Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 5 RBs
 
 
 
 
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Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 5

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 Giants vs. Atlanta (allows 24.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Rashad Jennings, RB2 Andre Williams, RB3 Peyton Hillis (IR)
  2. Atlanta at New York Giants (allows 24.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Steven Jackson, RB2 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB3 Devonta Freeman, RB4 Patrick DiMarco, RB5 Antone Smith (IR)
  3. Cleveland at Tennessee (allows 23.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Isaiah Crowell, RB2 Terrance West
  4. Chicago at Carolina (allows 22.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Forte, RB2 Ka'Deem Carey, RB3 Senorise Perry
  5. New England vs. Cincinnati (allows 22.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Shane Vereen (Que), RB2 LeGarrette Blount, RB3 Jonas Gray, RB4 James White, RB5 Brandon Bolden
  6. New Orleans vs. Tampa Bay (allows 22.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Mark Ingram (Pro), RB2 Pierre Thomas (Pro), RB3 Khiry Robinson (Out), RB4 Travaris Cadet (Pro)
  7. Green Bay vs. Minnesota (allows 21.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy, RB2 James Starks, RB3 DuJuan Harris, RB4 John Kuhn
  8. Baltimore at Indianapolis (allows 21.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Justin Forsett, RB2 Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB3 Bernard Pierce
  9. Tampa Bay at New Orleans (allows 21.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Bobby Rainey, RB2 Charles Sims (Pro), RB3 Doug Martin, RB4 Mike James
  10. Pittsburgh at Jacksonville (allows 21.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Le'Veon Bell, RB2 Josh Harris, RB3 Dri Archer

Toughest Matchups

  1. Denver vs. Arizona (allows 12.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 C.J. Anderson, RB2 Juwan Thompson (Pro), RB3 Montee Ball (Out), RB4 Ronnie Hillman (Out)
  2. Indianapolis vs. Baltimore (allows 12.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Trent Richardson, RB2 Dan Herron, RB3 Deji Karim (IR), RB4 Ahmad Bradshaw (IR)
  3. Detroit vs. Buffalo (allows 14.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Joique Bell, RB2 Reggie Bush (Out), RB3 Theo Riddick, RB4 George Winn
  4. Kansas City at San Francisco (allows 14.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jamaal Charles, RB2 Knile Davis, RB3 De'Anthony Thomas, RB4 Anthony Sherman
  5. Seattle at Washington (allows 14.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Marshawn Lynch (Pro), RB2 Robert Turbin, RB3 Christine Michael
  6. Arizona at Denver (allows 15.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Andre Ellington (Pro), RB2 Stepfan Taylor, RB3 Marion Grice
  7. San Diego vs. New York Jets (allows 15.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ryan Mathews (Pro), RB2 Branden Oliver, RB3 Donald Brown, RB4 Ronnie Brown, RB5 Danny Woodhead (IR)
  8. San Francisco vs. Kansas City (allows 15.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Frank Gore (Pro), RB2 Carlos Hyde, RB3 Bruce Miller (Pro)
  9. Carolina vs. Chicago (allows 16.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeAngelo Williams, RB2 Jonathan Stewart, RB3 Mike Tolbert (Pro), RB4 Fozzy Whittaker
  10. Buffalo at Detroit (allows 16.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Bryce Brown, RB2 Fred Jackson, RB3 Anthony Dixon, RB4 C.J. Spiller (Ir-)