Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 1 RBs
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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. Washington vs. Philadelphia (allows 24.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Alfred Morris, RB2 Roy Helu
  2. Minnesota at Detroit (allows 23.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Adrian Peterson (Out), RB3 Matt Asiata (Pro)
  3. New York Jets vs. Tampa Bay (allows 23.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Chris Ivory (Pro), RB2 Bilal Powell, RB3 Mike Goodson (IR)
  4. New England at Buffalo (allows 22.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Shane Vereen (Pro), RB3 Stevan Ridley, RB4 Brandon Bolden
  5. New York Giants at Dallas (allows 20.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Rashad Jennings, RB2 David Wilson (IR), RB3 Peyton Hillis (Pro)
  6. Chicago vs. Cincinnati (allows 20.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Forte
  7. Buffalo vs. New England (allows 20.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 C.J. Spiller, RB2 Fred Jackson (Pro)
  8. Philadelphia at Washington (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 LeSean McCoy, RB2 Darren Sproles, RB3 Chris Polk, RB4 Bryce Brown
  9. Atlanta at New Orleans (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Steven Jackson, RB2 Jacquizz Rodgers (Out)
  10. San Diego vs. Houston (allows 19.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ryan Mathews (Pro), RB2 Donald Brown, RB3 Danny Woodhead, RB4 Ronnie Brown

Toughest Matchups

  1. Denver vs. Baltimore (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Montee Ball, RB2 Ronnie Hillman, RB3 C.J. Anderson (Out)
  2. Green Bay at San Francisco (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy (Pro), RB2 Johnathan Franklin (IR), RB3 DuJuan Harris (IR)
  3. Pittsburgh vs. Tennessee (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Le'Veon Bell, RB2 LeGarrette Blount
  4. Miami at Cleveland (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Lamar Miller, RB2 Mike Gillislee (Out)
  5. Indianapolis vs. Oakland (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Trent Richardson, RB2 Ahmad Bradshaw (IR), RB3 Vick Ballard (IR)
  6. Arizona at St. Louis (allows 15.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Andre Ellington, RB2 Stepfan Taylor (Out)
  7. Jacksonville vs. Kansas City (allows 16.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB2 Toby Gerhart, RB3 Jordan Todman, RB3 Denard Robinson
  8. New Orleans vs. Atlanta (allows 16.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Pierre Thomas (Pro), RB2 Mark Ingram, RB3 Khiry Robinson, RB4 Travaris Cadet (Out)
  9. Tennessee at Pittsburgh (allows 16.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB2 Shonn Greene
  10. Carolina vs. Seattle (allows 16.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeAngelo Williams, RB2 Mike Tolbert, RB3 Jonathan Stewart (Out), RB4 Kenjon Barner
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