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. San Diego at Arizona (allows 15.2 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Antonio Gates, TE2 Ladarius Green (Que), TE3 John Phillips
  2. St. Louis vs. Minnesota (allows 10.1 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Jared Cook, TE2 Lance Kendricks
  3. Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville (allows 9.9 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Zach Ertz, TE2 Brent Celek, TE3 James Casey (Pro)
  4. San Francisco at Dallas (allows 9.5 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Vernon Davis (Que), TE2 Vance McDonald (Que), TE3 Derek Carrier, TE4 Garrett Celek (Out)
  5. New England at Miami (allows 9.1 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Rob Gronkowski (Pro), TE2 Michael Hoomanawanui, TE3 Tim Wright
  6. New Orleans at Atlanta (allows 9.0 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Jimmy Graham, TE2 Josh Hill, TE3 Ben Watson (Pro)
  7. Indianapolis at Denver (allows 9.0 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Dwayne Allen, TE2 Coby Fleener
  8. Buffalo at Chicago (allows 9.0 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Scott Chandler, TE2 Lee Smith
  9. Seattle vs. Green Bay (allows 8.9 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Zach Miller (Out), TE2 Luke Willson
  10. Kansas City vs. Tennessee (allows 8.8 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Travis Kelce, TE2 Anthony Fasano

Toughest Matchups

  1. New York Giants at Detroit (allows 5.8 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Larry Donnell, TE2 Daniel Fells, TE3 Adrien Robinson
  2. Minnesota at St. Louis (allows 5.9 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Kyle Rudolph (Out), TE2 Rhett Ellison, TE3 Chase Ford
  3. Tennessee at Kansas City (allows 6.1 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Delanie Walker (Que), TE2 Craig Stevens, TE3 Taylor Thompson (Que)
  4. Baltimore vs. Cincinnati (allows 6.7 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Owen Daniels, TE2 Crockett Gillmore, TE3 Dennis Pitta (IR)
  5. Denver vs. Indianapolis (allows 6.7 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Julius Thomas, TE2 Jacob Tamme
  6. Chicago vs. Buffalo (allows 6.8 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Martellus Bennett, TE2 Dante Rosario, TE3 Zach Miller (IR)
  7. Jacksonville at Philadelphia (allows 7.0 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Marcedes Lewis (Ir-), TE2 Clay Harbor
  8. Arizona vs. San Diego (allows 7.3 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 John Carlson, TE2 Robert Housler (Pro), TE3 Troy Niklas
  9. Cincinnati at Baltimore (allows 7.3 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Jermaine Gresham, TE2 Tyler Eifert (Ir-)
  10. Atlanta vs. New Orleans (allows 7.4 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Levine Toilolo, TE2 Bear Pascoe


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