Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 1 RBs
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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.

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Easiest Matchups

  1. New York Giants at Detroit (allows 25.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Rashad Jennings, RB2 David Wilson (IR), RB3 Peyton Hillis (Pro)
  2. Cincinnati at Baltimore (allows 24.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Giovani Bernard, RB2 BenJarvus Green-Ellis
  3. Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland (allows 22.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Le'Veon Bell, RB2 LeGarrette Blount
  4. Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville (allows 22.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 LeSean McCoy, RB2 Darren Sproles, RB3 Chris Polk, RB4 Bryce Brown
  5. Indianapolis at Denver (allows 21.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Trent Richardson, RB2 Ahmad Bradshaw (IR), RB3 Vick Ballard (IR)
  6. Arizona vs. San Diego (allows 21.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Andre Ellington, RB2 Stepfan Taylor (Out)
  7. San Francisco at Dallas (allows 20.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Frank Gore (Pro), RB2 Kendall Hunter, RB3 Marcus Lattimore (IR), RB4 LaMichael James
  8. New Orleans at Atlanta (allows 20.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Pierre Thomas (Pro), RB2 Mark Ingram, RB3 Khiry Robinson, RB4 Travaris Cadet (Out)
  9. San Diego at Arizona (allows 20.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ryan Mathews (Pro), RB2 Donald Brown, RB3 Danny Woodhead, RB4 Ronnie Brown
  10. Cleveland at Pittsburgh (allows 20.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ben Tate (IR), RB2 Dion Lewis (IR), RB3 Edwin Baker, RB4 Fozzy Whittaker, RB5 Chris Ogbonnaya

Toughest Matchups

  1. St. Louis vs. Minnesota (allows 12.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Zac Stacy, RB2 Benny Cunningham, RB3 Daryl Richardson (Out), RB4 Isaiah Pead
  2. Chicago vs. Buffalo (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Forte
  3. Seattle vs. Green Bay (allows 14.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Marshawn Lynch (Pro), RB2 Christine Michael (Out), RB3 Robert Turbin
  4. Tampa Bay vs. Carolina (allows 14.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Doug Martin (IR), RB2 Mike James (IR), RB3 Bobby Rainey, RB4 Brian Leonard
  5. Carolina at Tampa Bay (allows 14.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeAngelo Williams, RB2 Mike Tolbert, RB3 Jonathan Stewart (Out), RB4 Kenjon Barner
  6. Minnesota at St. Louis (allows 15.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Adrian Peterson (Out), RB3 Matt Asiata (Pro)
  7. Green Bay at Seattle (allows 15.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy (Pro), RB2 Johnathan Franklin (IR), RB3 DuJuan Harris (IR)
  8. New York Jets vs. Oakland (allows 16.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Chris Ivory (Pro), RB2 Bilal Powell, RB3 Mike Goodson (IR)
  9. Denver vs. Indianapolis (allows 16.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Montee Ball, RB2 Ronnie Hillman, RB3 C.J. Anderson (Out)
  10. Atlanta vs. New Orleans (allows 16.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Steven Jackson, RB2 Jacquizz Rodgers (Out)
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