2014 Strength Of Schedule For Fantasy Football’ers

By on August 3, 2014



Here’s our 2014 fantasy football strength of schedule projections. The easiest schedule has the highest number. The hardest schedule has the lowest number. So the number “32″ equals the easiest schedule and a number “1″ 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.


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

2012 fantasy football stength of scheduleStrength 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.

But, as they used to say in Reading Rainbow, “don’t take my word for it“.

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.

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