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 27.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Mark Ingram, RB2 Pierre Thomas, RB3 Khiry Robinson (Out), RB4 Travaris Cadet, RB5 Edwin Baker
  2. Detroit vs. New York Giants (allows 24.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Reggie Bush, RB2 Joique Bell, RB3 Theo Riddick, RB4 George Winn
  3. Tampa Bay vs. Carolina (allows 23.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Doug Martin (Que), RB2 Bobby Rainey, RB3 Charles Sims (Ir-), RB4 Mike James
  4. New York Jets vs. Oakland (allows 23.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Chris Ivory, RB2 Chris Johnson, RB3 Bilal Powell
  5. Miami vs. New England (allows 23.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Lamar Miller, RB2 Damien Williams, RB4 Daniel Thomas, RB5 Knowshon Moreno
  6. Baltimore vs. Cincinnati (allows 22.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Justin Forsett, RB2 Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB3 Bernard Pierce
  7. Carolina at Tampa Bay (allows 22.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jonathan Stewart, RB2 DeAngelo Williams, RB3 Fozzy Whittaker (Out), RB5 Mike Tolbert
  8. Kansas City vs. Tennessee (allows 21.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jamaal Charles, RB2 Knile Davis, RB3 Cyrus Gray (Pro), RB4 De'Anthony Thomas
  9. St. Louis vs. Minnesota (allows 21.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Tre Mason, RB2 Zac Stacy, RB3 Benny Cunningham, RB4 Isaiah Pead (IR)
  10. Seattle vs. Green Bay (allows 21.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Marshawn Lynch, RB2 Robert Turbin, RB3 Christine Michael

Toughest Matchups

  1. San Diego at Arizona (allows 12.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Branden Oliver, RB2 Ryan Mathews, RB3 Donald Brown, RB4 Ronnie Brown, RB5 Shaun Draughn
  2. Cincinnati at Baltimore (allows 12.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Giovani Bernard (Que), RB2 Jeremy Hill, RB4 Cedric Peerman
  3. Chicago vs. Buffalo (allows 13.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Forte, RB2 Ka'Deem Carey, RB3 Senorise Perry
  4. Tennessee at Kansas City (allows 13.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Bishop Sankey, RB2 Shonn Greene, RB3 Dexter McCluster, RB4 Jackie Battle
  5. Houston vs. Washington (allows 14.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Arian Foster, RB2 Alfred Blue, RB3 Jonathan Grimes
  6. Oakland at New York Jets (allows 14.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Darren McFadden, RB2 Maurice Jones-Drew, RB3 Latavius Murray, RB4 Marcel Reece
  7. Dallas vs. San Francisco (allows 14.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeMarco Murray, RB2 Joseph Randle, RB3 Lance Dunbar
  8. Indianapolis at Denver (allows 15.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ahmad Bradshaw, RB2 Trent Richardson, RB3 Dan Herron, RB4 Deji Karim
  9. Green Bay at Seattle (allows 15.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy, RB2 James Starks, RB3 DuJuan Harris, RB4 John Kuhn
  10. New York Giants at Detroit (allows 16.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Rashad Jennings, RB2 Andre Williams, RB3 Peyton Hillis