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Week 11 RosterWatch 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 2021 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 Panthers WR DJ Moore, and would like to see how he matches up against the defense he faces this week.

First, look down the list and find the Panthers (Moore’s team). You will see that the Panthers’ opponent (OPP) is Washington in Week 11, 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 PANTHERS, but rather, for the OPPONENT THEY FACE IN THIS GIVEN WEEK (the WFT). In the “OPP vs. WRs” cell for the Panthers, you’ll notice a big, blue ‘No. 1’. This means Moore faces our best possible matchup for opposing WRs in Week 11 (the WFT). This is a great indicator for fantasy owners of Moore as well as other receivers like Robby Anderson, 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. Please note that matchup ratings can change slightly through the week as lines and totals shift.

“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. Tampa Bay San Fran New England or Denver?

    I currently have SF and I am thinking about swapping for one of the other 3 off waivers? Any thoughts?

    1. I’d stick with Tampa

  2. Thanks Alex! I will drop San Fran and grab Tampa. Allen Robinson is on waivers, should I drop Mcnichols or Hubbard and grab him? I already have Kupp, Godwin Diontae Johnson and Gallup

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    Gallman, Howard, or Marcus Johnson for a desperate flex?

  4. Ekeler or aj Dillon? I’m in a pinch! Need help

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