RosterWatch Week 6 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.(Apologies for the non-sortable online version of the tool this week, we’ve had an issue with our stats provider this week and had to take the online version offline; we are encouraged that this appears to be a one-time incident and we should be totally back to normal next week.

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 Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, and would like to see how he matches up against the defense he faces this week.

First, look down the list and find the Steelers (JuJu’s team). You will see that the Steelers’ opponent (OPP) is the Browns in Week 6, 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 STEELERS, but rather, for the OPPONENT THEY FACE IN THIS GIVEN WEEK (the BROWNS). In the “OPP vs. WRs” cell for the Steelers, you’ll notice a big, blue ‘No. 1’. This means JuJu faces our best possible matchup for opposing WRs in Week 6 (the Browns). This is a great indicator for owners of JuJu, Chase Claypool, Diontae Johnson, et. 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. Great stuff as always guys! Thank you for helping us dominate our leagues!

    1. It’s what we’re here for!

  2. Ok guys… I need help. Pick two of the WRs below to start… the matchup took like the Vikings, Texans and Bucs receivers…? Thoughts…

    1. Chris Godwin
    2. Justin jefferson
    3. Brandin Cooks
    4. DeVante Parker
    5. Cooper Kupp

  3. Question (4 player Keeper – 1st year)

    I am 4-1 with this RW powered squad and was wondering if I should stay put with this depth or start to trade away. I am looking at Gibson and giving Gurley, plus someone else for him.

    Our starting positions – 2 Rbs, 2 Wrs, 1 Te, 2 Flex (Rb or Wr) and 1 Flex (Rb, Wr or Te)

    RBs: Zeke, Gurley, Harris, Kelley, Moss, Ozigbo
    Wrs: Robinson, Woods, Allen, Edelman, Ruggs, Aiyuk, Claypool, Fulgham, Hardman
    Te: Schultz

    1. I actually like your depth at rb. Gurley is scoring almost weekly and you have good upside players behind him. TE is where i would try to up your roster. Maybe try to sell high on fulgham or claypool

  4. Got a rough one this week with byes and injuries. Gotta pick one of these for RB:
    P. Lindsay
    F. Gore

    Damien Harris is available too. Should I swap him for Gore and start Harris?

    1. Nevermind on Harris. That claim won’t process until after the game

    2. Obv you’ll go Lindsay if Gordon is out. Would probably go Gore otherwise

  5. Lost Dak, and in a 1 QB league. And currently 3-2. It is cockamamie and the best QB left on waivers is Lock as all teams are hoarding QBs.. I picked up Fitz for this week and stashed Tua … would you offer Golladay for Kyler, or I think I could get Herbert for maybe a Damien Harris or Melvin Gordon

    Qb: Fitz/ Tua
    RB: Sanders, Carson, Gordon, Gibson, Damien Harris
    WR: Mike Thomas, Tyreek Hill, Golladay, Marquise Brown, Tee Higgins
    TE- Waller, Higbee

      1. Thank you, need you guys to bring me back down to earth. I always hear you guys preaching never to spend skill players on a QB but it’s so tempting when taking a big hit like losing Dak. Thanks again

  6. Full PPR
    2 WR 2RB 1 Flex
    Help please
    Adams, Claypool, Moore, Godwin
    CEH, Robinson, Mixon, Gore,

    1. Adams, Godwin, CEH, Robinson for me in the primary spots then Mixon in the flex for floor and Claypool for ceiling.

  7. Crucifixion? Good. [it’s a Monty Python reference] 3-2 & total pts leader.
    loving the old school PDF version of the Matchup Tool…feels like 2014.
    keep up the solid content.

  8. Need 1 rb and 1 wr . Dobbins or Zack Moss…..Hollywood Brown or Claypool..thanks in advance

  9. Need a TE Hurst or Schultz

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    In a .5 pt PPR league FLEX position I’m torn between McLaurin in a tough matchup (Bradberry) or Chase Edmonds.

    Any thoughts are greatly appreciated!

  11. Need help, who’s my flex this week



  12. PPR
    Pick one
    Chark vs Detroit
    Parker vs NY Jets
    Crowder @ Miami
    Moore vs Chicago

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