Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 1 TEs
 
 
 
 
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Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 1

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. Buffalo at Chicago (allows 13.4 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Scott Chandler, TE2 Chris Gragg, TE3 Lee Smith
  2. San Francisco at Dallas (allows 13.3 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Vernon Davis, TE2 Vance McDonald, TE3 Derek Carrier, TE4 Garrett Celek (Out)
  3. Baltimore vs. Cincinnati (allows 12.7 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Owen Daniels (Que), TE2 Crockett Gillmore, TE3 Dennis Pitta (IR)
  4. Oakland at New York Jets (allows 11.4 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Mychal Rivera, TE2 David Ausberry (Que), TE3 Brian Leonhardt
  5. Green Bay at Seattle (allows 11.1 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Andrew Quarless, TE2 Richard Rodgers, TE3 Brandon Bostick
  6. Denver vs. Indianapolis (allows 10.3 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Julius Thomas, TE2 Jacob Tamme
  7. Kansas City vs. Tennessee (allows 9.8 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Travis Kelce (Que), TE2 Anthony Fasano (Pro)
  8. Detroit vs. New York Giants (allows 9.8 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Eric Ebron (Que), TE2 Brandon Pettigrew (Que), TE3 Kellen Davis, TE4 Joseph Fauria (Que)
  9. Cleveland at Pittsburgh (allows 9.7 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Jordan Cameron (Que), TE2 Gary Barnidge, TE3 Jim Dray
  10. Indianapolis at Denver (allows 9.7 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Dwayne Allen, TE2 Coby Fleener, TE3 Jack Doyle

Toughest Matchups

  1. Arizona vs. San Diego (allows 4.4 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 John Carlson, TE2 Robert Housler, TE3 Troy Niklas (Que)
  2. Jacksonville at Philadelphia (allows 4.5 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Clay Harbor, TE2 Marcedes Lewis (Ir-)
  3. New Orleans at Atlanta (allows 4.7 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Jimmy Graham (Que), TE2 Josh Hill, TE3 Ben Watson
  4. Atlanta vs. New Orleans (allows 4.8 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Levine Toilolo, TE2 Bear Pascoe
  5. Cincinnati at Baltimore (allows 5.5 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Jermaine Gresham, TE2 Tyler Eifert (Ir-)
  6. Tampa Bay vs. Carolina (allows 5.5 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE2 Brandon Myers
  7. Washington at Houston (allows 5.9 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Jordan Reed, TE2 Niles Paul, TE3 Logan Paulsen
  8. St. Louis vs. Minnesota (allows 6.0 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Jared Cook, TE2 Lance Kendricks
  9. Chicago vs. Buffalo (allows 6.4 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Martellus Bennett, TE2 Dante Rosario, TE3 Zach Miller (IR)
  10. Dallas vs. San Francisco (allows 7.0 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Jason Witten, TE2 Gavin Escobar, TE3 James Hanna