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 at Oakland (allows 24.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ryan Mathews (Pro), RB2 Donald Brown, RB3 Danny Woodhead, RB4 Ronnie Brown
  2. Chicago vs. New Orleans (allows 23.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Forte
  3. San Francisco vs. Houston (allows 23.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Frank Gore (Pro), RB2 Kendall Hunter, RB3 Marcus Lattimore (IR), RB4 LaMichael James
  4. Green Bay vs. Detroit (allows 20.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy (Pro), RB2 Johnathan Franklin (IR), RB3 DuJuan Harris (IR)
  5. Houston at San Francisco (allows 20.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Arian Foster (IR), RB2 Dennis Johnson (Out), RB3 Javarris Williams, RB3 Jonathan Grimes
  6. New York Giants vs. Philadelphia (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Rashad Jennings, RB2 David Wilson (IR), RB3 Peyton Hillis (Pro)
  7. Baltimore at Miami (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ray Rice (Pro), RB2 Bernard Pierce
  8. Seattle at Indianapolis (allows 19.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Marshawn Lynch (Pro), RB2 Christine Michael (Out), RB3 Robert Turbin
  9. Arizona vs. Carolina (allows 19.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Andre Ellington, RB2 Stepfan Taylor (Out)
  10. St. Louis vs. Jacksonville (allows 19.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Zac Stacy, RB2 Benny Cunningham, RB3 Daryl Richardson (Out), RB4 Isaiah Pead

Toughest Matchups

  1. Oakland vs. San Diego (allows 0.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Maurice Jones-Drew (Pro), RB2 Darren McFadden, RB3 Marcel Reece
  2. Dallas vs. Denver (allows 0.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeMarco Murray, RB2 Joseph Randle, RB3 Phillip Tanner
  3. Detroit at Green Bay (allows 0.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Reggie Bush, RB2 Joique Bell (Pro), RB3 Theo Riddick
  4. Philadelphia at New York Giants (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 LeSean McCoy, RB2 Darren Sproles, RB3 Chris Polk, RB4 Bryce Brown
  5. Buffalo at Cleveland (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 C.J. Spiller, RB2 Fred Jackson (Pro)
  6. New England at Cincinnati (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Shane Vereen (Pro), RB3 Stevan Ridley, RB4 Brandon Bolden
  7. Jacksonville at St. Louis (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB2 Toby Gerhart, RB3 Jordan Todman, RB3 Denard Robinson
  8. New York Jets at Atlanta (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Chris Ivory (Pro), RB2 Bilal Powell, RB3 Mike Goodson (IR)
  9. Carolina at Arizona (allows 15.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeAngelo Williams, RB2 Mike Tolbert, RB3 Jonathan Stewart (Out), RB4 Kenjon Barner
  10. Tennessee vs. Kansas City (allows 16.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB2 Shonn Greene
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