Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 2 WRs
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Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 2

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. Carolina vs. Detroit (allows 28.1 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Kelvin Benjamin (Pro), WR2 Jerricho Cotchery (Que), WR3 Jason Avant (Que), WR4 Brenton Bersin
  2. New York Giants vs. Arizona (allows 27.4 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Victor Cruz, WR2 Rueben Randle, WR3 Jerrel Jernigan (IR), WR4 Odell Beckham (Out), WR5 Mario Manningham (IR)
  3. St. Louis at Tampa Bay (allows 27.1 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Tavon Austin (Que), WR2 Kenny Britt, WR3 Stedman Bailey, WR4 Chris Givens, WR5 Brian Quick
  4. Cincinnati vs. Atlanta (allows 25.5 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 A.J. Green (Pro), WR2 Mohamed Sanu, WR3 Dane Sanzenbacher, WR4 Marvin Jones (Out), WR5 James Wright
  5. Minnesota vs. New England (allows 25.5 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Cordarrelle Patterson (Pro), WR2 Greg Jennings, WR2 Charles Johnson, WR4 Jarius Wright, WR5 Rodney Smith (Que)
  6. Tampa Bay vs. St. Louis (allows 25.4 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Vincent Jackson, WR2 Mike Evans, WR3 Louis Murphy (Que), WR4 Robert Herron, WR5 Chris Owusu
  7. Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh (allows 24.9 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Steve Smith, WR2 Torrey Smith, WR3 Jacoby Jones, WR4 Marlon Brown, WR5 Michael Campanaro
  8. San Francisco vs. Chicago (allows 24.3 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Michael Crabtree, WR2 Anquan Boldin, WR3 Stevie Johnson, WR4 Quinton Patton, WR5 Brandon Lloyd
  9. Indianapolis vs. Philadelphia (allows 23.9 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 T.Y. Hilton (Pro), WR2 Reggie Wayne, WR3 Hakeem Nicks (Que), WR4 Griff Whalen, WR5 Da'Rick Rogers
  10. Arizona at New York Giants (allows 23.7 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Michael Floyd, WR2 Larry Fitzgerald, WR3 John Brown, WR4 Ted Ginn Jr., WR5 Jaron Brown

Toughest Matchups

  1. Dallas at Tennessee (allows 17.1 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Dez Bryant (Que), WR2 Terrance Williams, WR3 Dwayne Harris, WR4 Devin Street, WR5 Cole Beasley
  2. Atlanta at Cincinnati (allows 17.9 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Julio Jones (Pro), WR2 Roddy White (Out), WR3 Harry Douglas, WR4 Devin Hester, WR5 Eric Weems
  3. Cleveland vs. New Orleans (allows 18.3 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Andrew Hawkins, WR2 Miles Austin, WR3 Marlon Moore, WR4 Travis Benjamin (Pro), WR5 Josh Gordon (Sus)
  4. Pittsburgh at Baltimore (allows 18.4 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Antonio Brown, WR2 Markus Wheaton, WR3 Lance Moore (Pro), WR4 Martavis Bryant (Pro), WR5 Darrius Heyward-Bey
  5. Detroit at Carolina (allows 18.6 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Calvin Johnson, WR2 Golden Tate, WR5 Ryan Broyles, WR6 Jeremy Ross
  6. Denver vs. Kansas City (allows 18.8 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Demaryius Thomas, WR2 Emmanuel Sanders, WR3 Wes Welker, WR4 Andre Caldwell, WR5 Cody Latimer
  7. Washington vs. Jacksonville (allows 18.8 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Pierre Garcon, WR2 DeSean Jackson (Que), WR3 Andre Roberts, WR4 Santana Moss, WR5 Ryan Grant
  8. New Orleans at Cleveland (allows 18.9 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Marques Colston, WR2 Brandin Cooks, WR3 Kenny Stills, WR4 Nick Toon, WR5 Joseph Morgan (Pro)
  9. New York Jets at Green Bay (allows 19.0 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Eric Decker (Que), WR3 Jeremy Kerley, WR4 David Nelson, WR6 Greg Salas, WR7 Shaq Evans (IR)
  10. Green Bay vs. New York Jets (allows 20.5 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Randall Cobb, WR2 Jordy Nelson, WR3 Jarrett Boykin, WR4 Davante Adams, WR5 Jeff Janis


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