Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 1 WRs
 
 
 
 
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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. Washington at Houston (allows 28.1 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 DeSean Jackson, WR2 Pierre Garcon, WR3 Andre Roberts, WR4 Ryan Grant
  2. Carolina at Tampa Bay (allows 27.4 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Kelvin Benjamin, WR2 Jerricho Cotchery, WR3 Philly Brown, WR4 Brenton Bersin, WR5 Ted Ginn Jr.
  3. New Orleans at Atlanta (allows 27.1 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Brandin Cooks (IR), WR2 Marques Colston, WR3 Nick Toon, WR4 Jalen Saunders, WR5 Seantavius Jones
  4. Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville (allows 25.5 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Jordan Matthews, WR2 Riley Cooper, WR3 Josh Huff, WR4 Jeff Maehl
  5. Chicago vs. Buffalo (allows 25.5 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Alshon Jeffery, WR2 Marquess Wilson, WR3 Eddie Royal, WR4 Josh Morgan, WR5 Marc Mariani
  6. Dallas vs. San Francisco (allows 25.4 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Dez Bryant (Pro), WR2 Terrance Williams, WR3 Cole Beasley, WR4 Devin Street
  7. Cleveland at Pittsburgh (allows 24.9 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Josh Gordon, WR2 Brian Hartline, WR3 Andrew Hawkins, WR4 Travis Benjamin, WR5 Taylor Gabriel
  8. St. Louis vs. Minnesota (allows 24.3 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Brian Quick (IR), WR2 Kenny Britt, WR3 Tavon Austin, WR4 Stedman Bailey, WR5 Chris Givens
  9. Jacksonville at Philadelphia (allows 23.9 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Allen Robinson (IR), WR2 Marqise Lee, WR3 Justin Blackmon (Sus), WR4 Ace Sanders, WR5 Tommy Streeter
  10. Tennessee at Kansas City (allows 23.7 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Kendall Wright, WR2 Justin Hunter (IR), WR3 Harry Douglas, WR4 Jacoby Ford, WR5 Clyde Gates

Toughest Matchups

  1. Arizona vs. San Diego (allows 17.1 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Larry Fitzgerald, WR2 Michael Floyd, WR3 John Brown, WR4 Jaron Brown (Que), WR5 Brittan Golden
  2. Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland (allows 17.9 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Antonio Brown, WR2 Martavis Bryant, WR3 Markus Wheaton, WR4 L'Damian Washington
  3. Baltimore vs. Cincinnati (allows 18.3 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Steve Smith, WR2 Marlon Brown, WR3 Kamar Aiken, WR4 Michael Campanaro, WR5 Aldrick Robinson
  4. Buffalo at Chicago (allows 18.4 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Sammy Watkins, WR2 Robert Woods, WR3 Percy Harvin (Pro), WR4 Chris Hogan, WR5 Marquise Goodwin
  5. Green Bay at Seattle (allows 18.6 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Jordy Nelson, WR2 Randall Cobb, WR3 Davante Adams, WR4 Jeff Janis, WR5 Myles White
  6. Kansas City vs. Tennessee (allows 18.8 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Jeremy Maclin, WR2 Albert Wilson, WR3 Junior Hemingway, WR4 Jason Avant, WR5 Da'Rick Rogers
  7. Detroit vs. New York Giants (allows 18.8 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Calvin Johnson (Pro), WR2 Golden Tate, WR3 Jeremy Ross, WR4 Corey Fuller, WR5 Ryan Broyles
  8. Tampa Bay vs. Carolina (allows 18.9 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Mike Evans, WR2 Vincent Jackson (Pro), WR3 Louis Murphy (IR), WR4 Robert Herron, WR5 Solomon Patton
  9. Denver vs. Indianapolis (allows 19.0 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Demaryius Thomas, WR2 Emmanuel Sanders, WR3 Cody Latimer, WR4 Andre Caldwell, WR5 Kyle Williams (Que)
  10. Seattle vs. Green Bay (allows 20.5 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Doug Baldwin, WR2 Jermaine Kearse, WR3 Ricardo Lockette, WR4 Chris Matthews, WR5 Paul Richardson (IR)