The purpose of the Matchup Tool is to rank NFL teams in terms of fantasy points allowed by position. This tool helps you find and exploit the friendliest defenses to maximize your fantasy scoring each week at each position. We calculate how many fantasy points each NFL defense allows to each of the above positions, then rank them from the most points allowed to the fewest. The teams near the top of each list are the ones giving up the most fantasy points, while those at the bottom of each list allow the fewest. If you have a player with a matchup against one of the teams near the top of the list, chances are you can start that player with confidence.
I’ve added a column showing you the standard deviation for each team’s numbers. If you don’t know what this is, don’t worry. Neither do I. Basically, this gives you an idea how consistent each team is from week to week. The lower the number the more consistent they are, whether it’s a result of their play, their schedule or some combination of the two.
It’s a couple of hours before kickoff of tonight’s Eagles @ Seahawks game, which figures to kinda suck. But you can’t say we didn’t publish it in time to help you with your critical “Jason Avant or Doug Baldwin?” question (answer: they both kinda suck, so I hope they aren’t your only options).