Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 5 RBs
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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. San Diego vs. New York Jets (allows 24.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ryan Mathews (Pro), RB2 Donald Brown, RB3 Danny Woodhead, RB4 Marion Grice
  2. Chicago at Carolina (allows 23.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Forte, RB2 Ka'Deem Carey, RB3 Michael Ford, RB4 Shaun Draughn
  3. San Francisco vs. Kansas City (allows 23.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Frank Gore (Pro), RB2 Carlos Hyde (Pro), RB3 Marcus Lattimore (Pro), RB4 Kendall Hunter, RB5 LaMichael James
  4. Minnesota at Green Bay (allows 22.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Adrian Peterson (Pro), RB2 Matt Asiata, RB3 Jerick McKinnon
  5. Green Bay vs. Minnesota (allows 20.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy, RB3 James Starks, RB4 DuJuan Harris (Pro)
  6. Houston at Dallas (allows 20.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Arian Foster (Pro), RB2 Andre Brown, RB3 Dennis Johnson, RB5 Alfred Blue, RB6 Jonathan Grimes
  7. New York Giants vs. Atlanta (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Rashad Jennings, RB2 David Wilson (Que), RB3 Andre Williams, RB4 Peyton Hillis
  8. Baltimore at Indianapolis (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ray Rice, RB2 Bernard Pierce (Pro), RB3 Lorenzo Taliaferro
  9. Washington vs. Seattle (allows 19.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Alfred Morris, RB2 Roy Helu, RB3 Lache Seastrunk, RB4 Silas Redd, RB5 Chris Thompson (Pro)
  10. Seattle at Washington (allows 19.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Marshawn Lynch, RB2 Christine Michael, RB3 Robert Turbin

Toughest Matchups

  1. Tampa Bay at New Orleans (allows 0.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Doug Martin (Pro), RB2 Charles Sims, RB3 Mike James (Pro), RB4 Bobby Rainey
  2. Dallas vs. Houston (allows 0.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeMarco Murray, RB2 Lance Dunbar (Pro), RB3 Joseph Randle, RB4 Ryan Williams, RB5 Ben Malena
  3. Detroit vs. Buffalo (allows 0.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Reggie Bush, RB2 Joique Bell (Pro), RB3 Theo Riddick, RB4 Mikel Leshoure
  4. Philadelphia vs. St. Louis (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 LeSean McCoy, RB2 Darren Sproles, RB3 Chris Polk (Pro)
  5. Buffalo at Detroit (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 C.J. Spiller, RB2 Bryce Brown, RB3 Fred Jackson
  6. New England vs. Cincinnati (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Shane Vereen, RB2 Stevan Ridley, RB3 James White, RB4 Brandon Bolden
  7. Jacksonville vs. Pittsburgh (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Toby Gerhart, RB2 Jordan Todman, RB3 Denard Robinson, RB4 Storm Johnson
  8. New York Jets at San Diego (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Chris Johnson (Pro), RB2 Chris Ivory, RB3 Bilal Powell, RB4 Daryl Richardson
  9. Carolina vs. Chicago (allows 15.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeAngelo Williams, RB2 Jonathan Stewart, RB3 Mike Tolbert, RB4 Kenjon Barner
  10. Tennessee vs. Cleveland (allows 16.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Bishop Sankey, RB2 Shonn Greene, RB3 Dexter McCluster, RB4 Jackie Battle

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