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RosterWatch Week 11 Matchup Tool Now Available

alex bylineWelcome back.

This is a proprietary weekly tool provided by RosterWatch for our PRO community.

It is designed to be a decision-making tool for gauging the defensive opponents your fantasy players face. If you are new to this, our time-tested and most popular flagship in-season tool, the instructions for use couldn’t be simpler, and can be found below.

RW PRO users can download the matchup tool (or access the online tool for use) in the downloads section of their profile by clicking HERE.

DO NOT RELY ON “FANTASY POINTS AGAINST” as your primary indicator for player matchups ever again. It is a flawed metric, as you’ll see, which will cause you heartache and struggle.

The rankings represented here are derived via a proprietary algorithm which takes into account not only standard “fantasy points against” metrics, but also (and most importantly) weighted averages and medians of separate individual player and defensive-unit scouting grades for members of the 2020 unit that will be run-stopping, pass-rushing, or covering against the position in question, along with other analytic trends including projected game-script, game-flow, Vegas indicators, volume of total snaps and much, much, more.



To use the tool, think about your fantasy player.

Let’s say you own Cardinals WR Deandre Hopkins, and would like to see how he matches up against the defense he faces this week.

First, look down the list and find the Cardinals (Hopkins’ team). You will see that the Cardinals’ opponent (OPP) is the Seahawks in Week 11, and there are four color-coded cells in the horizontal columns marked “OPP vs. QBs,” “OPP vs. RBs,” “OPP vs. WRs” and “OPP vs. TEs.”


They are not the rankings for the CARDINALS, but rather, for the OPPONENT THEY FACE IN THIS GIVEN WEEK (the SEAHAWKS). In the “OPP vs. WRs” cell for the Cardinals, you’ll notice a big, blue ‘No. 1’. This means Hopkins faces our best possible matchup for opposing WRs in Week 11 (the Seahawks). This is a great indicator for owners Hopkins and other Cards wideouts, and is a positive one for those thinking of rostering them in DFS contests.

Repeat the same process for other players on your roster as you are trying to decide which players to start and which to sit in season-long leagues. Also use it to identify which upside-plays to roster in DFS contests based on matchup.

With the launch of the online tool, you can now sort by any column: vegas line, over/under, and matchup ranks vs. each position for easy reference. The Vegas lines are updated hourly for your reference and research.

“1″ is the best (easiest) matchup, “32″ is the worst (toughest).

(you like blue matchups best)

BLUE: Best Matchups
LIGHT BLUE: Borderline Top Matchups
WHITE: Neutral Matchups
LIGHT RED: Borderline Bottom Matchups
RED: Worst Matchups

++RW Proprietary Algorithm


  1. galladay or curtis samual for ros?

    1. Golladay under the assumption he’s back as soon as expected. Back at practice today.

  2. PPR Trade

    Giving: A. Robinson on his bye
    Getting: Lockett

    Trading him on his bye week to make sure to win this week. Lateral trade but does this trade make sense? Does the playoff schedule factor into this trade?

    1. it’s a lateral trade, but you’re making it for a reason, I think it’s fine.

  3. Trade offer

    Get- D Swift
    Give- James Robinson

    Leaning towards accepting but here’s my thoughts
    Robinson schedule is tough rest of season but he’s the only back in Jags right now… also I not sure if you can trust Detroit coaching staff…lol… Thoughts

    1. I wouldn’t make the trade, could look silly down the stretch but James RB1son has no competition for touches and you already mentioned your worry about DET staff.

      1. … thanks

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    Goedert, Andrews or TAYSOM at TE this week??? Full PPR…

    Thanks guys!

    1. If you can go Taysom, it feels like you are locking in 8+ opportunities between rushes, possible pass attempts and even receptions. I think you have to use him. Also, since you are playing on ESPN, just in case they switch him out of having TE eligibility, set him in your lineup in future weeks as well so you can have the option to use him even if they change the position designation.

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    Hey Fellas,
    Im 5-5 need a win to stay alive. Looks like I will be with out Mixon again this week.

    Give up

    Mike Thomas and Gio

  6. Post By

    Hi guys! Looking at hand cuffing D.Henry. Is it Foreman or McNichols? Also Herbert or Rodgers PPR? Tia

  7. Post By

    Swift looks in doubt – have Henry, Drake, and Edmonds, receivers are evans, Kirk, Cee Dee, m.brown, reagor, and Gallup. Need 4 in addition to Henry and Evans, please advise

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      Sorry 1/2 point

  8. Chark, Cooks, or CEH in Flex ?

    1. 1 pt ppr

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