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 11.9 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Scott Chandler, TE2 Chris Gragg (Que), TE3 Lee Smith
  2. San Francisco at Dallas (allows 11.0 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Vernon Davis, TE2 Vance McDonald (IR), TE3 Derek Carrier (IR), TE4 Garrett Celek (IR)
  3. Oakland at New York Jets (allows 10.2 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Mychal Rivera, TE2 Brian Leonhardt (Out), TE3 David Ausberry (IR), TE4 Nick Kasa (IR)
  4. Houston vs. Washington (allows 10.1 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Garrett Graham (Out), TE2 C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE3 Ryan Griffin
  5. Denver vs. Indianapolis (allows 9.7 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Julius Thomas (Pro), TE2 Jacob Tamme (Pro), TE3 Virgil Green
  6. Indianapolis at Denver (allows 9.6 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Dwayne Allen, TE2 Coby Fleener, TE3 Jack Doyle
  7. San Diego at Arizona (allows 9.4 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Antonio Gates, TE2 Ladarius Green (Que), TE3 John Phillips
  8. Cleveland at Pittsburgh (allows 8.9 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Jordan Cameron, TE2 Gary Barnidge (Que), TE3 Jim Dray
  9. New York Jets vs. Oakland (allows 8.6 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Jace Amaro, TE2 Jeff Cumberland, TE3 Zach Sudfeld
  10. Green Bay at Seattle (allows 8.6 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Andrew Quarless, TE2 Richard Rodgers, TE3 Brandon Bostick

Toughest Matchups

  1. Chicago vs. Buffalo (allows 4.7 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Martellus Bennett, TE2 Dante Rosario, TE3 Zach Miller (IR)
  2. New Orleans at Atlanta (allows 5.2 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Jimmy Graham, TE2 Ben Watson, TE3 Josh Hill
  3. St. Louis vs. Minnesota (allows 5.2 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Jared Cook, TE2 Lance Kendricks, TE3 Cory Harkey
  4. Minnesota at St. Louis (allows 5.2 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Kyle Rudolph (Dou), TE2 Chase Ford, TE3 Rhett Ellison
  5. Jacksonville at Philadelphia (allows 5.4 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Marcedes Lewis, TE2 Clay Harbor
  6. Washington at Houston (allows 5.4 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Jordan Reed (Pro), TE2 Niles Paul, TE3 Logan Paulsen
  7. Atlanta vs. New Orleans (allows 5.6 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Levine Toilolo, TE2 Bear Pascoe
  8. Arizona vs. San Diego (allows 5.8 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 John Carlson, TE2 Robert Housler, TE3 Troy Niklas (IR)
  9. New England at Miami (allows 5.8 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Rob Gronkowski, TE2 Tim Wright, TE3 Michael Hoomanawanui
  10. Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland (allows 5.8 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Heath Miller (Pro), TE2 Matt Spaeth (Que)