2013 Week 1 Fantasy Football Matchup Tool
Alex Dunlap, Rosterwatch.com
I can’t believe it’s already that time again.
This is a weekly tool provided by RosterWatch.
It is designed to be a decision-making tie-breaker for gauging the defensive opponents your fantasy players face.
The rankings represented here are derived via a proprietary algorithm which takes into account not only standard “fantasy points against” metrics from 2012, but also weighted averages of separate individual player scouting grades for members of the unit that will be defending, pass rushing, or covering against the position in question. For the first 3 weeks of the season, trends to end 2012 are quantified and reflected in the overall matchup rating as well as offseason changes with a small bit of credence given to scouting metrics collected from starting units in the 2013 preseason.
To use the tool, think about your fantasy player.
Let’s say you own Falcons RB Steven Jackson, and would like to see how he matches up against the defense he faces this week.
First look at the Falcons matchup for the week, and see what the number is inside the “vs. RBs” cell for the Falcons OPPONENT.
(Jackson is an RB, and you would like to know his opponent’s rank vs. that position.)
As you will see, the Falcons are playing the New Orleans Saints, who have a big, blue ‘No. 1’ in their “vs. RBs” cell. This is a great indicator for Jackson owners.
Repeat the same process for other players on your roster as you are trying to decide which players to start and which to sit.
“1″ is the best matchup, “32″ is the worst.
BLUE: Best Matchups
LIGHT BLUE: Borderline Top Matchups
LIGHT RED: Borderline Bottom Matchups
RED: Worst Matchups
+Based on Standard Scoring
++RW Proprietary Algorithm