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 vs. Indianapolis (allows 11.2 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Chris Gragg, TE2 MarQueis Gray
  2. San Francisco vs. Minnesota (allows 10.5 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Vernon Davis, TE2 Vance McDonald (IR), TE3 Derek Carrier (IR), TE4 Garrett Celek (IR), TE4 Asante Cleveland
  3. Oakland vs. Cincinnati (allows 10.3 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Mychal Rivera, TE2 Lee Smith, TE3 Brian Leonhardt (IR), TE4 Nick Kasa (IR)
  4. Houston vs. Kansas City (allows 10.0 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Garrett Graham (Pro), TE2 C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE3 Ryan Griffin
  5. San Diego vs. Detroit (allows 10.0 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Antonio Gates, TE2 Ladarius Green, TE3 John Phillips, TE4 David Johnson
  6. Denver vs. Baltimore (allows 9.7 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Owen Daniels, TE2 Virgil Green, TE3 James Casey, TE3 Dominique Jones, TE4 Joe Don Duncan
  7. Kansas City at Houston (allows 9.3 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Travis Kelce, TE2 Demetrius Harris (IR), TE3 Richard Gordon
  8. Indianapolis at Buffalo (allows 9.3 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Dwayne Allen, TE2 Coby Fleener, TE3 Jack Doyle, TE4 Erik Swoope
  9. Detroit at San Diego (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. Cleveland (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. Green Bay (allows 4.2 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Martellus Bennett, TE2 Zach Miller (IR), TE3 Dante Rosario, TE3 Blake Annen
  2. Washington vs. Miami (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 vs. Carolina (allows 4.9 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Julius Thomas, TE2 Marcedes Lewis, TE3 Clay Harbor, TE4 Nic Jacobs
  4. Atlanta vs. Philadelphia (allows 5.1 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Levine Toilolo, TE2 Bear Pascoe
  5. Minnesota at San Francisco (allows 5.3 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Kyle Rudolph, TE2 Rhett Ellison, TE3 Chase Ford, TE4 Brandon Bostick
  6. Pittsburgh at New England (allows 5.9 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Heath Miller, TE2 Matt Spaeth, TE3 Rob Blanchflower (Pro), TE4 Michael Egnew
  7. New Orleans at Arizona (allows 5.9 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Josh Hill, TE2 Ben Watson, TE3 Orson Charles
  8. Arizona vs. New Orleans (allows 6.0 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 John Carlson, TE3 Troy Niklas (IR)
  9. Tennessee at Tampa Bay (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)
  10. Seattle at St. Louis (allows 6.3 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Jimmy Graham (Pro), TE2 Luke Willson, TE3 Cooper Helfet, TE4 Rashaun Allen