RosterWatch Week 13 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 2019 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 Jaguars WR DJ Chark, and would like to see how he matches up against the defense he faces this week.

First, look down the list and find the Jags (Chark’s team). You will see that the Jaguars’ opponent (OPP) is the Bucs in Week 13, 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 Jaguars, but rather, for the OPPONENT THEY FACE IN THIS GIVEN WEEK (the BUCS). In the “OPP vs. WRs” cell for the Jaguars, you’ll notice a big, blue ‘No. 1’. This means Chark faces our best possible matchup for opposing WRs in Week 13 (the BUCS). This is a great indicator for owners of Chark – and even his fellow WRs such as Chris Conley and Dede Westbrook – it 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. Please note that matchup rankings can shift through the week with line and O/U movements as well as injury news.

“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. Need to start 1RB and a Flex in a 1pt PPR in a must win game
    D Guice
    T Coleman
    B Snell
    B Scarbrough
    D Johnson
    A Robinson
    C Samuel

  2. Jeez– very difficult call b/t Coleman, Scarbrough, Snell at RB. — prob lean Coleman by a hair if unsure— keep using the tools and news to make that decision–

    Think your flex has to be ARob in PPR

  3. Post By

    Are you doing a daily pro cheat sheet for the thanksgiving games?

  4. Must win this week to make playoffs – K Murray or Darnold for the win? Drake or R Jones as an RB2 (I have Conner of course…)? Thanks, and appreciate all the help this season!

  5. Post By Fantasy Not So Bright

    I have Matt Ryan and Winston. Is there a concern that Tampa may bench Winston over all of the interceptions? Can I safely drop Ryan? I’d drop Ryan for a RB like Murray for my bench.

    1. I doubt they’ll bench him. he still gives them their best chance to win, INTs included. i don’t know about safely. someone will likely pick him up. i’d only do it if you’re a kamara owner.

  6. The Truth Ertz (6-6). Win and I’m in. Dak or Darnold (4pt passing td).
    Sit one of Amari, RWoods or Fuller. Thanks guys

    1. I could also sit 2 of Amari, Woods and Fuller and play Jamaal Williams in my flex

    2. i feel safer with darnold in this situation. i’d probably sit cooper, as crazy as that sounds.

  7. 1 point PPR Robinson, Landry, Hopkins, Boyd, Jones Jr., Hyde, R. Jones II, 2 WR and 1 Flex Please help

  8. landry, boyd, jones II

    Every week is a must win!!
    Been streaming QBs all year..need 1

    Wentz, Darnold, Carr, Mayfield?

  10. Post By Grumpy Munchkins

    First round of playoffs and your advice is the reason I’m in, thank you Trashman and RosterWatch!

    1PPR and need 2RBs, 2WR, Flex, and 1TE.

    RB: Nick Chubb, Mark Ingram, Tevin Coleman, Chris Carson, Rashaad Penny

    WR: Davonte Adams, Keenan Allen, Christian Kirk, DK Metcalf, Deebo Samuel (can pick up Tyler Boyd)

    TE: Jack Doyle or Ryan Griffin (can pick up Greg Olsen)

    I’ve never cashed in on this 20 team league (two independent 10 team conferences). Payouts are substantial. Appreciate the help!

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