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 24.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Rashad Jennings (Out), RB2 Andre Williams, RB3 Peyton Hillis (IR)
  2. Cleveland at Tennessee (allows 23.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Isaiah Crowell, RB2 Terrance West, RB5 Shaun Draughn
  3. Tampa Bay at New Orleans (allows 22.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Doug Martin, RB2 Charles Sims, RB3 Bobby Rainey (Pro), RB4 Mike James
  4. New England vs. Cincinnati (allows 22.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 LeGarrette Blount (Que), RB2 Shane Vereen (Que), RB3 Jonas Gray, RB4 James White, RB5 Brandon Bolden
  5. Atlanta at New York Giants (allows 21.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Steven Jackson, RB2 Devonta Freeman, RB3 Jacquizz Rodgers, RB4 Patrick DiMarco, RB5 Antone Smith (IR)
  6. Pittsburgh at Jacksonville (allows 21.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Le'Veon Bell, RB2 Josh Harris, RB3 Dri Archer
  7. St. Louis at Philadelphia (allows 20.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Tre Mason, RB2 Benny Cunningham, RB3 Zac Stacy, RB4 Isaiah Pead (IR)
  8. New Orleans vs. Tampa Bay (allows 20.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Mark Ingram, RB2 Pierre Thomas, RB3 Khiry Robinson, RB4 Travaris Cadet
  9. Baltimore at Indianapolis (allows 20.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Justin Forsett, RB2 Lorenzo Taliaferro (IR), RB3 Bernard Pierce (Pro)
  10. Chicago at Carolina (allows 20.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Forte, RB2 Ka'Deem Carey, RB3 Senorise Perry

Toughest Matchups

  1. Indianapolis vs. Baltimore (allows 12.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Dan Herron, RB2 Trent Richardson, RB3 Deji Karim (IR), RB4 Ahmad Bradshaw (IR)
  2. Denver vs. Arizona (allows 13.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 C.J. Anderson (Pro), RB2 Juwan Thompson (Que), RB3 Montee Ball (IR), RB4 Ronnie Hillman (Que)
  3. Seattle at Washington (allows 14.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Marshawn Lynch (Pro), RB2 Robert Turbin, RB3 Christine Michael
  4. Arizona at Denver (allows 14.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Kerwynn Williams (Pro), RB2 Stepfan Taylor, RB3 Marion Grice, RB4 Andre Ellington (IR)
  5. San Diego vs. New York Jets (allows 14.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ryan Mathews (Out), RB2 Donald Brown, RB3 Branden Oliver, RB4 Ronnie Brown, RB5 Danny Woodhead (IR)
  6. Buffalo at Detroit (allows 14.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Fred Jackson, RB2 Anthony Dixon (Pro), RB3 Bryce Brown, RB4 C.J. Spiller (Pro)
  7. Philadelphia vs. St. Louis (allows 15.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 LeSean McCoy, RB2 Darren Sproles, RB3 Chris Polk (Pro)
  8. Detroit vs. Buffalo (allows 15.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Joique Bell, RB2 Reggie Bush, RB3 Theo Riddick, RB4 George Winn
  9. Washington vs. Seattle (allows 15.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Alfred Morris, RB2 Roy Helu (Pro), RB3 Silas Redd, RB4 Darrel Young, RB5 Chris Thompson
  10. Kansas City at San Francisco (allows 16.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jamaal Charles (Pro), RB2 Knile Davis, RB3 De'Anthony Thomas, RB4 Anthony Sherman