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Strength of Schedule: Overview

An overview of the 2016 strength of schedule

The advantages offered by the Ultimate Strength of Schedule (USOS) when compared to traditional SOS displays are numerous and include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Fantasy Points Driven
    Fantasy football is all about scoring fantasy points, so USOS is based on fantasy points.
  • Removed Bias Of Schedule
    Consider the following scenario: Defense A faced the Top 16 offenses while Defense B faced the Worst 16 offenses. If both defenses allowed opposing quarterbacks to average 300 fantasy points last season, are they equally strong? Of course not; Defense A is far superior as they faced much better offenses. This bias of schedule has been removed from USOS.
  • Positional Breakdown 
    If you are looking for a running back, it's much more relevant to see SOS data for running backs (rather than simply rushing data).

Quick Links to Each Positional Page

The Coloring of the Values

The green values indicate that the team has one of the eight best values in that column.Green was chosen because you can go ahead and take players on that team. The yellow values indicate that the team has one of the eight worst values in that column. Yellow was chosen because you should use caution before selecting players from that team. (Note: a green / red combo was considered but some people are color blind between those two colors.)

  • Green is a team with a good schedule
  • Yellow is a team with a bad schedule

Team QB RB WR TE PK Def DL LB DB
Arizona 18.4 20.2 27.3 9.5 6.8 6.6 27.7 36.3 47.6
Atlanta 18.9 20.3 27.3 10 6.9 6.6 26.3 38 47.6
Baltimore 19.7 19.9 29.6 9.6 7.4 6.9 25.8 37.3 48.4
Buffalo 18.7 19.5 28.5 9.3 7.1 6.8 25.8 35.9 48.4
Carolina 18.9 20.5 26.8 10.3 7 6.7 26.2 38 48.3
Chicago 19.3 20.1 28.2 10 7.4 7.3 27.5 37.7 48.6
Cincinnati 19.4 19.3 29.4 9.2 7.2 7 26.5 37.3 49.7
Cleveland 19.4 19.5 29.5 9.5 7.2 6.8 26.2 37.2 48.6
Dallas 19.9 20.2 29.6 10 7.5 6.8 27.4 37.2 49.2
Denver 19.2 20 27.6 10.1 7.1 7.1 25.1 39.1 47.8
Detroit 19.7 20.4 27.7 10.2 7.4 7.2 27.7 37.5 48.1
Green Bay 19.4 20.1 27.3 10.2 7.4 7.3 27.2 37.8 49.2
Houston 19.2 19.4 27.7 10.1 7.3 7.5 25.7 38.2 48.3
Indianapolis 19.1 18.9 27.3 9.9 7.1 7.5 26.3 38.1 48.6
Jacksonville 19.1 18.9 27.5 9.8 7.2 7.4 26.7 38.5 48.5
Kansas City 19.2 20 26.8 10.3 7.3 7.3 25.2 39.1 49.4
Los Angeles 18.6 20.1 27.3 9.9 6.8 6.4 27.3 36.7 48.6
Miami 18.6 18.6 28.5 9.1 7 6.7 26.7 36.4 48.3
Minnesota 19.4 20.2 27.5 10.2 7.2 7.1 27 37.6 48.5
New England 18.5 19.2 27.9 9.1 6.9 6.6 26.9 36.5 47.9
New Orleans 18.3 20.2 26.4 10.1 6.9 6.7 25.7 38.5 47.8
NY Giants 19.6 20.4 28.7 9.7 7.4 7 26.6 37.3 48.4
NY Jets 18.6 19.4 28.9 9.1 6.9 6.6 26.3 36.6 47.3
Oakland 18.8 19.7 27 9.8 6.9 7.2 25.9 39.5 48.4
Philadelphia 19.2 20 27.8 10.1 7.4 6.9 26.9 37.6 48.8
Pittsburgh 19.4 19.7 29.6 9.2 7.4 6.9 26.3 37.3 48.4
San Diego 19.2 19.9 27.4 10 7.1 7.3 25.4 38.8 48.1
San Francisco 18.3 19.8 26.6 9.6 6.8 6.5 26.5 36.4 47.2
Seattle 18.7 20.7 27.6 9.6 6.8 6.6 26.8 36.6 47.5
Tampa Bay 18.6 21 25.8 10.2 6.8 6.8 25.8 38.7 48.1
Tennessee 19.1 20 27.3 9.8 7.3 7.4 25.8 38.7 48.7
Washington 19.5 20.3 28.6 9.9 7.4 6.9 26.3 38.1 48.7
NFL Average 19.1 19.9 27.8 9.8 7.1 6.9 26.4 37.6 48.3