Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 17 RBs
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Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 17

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 Atlanta (allows 24.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeAngelo Williams, RB2 Mike Tolbert, RB3 Jonathan Stewart (Out), RB4 Kenjon Barner
  2. Tennessee vs. Indianapolis (allows 23.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB2 Shonn Greene
  3. New York Jets at Miami (allows 23.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Chris Ivory (Pro), RB2 Bilal Powell, RB3 Mike Goodson (IR)
  4. Jacksonville at Houston (allows 22.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB2 Toby Gerhart, RB3 Jordan Todman, RB3 Denard Robinson
  5. Houston vs. Jacksonville (allows 20.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Arian Foster (IR), RB2 Dennis Johnson (Out), RB3 Javarris Williams, RB3 Jonathan Grimes
  6. Buffalo at New England (allows 20.4 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 C.J. Spiller, RB2 Fred Jackson (Pro)
  7. Denver vs. Oakland (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Montee Ball, RB2 Ronnie Hillman, RB3 C.J. Anderson (Out)
  8. Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati (allows 20.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Le'Veon Bell, RB2 LeGarrette Blount
  9. San Diego at Kansas City (allows 19.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ryan Mathews (Pro), RB2 Donald Brown, RB3 Danny Woodhead, RB4 Ronnie Brown
  10. Tampa Bay vs. New Orleans (allows 19.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Doug Martin (IR), RB2 Mike James (IR), RB3 Bobby Rainey, RB4 Brian Leonard

Toughest Matchups

  1. Arizona at San Francisco (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Andre Ellington, RB2 Stepfan Taylor (Out)
  2. Cleveland at Baltimore (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Ben Tate (IR), RB2 Dion Lewis (IR), RB3 Edwin Baker, RB4 Fozzy Whittaker, RB5 Chris Ogbonnaya
  3. Kansas City vs. San Diego (allows 13.8 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Jamaal Charles (Out), RB2 Knile Davis, RB3 Anthony Sherman
  4. Indianapolis at Tennessee (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Trent Richardson, RB2 Ahmad Bradshaw (IR), RB3 Vick Ballard (IR)
  5. Detroit at Green Bay (allows 14.0 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Reggie Bush, RB2 Joique Bell (Pro), RB3 Theo Riddick
  6. St. Louis at Seattle (allows 15.3 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Zac Stacy, RB2 Benny Cunningham, RB3 Daryl Richardson (Out), RB4 Isaiah Pead
  7. Green Bay vs. Detroit (allows 16.5 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Eddie Lacy (Pro), RB2 Johnathan Franklin (IR), RB3 DuJuan Harris (IR)
  8. Dallas at (allows 16.6 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 DeMarco Murray, RB2 Joseph Randle, RB3 Phillip Tanner
  9. Miami vs. New York Jets (allows 16.7 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Lamar Miller, RB2 Mike Gillislee (Out)
  10. Atlanta vs. Carolina (allows 16.9 points per game to RBs)
    RB1 Steven Jackson, RB2 Jacquizz Rodgers (Out)
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