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How blocking will affect matchups in fantasy football Week 5

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The fantasy football world has lagged behind when it comes to effectively measuring the impact blocking has on production, so I devised a grading system that uses multiple advanced metrics to project how blocking matchups will impact performance in the upcoming week's contests. (The details of the system can be found here.)

The entire list of the Week 5 overall matchup grades are posted below, along with a detailed look at some of the favorable and unfavorable matchups fantasy managers should be aware of. Leading this list is an offensive line that has recently rated as the worst in the league, yet is now blocking at an improved pace that should continue due to a highly favorable matchup.

Most favorable blocking matchups