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 Stevan Ridley (IR), RB2 Chris Ivory, RB3 Bilal Powell, RB4 Daryl Richardson
  2. New Orleans at Arizona (allows 23.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Mark Ingram, RB2 C.J. Spiller, RB3 Khiry Robinson, RB4 Edwin Baker (Que), RB5 Tim Hightower
  3. Kansas City at Houston (allows 23.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jamaal Charles, RB2 Knile Davis, RB3 De'Anthony Thomas, RB4 Cyrus Gray (Que), RB5 Charcandrick West
  4. Atlanta vs. Philadelphia (allows 22.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Devonta Freeman, RB3 Antone Smith (IR), RB4 Jerome Smith
  5. Philadelphia at Atlanta (allows 21.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeMarco Murray, RB2 Ryan Mathews, RB3 Darren Sproles, RB4 Chris Polk, RB5 Matthew Tucker
  6. Baltimore at Denver (allows 21.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Justin Forsett, RB3 Lorenzo Taliaferro (IR), RB4 Fitzgerald Toussaint
  7. Detroit at San Diego (allows 21.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Joique Bell (Que), RB2 Theo Riddick, RB3 George Winn
  8. Jacksonville vs. Carolina (allows 21.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Denard Robinson (IR), RB2 Toby Gerhart, RB2 Bernard Pierce, RB3 Storm Johnson
  9. Carolina at Jacksonville (allows 21.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jonathan Stewart, RB2 Mike Tolbert, RB3 Fozzy Whittaker, RB4 Darrin Reaves
  10. St. Louis vs. Seattle (allows 20.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Tre Mason, RB2 Benny Cunningham, RB3 Zac Stacy, RB4 Trey Watts, RB5 Chase Reynolds

Toughest Matchups

  1. Cincinnati at Oakland (allows 13.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jeremy Hill, RB2 Giovani Bernard, RB3 Cedric Peerman, RB4 Rex Burkhead, RB5 James Wilder
  2. New York Giants at Dallas (allows 14.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Rashad Jennings, RB2 Shane Vereen, RB3 Andre Williams, RB4 Chris Ogbonnaya, RB5 Orleans Darkwa
  3. Green Bay at Chicago (allows 15.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy, RB2 James Starks, RB3 Rajion Neal
  4. San Diego vs. Detroit (allows 15.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Branden Oliver, RB2 Danny Woodhead (IR), RB3 Donald Brown
  5. Oakland vs. Cincinnati (allows 15.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Latavius Murray, RB2 Roy Helu, RB2 Trent Richardson (Sus), RB4 Terrance Cobb, RB5 George Atkinson
  6. Dallas vs. New York Giants (allows 15.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Darren McFadden, RB2 Joseph Randle, RB3 Ryan Williams, RB4 Lance Dunbar
  7. Chicago vs. Green Bay (allows 15.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Forte, RB2 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB2 Ka'Deem Carey, RB3 Senorise Perry, RB4 Montell Owens
  8. Houston vs. Kansas City (allows 15.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Arian Foster (Pro), RB2 Alfred Blue, RB3 Jonathan Grimes, RB4 Ben Malena
  9. Indianapolis at Buffalo (allows 16.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Frank Gore, RB2 Dan Herron, RB3 Vick Ballard (IR), RB4 Zurlon Tipton, RB5 Jeff Demps
  10. Tennessee at Tampa Bay (allows 16.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Bishop Sankey, RB2 Shonn Greene, RB3 Dexter McCluster (IR), RB4 Antonio Andrews, RB5 Lache Seastrunk