Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 1 RBs
 
 
 
 
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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. New York Jets vs. Cleveland (allows 24.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Chris Ivory, RB2 Bilal Powell, RB3 Stevan Ridley, RB4 Tommy Bohanon
  2. New Orleans at Arizona (allows 23.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Tim Hightower, RB2 C.J. Spiller (Pro), RB3 Kendall Hunter (IR), RB4 Austin Johnson
  3. Kansas City at Houston (allows 23.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Charcandrick West, RB2 Spencer Ware (Pro), RB3 Knile Davis, RB4 Anthony Sherman
  4. Atlanta vs. Philadelphia (allows 22.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Devonta Freeman, RB2 Tevin Coleman (Pro), RB3 Terron Ward, RB4 Patrick DiMarco
  5. Philadelphia at Atlanta (allows 21.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ryan Mathews (Pro), RB2 Darren Sproles, RB3 DeMarco Murray, RB4 Kenjon Barner
  6. Baltimore at Denver (allows 21.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Javorius Allen, RB2 Terrance West, RB3 Kyle Juszczyk, RB4 Terrence Magee
  7. Detroit at San Diego (allows 21.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ameer Abdullah, RB2 Theo Riddick, RB3 Joique Bell, RB4 Michael Burton, RB5 George Winn
  8. Jacksonville vs. Carolina (allows 21.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 T.J. Yeldon (Pro), RB2 Denard Robinson, RB3 Joe Banyard, RB4 Jonas Gray
  9. Carolina at Jacksonville (allows 21.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jonathan Stewart, RB2 Mike Tolbert (Pro), RB3 Cameron Artis-Payne, RB4 Fozzy Whittaker, RB5 Brandon Wegher
  10. St. Louis vs. Seattle (allows 20.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Todd Gurley, RB2 Tre Mason, RB3 Benny Cunningham, RB4 Chase Reynolds

Toughest Matchups

  1. Cincinnati at Oakland (allows 13.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jeremy Hill, RB2 Giovani Bernard (Pro), RB3 Rex Burkhead, RB4 Cedric Peerman, RB5 Ryan Hewitt (Pro)
  2. New York Giants at Dallas (allows 14.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Rashad Jennings, RB2 Shane Vereen, RB3 Orleans Darkwa, RB4 Andre Williams, RB5 Nikita Whitlock (IR)
  3. Green Bay at Chicago (allows 15.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy, RB2 James Starks, RB3 John Kuhn, RB4 John Crockett
  4. San Diego vs. Detroit (allows 15.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Melvin Gordon (IR), RB2 Danny Woodhead, RB3 Donald Brown
  5. Oakland vs. Cincinnati (allows 15.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Latavius Murray, RB2 Marcel Reece (Sus), RB3 Roy Helu, RB4 Taiwan Jones, RB5 Jamize Olawale
  6. Dallas vs. New York Giants (allows 15.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Darren McFadden, RB2 Robert Turbin, RB3 Rod Smith, RB4 Tyler Clutts
  7. Chicago vs. Green Bay (allows 15.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Forte, RB2 Jeremy Langford, RB3 Ka'Deem Carey
  8. Houston vs. Kansas City (allows 15.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Alfred Blue, RB2 Chris Polk, RB3 Jonathan Grimes, RB4 Akeem Hunt, RB5 Jay Prosch
  9. Indianapolis at Buffalo (allows 16.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Frank Gore (Pro), RB2 Dan Herron
  10. Tennessee at Tampa Bay (allows 16.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Antonio Andrews, RB2 David Cobb, RB3 Bishop Sankey, RB4 Jalston Fowler