Fantasy Football Matchup Analyzer: Week 1 TEs
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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. San Diego at Arizona (allows 15.2 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Ladarius Green, TE2 Antonio Gates, TE3 John Phillips (Pro)
  2. St. Louis vs. Minnesota (allows 10.1 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Jared Cook, TE2 Lance Kendricks
  3. Philadelphia vs. Jacksonville (allows 9.9 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Zach Ertz, TE2 Brent Celek
  4. San Francisco at Dallas (allows 9.5 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Vernon Davis, TE2 Vance McDonald, TE3 Garrett Celek
  5. New England at Miami (allows 9.1 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Rob Gronkowski (Que), TE2 D.J. Williams, TE3 Michael Hoomanawanui
  6. New Orleans at Atlanta (allows 9.0 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Jimmy Graham, TE2 Ben Watson, TE3 Josh Hill
  7. Indianapolis at Denver (allows 9.0 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Dwayne Allen (Pro), TE2 Coby Fleener, TE3 Weslye Saunders, TE4 Erik Swoope
  8. Buffalo at Chicago (allows 9.0 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Scott Chandler, TE2 Tony Moeaki
  9. Seattle vs. Green Bay (allows 8.9 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Luke Willson, TE2 Zach Miller, TE3 Anthony McCoy (Pro)
  10. Kansas City vs. Tennessee (allows 8.8 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Travis Kelce (Pro), TE2 Anthony Fasano, TE3 Sean McGrath

Toughest Matchups

  1. New York Giants at Detroit (allows 5.8 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Adrien Robinson, TE2 Kellen Davis
  2. Minnesota at St. Louis (allows 5.9 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Kyle Rudolph (Pro), TE2 Rhett Ellison, TE3 Chase Ford
  3. Tennessee at Kansas City (allows 6.1 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Delanie Walker, TE2 Craig Stevens, TE3 Taylor Thompson
  4. Baltimore vs. Cincinnati (allows 6.7 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Dennis Pitta, TE2 Owen Daniels, TE3 Crockett Gillmore
  5. Denver vs. Indianapolis (allows 6.7 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Julius Thomas, TE2 Jacob Tamme
  6. Chicago vs. Buffalo (allows 6.8 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Martellus Bennett, TE2 Dante Rosario
  7. Jacksonville at Philadelphia (allows 7.0 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Marcedes Lewis, TE2 Clay Harbor (Pro)
  8. Arizona vs. San Diego (allows 7.3 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 John Carlson (Pro), TE2 Troy Niklas, TE3 Robert Housler, TE4 Jake Ballard
  9. Cincinnati at Baltimore (allows 7.3 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Tyler Eifert, TE2 Jermaine Gresham, TE3 Orson Charles
  10. Atlanta vs. New Orleans (allows 7.4 points per game to TEs)
    TE1 Levine Toilolo, TE3 Bear Pascoe

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