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. Detroit vs. New York Giants (allows 24.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Reggie Bush (Que), RB2 Joique Bell (Pro), RB3 Theo Riddick, RB4 George Winn
  2. New Orleans at Atlanta (allows 24.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Mark Ingram (Pro), RB2 Pierre Thomas (Pro), RB3 Khiry Robinson (Out), RB4 Travaris Cadet (Pro)
  3. Baltimore vs. Cincinnati (allows 23.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Justin Forsett, RB2 Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB3 Bernard Pierce
  4. New York Jets vs. Oakland (allows 23.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Chris Ivory (Pro), RB2 Chris Johnson (Pro), RB3 Bilal Powell
  5. Kansas City vs. Tennessee (allows 23.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jamaal Charles, RB2 Knile Davis, RB3 De'Anthony Thomas, RB4 Anthony Sherman
  6. Tampa Bay vs. Carolina (allows 22.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Bobby Rainey, RB2 Charles Sims (Que), RB3 Doug Martin (Que), RB4 Mike James
  7. Denver vs. Indianapolis (allows 22.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 C.J. Anderson, RB2 Juwan Thompson (Pro), RB3 Ronnie Hillman (Out), RB4 Montee Ball (Out)
  8. Carolina at Tampa Bay (allows 21.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeAngelo Williams, RB2 Jonathan Stewart, RB3 Mike Tolbert, RB4 Fozzy Whittaker
  9. Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville (allows 21.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 LeSean McCoy, RB2 Darren Sproles, RB3 Chris Polk
  10. St. Louis vs. Minnesota (allows 21.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Tre Mason, RB2 Benny Cunningham, RB3 Zac Stacy, RB4 Isaiah Pead (IR)

Toughest Matchups

  1. Cincinnati at Baltimore (allows 13.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Giovani Bernard (Pro), RB2 Jeremy Hill, RB4 Cedric Peerman (Pro)
  2. San Diego at Arizona (allows 13.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ryan Mathews, RB2 Branden Oliver, RB3 Donald Brown, RB4 Ronnie Brown, RB5 Danny Woodhead (IR)
  3. Dallas vs. San Francisco (allows 14.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeMarco Murray, RB2 Joseph Randle, RB3 Lance Dunbar
  4. Tennessee at Kansas City (allows 14.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Bishop Sankey, RB2 Shonn Greene, RB3 Dexter McCluster, RB4 Leon Washington, RB5 Jackie Battle
  5. Oakland at New York Jets (allows 14.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Darren McFadden, RB2 Latavius Murray, RB3 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB4 Marcel Reece
  6. Chicago vs. Buffalo (allows 14.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Forte, RB2 Ka'Deem Carey, RB3 Senorise Perry
  7. Indianapolis at Denver (allows 14.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Trent Richardson (Pro), RB2 Dan Herron, RB3 Deji Karim (IR), RB4 Ahmad Bradshaw (IR)
  8. Houston vs. Washington (allows 14.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Arian Foster (Que), RB2 Alfred Blue, RB3 Jonathan Grimes (Pro)
  9. New York Giants at Detroit (allows 15.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Rashad Jennings, RB2 Andre Williams, RB3 Peyton Hillis (IR)
  10. Minnesota at St. Louis (allows 15.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jerick McKinnon (Pro), RB2 Matt Asiata (Out), RB3 Joe Banyard