These matchups are going to be a little light on commentary this week.
At least that’s my plan.
I’m trying something new at Draft Kings and I want to put some time into it. Hopefully it works and we can use it to our advantage for the rest of the season.
I have high confidence in these matchups. We’re only talking about teams that have meet good/bad matchup criteria for the whole season, the last five weeks and the last three weeks. If a matchup doesn’t fit in all three categories, then it has to have a significant number in the last-five-weeks and last-three-weeks.
The players are ordered based on season-long adjusted fantasy points allowed. The numbers next to the names are fantasy points allowed by position and the NFL rank in that category in the last five weeks. For receivers we’ve included the yards the defense has allowed per game to that receiver type.
Best running back receiving matchups
Isaiah Crowell/Terrance West vs. Indianapolis — 57.6 yards
Jonathan Stewart vs. New Orleans — 55.9
Doug Martin/Charles Sims vs. Detroit — 54.9
Le’Veon Bell/Dri Archer vs. Cincinnati — 51.5
Eddie Lacy/James Starks vs. Atlanta — 50.5
Ryan Mathews/Branden Oliver vs. New England — 48.7
Frank Gore/Carlos Hyde vs. Oakland — 45.1
Fred Jackson/Bryce Brown vs. Denver — 44.2
Denard Robinson/Jordan Todman vs. Houston — 44.1
Bishop Sankey/Dexter McCluster vs. New York Giants — 43.8
Rashad Jennings/Andre Williams vs. Tennessee — 22.8 yards
Latavius Murray/Darren McFadden vs.San Francisco — 27 yards
Tre Maason/Benjamin Cunningham vs. Washington — 28.5
Lamar Miller vs. Baltimore — 30
Matt Asiata/Ben Tate vs. New York Jets — 30.2
Mark Ingram/Pierre Thomas vs. Carolina — 32.2
Jamaal Charles vs. Arizona — 32.8
Stepfan Taylor/Marion Grice/Robert Hughes vs. Kansas City — 33 yards
Daniel Herron/Trent Richardson vs. Cleveland — 34.2
Giovani Bernard/Jeremy Hill vs. Pittsburgh — 34.5