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 11.2 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Chris Gragg, TE2 MarQueis Gray
  2. San Francisco at Dallas (allows 10.5 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Vernon Davis, TE2 Vance McDonald (IR), TE3 Derek Carrier (IR), TE4 Asante Cleveland, TE4 Garrett Celek (IR)
  3. Oakland at New York Jets (allows 10.3 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Mychal Rivera, TE2 Lee Smith, TE3 Brian Leonhardt (IR), TE4 Nick Kasa (IR)
  4. San Diego at Arizona (allows 10.0 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Antonio Gates, TE2 Ladarius Green, TE3 John Phillips, TE4 David Johnson
  5. Houston vs. Washington (allows 10.0 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Garrett Graham (Pro), TE2 C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE3 Ryan Griffin
  6. Denver vs. Indianapolis (allows 9.7 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Owen Daniels, TE2 Virgil Green, TE3 Dominique Jones, TE4 Joe Don Duncan
  7. Indianapolis at Denver (allows 9.3 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Dwayne Allen, TE2 Coby Fleener, TE3 Jack Doyle, TE4 Erik Swoope
  8. Kansas City vs. Tennessee (allows 9.3 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Travis Kelce, TE2 Demetrius Harris (IR), TE3 Richard Gordon
  9. Detroit vs. New York Giants (allows 9.0 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Eric Ebron, TE2 Brandon Pettigrew, TE3 Joseph Fauria (IR), TE4 Jordan Thompson
  10. New York Jets vs. Oakland (allows 8.9 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Jace Amaro, TE2 Jeff Cumberland, TE3 Zach Sudfeld, TE4 Chris Pantale

Toughest Matchups

  1. Chicago vs. Buffalo (allows 4.2 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Martellus Bennett, TE2 Zach Miller (IR), TE3 Dante Rosario, TE3 Blake Annen
  2. Washington at Houston (allows 4.8 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Jordan Reed, TE2 Niles Paul, TE3 Logan Paulsen, TE4 Chase Dixon, TE4 Je'Ron Hamm
  3. Jacksonville at Philadelphia (allows 4.9 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Julius Thomas, TE2 Marcedes Lewis, TE3 Clay Harbor, TE4 Nic Jacobs
  4. Atlanta vs. New Orleans (allows 5.1 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Levine Toilolo, TE2 Bear Pascoe
  5. Minnesota at St. Louis (allows 5.3 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Kyle Rudolph, TE2 Rhett Ellison, TE3 Chase Ford, TE4 Brandon Bostick
  6. New Orleans at Atlanta (allows 5.9 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Josh Hill, TE2 Ben Watson, TE3 Orson Charles
  7. Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland (allows 5.9 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Heath Miller, TE2 Matt Spaeth, TE3 Rob Blanchflower, TE4 Michael Egnew
  8. Arizona vs. San Diego (allows 6.0 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 John Carlson, TE3 Troy Niklas (IR)
  9. Seattle vs. Green Bay (allows 6.3 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Jimmy Graham (Pro), TE2 Luke Willson, TE3 Cooper Helfet, TE4 Rashaun Allen
  10. Tennessee at Kansas City (allows 6.3 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Delanie Walker, TE2 Anthony Fasano, TE3 Taylor Thompson (IR), TE4 Craig Stevens (IR), TE4 Brett Brackett (IR)