Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 3 RBs
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Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 3

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. Kansas City at Miami (allows 24.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jamaal Charles (Out), RB2 Knile Davis, RB3 Anthony Sherman
  2. Indianapolis at Jacksonville (allows 23.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Trent Richardson, RB2 Ahmad Bradshaw (IR), RB3 Vick Ballard (IR)
  3. Cleveland vs. Baltimore (allows 23.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ben Tate (IR), RB2 Dion Lewis (IR), RB3 Edwin Baker, RB4 Fozzy Whittaker, RB5 Chris Ogbonnaya
  4. Detroit vs. Green Bay (allows 22.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Reggie Bush, RB2 Joique Bell (Pro), RB3 Theo Riddick
  5. Tampa Bay at Atlanta (allows 20.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Doug Martin (IR), RB2 Mike James (IR), RB3 Bobby Rainey, RB4 Brian Leonard
  6. Jacksonville vs. Indianapolis (allows 20.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB2 Toby Gerhart, RB3 Jordan Todman, RB3 Denard Robinson
  7. Miami vs. Kansas City (allows 20.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Lamar Miller, RB2 Mike Gillislee (Out)
  8. New Orleans vs. Minnesota (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Pierre Thomas (Pro), RB2 Mark Ingram, RB3 Khiry Robinson, RB4 Travaris Cadet (Out)
  9. Buffalo vs. San Diego (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 C.J. Spiller, RB2 Fred Jackson (Pro)
  10. San Diego at Buffalo (allows 19.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ryan Mathews (Pro), RB2 Donald Brown, RB3 Danny Woodhead, RB4 Ronnie Brown

Toughest Matchups

  1. Oakland at New England (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Maurice Jones-Drew (Pro), RB2 Darren McFadden, RB3 Marcel Reece
  2. Minnesota at New Orleans (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Adrian Peterson (Out), RB3 Matt Asiata (Pro)
  3. Houston at New York Giants (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Arian Foster (IR), RB2 Dennis Johnson (Out), RB3 Javarris Williams, RB3 Jonathan Grimes
  4. St. Louis vs. Dallas (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Zac Stacy, RB2 Benny Cunningham, RB3 Daryl Richardson (Out), RB4 Isaiah Pead
  5. Denver at Seattle (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Montee Ball, RB2 Ronnie Hillman, RB3 C.J. Anderson (Out)
  6. Green Bay at Detroit (allows 15.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy (Pro), RB2 Johnathan Franklin (IR), RB3 DuJuan Harris (IR)
  7. San Francisco at Arizona (allows 16.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Frank Gore (Pro), RB2 Kendall Hunter, RB3 Marcus Lattimore (IR), RB4 LaMichael James
  8. Cincinnati vs. Tennessee (allows 16.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Giovani Bernard, RB2 BenJarvus Green-Ellis
  9. Baltimore at Cleveland (allows 16.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ray Rice (Pro), RB2 Bernard Pierce
  10. Dallas at St. Louis (allows 16.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeMarco Murray, RB2 Joseph Randle, RB3 Phillip Tanner
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