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. Cincinnati (allows 24.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Forte, RB2 Bilal Powell, RB3 Khiry Robinson (Pro), RB5 Tommy Bohanon
  2. New Orleans vs. Oakland (allows 23.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Mark Ingram (Pro), RB2 C.J. Spiller, RB3 Tim Hightower, RB4 Travaris Cadet, RB5 Daniel Lasco
  3. Kansas City vs. San Diego (allows 23.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jamaal Charles (Out), RB2 Charcandrick West, RB3 Spencer Ware, RB4 Knile Davis, RB5 Anthony Sherman
  4. Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay (allows 22.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Devonta Freeman (Pro), RB2 Tevin Coleman, RB3 Terron Ward, RB4 Patrick DiMarco, RB5 Gus Johnson
  5. Philadelphia vs. Cleveland (allows 21.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ryan Mathews (Ir-), RB2 Darren Sproles, RB3 Wendell Smallwood, RB4 Kenjon Barner, RB5 Ross Scheuerman
  6. Baltimore vs. Buffalo (allows 21.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Justin Forsett, RB2 Javorius Allen, RB3 Kenneth Dixon (Pro), RB4 Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB5 Terrance West
  7. Detroit at Indianapolis (allows 21.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ameer Abdullah, RB2 Theo Riddick, RB3 Zach Zenner (Pro), RB4 Stevan Ridley, RB5 Michael Burton
  8. Jacksonville vs. Green Bay (allows 21.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 T.J. Yeldon, RB2 Chris Ivory, RB3 Denard Robinson, RB4 Jonas Gray, RB5 Joe Banyard
  9. Carolina at Denver (allows 21.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jonathan Stewart (Pro), RB2 Cameron Artis-Payne, RB3 Mike Tolbert, RB4 Fozzy Whittaker, RB5 Devon Johnson
  10. Denver vs. Carolina (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 C.J. Anderson, RB2 Devontae Booker (Pro), RB3 Ronnie Hillman, RB4 Juwan Thompson, RB5 Cyrus Gray

Toughest Matchups

  1. Cincinnati at New York Jets (allows 13.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jeremy Hill, RB2 Giovani Bernard, RB3 Cedric Peerman, RB4 Rex Burkhead, RB5 Ryan Hewitt
  2. New York Giants at Dallas (allows 14.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Rashad Jennings, RB2 Shane Vereen, RB3 Paul Perkins, RB4 Andre Williams, RB5 Orleans Darkwa (Pro)
  3. Green Bay at Jacksonville (allows 15.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy, RB2 James Starks, RB3 John Kuhn, RB4 John Crockett, RB5 Aaron Ripkowski
  4. San Diego at Kansas City (allows 15.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Melvin Gordon (Pro), RB2 Danny Woodhead, RB3 Branden Oliver (Pro), RB4 Dreamius Smith, RB5 Derek Watt
  5. Oakland at New Orleans (allows 15.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Latavius Murray, RB2 DeAndre Washington, RB3 Roy Helu (Out), RB4 Marcel Reece (Sus), RB5 Taiwan Jones
  6. Dallas vs. New York Giants (allows 15.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ezekiel Elliott, RB2 Alfred Morris, RB3 Darren McFadden (Que), RB4 Lance Dunbar (Que), RB5 Rod Smith
  7. Chicago at Houston (allows 15.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jeremy Langford, RB2 Jordan Howard, RB3 Ka'Deem Carey, RB4 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB5 Senorise Perry (Pro)
  8. Houston vs. Chicago (allows 15.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Lamar Miller, RB2 Tyler Ervin, RB3 Alfred Blue, RB4 Jonathan Grimes, RB5 Kenny Hilliard
  9. Indianapolis vs. Detroit (allows 16.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Frank Gore, RB2 Robert Turbin, RB3 Josh Ferguson, RB4 Jordan Todman, RB5 Tyler Varga
  10. Tennessee vs. Minnesota (allows 16.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeMarco Murray, RB2 Derrick Henry, RB3 David Cobb, RB4 Bishop Sankey, RB5 Dexter McCluster (Pro)