Fantasy points allowed by position after Week 2 [FFB]

One of the key pieces to the matchup rankings puzzle is team fantasy points allowed by position.

In other words, it’s important to know how many fantasy points the Broncos have allowed running backs to score in 2009. (They’re pretty stingy through two games, by the way.)

We’re still only two weeks in, so these rankings still contain some outliers. But after next week, and most definitely after Week 4, these numbers should be vital to your game day lineup decisions.

I’m going to post the top 10 teams and bottom 10 teams in fantasy points allowed by position after two weeks of the 2009 NFL season:

Quarterbacks

Top 10 (Good for QBs) Bottom 10 (Bad for QBs)
Tennessee
Detroit
Buffalo
Tampa Bay
Baltimore
Dallas
Miami
Jacksonville
St. Louis
New Orleans

Indianapolis
Denver
New York Jets
Seattle
Minnesota
Washington
Cleveland
New York Giants
San Diego
Oakland

*Oakland and Cleveland are bad matchups? Shocking.

Running backs

Top 10 (Good for RBs) Bottom 10 (Bad for RBs)

Houston
Cleveland
Kansas City 
Indianapolis
Philadelphia
Detroit
Seattle
San Diego
Carolina
New York Giants

Tennessee
New York Jets
Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
Arizona
Minnesota
New Orleans
Denver
Chicago
Washington

*Blame Chris Johnson for the Texans ranking, but if that defense covers players like they did Johnson, it’ll be a long season in Houston.

Wide receivers

Top 10 (Good) Bottom 10 (Bad)

Tennessee
Tampa Bay
Dallas
Detroit
Jacksonville
Green Bay
New Orleans
Baltimore
Buffalo
Cincinnati

Seattle
New York Giants
New England
Minnesota
Miami
New York Jets
Indianapolis
Carolina
Denver
St. Louis

*Surprising to see Tennessee and Dallas as good WR matchups, but these rankings should balance out with Mario Manningham, Steve Smith and Andre Johnson out of town.

Tight Ends

Top 10 (Start’em) Bottom 10 (Sit’em)

Buffalo
Miami
St. Louis
Tennessee
Detroit
New York Giants
Carolina
New England
Minnesota
Pittsburgh

Indianapolis
Denver
San Francisco
Green Bay
New York Jets
Philadelphia
Jacksonville
Seattle
Washington
Cleveland

 

Kickers

Top 10 (Win) Bottom 10 (Lose)

Tampa Bay
Baltimore
Indianapolis
Kansas City
Detroit
New Orleans
Miami
Cleveland
Tennessee
New England

Buffalo
Jacksonville
Denver
Chicago
Pittsburgh
New York Jets
Oakland
Atlanta
Washington
Carolina

 

Defense/Special Teams

Top 10 (Yes) Bottom 10 (No)

Carolina
Cleveland
Philadelphia
Cincinnati
Jacksonville
Minnesota
St. Louis
Dallas
Detroit
Green Bay

New York Giants
Denver
Tennessee
Indianapolis
Atlanta
Seattle
Kansas City
Chicago
Buffalo
Arizona

 

Besides the matchup defense by committee, how much do you use matchups to determine your lineups? Let us know in the comments.

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