Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 1 WRs
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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. Carolina at Tampa Bay (allows 27.4 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Jerricho Cotchery, WR2 Marvin McNutt, WR3 Tiquan Underwood, WR3 Tavarres King (Out)
  2. New Orleans at Atlanta (allows 27.1 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Marques Colston (Pro), WR2 Kenny Stills, WR3 Nick Toon (Out), WR4 Robert Meachem
  3. Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville (allows 25.5 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Jeremy Maclin (IR), WR2 Riley Cooper, WR3 Damaris Johnson
  4. Chicago vs. Buffalo (allows 25.5 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Brandon Marshall, WR2 Alshon Jeffery, WR3 Domenik Hixon, WR4 Marquess Wilson, WR4 Josh Morgan (Out)
  5. Dallas vs. San Francisco (allows 25.4 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Dez Bryant (Pro), WR2 Terrance Williams, WR3 Cole Beasley, WR4 Dwayne Harris (Pro)
  6. Cleveland at Pittsburgh (allows 24.9 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Josh Gordon, WR2 Greg Little, WR3 Andrew Hawkins, WR4 Travis Benjamin (IR)
  7. St. Louis vs. Minnesota (allows 24.3 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Tavon Austin (Out), WR2 Chris Givens, WR3 Stedman Bailey, WR4 Kenny Britt (Out), WR5 Austin Pettis
  8. Jacksonville at Philadelphia (allows 23.9 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Justin Blackmon (Sus), WR2 Cecil Shorts (IR), WR3 Ace Sanders (Pro), WR4 Mike Brown (Pro)
  9. Tennessee at Kansas City (allows 23.7 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Kendall Wright, WR2 Nate Washington, WR3 Justin Hunter, WR4 Dexter McCluster
  10. Atlanta vs. New Orleans (allows 23.5 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Julio Jones (IR), WR2 Roddy White, WR3 Harry Douglas, WR4 Devin Hester, WR5 Drew Davis

Toughest Matchups

  1. Arizona vs. San Diego (allows 17.1 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Larry Fitzgerald, WR2 Michael Floyd, WR3 Ted Ginn
  2. Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland (allows 17.9 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Antonio Brown, WR2 Markus Wheaton (Pro), WR3 Lance Moore, WR4 Derek Moye
  3. Baltimore vs. Cincinnati (allows 18.3 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Torrey Smith (Pro), WR2 Steve Smith (Out), WR3 Jacoby Jones, WR4 Marlon Brown, WR5 Deonte Thompson (Out)
  4. Buffalo at Chicago (allows 18.4 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Stevie Johnson (Out), WR2 Robert Woods, WR2 Mike Williams (IR), WR3 Marquise Goodwin (Pro), WR4 T.J. Graham
  5. Green Bay at Seattle (allows 18.6 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Randall Cobb (Pro), WR2 Jordy Nelson, WR3 Jarrett Boykin
  6. Kansas City vs. Tennessee (allows 18.8 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Dwayne Bowe (Out), WR2 Donnie Avery
  7. Detroit vs. New York Giants (allows 18.8 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Calvin Johnson (Out), WR2 Golden Tate, WR3 Kris Durham, WR4 Jeremy Ross, WR5 Kevin Ogletree
  8. Tampa Bay vs. Carolina (allows 18.9 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Vincent Jackson, WR4 Russell Shepard, WR5 Chris Owusu, WR6 Louis Murphy
  9. Denver vs. Indianapolis (allows 19.0 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Demaryius Thomas (Pro), WR2 Wes Welker (Out), WR3 Emmanuel Sanders (Pro), WR4 Andre Caldwell, WR5 Jordan Norwood
  10. Seattle vs. Green Bay (allows 20.5 points per game to WRs)
    WR1 Percy Harvin (Out), WR2 Doug Baldwin, WR3 Jermaine Kearse (Pro)
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