Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 1 DEFs
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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. Seattle at Carolina (allows 10.9 points per game to DEFs)
  2. Cleveland vs. Miami (allows 10.6 points per game to DEFs)
  3. Buffalo vs. New England (allows 9.8 points per game to DEFs)
  4. Atlanta at New Orleans (allows 9.7 points per game to DEFs)
  5. St. Louis vs. Arizona (allows 9.6 points per game to DEFs)
  6. Minnesota at Detroit (allows 9.1 points per game to DEFs)
  7. New England at Buffalo (allows 8.1 points per game to DEFs)
  8. Baltimore at Denver (allows 8.0 points per game to DEFs)
  9. Denver vs. Baltimore (allows 7.9 points per game to DEFs)
  10. New York Jets vs. Tampa Bay (allows 7.8 points per game to DEFs)

Toughest Matchups

  1. Tennessee at Pittsburgh (allows 3.7 points per game to DEFs)
  2. New Orleans vs. Atlanta (allows 3.9 points per game to DEFs)
  3. Kansas City at Jacksonville (allows 4.4 points per game to DEFs)
  4. Dallas vs. New York Giants (allows 4.6 points per game to DEFs)
  5. Miami at Cleveland (allows 5.0 points per game to DEFs)
  6. Arizona at St. Louis (allows 5.1 points per game to DEFs)
  7. Jacksonville vs. Kansas City (allows 5.1 points per game to DEFs)
  8. San Francisco vs. Green Bay (allows 5.2 points per game to DEFs)
  9. Pittsburgh vs. Tennessee (allows 5.2 points per game to DEFs)
  10. Green Bay at San Francisco (allows 5.3 points per game to DEFs)
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