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 at Green Bay (allows 23.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Rashad Jennings, RB2 Shane Vereen, RB3 Paul Perkins, RB4 Andre Williams, RB5 Orleans Darkwa (Pro)
  2. Cleveland vs. New England (allows 23.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Duke Johnson, RB2 Isaiah Crowell, RB3 Terrell Watson, RB4 Raheem Mostert, RB5 Glenn Winston
  3. Tampa Bay at Carolina (allows 22.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Doug Martin, RB2 Charles Sims, RB3 Mike James, RB4 Storm Johnson, RB5 Dan Vitale
  4. Pittsburgh vs. New York Jets (allows 21.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Le'Veon Bell (Que), RB2 DeAngelo Williams, RB3 Fitzgerald Toussaint, RB4 Rajion Neal, RB5 Daryl Richardson
  5. New England at Cleveland (allows 21.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Dion Lewis (Que), RB2 LeGarrette Blount, RB3 James White, RB4 Brandon Bolden, RB5 Donald Brown
  6. Atlanta at Denver (allows 21.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Devonta Freeman, RB2 Tevin Coleman, RB3 Terron Ward, RB4 Patrick DiMarco
  7. Green Bay vs. New York Giants (allows 20.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy, RB2 James Starks, RB3 John Kuhn, RB4 John Crockett, RB5 Aaron Ripkowski
  8. Baltimore vs. Washington (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Javorius Allen, RB2 Justin Forsett (Pro), RB3 Kenneth Dixon, RB4 Lorenzo Taliaferro, RB5 Terrance West
  9. Carolina vs. Tampa Bay (allows 19.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jonathan Stewart, RB2 Cameron Artis-Payne, RB3 Mike Tolbert, RB4 Fozzy Whittaker
  10. Houston at Minnesota (allows 19.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Lamar Miller, RB2 Alfred Blue, RB3 Jonathan Grimes, RB4 Chris Polk, RB5 Tyler Ervin

Toughest Matchups

  1. Miami vs. Tennessee (allows 0.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jay Ajayi, RB2 Damien Williams, RB3 Kenyan Drake, RB4 Isaiah Pead, RB5 Daniel Thomas
  2. Oakland vs. San Diego (allows 0.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Latavius Murray, RB2 Taiwan Jones, RB3 Marcel Reece (Sus), RB4 Roy Helu (Pro), RB5 Jamize Olawale
  3. Indianapolis vs. Chicago (allows 13.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Frank Gore (Pro), RB2 Ahmad Bradshaw (Pro), RB3 Robert Turbin, RB4 Jordan Todman, RB5 Trey Williams
  4. Buffalo at Los Angeles (allows 14.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 LeSean McCoy, RB2 Karlos Williams (Pro), RB3 Mike Gillislee, RB4 Jonathan Williams, RB5 Cierre Wood
  5. Washington at Baltimore (allows 15.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Jones (Pro), RB2 Chris Thompson (Pro), RB3 Pierre Thomas, RB4 Keith Marshall, RB5 Darrel Young
  6. Denver vs. Atlanta (allows 15.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 C.J. Anderson, RB2 Ronnie Hillman, RB3 Devontae Booker (Pro), RB4 Juwan Thompson, RB5 Cyrus Gray
  7. San Diego at Oakland (allows 15.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Melvin Gordon (Pro), RB2 Danny Woodhead, RB3 Branden Oliver (Pro), RB4 Dreamius Smith, RB5 Derek Watt
  8. Detroit vs. Philadelphia (allows 15.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ameer Abdullah, RB2 Theo Riddick, RB3 Zach Zenner (Pro), RB4 Stevan Ridley, RB5 Michael Burton
  9. Arizona at San Francisco (allows 16.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 David Johnson, RB2 Andre Ellington, RB3 Chris Johnson, RB4 Stepfan Taylor, RB5 Kerwynn Williams
  10. San Francisco vs. Arizona (allows 16.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Carlos Hyde (Pro), RB2 Shaun Draughn (Pro), RB3 Reggie Bush (Que), RB4 Mike Davis, RB5 DuJuan Harris