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 Leonard Hankerson, WR5 Santana Moss
  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
  3. New Orleans at Atlanta (allows 27.1 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Marques Colston, WR2 Kenny Stills, WR3 Joseph Morgan, WR4 Robert Meachem (Pro), WR5 Nick Toon
  4. Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville (allows 25.5 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Jeremy Maclin, WR2 Jordan Matthews, WR3 Riley Cooper, WR4 Josh Huff
  5. Chicago vs. Buffalo (allows 25.5 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Brandon Marshall (Pro), WR2 Alshon Jeffery, WR3 Marquess Wilson, WR4 Josh Morgan, WR4 Marc Mariani
  6. Dallas vs. San Francisco (allows 25.4 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Dez Bryant, WR2 Terrance Williams (Pro), WR3 Dwayne Harris, WR4 Cole Beasley, WR5 Devin Street
  7. Cleveland at Pittsburgh (allows 24.9 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Josh Gordon, WR2 Andrew Hawkins, WR3 Taylor Gabriel, WR4 Travis Benjamin, WR5 Miles Austin
  8. St. Louis vs. Minnesota (allows 24.3 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Kenny Britt (Pro), WR2 Tavon Austin, WR3 Stedman Bailey, WR4 Chris Givens, WR5 Damian Williams (Que)
  9. Jacksonville at Philadelphia (allows 23.9 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Cecil Shorts (Pro), WR2 Marqise Lee, WR3 Allen Hurns, WR4 Mike Brown, WR5 Ace Sanders
  10. Tennessee at Kansas City (allows 23.7 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Kendall Wright, WR2 Justin Hunter, WR3 Nate Washington, WR4 Derek Hagan, WR5 Kris Durham

Toughest Matchups

  1. Arizona vs. San Diego (allows 17.1 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Larry Fitzgerald (Que), WR2 Michael Floyd, WR3 John Brown (Pro), WR4 Jaron Brown, WR5 Ted Ginn Jr.
  2. Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland (allows 17.9 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Antonio Brown, WR2 Martavis Bryant (Pro), WR3 Markus Wheaton, WR4 Lance Moore, WR5 Darrius Heyward-Bey
  3. Baltimore vs. Cincinnati (allows 18.3 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Steve Smith, WR2 Torrey Smith, WR3 Jacoby Jones, WR4 Marlon Brown, WR5 Michael Campanaro (Que)
  4. Buffalo at Chicago (allows 18.4 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Sammy Watkins, WR2 Robert Woods (Que), WR3 Chris Hogan, WR4 Mike Williams, WR5 Marcus Easley
  5. Green Bay at Seattle (allows 18.6 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Jordy Nelson, WR2 Randall Cobb, WR3 Davante Adams (Que), WR4 Jarrett Boykin, WR5 Jeff Janis
  6. Kansas City vs. Tennessee (allows 18.8 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Dwayne Bowe, WR2 Donnie Avery (Que), WR3 Junior Hemingway (Que), WR4 Frankie Hammond, WR5 Albert Wilson
  7. Detroit vs. New York Giants (allows 18.8 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Calvin Johnson (Pro), WR2 Golden Tate, WR3 Corey Fuller, WR4 Jeremy Ross, WR5 Ryan Broyles (Out)
  8. Tampa Bay vs. Carolina (allows 18.9 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Mike Evans, WR2 Vincent Jackson, WR3 Louis Murphy, WR4 Russell Shepard, WR5 Robert Herron
  9. Denver vs. Indianapolis (allows 19.0 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Demaryius Thomas, WR2 Emmanuel Sanders, WR3 Wes Welker, WR4 Cody Latimer, WR5 Andre Caldwell
  10. Seattle vs. Green Bay (allows 20.5 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Doug Baldwin, WR2 Jermaine Kearse (Pro), WR3 Paul Richardson, WR4 Ricardo Lockette, WR5 Bryan Walters