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 Orleans at Atlanta (allows 28.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Mark Ingram, RB2 Pierre Thomas (Out), RB3 Khiry Robinson (Out), RB4 Travaris Cadet
  2. Tampa Bay vs. Carolina (allows 25.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Doug Martin, RB2 Bobby Rainey, RB3 Mike James, RB4 Charles Sims (Ir-)
  3. New York Jets vs. Oakland (allows 25.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Chris Ivory, RB2 Chris Johnson (Pro), RB3 Bilal Powell (Pro)
  4. Detroit vs. New York Giants (allows 24.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Reggie Bush (Dou), RB2 Joique Bell, RB3 Theo Riddick (Pro), RB4 George Winn
  5. Carolina at Tampa Bay (allows 24.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jonathan Stewart, RB2 DeAngelo Williams (Out), RB3 Fozzy Whittaker (Out), RB4 Darrin Reaves, RB5 Mike Tolbert (Ir-)
  6. St. Louis vs. Minnesota (allows 22.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Tre Mason, RB2 Zac Stacy, RB3 Benny Cunningham (Pro), RB4 Isaiah Pead (IR)
  7. Miami vs. New England (allows 22.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Lamar Miller, RB2 Damien Williams, RB3 LaMichael James, RB4 Daniel Thomas, RB5 Knowshon Moreno (IR)
  8. Baltimore vs. Cincinnati (allows 21.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Justin Forsett, RB2 Bernard Pierce, RB3 Lorenzo Taliaferro
  9. Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville (allows 20.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 LeSean McCoy, RB2 Darren Sproles (Que), RB3 Chris Polk (Pro)
  10. Atlanta vs. New Orleans (allows 20.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Steven Jackson, RB2 Antone Smith, RB3 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB4 Devonta Freeman, RB5 Patrick DiMarco

Toughest Matchups

  1. Chicago vs. Buffalo (allows 11.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Forte, RB2 Ka'Deem Carey, RB3 Senorise Perry
  2. Cincinnati at Baltimore (allows 11.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Giovani Bernard (Pro), RB2 Jeremy Hill, RB4 Cedric Peerman
  3. San Diego at Arizona (allows 12.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Branden Oliver, RB2 Ryan Mathews (Out), RB3 Donald Brown (Out), RB4 Ronnie Brown, RB5 Shaun Draughn
  4. Houston vs. Washington (allows 12.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Arian Foster, RB2 Alfred Blue, RB3 Jonathan Grimes
  5. Minnesota at St. Louis (allows 13.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jerick McKinnon, RB2 Matt Asiata, RB3 Joe Banyard
  6. Tennessee at Kansas City (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Bishop Sankey, RB2 Shonn Greene (Pro), RB3 Dexter McCluster, RB4 Jackie Battle
  7. Dallas vs. San Francisco (allows 14.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeMarco Murray, RB2 Joseph Randle, RB3 Lance Dunbar
  8. Oakland at New York Jets (allows 15.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Darren McFadden, RB2 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB3 Latavius Murray, RB4 Marcel Reece (Que)
  9. New York Giants at Detroit (allows 15.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Rashad Jennings (Que), RB2 Andre Williams, RB3 Peyton Hillis
  10. San Francisco at Dallas (allows 16.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Frank Gore, RB2 Carlos Hyde, RB3 Marcus Lattimore (Out)