Ultimate Strength of Schedule, Updated - Footballguys

An overview of the 2018 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 16 best offenses while Defense B faced the 16 worst 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

These have 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 blue values indicate that the team has one of the eight (seven during the bye weeks) best values in that column. The red values indicate that the team has one of the eight (seven during the bye weeks) worst values in that column.

(Note: a green / red combo was considered but some people are color blind between those two colors.)

In short:

  • Blue is a team with a good schedule
  • Red is a team with a bad schedule

Team
QBs
RBs
WRs
TEs
PKs
Defs
DLs
LBs
DBs
Arizona
18.2
23.3
30.3
11.5
7.0
6.2
23.5
30.9
43.2
Atlanta
19.7
23.7
32.3
11.8
7.2
6.3
24.8
31.6
43.5
Baltimore
20.0
24.3
31.4
12.3
7.4
6.5
24.6
31.9
43.0
Buffalo
19.8
24.0
32.3
12.5
7.3
6.0
24.7
32.3
43.3
Carolina
19.7
24.8
31.6
12.1
7.2
6.1
24.3
30.7
43.1
Chicago
19.3
24.3
32.2
11.7
7.2
6.3
24.0
31.9
44.4
Cincinnati
19.9
23.8
31.8
12.4
7.1
6.2
24.7
32.3
43.0
Cleveland
19.6
23.8
31.5
12.0
7.3
6.0
25.1
31.7
42.2
Dallas
19.4
23.9
31.7
12.1
7.5
6.3
24.8
30.9
43.2
Denver
19.1
23.5
31.2
11.9
6.9
6.1
24.4
30.9
43.0
Detroit
18.6
23.3
31.7
11.2
7.0
6.1
23.8
32.1
43.1
Green Bay
18.5
24.0
30.7
11.7
7.1
6.2
24.2
31.7
43.1
Houston
19.4
24.0
31.2
12.7
7.4
6.4
25.1
32.6
42.8
Indianapolis
19.3
24.1
31.4
12.3
7.4
6.2
25.4
31.7
43.1
Jacksonville
20.5
24.1
33.5
12.6
7.8
6.4
26.3
32.0
42.5
Kansas City
18.6
23.8
29.1
12.4
6.9
6.4
24.2
32.4
44.2
LA Chargers
18.8
23.7
30.5
11.9
7.2
6.3
24.7
32.2
42.7
LA Rams
18.8
23.9
31.0
11.4
6.9
6.5
23.9
31.2
44.0
Miami
19.3
24.4
31.7
12.3
7.6
6.3
25.3
32.3
42.6
Minnesota
18.8
24.2
31.6
11.7
7.1
6.3
24.0
32.0
43.8
New England
19.6
24.1
32.8
11.9
7.4
6.3
25.2
32.5
42.4
New Orleans
18.9
23.3
31.4
11.4
7.2
5.8
24.0
31.0
42.7
NY Giants
19.0
23.3
31.8
11.6
7.1
6.3
25.4
30.9
42.5
NY Jets
19.7
24.5
31.7
12.9
7.5
6.6
25.6
33.5
43.8
Oakland
19.4
23.5
30.6
12.4
7.1
6.5
24.8
32.4
43.2
Philadelphia
19.6
23.0
31.9
12.0
7.3
6.3
25.0
31.1
42.6
Pittsburgh
19.2
23.8
30.2
12.6
7.0
6.0
24.4
31.8
42.7
San Francisco
18.7
23.3
30.8
11.5
7.0
6.4
23.5
31.6
44.0
Seattle
18.4
22.4
31.0
11.2
6.8
6.3
24.2
31.5
43.8
Tampa Bay
19.2
23.4
31.1
11.8
7.1
5.9
24.2
31.0
42.2
Tennessee
19.2
23.8
31.3
12.6
7.3
6.3
26.1
32.3
42.9
Washington
19.7
23.4
32.6
11.6
7.2
6.1
24.6
31.1
43.4
NFL Average
19.2
23.8
31.4
12.0
7.2
6.2
24.6
31.8
43.1