Week 13 Fantasy Football Matchup Tool
Alex Dunlap, Rosterwatch.com
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.
It should optimally be used in conjunction with the snap counts and targets, and touches tool.
The rankings represented here are derived via a proprietary algorithm which takes into account not only standard “fantasy points against” metrics, 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.
To use the tool, think about your fantasy player.
Let’s say you own 49ers RB Frank Gore, and would like to see how he matches up against the defense he faces this week.
First look at the 49ers’ matchup for the week, and see what the number is inside the “vs. RBs” cell for their opponent.
Frank Gore is an RB, and you would like to know his opponent’s rank vs. that position.
As you will see, the 49ers are playing the St. Louis Rams, who have a big, blue No. 1 in their “vs. RBs” cell. This is a great indicator for Gore owners. The Rams have just this week assumed the role held previously by the Saints all season as the league’s biggest RB doormat.
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: Top 10 Best Matchup
LIGHT BLUE: Borderline Top 10 Matchup
LIGHT RED: Borderline Bottom 10 Matchup
RED: 10 Worst Matchups
+Based on Standard Scoring
++RW Proprietary Algorithm