Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 5 DEFs
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Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 5

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. St. Louis vs. Jacksonville (allows 10.9 points per game to DEFs)
  2. Houston at San Francisco (allows 9.8 points per game to DEFs)
  3. Baltimore at Miami (allows 9.7 points per game to DEFs)
  4. Chicago vs. New Orleans (allows 9.1 points per game to DEFs)
  5. Miami vs. Baltimore (allows 8.0 points per game to DEFs)
  6. Philadelphia at New York Giants (allows 7.9 points per game to DEFs)
  7. San Francisco vs. Houston (allows 7.8 points per game to DEFs)
  8. Green Bay vs. Detroit (allows 7.4 points per game to DEFs)
  9. New Orleans at Chicago (allows 7.4 points per game to DEFs)
  10. Cincinnati vs. New England (allows 7.1 points per game to DEFs)

Toughest Matchups

  1. Oakland vs. San Diego (allows 0.0 points per game to DEFs)
  2. Dallas vs. Denver (allows 0.0 points per game to DEFs)
  3. Detroit at Green Bay (allows 0.0 points per game to DEFs)
  4. Denver at Dallas (allows 3.7 points per game to DEFs)
  5. Atlanta vs. New York Jets (allows 3.9 points per game to DEFs)
  6. Cleveland vs. Buffalo (allows 4.6 points per game to DEFs)
  7. New York Jets at Atlanta (allows 5.0 points per game to DEFs)
  8. Carolina at Arizona (allows 5.1 points per game to DEFs)
  9. Tennessee vs. Kansas City (allows 5.1 points per game to DEFs)
  10. Indianapolis vs. Seattle (allows 5.2 points per game to DEFs)
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