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. Minnesota at St. Louis (allows 23.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Adrian Peterson (Out), RB3 Matt Asiata (Pro)
  2. New York Jets vs. Oakland (allows 23.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Chris Ivory (Pro), RB2 Bilal Powell, RB3 Mike Goodson (IR)
  3. New England at Miami (allows 22.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Shane Vereen (Pro), RB3 Stevan Ridley, RB4 Brandon Bolden
  4. New York Giants at Detroit (allows 20.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Rashad Jennings, RB2 David Wilson (IR), RB3 Peyton Hillis (Pro)
  5. Chicago vs. Buffalo (allows 20.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Forte
  6. Buffalo at Chicago (allows 20.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 C.J. Spiller, RB2 Fred Jackson (Pro)
  7. Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 LeSean McCoy, RB2 Darren Sproles, RB3 Chris Polk, RB4 Bryce Brown
  8. Atlanta vs. New Orleans (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Steven Jackson, RB2 Jacquizz Rodgers (Out)
  9. San Diego at Arizona (allows 19.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ryan Mathews (Pro), RB2 Donald Brown, RB3 Danny Woodhead, RB4 Ronnie Brown
  10. Kansas City vs. Tennessee (allows 19.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jamaal Charles (Out), RB2 Knile Davis, RB3 Anthony Sherman

Toughest Matchups

  1. Denver vs. Indianapolis (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Montee Ball, RB2 Ronnie Hillman, RB3 C.J. Anderson (Out)
  2. Green Bay at Seattle (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy (Pro), RB2 Johnathan Franklin (IR), RB3 DuJuan Harris (IR)
  3. Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Le'Veon Bell, RB2 LeGarrette Blount
  4. Miami vs. New England (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Lamar Miller, RB2 Mike Gillislee (Out)
  5. Indianapolis at Denver (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Trent Richardson, RB2 Ahmad Bradshaw (IR), RB3 Vick Ballard (IR)
  6. Arizona vs. San Diego (allows 15.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Andre Ellington, RB2 Stepfan Taylor (Out)
  7. Jacksonville at Philadelphia (allows 16.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB2 Toby Gerhart, RB3 Jordan Todman, RB3 Denard Robinson
  8. New Orleans at 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 Kansas City (allows 16.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB2 Shonn Greene
  10. Carolina at Tampa Bay (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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