Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 17 RBs
 
 
 
 
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Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 17

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. Carolina at Atlanta (allows 28.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jonathan Stewart, RB2 DeAngelo Williams (Out), RB3 Fozzy Whittaker (Out), RB4 Darrin Reaves, RB5 Mike Tolbert (Ir-)
  2. Atlanta vs. Carolina (allows 25.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Steven Jackson, RB2 Antone Smith, RB3 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB4 Devonta Freeman, RB5 Patrick DiMarco
  3. Denver vs. Oakland (allows 25.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Montee Ball (Out), RB2 Ronnie Hillman, RB3 Juwan Thompson (Pro), RB4 C.J. Anderson
  4. Philadelphia at New York Giants (allows 24.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 LeSean McCoy, RB2 Darren Sproles (Que), RB3 Chris Polk (Pro)
  5. New Orleans at Tampa Bay (allows 24.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Mark Ingram, RB2 Pierre Thomas (Out), RB3 Khiry Robinson (Out), RB4 Travaris Cadet
  6. Chicago at Minnesota (allows 22.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Forte, RB2 Ka'Deem Carey, RB3 Senorise Perry
  7. Buffalo at New England (allows 22.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Bryce Brown, RB2 Anthony Dixon, RB3 Fred Jackson (Out), RB4 C.J. Spiller (Ir-), RB5 Phillip Tanner
  8. Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati (allows 21.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Le'Veon Bell, RB2 LeGarrette Blount, RB3 Dri Archer
  9. Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans (allows 20.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Doug Martin, RB2 Bobby Rainey, RB3 Mike James, RB4 Charles Sims (Ir-)
  10. Houston vs. Jacksonville (allows 20.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Arian Foster, RB2 Alfred Blue, RB3 Jonathan Grimes

Toughest Matchups

  1. New England vs. Buffalo (allows 11.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Shane Vereen (Que), RB2 Brandon Bolden, RB3 Jonas Gray, RB4 James White
  2. Cleveland at Baltimore (allows 11.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ben Tate, RB2 Isaiah Crowell, RB3 Terrance West
  3. San Francisco vs. Arizona (allows 12.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Frank Gore, RB2 Carlos Hyde, RB3 Marcus Lattimore (Out)
  4. Dallas at Washington (allows 12.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeMarco Murray, RB2 Joseph Randle, RB3 Lance Dunbar
  5. Seattle vs. St. Louis (allows 13.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Marshawn Lynch (Pro), RB2 Robert Turbin (Pro), RB3 Christine Michael
  6. San Diego at Kansas City (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Branden Oliver, RB2 Ryan Mathews (Out), RB3 Donald Brown (Out), RB4 Ronnie Brown, RB5 Shaun Draughn
  7. Arizona at San Francisco (allows 14.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Andre Ellington (Pro), RB2 Stepfan Taylor, RB3 Jonathan Dwyer (Out), RB4 Marion Grice
  8. Miami vs. New York Jets (allows 15.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Lamar Miller, RB2 Damien Williams, RB3 LaMichael James, RB4 Daniel Thomas, RB5 Knowshon Moreno (IR)
  9. Green Bay vs. Detroit (allows 15.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy, RB2 James Starks (Pro), RB3 DuJuan Harris, RB4 John Kuhn
  10. Washington vs. Dallas (allows 16.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Alfred Morris (Pro), RB2 Roy Helu, RB3 Silas Redd, RB4 Darrel Young