Below is the Week 1 Rushing Matchup Chart. While this is intended to be a true ranking, the tiers are ultimately the more important factor here as many of the teams within the same tier are incredibly close.
To view all of our Week 1 Matchup content, please see the links below:
Top 5 Passing Matchups Week 1
Bottom 5 Passing Matchups Week 1
Top 5 Rushing Matchups Week 1
Bottom 5 Rushing Matchups Week 1
Rushing Matchup Chart Week 1
Passing Matchup Chart Week 1
|Los Angeles Chargers||Cincinnati||Great|
|Buffalo||New York Jets||Good|
|New York Jets||Buffalo||Neutral|
|Pittsburgh||New York Giants||Neutral|
|Cincinnati||Los Angeles Chargers||Neutral|
|Dallas||Los Angeles Rams||Neutral|
|Los Angeles Rams||Dallas||Tough|
|New York Giants||Pittsburgh||Tough|
|New Orleans||Tampa Bay||Bad|
|Tampa Bay||New Orleans||Bad|
Methodology: Best matchup does not mean the players who are projected for the most amount of points. We try to balance the impact that the defense will have on the offense as we start with a baseline for each team and try to determine which defenses will have the biggest impact on the offense. More often than not, bad offenses will show up on the worst matchups and good offenses will show up on the top matchups but occasionally you will have a scenario where the top offense is facing the top defense, therefore, making it a difficult matchup for that offense.
You should always start elite players even if they are in one of the more difficult matchups of the week.