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. Washington vs. Philadelphia (allows 21.4 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 Robert Griffin III (Out), QB2 Colt McCoy, QB2 Kirk Cousins
  2. Carolina vs. Seattle (allows 20.6 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 Cam Newton (Pro), QB2 Derek Anderson
  3. Jacksonville vs. Kansas City (allows 19.9 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 Chad Henne
  4. Tennessee at Pittsburgh (allows 19.9 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 Jake Locker (IR), QB2 Charlie Whitehurst
  5. Cleveland vs. Miami (allows 19.8 points per game to QBs)
  6. New York Jets vs. Tampa Bay (allows 19.2 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 Michael Vick, QB2 Geno Smith
  7. New Orleans vs. Atlanta (allows 19.1 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 Drew Brees (Pro), QB2 Luke McCown
  8. New England at Buffalo (allows 19.0 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 Tom Brady (Pro), QB2 Ryan Mallett
  9. Dallas vs. New York Giants (allows 18.8 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 Tony Romo (IR), QB2 Kyle Orton
  10. San Diego vs. Houston (allows 18.6 points per game to QBs)
    QB1 Philip Rivers, QB2 Kellen Clemens

Toughest Matchups

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