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. Denver at Dallas (allows 25.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Montee Ball, RB2 Ronnie Hillman, RB3 C.J. Anderson (Out)
  2. New Orleans at Chicago (allows 24.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Pierre Thomas (Pro), RB2 Mark Ingram, RB3 Khiry Robinson, RB4 Travaris Cadet (Out)
  3. Kansas City at Tennessee (allows 22.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jamaal Charles (Out), RB2 Knile Davis, RB3 Anthony Sherman
  4. San Diego at Oakland (allows 21.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ryan Mathews (Pro), RB2 Donald Brown, RB3 Danny Woodhead, RB4 Ronnie Brown
  5. Jacksonville at St. Louis (allows 21.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB2 Toby Gerhart, RB3 Jordan Todman, RB3 Denard Robinson
  6. Detroit at Green Bay (allows 20.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Reggie Bush, RB2 Joique Bell (Pro), RB3 Theo Riddick
  7. New York Jets at Atlanta (allows 20.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Chris Ivory (Pro), RB2 Bilal Powell, RB3 Mike Goodson (IR)
  8. San Francisco vs. Houston (allows 20.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Frank Gore (Pro), RB2 Kendall Hunter, RB3 Marcus Lattimore (IR), RB4 LaMichael James
  9. St. Louis vs. Jacksonville (allows 20.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Zac Stacy, RB2 Benny Cunningham, RB3 Daryl Richardson (Out), RB4 Isaiah Pead
  10. Baltimore at Miami (allows 20.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ray Rice (Pro), RB2 Bernard Pierce

Toughest Matchups

  1. Carolina at Arizona (allows 12.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeAngelo Williams, RB2 Mike Tolbert, RB3 Jonathan Stewart (Out), RB4 Kenjon Barner
  2. New England at Cincinnati (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Shane Vereen (Pro), RB3 Stevan Ridley, RB4 Brandon Bolden
  3. Arizona vs. Carolina (allows 14.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Andre Ellington, RB2 Stepfan Taylor (Out)
  4. Atlanta vs. New York Jets (allows 14.1 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Steven Jackson, RB2 Jacquizz Rodgers (Out)
  5. Indianapolis vs. Seattle (allows 14.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Trent Richardson, RB2 Ahmad Bradshaw (IR), RB3 Vick Ballard (IR)
  6. Green Bay vs. Detroit (allows 15.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy (Pro), RB2 Johnathan Franklin (IR), RB3 DuJuan Harris (IR)
  7. Houston at San Francisco (allows 15.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Arian Foster (IR), RB2 Dennis Johnson (Out), RB3 Javarris Williams, RB3 Jonathan Grimes
  8. Miami vs. Baltimore (allows 16.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Lamar Miller, RB2 Mike Gillislee (Out)
  9. Chicago vs. New Orleans (allows 16.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Matt Forte
  10. Oakland vs. San Diego (allows 16.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Maurice Jones-Drew (Pro), RB2 Darren McFadden, RB3 Marcel Reece
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