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RosterWatch Week 16 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 Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill, and would like to see how he matches up against the defense he faces this week.

First, look down the list and find the Chiefs (Hill’s team). You will see that the Chiefs’ opponent (OPP) is the Falcons in Week 16, 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 CHIEFS, but rather, for the OPPONENT THEY FACE IN THIS GIVEN WEEK (the FALCONS). In the “OPP vs. WRs” cell for the Chiefs, you’ll notice a big, blue ‘No. 1’. This means Hill faces our best possible matchup for opposing WRs in Week 16 (the Falcons). This is a great indicator for fantasy owners of Hill as well as other Chiefs wideouts like Sammy Watkins, and it’s 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. Thanks for the tool as always, gents! Curious about Denver against WRs. They have dropped since last week when they were 31, but why are they remaining so high with all the injuries?

  2. Post By Robert Braswell

    Guys made the Championship round in both home leagues primarily with my draft ..Cant thank u guys enough…one more win to go

  3. PPR

    RB pick 2
    Jacobs, Dobbins, Pollard, Fournette

    WR pick 1
    TY Hilton, Curtis Samuel, Reagor.

  4. Ppr – need 1 we. 1 RBI’s and flex

    Mike Evans, DJ Moore, Jonathan Taylor, Dobbins, Antonio Gibson

    If Kittle Plays do I start him over Jonny Smith

    Browns Or Bears for Defense

    Thanks for the help this year, drafted with your sheet and made championship.

  5. Post By

    Hi Guys,thanks for all advice all season made 8 out of 12 Superbowls and 2 top 4 finishes appreciate the advice all season. I have a Question your match up tool is showing the Jets are 7 dark blue so 7th worst against TE and Vikings are 31 Red so 2nd best against TE but you have Hooper at 17 and Jared Cook at 11 ? I need to start 1 of them at TE can you tell me why the rankings are going against match up tool advice…Thanks.

  6. Post By

    December 26, 2020 at 10:57 am
    Need 2 of the following please. PPR: C.Godwin, C.Kupp, M.Gaskin, M.Gordon. Godwin plays at 1:00 today. Thanks

  7. Post By

    Hi guys, thanks again for another great year Championship game, for the flex: McKissic or Gibson (if plays), Gio B.; risk it with Pollard or play R. Gage (already starting Ridley? Thanks again guys!

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