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Ultimate Strength of Schedule

A look at the 2017 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

Far more detail including a week-by-week look at each team's schedule. These are only available to subscribers.

The Coloring of the Values

The green values indicate that the team has one of the eight (seven during the bye weeks) 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 (seven during the bye weeks) 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 19.7 18.5 22.8 7.3 7.1 6.0 22.8 33.4 42.4
Atlanta 20.5 18.5 23.4 7.8 7.4 5.7 22.3 31.3 43.3
Baltimore 20.6 19.1 22.5 8.4 7.2 5.8 22.4 32.8 41.8
Buffalo 20.6 18.9 22.7 8.1 7.3 5.9 22.5 31.7 42.0
Carolina 20.9 19.7 23.8 7.6 7.4 5.6 22.2 31.8 42.8
Chicago 20.7 18.6 23.5 8.1 7.1 5.5 21.6 32.7 42.4
Cincinnati 19.9 18.9 22.4 7.6 7.0 6.2 22.6 33.4 42.0
Cleveland 20.0 18.4 22.1 7.7 7.2 6.2 22.2 33.0 43.0
Dallas 19.3 18.3 22.6 6.9 7.0 5.7 21.7 32.7 42.7
Denver 20.2 19.0 22.3 7.8 7.2 5.5 21.8 32.5 41.6
Detroit 20.1 18.3 23.0 7.7 7.3 5.9 22.2 32.7 43.3
Green Bay 20.3 18.6 22.2 8.2 7.0 5.5 21.9 32.8 42.2
Houston 20.3 18.2 23.2 7.5 7.2 6.1 22.9 33.1 42.1
Indianapolis 19.2 18.1 22.1 6.8 7.1 6.3 23.4 33.1 42.7
Jacksonville 20.1 19.0 22.7 7.3 7.2 6.7 23.7 33.2 42.6
Kansas City 19.1 19.0 21.0 7.3 7.1 5.7 22.0 32.4 42.1
LA Chargers 19.4 18.7 21.8 7.6 6.9 5.6 22.0 32.5 41.2
LA Rams 19.4 18.4 22.7 6.8 7.4 5.9 22.5 32.7 43.9
Miami 20.2 18.9 22.7 7.3 7.2 5.9 22.4 31.8 42.1
Minnesota 21.0 18.9 23.8 8.2 7.1 5.9 22.1 32.0 42.5
New England 20.0 19.7 22.4 7.5 7.4 6.1 22.9 31.7 42.3
New Orleans 20.8 18.4 23.5 8.0 7.2 5.8 22.5 31.5 41.8
NY Giants 19.7 18.4 22.4 7.1 6.8 5.6 22.2 32.1 42.0
NY Jets 20.4 18.8 22.8 7.7 7.3 5.5 22.5 31.9 41.4
Oakland 19.3 18.1 21.7 7.1 7.1 6.0 22.5 32.2 42.1
Philadelphia 19.2 18.2 21.7 7.6 7.1 5.9 22.3 32.7 42.5
Pittsburgh 20.5 18.1 22.9 8.0 6.9 6.0 22.6 33.4 41.7
San Francisco 19.4 17.3 22.9 6.6 7.1 6.3 22.8 32.6 43.3
Seattle 20.1 18.4 23.6 7.0 7.3 6.4 22.9 33.0 42.9
Tampa Bay 20.7 18.6 23.6 7.8 7.6 5.8 21.7 31.6 43.2
Tennessee 19.9 18.9 22.5 7.4 7.2 6.3 23.1 33.8 42.3
Washington 19.0 18.0 21.9 6.9 7.1 5.7 21.7 33.5 42.8
NFL Average 20.0 18.6 22.7 7.5 7.2 5.9 22.4 32.5 42.4