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.

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Easiest Matchups

  1. Washington at Houston (allows 24.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Alfred Morris, RB2 Roy Helu, RB3 Lache Seastrunk, RB4 Silas Redd, RB5 Chris Thompson (Pro)
  2. Minnesota at St. Louis (allows 23.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Adrian Peterson (Pro), RB2 Matt Asiata, RB3 Jerick McKinnon
  3. New York Jets vs. Oakland (allows 23.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Chris Johnson (Pro), RB2 Chris Ivory, RB3 Bilal Powell, RB4 Daryl Richardson
  4. New England at Miami (allows 22.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Shane Vereen, RB2 Stevan Ridley, RB3 James White, RB4 Brandon Bolden
  5. New York Giants at Detroit (allows 20.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Rashad Jennings, RB2 David Wilson (Que), RB3 Andre Williams, RB4 Peyton Hillis
  6. Chicago vs. Buffalo (allows 20.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Forte, RB2 Ka'Deem Carey, RB3 Michael Ford, RB4 Shaun Draughn
  7. Buffalo at Chicago (allows 20.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 C.J. Spiller, RB2 Bryce Brown, RB3 Fred Jackson
  8. Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 LeSean McCoy, RB2 Darren Sproles, RB3 Chris Polk (Pro)
  9. Atlanta vs. New Orleans (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Steven Jackson, RB2 Devonta Freeman, RB3 Jacquizz Rodgers
  10. San Diego at Arizona (allows 19.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ryan Mathews (Pro), RB2 Donald Brown, RB3 Danny Woodhead, RB4 Marion Grice

Toughest Matchups

  1. Denver vs. Indianapolis (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Montee Ball, RB2 Ronnie Hillman, RB3 C.J. Anderson
  2. Green Bay at Seattle (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy, RB3 James Starks, RB4 DuJuan Harris (Pro)
  3. Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Le'Veon Bell, RB2 LeGarrette Blount, RB3 Dri Archer
  4. Miami vs. New England (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Lamar Miller, RB2 Knowshon Moreno, RB3 Daniel Thomas, RB5 Mike Gillislee
  5. Indianapolis at Denver (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Trent Richardson (Pro), RB2 Ahmad Bradshaw (Que)
  6. Arizona vs. San Diego (allows 15.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Andre Ellington, RB2 Stepfan Taylor, RB3 Jonathan Dwyer
  7. Jacksonville at Philadelphia (allows 16.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Toby Gerhart, RB2 Jordan Todman, RB3 Denard Robinson, RB4 Storm Johnson
  8. New Orleans at Atlanta (allows 16.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Pierre Thomas, RB2 Khiry Robinson, RB3 Mark Ingram, RB4 Travaris Cadet
  9. Tennessee at Kansas City (allows 16.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Bishop Sankey, RB2 Dexter McCluster, RB3 Shonn Greene, RB4 Jackie Battle
  10. Carolina at Tampa Bay (allows 16.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeAngelo Williams, RB2 Jonathan Stewart, RB3 Mike Tolbert, RB4 Kenjon Barner, RB4 Fozzy Whittaker

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