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, RB4 Zac Stacy (Pro), RB5 Dri Archer
  2. New Orleans vs. Oakland (allows 23.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Mark Ingram (Pro), RB2 C.J. Spiller (Pro), RB3 Travaris Cadet, RB4 Tim Hightower, RB5 Austin Johnson
  3. Kansas City vs. San Diego (allows 23.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jamaal Charles (Que), 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, RB2 Tevin Coleman, RB3 Terron Ward, RB4 Patrick DiMarco
  5. Philadelphia vs. Cleveland (allows 21.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ryan Mathews, RB2 Darren Sproles, RB3 Kenjon Barner, RB4 Ross Scheuerman, RB5 Wendell Smallwood
  6. Baltimore vs. Buffalo (allows 21.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Javorius Allen, RB2 Justin Forsett (Pro), RB3 Kenneth Dixon, 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 Chris Ivory, RB2 T.J. Yeldon, RB3 Denard Robinson, RB4 Bernard Pierce (Pro), RB5 Joe Banyard
  9. Carolina at Denver (allows 21.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jonathan Stewart, RB2 Cameron Artis-Payne, RB3 Mike Tolbert, RB4 Fozzy Whittaker
  10. Denver vs. Carolina (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 C.J. Anderson, RB2 Ronnie Hillman, RB3 Devontae Booker (Pro), 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 Rex Burkhead, RB4 Cedric Peerman, 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 Taiwan Jones, RB3 Marcel Reece (Sus), RB4 Roy Helu (Pro), RB5 Jamize Olawale
  6. Dallas vs. New York Giants (allows 15.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ezekiel Elliott, RB2 Darren McFadden, RB3 Lance Dunbar (Que), RB4 Alfred Morris, RB5 Rod Smith
  7. Chicago at Houston (allows 15.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jeremy Langford, RB2 Ka'Deem Carey, RB3 Jordan Howard, RB4 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB5 Senorise Perry (Pro)
  8. Houston vs. Chicago (allows 15.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Lamar Miller, RB2 Alfred Blue, RB3 Jonathan Grimes, RB4 Chris Polk, RB5 Tyler Ervin
  9. Indianapolis vs. Detroit (allows 16.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Frank Gore (Pro), RB2 Ahmad Bradshaw (Pro), RB3 Robert Turbin, RB4 Jordan Todman, RB5 Trey Williams
  10. Tennessee vs. Minnesota (allows 16.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeMarco Murray, RB2 Derrick Henry, RB3 David Cobb, RB4 Antonio Andrews, RB5 Bishop Sankey