. San Diego (allows 6.4 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 John Carlson, TE2 Robert Housler, TE3 Troy Niklas (Out)
  6. Denver vs. Indianapolis (allows 6.4 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Julius Thomas, TE2 Jacob Tamme
  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 (Out), TE2 Chase Ford, TE3 Rhett Ellison
  9. Cleveland at Pittsburgh (allows 6.5 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Jordan Cameron, TE2 Gary Barnidge, TE3 Jim Dray
  10. Oakland at New York Jets (allows 6.7 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Mychal Rivera, TE2 David Ausberry, TE3 Brian Leonhardt