Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 1 QBs
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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. Carolina at Tampa Bay (allows 20.6 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 Cam Newton (Pro), QB2 Derek Anderson
  2. Jacksonville at Philadelphia (allows 19.9 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 Chad Henne
  3. Tennessee at Kansas City (allows 19.9 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 Jake Locker (IR), QB2 Charlie Whitehurst
  4. Cleveland at Pittsburgh (allows 19.8 points per game to QBs)
  5. New York Jets vs. Oakland (allows 19.2 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 Michael Vick, QB2 Geno Smith
  6. New Orleans at Atlanta (allows 19.1 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 Drew Brees (Pro), QB2 Luke McCown
  7. New England at Miami (allows 19.0 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 Tom Brady (Pro), QB2 Ryan Mallett
  8. Dallas vs. San Francisco (allows 18.8 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 Tony Romo (IR), QB2 Kyle Orton
  9. San Diego at Arizona (allows 18.6 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 Philip Rivers, QB2 Kellen Clemens
  10. Atlanta vs. New Orleans (allows 18.3 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 Matt Ryan

Toughest Matchups

  1. Denver vs. Indianapolis (allows 12.5 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 Peyton Manning (Pro), QB2 Brock Osweiler
  2. Arizona vs. San Diego (allows 13.0 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 Carson Palmer (Pro), QB2 Drew Stanton (Pro)
  3. Seattle vs. Green Bay (allows 13.1 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 Russell Wilson, QB1 Terrelle Pryor, QB2 Tarvaris Jackson
  4. Indianapolis at Denver (allows 13.5 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 Andrew Luck, QB2 Matt Hasselbeck
  5. Cincinnati at Baltimore (allows 14.4 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 Andy Dalton
  6. Baltimore vs. Cincinnati (allows 14.6 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 Joe Flacco, QB2 Tyrod Taylor
  7. Green Bay at Seattle (allows 14.6 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 Aaron Rodgers (Pro), QB2 Matt Flynn
  8. Buffalo at Chicago (allows 14.8 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 E.J. Manuel (Out), QB2 Thaddeus Lewis (Pro)
  9. Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland (allows 15.0 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 Ben Roethlisberger, QB2 Bruce Gradkowski
  10. Kansas City vs. Tennessee (allows 15.1 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 Alex Smith (Out), QB2 Chase Daniel
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