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. Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville (allows 11.0 points per game to DEFs)
  2. Minnesota at St. Louis (allows 10.0 points per game to DEFs)
  3. Carolina at Tampa Bay (allows 8.7 points per game to DEFs)
  4. St. Louis vs. Minnesota (allows 8.3 points per game to DEFs)
  5. Houston vs. Washington (allows 8.0 points per game to DEFs)
  6. Oakland at New York Jets (allows 7.7 points per game to DEFs)
  7. Chicago vs. Buffalo (allows 7.6 points per game to DEFs)
  8. San Francisco at Dallas (allows 7.1 points per game to DEFs)
  9. Buffalo at Chicago (allows 7.1 points per game to DEFs)
  10. New England at Miami (allows 7.0 points per game to DEFs)

Toughest Matchups

  1. Arizona vs. San Diego (allows 2.3 points per game to DEFs)
  2. Indianapolis at Denver (allows 2.7 points per game to DEFs)
  3. San Diego at Arizona (allows 3.2 points per game to DEFs)
  4. Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland (allows 3.3 points per game to DEFs)
  5. Baltimore vs. Cincinnati (allows 4.0 points per game to DEFs)
  6. Cincinnati at Baltimore (allows 4.0 points per game to DEFs)
  7. Miami vs. New England (allows 4.3 points per game to DEFs)
  8. Seattle vs. Green Bay (allows 4.7 points per game to DEFs)
  9. Green Bay at Seattle (allows 4.8 points per game to DEFs)
  10. Tennessee at Kansas City (allows 5.0 points per game to DEFs)