2016 Fantasy Football: Quarterback Matchup Chart





By Chet Gresham – @ChetGresham
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Each week, I will provide our loyal readers with a matchup chart for each NFL position. To start the season, I’ll be using last year’s stats, but will combine them and wean off of them as the season gets going.

Check out the other positions so far: Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End

My method is to rank each defense in different categories and then average those rankings into a single ranking. So below, you will see how well defenses performed against quarterbacks based on completion percentage allowed, passing yards allowed, touchdown passes allowed and so on and so forth. Remember, the numbers are how they ranked in that category. The higher the ranking the worse the defense performed. So as you can see in the chart, Oakland ranks the worst against quarterbacks and Denver the best so far this season



Marcus Mariota has thrown two touchdowns in each of his games and gets the Raiders and their worst pass defense in the league. Of course, the Raiders faced Drew Breen in New Orleans and a hot Matt Ryan, but they aren’t getting any pressure and any quarterback can do well with a clean pocket. I expect a nice game from Mariota and hope he can run a bit more to boost his stats.

Drew Brees is at home against Atlanta’s poor pass defense. There’s not much to deliberate on in this matchup. Brees is my No. 1 quarterback this week and has the highest upside in what should be a shootout.



Aaron Rodgers hasn’t broken out yet, but this week is his best chance to date. I expect him to put together a strong game against the Lions, who were dismantled by Andrew Luck and gave up a 76-percent completion rate to Marcus Mariota and two touchdowns to boot.

Philip Rivers will likely be without Antonio Gates, and we already know Keenan Allen and Danny Woodhead are out, but this matchup is too good and we saw how well Travis Benjamin and Tyrell Williams stepped up last week. The Colts are still running a skeleton crew in the secondary as well, so don’t expect big improvements anytime soon.

QuarterbacksTmOppCom%YPAttYPGTD/GInt/GFPPGFOAvg
Marcus MariotaTENOAK2931323116323229.0
Drew BreesNOATL3220183116303025.3
Case KeenumLA@TB1328262726292725.1
Aaron RodgersGBDET2723242916312424.9
Alex SmithKCNYJ263228206262923.9
Philip RiversSD@IND3125221416223123.0
Matt RyanATL@NO282629326182622.3
Brock OsweilerHOU@NE242427206252822.0
Carson PalmerARI@BUF253025926152321.9
Eli ManningNYGWAS3028211416242021.9
Joe FlaccoBAL@JAX151342926282520.0
Cody KesslerCLE@MIA2118202016232119.9
Matthew StaffordDET@GB2226221416161618.9
Andrew LuckINDSD231330203271318.4
Brian HoyerCHI@DAL182117206211717.1
Ryan TannehillMIACLE71318206202215.1
Carson WentzPHIPIT16163136111413.9
Ryan FitzpatrickNYJ@KC2018169661112.3
Dak PrescottDALCHI14451416101911.7
Kirk CousinsWAS@NYG1221332651811.3
Trevor SiemianDEN@CIN1710273191211.3
Cam NewtonCARMIN981114616910.4
Derek CarrOAK@TEN5101431691510.3
Jameis WinstonTBLA16473266810.0
Blaine GabbertSF@SEA81681268310.0
Russell WilsonSEASF49112031469.6
Blake BortlesJAXBAL19101964108.4
Sam BradfordMIN@CAR61051411277.9
Ben RoethlisbergerPIT@PHI1021816116.9
Tyrod TaylorBUFARI1031591356.6
Jacoby BrissettNEHOU343316245.0
Andy DaltonCINDEN212961325.0


Key

Com%: Completion Percentage allowed per game to QBs
YPAtt: Passing yards allowed per pass attempt
PaYd/G: Passing yards allowed per game to QBs
TD/G: Passing touchdowns allowed per game to QBs
Int/G: Interceptions made per game against QBs
FPPG: Fantasy points allowed per game to QBs
FO: Football Outsiders ranking for pass defense
Avg: Average of listed rankings


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