RosterWatch Week 2 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 Patriots RB Sony Michel, and would like to see how he matches up against the defense he faces this week.

First, look down the list and find the Patriots (Michel’s team). You will see that the Pats’ opponent (OPP) is the Dolphins in Week 2, 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 PATS, but rather, for the OPPONENT THEY FACE IN THIS GIVEN WEEK (the DOLPHINS). In the “OPP vs. RBs” cell for the Patriots, you’ll notice a big, blue ‘No. 1’. This means Michel faces our best possible matchup for opposing RBs in Week 1 (the Dolphins). This is a great indicator for owners of Sony Michel, and is a positive one for those thinking of rostering any of the Pats runners 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. Post By

    Team Name: Turned Down for Watt, 1-0. My 14 team league still has interesting WRs available: John Ross, Geronimo Allison, Mo Sanu, AJ Brown among others. Any of these sound better than current end of bench WRs (James Washington, Anthony Miller)? Thanks!

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      Yeah I agree, Ross is far more interesting than Miller right now.

  2. Post By Baron VonIronCock

    ross for miller maybe
    chi is clearly a run team
    sorry this golden son wont be coming home to roost anytime soon

  3. Post By Baron VonIronCock

    \my turn


    I am decent at rb
    SB \ Sea backfield\ guice\ Royce\hunt\ogabaowalleoa\

    do I move guice for a 2021 1st
    or mvs and a bag of dicks ?

    1. Can’t you sell Hunt for something? Can you do Hunt for MVS and some dicks? Guice was so close to taking job- I’m to trading him for an unknown RD1 pick two year from now. That’s cockamamie Baron

      1. Post By Baron VonIronCock

        LoL Thc Byron
        I am just so FED UP with this guy
        plus two lost seasons in a row, usually is a write off.

  4. 12 team standard league

    My RB’s – Fournette, Chubb, Ingram, A Jones, M Gordon
    My WR’s – Watkins, Ridley, J Gordon

    The way the league is set up I can play 3 RB’s and 1 WR
    Someone dropped Robert Woods in my league. Would you drop Melvin Gordon or Josh Gordon to pick Woods up?

    1. Melvin Gordon in a heartbeat

  5. .5 PPR and .5 per pass completion

    I was offered OJ Howard and Baker Mayfield for Kittle and Cousins…

    What do you guys think of that? I personally think I should counter with a Amari Cooper and Baker for Kittle and Cousins and then pick up Waller in FA:..

    My Team

    Qb: Kyler, Cousins
    WR: Godwin, Ridley, Kirk, Hardman
    RB: Chubb, Fournette, Mixon, Coleman, Samuels, Gio
    TE: Kittle

    Thank you!

    1. God no- Kittle is the best player in trade. Keep him!

    2. Your WR are fine – continue to matchup play and improve through waivers. Picking up Waller is still a good idea. If you can do that first- then think about trading Kittle for a WR.

  6. Is it an overreaction to dump Moncrief? Loved the target share, but all those dropped passes has got to open the door for James Washington right?

    Thoughts about dumping Moncrief for a flex stash: Hyde, Ronald Jones, Mostert, AJ Brown, Hardman – do i have those in the right order (per WWCS)?

    1. Moncrief sucks

    2. Yes, it’s beginning to look like JWash could be a bit sneaky through the back door

  7. Top waiver wire pick, and tyreek hill on my bench – desean jackson, tyrell williams, or other?

    1. Either is fine. Are you dropping Tyreek, though?

  8. Ppr just lost hunter Henry I have jack Doyle as a backup Fant is on the wire but would have to drop Doyle or keke to get him or hold with what I have

    1. Would pick up Fant is two seconds and drop either of those jakes

  9. 12 team 1 ppr.

    Trade away: Mark Andrews and John Ross.

    Receive: Jared Cook

    1. Don’t think so

  10. 10 team, standard scoring and someone just dropped Marvin Jones. John Ross is also available (saw some responses earlier in this thread). I drafted AMiller but concerned that Trubisky and offense strategy not favorable for Miller. Give Miller another week or two or drop for MJones or Ross?

    1. Okay then, just saw Hunter Henry is out 4-6 weeks w/ his knee and he’s my only TE. Question – time to drop him or AMiller for Andrews or Hooper? If best to just drop Hunter for a TE replacement, same question as above re: dropping Miller for either Jones or Ross. Thanks guys.

      1. Yes for Andrews – grab Noah Fant if you can

    2. Go for Ross

      1. Thanks Byron. I dropped AMiller for Andrews after I posted the question and just picked up John Ross by dropping HHenry…assumed that was your intent (to swap out TE Henry with Andrews). Unfortunately, I’d have to drop CSamuel or Guice to grab Fant to carry 2 TEs and don’t think that’s a good idea. However, let me know if you think it’s best to grab Fant (and just know Waller and Hockenson had already been grabbed off waivers) and probably release Guice.

  11. Post By

    12 team standard
    I have Edelman, Godwin, Ridley, and Samuels, Fitzgerald, Corey Davis, and Hardman on the bench. Got proposed a trade for Hardman and I’d get Hill. I think it give me a strong playoff run. What’s your thoughts?

    1. What you get Tyreek in exchange?! We aren’t talking Justice are we? Obviously they answer is yes if this is for Tyreek. If it is for Justice – I’d pass for now

  12. Some interesting drops — Cam, D Henderson and two other rookie RBs – J Jackson and D Thompson. were dropped. Also available is Ross, Sutton and Montcrief.
    My roster – QB just Baker — RBs are Chubb, Mcaffrey, Ingram, a Jones, Mccoy & L Murray — WR — K Allen, Godwin, Robinson we start 3 and C Samuel and D Pettis are on my bench.
    10 team .5 PPR

    Q – should I pick up Cam as backup QD (drop pettis?) Or go for a WR or an upside rookie RB? Also should I hold onto Samuel? thanks for your advice.

    1. Meant Justice Hill not J Jackson but Justin is also available

    2. You should go after Cam and Sutton, and Ross if you can

      No don’t drop Samuel, yet if you don’t have to. Try to trade a couple of guys for one slightly better guy in return if you can to clear a roster spot for more pick ups.

  13. Trade M Ingram for K Allen? Need WR help, have RBs…Bell, Fournett, Ingram Mack, T Colman, A Mattison.

    1/2 ppr 12 team league.

    Thanks for your assistance. You guys are the best.

    1. That’s fair. Would maybe like a tiny bit more, but that will be tough. With your other RBs I think it’s fine. Other option- sell super high on Mack and buy low on somebody like Davante Adams or Odell, Mike Evans, possibly even AB somehow

  14. Two different scenarios I’m trying to sort out. In full PPR, please pick two of Kupp, Diggs, Duke, and Josh Gordon.

    For no PPR, please pick two of Kupp, Duke, and Godwin ( I also have Evans here).

  15. Jeez- scenario 1— probably Gordon and Duke or Gordon and Diggs — maybe Duke and Diggs

    scenario 2—— Godwin if you can trade him or Evans…….+ Duke. Otherwise, you can’t keep two Bucs and will have to roll with Kupp and Duke

  16. Post By

    Who should I start: I need to pick 2 WR’s , 1 Point PPR. Options are:

    C. Samuel
    John Ross
    Marquise Brown

    1. Wait for rankings for sit/starts-

  17. 10 team PPR. RB’s are McCaffrey, Chubb, Carson, Mack, Sanders, McCoy, Hill, Coleman. Lighter at receiver. With the Coleman injury do you like McLaurin enough going forward to drop him? Thanks.

    1. Could see doing it to balance the roster- but don’t view that as totally equitable right now. Can you trade Marlon mack and or McCoy high for a buy low WR like Adams, Evans, Beckham, etc…?

  18. Do we believe Antonio Brown will be released/suspend and or put on the Commissioners list?

    Or are we sticking by Antonios side and riding him all season long?

    1. Depends on the market- and what I can get–somebody smart might try to swoop in on him cheap right now. Would you sell him for any of the top waiver wire WR on this week’s sheet?

      Other hand, if somebody makes me a what I consider a great offer, I could see taking it and walking

  19. Post By

    Should I drop Hunter Henry for Waller? Also I have Mayfield and Murray as my QB’s should I drop anyone of them for Stafford Wilson or Rivers?

    1. Yes on Waller

      Would probably / maybe drop Mayfield for Rivers

      1. Post By

        Now the real question on who to start Waller or Hooper? And I really dont wanna give up on Mayfield just yet ill see how he plays this week. So should I start Mayfield or Murray?

        1. I picked up Waller last week and just dropped a pretty penny to get Hock. I’m starting Waller this week without hesitation. That KC matchup is TASTY.

  20. Hey RW Nation,

    I just lost Hunter Henry for a few weeks. Need a TE to stream. Who should I pick up off of waivers.

    Vance McDonald
    Jimmy Graham
    Greg Olsen
    Noah Fant
    Jason Witten


    1. I’d pick up Fant for ROS, but you could look at the best matchup in the highest O/U for a play this wk from that group

  21. Dak or Winston?

    1. Prob Dak

    2. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      Just never know what you’re gonna get out of Jameis. Dak, and it’s not very close for me.

  22. Thanks Byron for your sage advice. One more –Will Fuller and D.K Metcalf are available. The only two guys i have to drop are J Hill ( as alate round pick might be a good keeper for me next year) and Dede Westbrook (concerned that Foles is gone) — Other WRs are Cooks, Mike Williams and Marquise Brown – only need to start two

    1. Don’t care about Fuller. Metcalf should def be picked up, though I would prob drop Dede for him

  23. Make sense to add Golden Tate now in PPR league? Guessing he will see the target volume as soon as he returns.


    1. Not a bad idea

  24. Post By

    Do you guys have any faith in an Ian Thomas start possibly if Olsen is out tomorrow? Hunter Henry owner 🙁 all that’s available really is griffin, Fant (picked him up), and a bunch of scrubs

    1. Faith is a strong word. I’d prob feel better w/ Griffin or Fant. Of course dbl check the matchups for a win this wk

  25. 0.5 PPR, auction keeper league

    Was offered Watkins ($7, likely to be $12 next year) and Breida ($2, $5) for my Melvin Gordon ($23, $29) and Metcalf ($1, $4).

    I have CMC, Mack, Kerryon and McCoy as my RB’s, plus Julio, JuJu, DJ Moore and MVS as my WR’s along with the two in the trade. Am I crazy not to say yes to this? Don’t want to lose out on Gordon’s value if he comes back, since I can stomach having him in my IR all season.

    1. So you get Gordon and Metcalf or give up Gordon?

      I would keep Gordon and Metcalf in a keeper league – also think those guys may help you win this yr

      1. Couldn’t shake the feeling it’d be a mistake to accept that, even with the short-term upside. Appreciate it, cheers!

  26. Attention you guys: PLEASE UPLOAD and AVATAR. I am going to start prioritizing answering questions by those who have avatars. This takes 30 seconds.

    Go to- and create an account, that has same email address as your RW PRO account- and then upload an avatar. It’s very easy and super quick.

    That’s it, it will all work automatically on this site from there.

    1. Tell that to Trashman LOL!

  27. *an avatar

  28. Post By

    Should I drop TE Howard and pick up TE Waller instead?

    1. it’s a bit early to do that. i’d try to find some other way to get waller

  29. Got a waiver wire question.

    12 team standard league
    QB’s – Goff, Stafford
    RB’s – Fournette, Chubb, Ingram, A Jones, M Gordon
    WR’s – Watkins, Ridley, J Gordon
    TE’s – Kittle, Waller

    The way the league is set up, 1 RB, 1 WR, RB/WR, RB/WR. So I can play 3 RB’s and 1 WR each week
    Someone dropped Robert Woods in my league. Would you drop Melvin Gordon or Josh Gordon to pick Woods up?
    I just picked up Waller for Kittle’s bye in week 4, and just to have if Kittle gets hurt.

    1. i’d drop your backup qb actually. no need to carry two in a 12 team league. one will always be available.

  30. Just checking to see if I am not a retard and the avatar worked

      1. thx guys

    1. no and I’m not sure that word is PC anymore- but we will always think you are special

      1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo


  31. 10team standard. 1qb,2rb,2wr,1Te,1flx.
    Devonta Freeman
    Miles Sanders
    Ito Smith
    Alexander Mattison
    Justin Jackson

    Curtis Samuel
    Larry Fitz

    Hunter Henry
    Jimmy Graham

    Got offered Mccaffery, Tyler Lockett, Hockenson for Chubb, JuJu, Fitz.

    1. i don’t like it. you do need help at te though.

      1. I know! I knew drafting Hunter was a risk but I didn’t think this early.
        Some of the names in FA are
        Jordan Reed
        Vernon Davis

        1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo


  32. Do I drop j. winston at this point in favor of one of the qbs on the waiver cheat sheet? If so, where is the cut off line on the sheet where he is not worth dropping?

    1. I’d probably stick w/ Winston. If you want Allen or Stafford- I could possibly understand that. Main thing is get a win this wk. But, I’m still hopeful about Winston on the season, big picture

  33. Post By

    So I used the cheat sheet in my draft. Love my team, but when it came to WRs I have both Woods and Cook. I can only play 2 receivers. My other 3 WRs on my bench are A.J. Green, Sutton, and John Buffalo Brown.

    My question is, it bad to play both Woods and Cook? Are do you like Brown against the weak NYG? Who should start?

    1. I think both are reasonable options. cook and woods were both viable almost every game last season though. i would start both.

  34. Fant has been mentioned alot here and I think I’m in need of another TE. My only TE is Mark Andrews, and Fant is available.
    Who should I drop out of the bunch or if anyone.
    M Sanders
    D guice
    C Davis
    Nyheim Hines

    1. Hines is the easy drop

  35. PPR drop Guice and pick up
    RJones or Mostert or AP or GioB or JSamuel or Polkard?

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      Jones is the trendy add. Mostert if you think the split with Breida will be reasonable.

  36. Post By

    Should I drop guice or tevin Coleman for either AP or Ronald Jones? I don’t need immediate RB help so just wondering if I should make a move or hold on to those guys

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      Yes imo.

  37. 10 team standard and have a question on best DST for ROS…or am I better off streaming for the next few weeks? I have the Browns and available teams are:

    Stream or get/keep a defense with ROS appeal? Which team? Thanks in advance.

    1. Post By woo.jonathanwoo

      Might be too early to gauge ROS appeal. I like Panthers this week.

  38. Post By

    10 team Full ppr zeke and locket and mayfield and I would give up Brady and bell and davante adams.. my WR are weak with Boyd and A rob as my top bench guys… what you guys think?

    1. i don’t see how this would improve your wr corps. i might ship bell before we find out he’s really hurt though.

  39. Post By

    Have been offered AB straight up for my Josh Gordon (waiver pick up)

    Other WR’s are Devante Adams, Brandon Cooks and Chris Godwin.

    Btw, my RBs are Conner, Henry, L Murray, J Jackson.
    TE are OJ Howard and D Waller
    QB Kyler Murray and B Mayfield

    Should I pull the trigger and hope for the best? Or trade WR afterwards to upgrade QB?

    1. Post By

      BTW, 12 team standard

    2. i don’t think you need it.

  40. Post By

    Allen Robinson or Crowder? Nervous about Crowder with Darnold being out.

    1. Prob ARob

  41. Post By

    How are you feeling about jameis tonight? It’s him or Murray for me this week.

    1. Wait for rankings- they will be updated a few times b/t now and kickoff

  42. I now see that Guice is expected to be out 6-8 weeks (knee). I just dropped HHenry last night and got Andrews and Fant is still available. Is it still too early to drop Guice or worth holding him? I’m thinking about picking up Fant if best to drop Guice. Thanks.

    1. i’m not as hot on fant as others right now. you can drop guice if you need to, but i wouldn’t do it for fant yet.

  43. Are we off the Browns defense after that shitty showing or give them more time? Would you drop them for any Defense on the Waiver Cheat Sheet?

    1. Yes, play defense week to week unless you have an elite unit. HOWEVER, with no Darnold this week, the Browns could be in a good spot. I might hold for one week, but not feel married to them for the long term.

  44. Would you drop the Browns defense for any Defense on the Waiver Cheat Sheet?

  45. Post By Polk High Panthers

    I’m a Lev Bell owner. Would you drop Tevin Coleman to pick up Ty Montgomery? My other backs are Josh Jacobs and Lat Murray. We have a 4 guy bench and I don’t want to drop Tyrell Williams to make room. Thanks guys!

    1. Post By Polk High Panthers

      I pulled the trigger on the move. Follow up question, though, should I try to get Coleman back on the roster once the situation sorts itself out with Bell or move on from him? This is a .5 PPR.

  46. ppr need 2 of 3 – devonta freeman, derrick henry, and aaron jones thanks!

    1. kerryon and aaron jones for me.

  47. Post By

    pick 1 possibly 2 – kerryon, aaron jones, godwin, DJ moore? PPR, thanks!

    1. this one is one where you’ll want to check Trashman’s flex rankings.

  48. I saw Engram at tight end and his low ownership projection and know his volume should be pretty good right now. I have a lot of respect for McDermott and how he brings top pass defense to every team he goes to even if he gets someone else’s personnel. Looking at the matchup sheet you reflect that with the Giants matchup versus the Bills including the Tight End position. Looking at box scores from last year I realized that none of the teams the Bills played had top 3 tight ends. And for a lot of the tight ends they caught most if not all of the targets. Without giving up trade secrets could you let me know if the matchup tool takes into accounts team matchups too?

    1. the matchup tool is based on personnel, not as much fantasy points allowed and the FPA portion is adjusted for SOS against the position. If you like Engram, roll with him. Matchups are just to be used as tie breakers.

  49. Post By

    Who would you guys start in a 0.5 PPR in my flex spot? Curtis Samuel, will fuller, Jarvis Landry or latavius murray?

    1. It would be between Fuller and Latavius for me. Maybe hold off until we can see some vegas props on the Vegas Tool and that can break the tie for you. Also check out trashman’s flex rankings.

  50. will you guys bench Godwin and play John Brown as my flex, full ppr. I also have in my bench C. Samuel and Sutton. Thanks

    1. I would not bench Godwin for those guys.

  51. Post By

    Was offered my Ekeler for his Godwin. 10 team league .5 PPR. Would you do the deal?
    Start 3 WR, 2 RB, 2 Flex
    Current Roster
    WR1 Nuke
    WR2 Ridley
    WR3 Marv Jones
    RB1 Lev Bell
    RB2 Mixon
    Flex Fournette
    Flex Eekler
    Bench: MVS, DK Met, Gio B, James White, Latavius

    1. Post By Baron VonIronCock

      Hold one more week ( ekeler is going to catch 8 balls this week with TWO pass catchers down in chargerville) ekelers value will go up higher.

      1. Post By

        What’s your long term outlook on MGIII? Week 8 return? Trade?

  52. 0 and 1 Heading Towards 0 and 2
    QB Murray, Allen
    RB D. Johnson, D Henry, T Coleman, L Murray, R. Mostert, A Mattison
    WR. D Adams, M Evans, C Samuel A Robinson
    TE: OJ Howard
    Any moves you recommend. Two weeks in a row their kicker scored 16pts. Evans and Howard are killing me.

  53. Post By

    Was offered a trade 12 man ppr with short bench, Big Ben and deshaun jasckson for my Tom Brady. I’m tempted but I’m already stacked at receiver.

  54. Post By

    Will there be the Vegas player props available this week?

  55. Allen Robinson, DeSean Jackson, Antonio Brown… need to start 2 who do i go with ?

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