Ultimate Strength of Schedule

An overview of the 2021 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).

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 shading is a team with a good schedule at that position
  • Red shading is a team with a bad schedule at that position

Team
QBs
RBs
WRs
TEs
PKs
Defs
DLs
LBs
DBs
Arizona
22.0
24.5
37.4
12.4
7.5
6.1
55.1
57.0
87.5
Atlanta
21.7
23.0
36.4
12.5
6.9
5.8
55.2
57.6
86.5
Baltimore
21.6
23.8
35.7
12.9
7.4
5.6
55.0
57.6
87.8
Buffalo
21.8
23.5
36.6
12.5
6.6
4.6
55.0
56.7
84.7
Carolina
22.0
22.4
37.2
12.9
6.8
5.6
55.3
57.6
86.8
Chicago
21.8
24.5
36.8
12.1
7.3
6.3
54.6
57.5
87.8
Cincinnati
22.1
24.1
36.3
12.9
7.2
5.5
54.4
57.9
86.0
Cleveland
21.6
24.7
35.7
12.3
7.3
5.6
54.5
58.2
87.9
Dallas
21.5
23.0
35.5
12.6
7.1
5.9
55.3
58.6
86.4
Denver
22.8
24.9
36.7
13.4
7.2
5.5
55.8
58.5
85.4
Detroit
21.4
22.6
35.9
12.7
7.6
6.0
54.3
57.3
88.5
Green Bay
21.6
23.4
36.2
12.8
7.1
6.1
54.7
58.2
88.3
Houston
22.5
24.3
37.2
12.7
7.2
4.8
55.7
57.3
85.3
Indianapolis
22.7
25.3
38.0
12.8
7.2
5.1
55.2
56.8
85.3
Jacksonville
22.3
24.4
37.6
12.6
7.3
5.1
55.5
56.6
86.9
Kansas City
22.2
24.4
36.1
12.9
7.6
5.8
55.8
59.0
86.5
LA Chargers
21.7
24.7
36.2
12.5
7.3
5.9
55.3
58.0
86.1
LA Rams
22.4
24.5
37.9
12.1
7.4
5.7
54.3
56.6
87.1
Las Vegas
21.9
23.4
35.3
13.1
7.2
5.4
55.2
57.8
86.5
Miami
22.1
24.3
36.7
12.9
6.9
4.9
55.2
57.3
85.3
Minnesota
22.0
23.9
36.2
12.6
7.3
6.0
54.8
58.0
88.7
New England
22.9
23.8
37.6
13.7
7.0
4.8
55.5
57.2
85.6
New Orleans
22.3
22.9
37.3
12.9
6.7
5.2
54.6
56.7
86.2
NY Giants
21.8
22.4
35.8
13.1
7.1
6.1
55.9
58.3
87.5
NY Jets
21.9
23.7
36.5
12.6
7.0
5.1
55.5
57.2
86.6
Philadelphia
22.0
23.6
36.2
12.6
7.1
6.0
55.3
58.2
86.9
Pittsburgh
22.7
24.8
36.8
13.6
7.4
5.6
55.4
58.1
86.2
San Francisco
22.7
24.4
37.8
12.9
7.5
5.9
55.1
57.3
88.2
Seattle
21.3
23.6
35.8
11.8
7.4
5.9
55.1
57.9
88.9
Tampa Bay
21.4
22.0
35.5
12.8
6.9
5.5
55.4
58.6
87.5
Tennessee
21.9
24.4
36.7
12.3
7.1
5.0
54.8
56.7
86.6
Washington
22.4
23.6
36.8
12.9
7.2
6.0
55.4
57.8
87.3
NFL Average
22.0
23.8
36.6
12.7
7.2
5.6
55.1
57.6
86.8

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