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 vs. Pittsburgh (allows 28.1 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 DeSean Jackson, WR2 Josh Doctson (Pro), WR3 Pierre Garcon, WR4 Jamison Crowder, WR5 Ryan Grant
  2. Carolina at Denver (allows 27.4 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Kelvin Benjamin (Pro), WR2 Ted Ginn Jr., WR3 Devin Funchess, WR4 Corey Brown (Pro), WR5 Keyarris Garrett
  3. New Orleans vs. Oakland (allows 27.1 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Brandin Cooks, WR2 Michael Thomas, WR3 Willie Snead, WR4 Brandon Coleman, WR5 Reggie Bell
  4. Philadelphia vs. Cleveland (allows 25.5 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Jordan Matthews, WR2 Rueben Randle (Pro), WR3 Nelson Agholor, WR4 Chris Givens, WR5 Josh Huff
  5. Chicago at Houston (allows 25.5 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Alshon Jeffery, WR2 Kevin White, WR3 Eddie Royal, WR4 Marquess Wilson (Pro), WR5 Josh Bellamy
  6. Dallas vs. New York Giants (allows 25.4 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Dez Bryant (Pro), WR2 Terrance Williams, WR3 Cole Beasley, WR4 Devin Street, WR5 Lucky Whitehead
  7. Cleveland at Philadelphia (allows 24.9 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Corey Coleman, WR2 Andrew Hawkins (Pro), WR3 Rashard Higgins, WR4 Taylor Gabriel (Pro), WR5 Ricardo Louis
  8. Jacksonville vs. Green Bay (allows 23.9 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Allen Robinson, WR2 Allen Hurns, WR3 Rashad Greene, WR4 Marqise Lee, WR5 Bryan Walters
  9. Tennessee vs. Minnesota (allows 23.7 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Dorial Green-Beckham, WR2 Kendall Wright, WR3 Rishard Matthews, WR4 Harry Douglas, WR5 Justin Hunter (Pro)
  10. Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay (allows 23.5 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Julio Jones, WR2 Justin Hardy, WR3 Mohamed Sanu, WR4 Eric Weems, WR5 Nick Williams

Toughest Matchups

  1. Arizona vs. New England (allows 17.1 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Larry Fitzgerald, WR2 Michael Floyd, WR3 John Brown, WR4 J.J. Nelson, WR5 Jaron Brown
  2. Pittsburgh at Washington (allows 17.9 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Antonio Brown, WR2 Markus Wheaton, WR3 Sammie Coates, WR4 Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR5 Demarcus Ayers
  3. Baltimore vs. Buffalo (allows 18.3 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Steve Smith (Que), WR2 Kamar Aiken, WR3 Breshad Perriman (Que), WR4 Mike Wallace, WR5 Chris Moore
  4. Buffalo at Baltimore (allows 18.4 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Sammy Watkins (Que), WR2 Robert Woods, WR3 Marquise Goodwin (Pro), WR4 Leonard Hankerson, WR5 Marcus Easley (Que)
  5. Green Bay at Jacksonville (allows 18.6 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Jordy Nelson (Pro), WR2 Randall Cobb (Pro), WR3 Ty Montgomery (Que), WR4 Jeff Janis, WR5 Davante Adams
  6. Kansas City vs. San Diego (allows 18.8 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Jeremy Maclin (Pro), WR2 Albert Wilson, WR3 Chris Conley, WR4 Rod Streater, WR5 De'Anthony Thomas (Pro)
  7. Detroit at Indianapolis (allows 18.8 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Golden Tate, WR2 Marvin Jones, WR3 Jeremy Kerley, WR4 Corey Fuller, WR5 Andre Caldwell
  8. Tampa Bay at Atlanta (allows 18.9 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Mike Evans, WR2 Vincent Jackson, WR3 Louis Murphy (Que), WR4 Kenny Bell (Pro), WR5 Donteea Dye
  9. Denver vs. Carolina (allows 19.0 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Demaryius Thomas, WR2 Emmanuel Sanders, WR3 Cody Latimer, WR4 Bennie Fowler, WR5 DeVier Posey
  10. Indianapolis vs. Detroit (allows 20.5 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 T.Y. Hilton, WR2 Donte Moncrief (Que), WR3 Phillip Dorsett (Pro), WR4 Quan Bray, WR5 Josh Boyce