2015 Fantasy Football Strength Of Schedule For Each Position IDP & Offense

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Fantasy football strength of schedule plus download in excel or csv format.

Fantasy football strength of schedule plus download in excel or csv format.

Scroll down to view the 2015 fantasy football strength of schedule projections for all player positions including IDP. You can also download the data in an excel document which is linked above the blue tabs below. The hardest schedule has the highest number. The easiest schedule has the lowest number. So the number "1" equals the easiest schedule and a number "32" equals the hardest schedule. This is the same way we display the data in our customized cheat sheets, except in our cheat sheets the strength of schedule is listed next to each players name, which is very handy when drafting. The below table is sorted by NFL team then each position has it's own column and schedule rank.

"The correlation between strength of schedule and teams making the playoffs has been extreme in the last five seasons. Teams with a Top 5 toughest strength of schedule in that span have made the playoffs 24.1 percent of the time. Teams with a Top 5 easiest strength of schedule have more than doubled that percentage, making the playoffs 50.0 percent of the time. In 2015, that’s good news for the Falcons, Colts, Texans, Buccaneers and Saints -- who have the league’s easiest schedules. It’s bad news for the Steelers, Bengals, 49ers, Seahawks, and Cardinals – the owners of the toughest 2015 schedules." Source: NFL.com

The same can be said when analyzing a players fantasy football strength of schedule. In 2011 we projected Seattle as having the easiest SOS at running back. Marshawn Lynch went on to have the best year of his career, posting 1204 rushing yards and 12 rushing touchdowns. We also projected Detroit to have the easiest strength of schedule at QB. Matthew Stafford posted record numbers (for the Lions) in his first full season. Also in 2011 Aaron Rodgers had the 3rd easiest strength of schedule and posted his best passing stats to date. The Eagles had the third easiest SOS at RB, McCoy posted 17 rushing touch downs and 1309 rushing yards. I can play the name game for hours, pointing out how studs abused fantasy stats because they had an easy SOS. Bottom line, strength of schedule plays a factor in fantasy football.

Strength of Schedule For All Positions

Positions included are the common positions used in fantasy football including: Quarterback, Wide Receiver, Running Back, Kicker, Defensive Back, Defensive Lineman, Linebacker, Punt Returner, Kicker Returner and Team Defense.

Click the tabs below to view strength sorts from easiest to hardest. You can also download this in excel format here.

TEAM QB RB WR TE K DEF DL LB DB PR KR
TB 1 1 1 22 2 2 2 3 4 16 28
WAS 2 6 2 25 3 5 8 7 3 21 24
ATL 3 4 3 17 22 1 4 9 7 5 31
NYG 4 14 8 12 25 6 3 13 6 20 11
NO 5 7 4 8 26 3 7 22 8 1 32
CAR 6 2 6 24 14 4 6 21 2 28 10
DAL 7 10 5 29 13 10 5 17 1 15 8
PHI 8 17 12 3 27 11 1 20 5 14 22
NE 9 18 11 6 18 8 17 5 10 10 12
MIA 10 19 13 11 17 12 10 4 9 17 20
BUF 11 12 17 5 15 14 12 6 11 11 3
NYJ 12 8 16 15 12 15 21 19 12 3 19
IND 13 9 7 30 5 13 22 2 17 9 17
OAK 14 24 22 10 11 30 29 26 25 18 4
DET 15 16 20 26 20 21 18 31 18 23 1
JAX 16 11 10 23 8 17 23 11 14 30 21
KC 17 22 19 27 19 32 30 28 26 6 9
TEN 18 5 9 32 9 9 20 1 19 8 29
MIN 19 21 29 4 16 22 19 29 13 4 23
SEA 20 30 15 13 30 19 16 18 22 24 27
SD 21 13 24 19 4 24 31 25 32 7 18
ARI 22 23 14 31 24 16 11 14 15 32 16
GB 23 27 31 1 29 20 14 24 24 2 30
HOU 24 3 18 18 1 7 24 8 16 29 26
CHI 25 26 25 21 31 18 13 32 21 13 6
DEN 26 15 27 16 6 27 32 23 27 19 13
STL 27 31 23 2 32 26 9 30 23 26 15
CLE 28 29 30 7 10 25 26 15 31 25 5
BAL 29 20 28 20 7 23 25 10 28 12 2
SF 30 25 26 9 28 28 15 27 20 31 25
CIN 31 32 21 28 21 31 28 12 29 22 7
PIT 32 28 32 14 23 29 27 16 30 27 14

TEAM QB
TB 1
WAS 2
ATL 3
NYG 4
NO 5
CAR 6
DAL 7
PHI 8
NE 9
MIA 10
BUF 11
NYJ 12
IND 13
OAK 14
DET 15
JAX 16
KC 17
TEN 18
MIN 19
SEA 20
SD 21
ARI 22
GB 23
HOU 24
CHI 25
DEN 26
STL 27
CLE 28
BAL 29
SF 30
CIN 31
PIT 32

TEAM RB
TB 1
CAR 2
HOU 3
ATL 4
TEN 5
WAS 6
NO 7
NYJ 8
IND 9
DAL 10
JAX 11
BUF 12
SD 13
NYG 14
DEN 15
DET 16
PHI 17
NE 18
MIA 19
BAL 20
MIN 21
KC 22
ARI 23
OAK 24
SF 25
CHI 26
GB 27
PIT 28
CLE 29
SEA 30
STL 31
CIN 32

TEAM WR
TB 1
WAS 2
ATL 3
NYG 8
NO 4
CAR 6
DAL 5
PHI 12
NE 11
MIA 13
BUF 17
NYJ 16
IND 7
OAK 22
DET 20
JAX 10
KC 19
TEN 9
MIN 29
SEA 15
SD 24
ARI 14
GB 31
HOU 18
CHI 25
DEN 27
STL 23
CLE 30
BAL 28
SF 26
CIN 21
PIT 32

TEAM TE
GB 1
STL 2
PHI 3
MIN 4
BUF 5
NE 6
CLE 7
NO 8
SF 9
OAK 10
MIA 11
NYG 12
SEA 13
PIT 14
NYJ 15
DEN 16
ATL 17
HOU 18
SD 19
BAL 20
CHI 21
TB 22
JAX 23
CAR 24
WAS 25
DET 26
KC 27
CIN 28
DAL 29
IND 30
ARI 31
TEN 32

TEAM K
HOU 1
TB 2
WAS 3
SD 4
IND 5
DEN 6
BAL 7
JAX 8
TEN 9
CLE 10
OAK 11
NYJ 12
DAL 13
CAR 14
BUF 15
MIN 16
MIA 17
NE 18
KC 19
DET 20
CIN 21
ATL 22
PIT 23
ARI 24
NYG 25
NO 26
PHI 27
SF 28
GB 29
SEA 30
CHI 31
STL 32

TEAM DEF
ATL 1
TB 2
NO 3
CAR 4
WAS 5
NYG 6
HOU 7
NE 8
TEN 9
DAL 10
PHI 11
MIA 12
IND 13
BUF 14
NYJ 15
ARI 16
JAX 17
CHI 18
SEA 19
GB 20
DET 21
MIN 22
BAL 23
SD 24
CLE 25
STL 26
DEN 27
SF 28
PIT 29
OAK 30
CIN 31
KC 32

TEAM DL
PHI 1
TB 2
NYG 3
ATL 4
DAL 5
CAR 6
NO 7
WAS 8
STL 9
MIA 10
ARI 11
BUF 12
CHI 13
GB 14
SF 15
SEA 16
NE 17
DET 18
MIN 19
TEN 20
NYJ 21
IND 22
JAX 23
HOU 24
BAL 25
CLE 26
PIT 27
CIN 28
OAK 29
KC 30
SD 31
DEN 32

TEAM LB
TEN 1
IND 2
TB 3
MIA 4
NE 5
BUF 6
WAS 7
HOU 8
ATL 9
BAL 10
JAX 11
CIN 12
NYG 13
ARI 14
CLE 15
PIT 16
DAL 17
SEA 18
NYJ 19
PHI 20
CAR 21
NO 22
DEN 23
GB 24
SD 25
OAK 26
SF 27
KC 28
MIN 29
STL 30
DET 31
CHI 32

TEAM DB
DAL 1
CAR 2
WAS 3
TB 4
PHI 5
NYG 6
ATL 7
NO 8
MIA 9
NE 10
BUF 11
NYJ 12
MIN 13
JAX 14
ARI 15
HOU 16
IND 17
DET 18
TEN 19
SF 20
CHI 21
SEA 22
STL 23
GB 24
OAK 25
KC 26
DEN 27
BAL 28
CIN 29
PIT 30
CLE 31
SD 32

TEAM PR
NO 1
GB 2
NYJ 3
MIN 4
ATL 5
KC 6
SD 7
TEN 8
IND 9
NE 10
BUF 11
BAL 12
CHI 13
PHI 14
DAL 15
TB 16
MIA 17
OAK 18
DEN 19
NYG 20
WAS 21
CIN 22
DET 23
SEA 24
CLE 25
STL 26
PIT 27
CAR 28
HOU 29
JAX 30
SF 31
ARI 32

TEAM KR
DET 1
BAL 2
BUF 3
OAK 4
CLE 5
CHI 6
CIN 7
DAL 8
KC 9
CAR 10
NYG 11
NE 12
DEN 13
PIT 14
STL 15
ARI 16
IND 17
SD 18
NYJ 19
MIA 20
JAX 21
PHI 22
MIN 23
WAS 24
SF 25
HOU 26
SEA 27
TB 28
TEN 29
GB 30
ATL 31
NO 32


The National Football League has a strength of schedule formula that anyone can understand. They tally the opponents' records from the previous season then add up wins and losses to come up with a percentage, that formula is used and references below in table format in case you want to see how it correlates to the fantasy football strength of schedule. In Fantasy Football we use the number of fantasy points surrendered by opponents the previous year against each individual position.


Rank Team Against Percentage
1 Pittsburgh Steelers 147-107-2 579
2 Cincinnati Bengals 144-112 563
3 San Francisco 49ers 143-112-1 561
4 Seattle Seahawks 142-112-2 559
5 Arizona Cardinals 142-113-1 557
6 St Louis Rams 141-114-1 553
T-7 Oakland Raiders 139-116-1 545
T-7 Kansas City Chiefs 139-116-1 545
9 Cleveland Browns 138-116-2 543
10 Denver Broncos 138-117-1 541
11 Baltimore Ravens 137-117-2 539
12 Minnesota Vikings 138-118 539
13 Chicago Bears 136-120 531
14 Green Bay Packers 135-120-1 529
15 Detroit Lions 135-121 527
16 San Diego Chargers 132-123-1 518
17 Miami Dolphins 126-130 492
18 New York Jets 125-131 488
19 Buffalo Bills 124-131-1 486
T-20 Washington Redskins 122-133-1 478
T-20 New York Giants 122-133-1 478
22 New England Patriots 122-134 477
23 Philadelphia Eagles 121-134-1 475
24 Dallas Cowboys 119-136-1 467
25 Jacksonville Jaguars 118-137-1 463
26 Tennessee Titans 111-144-1 435
27 Carolina Panthers 111-145 434
28 New Orleans Saints 109-145-2 429
29 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 108-146-2 425
30 Houston Texans 106-148-2 417
31 Indianapolis Colts 106-149-1 417
32 Atlanta Falcons 104-150-2 409


You can get SOS listed next to each players name in our online cheat sheets.

Of course you can use Strength Of Schedule for your fantasy football draft to help you make decisions when drafting similar positions. Or you can use it to highlight players now as "targets" for your draft, I like to do both!

Strength of schedule is one of the most overlooked factors in fantasy football. Some people discount its value, but do your homework before you shove such data to the side, it is indeed relevant. In order to calculate SOS we use last years defensive data combined with off season moves to calculate fantasy points allowed for the 2013 season. We then run the numbers together to give you a numerical ranking for each NFL team based on their schedule. We also include SOS side by side our projected fantasy points, draft value (VBD), ADP and bye weeks in our draft guide based on your leagues points settings.

 

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