This is a weekly tool provided by RosterWatch, 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 count reference tool.
The rankings are derived via a proprietary algorithm which takes into account not only standard “fantasy points against” metrics, but also weighted averages of individual player scouting grades for members of the unit that will be defending against the position in question.
To use the tool, think about your fantasy player.
Let’s say you own Marshawn Lynch, and would like to see how he matches up against the defense he faces this week.
First look at the Seahawks’ matchup. See who the Seahawks are playing, and see what the number is inside the “vs. RBs” cell for the Seahawks opponent this week.
As you will see, the Seahawks are playing the Carolina Panthers who have a big, blue #1 in their “vs. RBs” cell. This is great news for Lynch owners.
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