Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 1 DEFs
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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. Detroit vs. New York Giants (allows 11.4 points per game to DEFs)
  2. Washington at Houston (allows 10.7 points per game to DEFs)
  3. Houston vs. Washington (allows 9.1 points per game to DEFs)
  4. St. Louis vs. Minnesota (allows 9.0 points per game to DEFs)
  5. Oakland at New York Jets (allows 8.8 points per game to DEFs)
  6. Cincinnati at Baltimore (allows 8.6 points per game to DEFs)
  7. New York Jets vs. Oakland (allows 8.0 points per game to DEFs)
  8. Buffalo at Chicago (allows 7.9 points per game to DEFs)
  9. Chicago vs. Buffalo (allows 7.9 points per game to DEFs)
  10. New Orleans at Atlanta (allows 7.8 points per game to DEFs)

Toughest Matchups

  1. Tennessee at Kansas City (allows 4.8 points per game to DEFs)
  2. Denver vs. Indianapolis (allows 4.9 points per game to DEFs)
  3. San Francisco at Dallas (allows 5.1 points per game to DEFs)
  4. Dallas vs. San Francisco (allows 5.1 points per game to DEFs)
  5. Tampa Bay vs. Carolina (allows 5.2 points per game to DEFs)
  6. Indianapolis at Denver (allows 5.4 points per game to DEFs)
  7. Atlanta vs. New Orleans (allows 5.4 points per game to DEFs)
  8. Arizona vs. San Diego (allows 5.6 points per game to DEFs)
  9. Green Bay at Seattle (allows 5.9 points per game to DEFs)
  10. Miami vs. New England (allows 6.1 points per game to DEFs)


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