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Analyzing Fantasy Matchups - Week 11

Postby mattb47 » Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:20 am

Here are the week 11 best/worst matchups of the week according to my spreadsheet analysis at each fantasy position. Of course I can't give information about each player and matchup so if you have any more specific questions about a player or anything, let me know and I can dig up whatever stats you guys need from what I have.

These rankings are based on projected points for the players based on their average production and the matchup quality. The number in parentheses is the rank of the defense against that position (#1 is easiest matchup, #32 is most difficult)

Quarterbacks

Top 10 Plays

1. Aaron Rodgers vs. Tampa Bay (12th)
2. Tom Brady vs. Kansas City (10th)
3. Eli Manning vs. Philadelphia (5th)
4. Matthew Stafford vs. Carolina (21st)
5. Ryan Fitzpatrick vs. Miami (6th)
6. Matt Ryan vs. Tennessee (9th)
7. Cam Newton vs. Detroit (30th)
8. Josh Freeman vs. Green Bay (4th)
9. Tony Romo vs. Washington (25th)
10. Alex Smith vs. Arizona (11th)

5 Worst Plays

28. Blaine Gabbert vs. Cleveland (26th)
27. Sam Bradford vs. Seattle (17th)
26. John Beck vs. Dallas (24th)
25. Tarvaris Jackson vs. St. Louis (20th)
24. Andy Dalton vs. Baltimore (31st)

I'm a little more wary of the guys who have the tougher matchups but a higher projection because they've averaged so many points all season (i.e. Cam Newton up against the 3rd toughest matchup, Romo up against the 8th toughest).

Running Backs

Top 10 Plays

1. Michael Bush vs. Minnesota (14th)
2. Michael Turner vs. Tennessee (4th)
3. LeSean McCoy vs. New York Giants (11th)
4. Adrian Peterson vs. Oakland (3rd)
5. Brandon Jacobs vs. Philadelphia (6th)
6. Ray Rice vs. Cincinnati (16th)
7. Frank Gore/Kendall Hunter vs. Arizona (10th)
8. Reggie Bush vs. Buffalo (5th)
9. Maurice Jones-Drew vs. Cleveland (9th)
10. DeMarco Murray vs. Washington (21st)

5 Worst Plays (Among RB1s)

28. Chris Ogbonnaya vs. Jacksonville (25th)
27. Cedric Benson vs. Baltimore (29th)
26. Beanie Wells vs. San Francisco (32nd)
25. Chris Johnson vs. Atlanta (27th)
24. DeAngelo Williams/Jonathan Stewart vs. Detroit (24th)

Wide Receivers

Top 10 Plays

1. Wes Welker vs. Kansas City (11th)
2. Steve Smith vs. Detroit (6th)
3. Larry Fitzgerald vs. San Francisco (8th)
4. Brandon Marshall vs. Buffalo (4th)
5. Calvin Johnson vs. Carolina (29th)
6. Greg Jennings vs. Tampa Bay (13th)
7. Denarius Moore vs. Minnesota (21st)
8. Stevie Johnson vs. Miami (5th)
9. Dez Bryant vs. Washington (17th)
10. Vincent Jackson vs. Chicago (20th)

5 Worst Plays (Among WR1s)

28. Mike Thomas vs. Cleveland (24th)
27. Jabar Gaffney vs. Dallas (25th)
26. DeSean Jackson vs. New York Giants (28th)
25. Roddy White vs. Tennessee (31st)
24. Sidney Rice vs. St. Louis (19th)

Tight Ends

Top 10 Plays

1. Aaron Hernandez/Rob Gronkowski vs. Kansas City (8th)
2. Ed Dickson/Dennis Pitta vs. Cincinnati (1st)
3. Greg Olsen/Jeremy Shockey vs. Detroit (12th)
4. Tony Gonzalez vs. Tennessee (9th)
5. Vernon Davis vs. Arizona (10th)
6. Jason Witten vs. Washington (13th)
7. Fred Davis vs. Dallas (14th)
8. Ben Watson vs. Jacksonville (11th)
9. Brandon Pettigrew vs. Carolina (22nd)
10. Jermichael Finley vs. Tampa Bay (17th)

5 Worst Plays

28. Zach Miller vs. St. Louis (32nd)
27. Leonard Pope vs. New England (15th)
26. Marcedes Lewis vs. Cleveland (2nd)
25. Visanthe Shiancoe vs. Oakland (25th)
24. Lance Kendricks vs. Seattle (5th)
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