2011 Week 6: Favorable Matchups Based on Fantasy Points Against

Last year yours truly was one of the first in the industry to provide you with weekly fantasy points against stats so that you could be more informed on start/sit decisions.  Now that everyone has caught onto that bandwagon, I intend on leaving them to do the hard leg work in producing the raw data.

Here at Chinstrap Ninja’s we will list who you should be starting based on the analyzed data.

The fantasy points against stats can be found here courtesy of Yahoo Sports.

First off to let you know the ground rules here.  We ALWAYS recommend that you start your STUDS EVERY week.

My current studly ranks will be included at the top for reference.

So without further ado here are the rankings:

Quarterback

STUDS:  Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Philip Rivers(ON BYE), Tom Brady, Michael Vick, Cam Newton, Matthew Stafford

Top 10 other favorable matchups:

1.  Sam Bradford

2.  Tony Romo

3.  Mark Sanchez

4.  Colt McCoy

5.  Eli Manning

6.  Josh Freeman

7.  Jay Cutler

8.  Rex Grossman

9.  Ben Roethlisberger

10.  Andy Dalton

Running Back

STUDS:  Chris Johnson(ON BYE), Adrian Peterson, Ray Rice, Arian Foster, Frank Gore, Michael Turner, Steven Jackson, Darren McFadden, LeSean McCoy, Fred Jackson(By popular demand)

Top 10 other favorable matchups:

1.  Ryan Torain/Tim Hightower

2.  Peyton Hillis/Montario Hardesty

3.  James Starks

4.  Daniel Thomas

5.  Cedric Benson

6.  Felix Jones

7.  LeGarrette Blount(Injury check)/Earnest Graham

8.  Ahmad Bradshaw

9.  Matt Forte

10.  Maurice Jones-Drew

Wide Receiver

STUDS:  Andre Johnson(INJURED), Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald(ON BYE), Hakeem Nicks, Mike Wallace, Roddy White, Vincent Jackson(ON BYE), Greg Jennings, Wes Welker

Top 10 favorable matchups:

1.  Miles Austin/Dez Bryant

2.  Steve Smith(Car)

3.  AJ Green

4.  Santonio Holmes

5.  Mike Sims-Walker/Danario Alexander/Brandon Gibson

6.  Jordy Nelson

7.  Mario Manningham/Victor Cruz

8.  Stevie Johnson

9.  Anquan Boldin/Torrey Smith

10.  Mohamed Massaquoi/Greg Little

Tight End

STUDS:  Jason Witten, Jermichael Finley, Vernon Davis, Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham

Top 10 other favorable matchups:

1.  Heath Miller

2.  Dustin Keller

3.  Kevin Boss

4.  Jake Ballard

5.  Aaron Hernandez

6.  Fred Davis

7.  Lance Kendricks

8.  Marcedes Lewis

9.  Dallas Clark

10.  Brandon Pettigrew

 Defense

Green Bay should be the top scoring defense this week based on fantasy points against.

12 Responses to “2011 Week 6: Favorable Matchups Based on Fantasy Points Against”


  1. Joe

    again…how is welker not on the STUDS list?!?!?!?! He seems to be matchup proof and plays a weak dallas D…really? lol

  2. Sockonfl

    Joe:

    I did remember to denote the bye weeks this week with the studs. It was an oversight on my part to not put Welker as a stud WR moving forward. It has now been corrected as you can see above. Thanks for keeping me on my toes.

  3. Matt 278

    When is Dwayne Bowe going to be on the stud list? Is it because he’s on a bye week? Even when Cassell is struggling, Bowe seems to always catch a pass and bust it for a lot of yardage.

  4. Sockonfl

    Matt 278: I must agree with you. I am deeply saddened that I traded away Bowe in a dynasty league I am in. But he has been rock solid the past two seasons. That was a work of art the catch he made in week 5 vs. Indy wasn’t it?? I will put Bowe on the list next week, since he is on bye this week. Thanks for bringing his name up for consideration.

  5. Chris

    Hey Sockonfl,

    Hope things are going well for you.

    I am about to secure a trade and receive Philip Rivers as part of the deal. I am contemplating offering him as an immediate trade even up for Romo. They guy who owns Romo also owns Fitzpatrick and plays Fitzy most of the time, so I think there is at least a decent shot he would accept.

    Romo is only 9 points behind Rivers in our scoring system and has already had his bye. What are your thoughts on this one?

    Thanks,

  6. Warren

    Sam Bradford vs Green Bay is number 1 aside from studs, but Ryan Fitzpatrick in a shootout game isnt even on the list… what a load of garbage. last time i look at this site

  7. Warren

    Colt Mccoy and Andy Dalton also! AND MARK SANCHEZ! wtf is this

  8. Sockonfl

    Warren you oviously don’t understand what this article is getting at so I will explain.

    These are not weekly rankings they are the list of players that have the most favorable matchups based on fantasy points against statistics.

    What fantasy points against represents is a summation of how each teams defenses yield fantasy points to the various fantasy offensive positions. The ones that yield the most points have the most favorable matchups.

    For instance this week Denver leads in yield points to quarterbacks but they are on a bye. The team that yields the second most points to quarterbacks is Green Bay. St Louis is playing Green Bay thus Bradford has the most favorable matchup.

    That doesn’t mean you should start him over a better quarterback that also has a decent matchup.

  9. Sockonfl

    Chris:

    Glad you are doing well. Yes Rivers has struggled this year and I think that can be attributed to him missing his main target Antonio Gates. It doesn’t sound promising that he will see him soon either. Romo has a lot of talented weapons in that offense. I would make the deal and trade Rivers for Romo.

  10. RickC

    No love for Tony Gonzalas at all? He’s easily a top ten tight end this year, as always.

  11. wallyee

    homo for rivers u guys are tards

  12. Chris

    wallyee,

    That’s quite an intelligent and insightful comment. I bet your posts are among the internets’ most valued treasures.