Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 8 RBs
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Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 8

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. Denver vs. Washington (allows 24.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Montee Ball, RB2 Ronnie Hillman, RB3 C.J. Anderson (Out)
  2. Green Bay at Minnesota (allows 23.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy (Pro), RB2 Johnathan Franklin (IR), RB3 DuJuan Harris (IR)
  3. New York Giants at Philadelphia (allows 20.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Rashad Jennings, RB2 David Wilson (IR), RB3 Peyton Hillis (Pro)
  4. Miami at New England (allows 20.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Lamar Miller, RB2 Mike Gillislee (Out)
  5. Oakland vs. Pittsburgh (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Maurice Jones-Drew (Pro), RB2 Darren McFadden, RB3 Marcel Reece
  6. Philadelphia vs. New York Giants (allows 19.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 LeSean McCoy, RB2 Darren Sproles, RB3 Chris Polk, RB4 Bryce Brown
  7. Kansas City vs. Cleveland (allows 19.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jamaal Charles (Out), RB2 Knile Davis, RB3 Anthony Sherman
  8. New England vs. Miami (allows 19.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Shane Vereen (Pro), RB3 Stevan Ridley, RB4 Brandon Bolden
  9. San Francisco at Jacksonville (allows 19.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Frank Gore (Pro), RB2 Kendall Hunter, RB3 Marcus Lattimore (IR), RB4 LaMichael James
  10. Jacksonville vs. San Francisco (allows 18.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB2 Toby Gerhart, RB3 Jordan Todman, RB3 Denard Robinson

Toughest Matchups

  1. Buffalo at New Orleans (allows 0.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 C.J. Spiller, RB2 Fred Jackson (Pro)
  2. Cincinnati vs. New York Jets (allows 0.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Giovani Bernard, RB2 BenJarvus Green-Ellis
  3. Arizona vs. Atlanta (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Andre Ellington, RB2 Stepfan Taylor (Out)
  4. Washington at Denver (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Alfred Morris, RB2 Roy Helu
  5. New Orleans vs. Buffalo (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Pierre Thomas (Pro), RB2 Mark Ingram, RB3 Khiry Robinson, RB4 Travaris Cadet (Out)
  6. Carolina at Tampa Bay (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeAngelo Williams, RB2 Mike Tolbert, RB3 Jonathan Stewart (Out), RB4 Kenjon Barner
  7. Detroit vs. Dallas (allows 15.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Reggie Bush, RB2 Joique Bell (Pro), RB3 Theo Riddick
  8. Tampa Bay vs. Carolina (allows 16.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Doug Martin (IR), RB2 Mike James (IR), RB3 Bobby Rainey, RB4 Brian Leonard
  9. Pittsburgh at Oakland (allows 16.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Le'Veon Bell, RB2 LeGarrette Blount
  10. St. Louis vs. Seattle (allows 16.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Zac Stacy, RB2 Benny Cunningham, RB3 Daryl Richardson (Out), RB4 Isaiah Pead
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