Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 8 RBs

 
 
 
 
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Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 8

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. Cleveland vs. New York Jets (allows 24.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Duke Johnson, RB2 Isaiah Crowell, RB3 Terrell Watson, RB4 Raheem Mostert, RB5 Glenn Winston
  2. Detroit at Houston (allows 23.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ameer Abdullah, RB2 Theo Riddick, RB3 Zach Zenner (Pro), RB4 Stevan Ridley, RB5 Michael Burton
  3. Houston vs. Detroit (allows 23.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Lamar Miller, RB2 Alfred Blue, RB3 Jonathan Grimes, RB4 Chris Polk, RB5 Tyler Ervin
  4. Green Bay at Atlanta (allows 22.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy, RB2 James Starks, RB3 John Kuhn, RB4 John Crockett, RB5 Aaron Ripkowski
  5. Arizona at Carolina (allows 21.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 David Johnson, RB2 Andre Ellington, RB3 Chris Johnson, RB4 Stepfan Taylor, RB5 Kerwynn Williams
  6. Minnesota at Chicago (allows 21.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Adrian Peterson, RB2 Jerick McKinnon, RB3 Matt Asiata, RB4 Zach Line
  7. Tampa Bay vs. Oakland (allows 20.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Doug Martin, RB2 Charles Sims, RB3 Mike James, RB4 Storm Johnson, RB5 Dan Vitale
  8. New England at Buffalo (allows 19.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Dion Lewis (Que), RB2 LeGarrette Blount, RB3 James White, RB4 Brandon Bolden, RB5 Donald Brown
  9. Washington at Cincinnati (allows 19.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Jones, RB2 Chris Thompson (Pro), RB3 Pierre Thomas, RB4 Keith Marshall, RB5 Darrel Young
  10. Oakland at Tampa Bay (allows 18.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Latavius Murray, RB2 Taiwan Jones, RB3 Marcel Reece (Sus), RB4 Roy Helu (Pro), RB5 Jamize Olawale

Toughest Matchups

  1. Cincinnati vs. Washington (allows 13.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jeremy Hill, RB2 Giovani Bernard, RB3 Rex Burkhead, RB4 Cedric Peerman, RB5 Ryan Hewitt
  2. Atlanta vs. Green Bay (allows 14.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Devonta Freeman, RB2 Tevin Coleman, RB3 Terron Ward, RB4 Patrick DiMarco
  3. Carolina vs. Arizona (allows 15.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jonathan Stewart, RB2 Cameron Artis-Payne, RB3 Mike Tolbert, RB4 Fozzy Whittaker
  4. Philadelphia at Dallas (allows 15.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ryan Mathews, RB2 Darren Sproles, RB3 Kenjon Barner, RB4 Ross Scheuerman, RB5 Wendell Smallwood
  5. Buffalo vs. New England (allows 15.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 LeSean McCoy, RB2 Karlos Williams (Pro), RB3 Mike Gillislee, RB4 Jonathan Williams, RB5 Cierre Wood
  6. New York Jets at Cleveland (allows 15.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Forte, RB2 Bilal Powell, RB3 Khiry Robinson, RB4 Zac Stacy (Pro), RB5 Dri Archer
  7. Dallas vs. Philadelphia (allows 15.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ezekiel Elliott, RB2 Darren McFadden, RB3 Lance Dunbar (Que), RB4 Alfred Morris, RB5 Rod Smith
  8. San Diego at Denver (allows 16.2 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Melvin Gordon (Pro), RB2 Danny Woodhead, RB3 Branden Oliver (Pro), RB4 Dreamius Smith, RB5 Derek Watt
  9. Kansas City at Indianapolis (allows 16.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jamaal Charles (Que), RB2 Charcandrick West, RB3 Spencer Ware, RB4 Knile Davis, RB5 Anthony Sherman
  10. Tennessee vs. Jacksonville (allows 16.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeMarco Murray, RB2 Derrick Henry, RB3 David Cobb, RB4 Antonio Andrews, RB5 Bishop Sankey