2014 Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule: Running Backs

Updated: Tuesday, October 28th

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Our fantasy football strength of schedule helps fantasy owners determine which teams and players have favorable (or unfavorable) schedules for the rest of the season.

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Based on each team's remaining opponents through Week 16, which is the championship round in most fantasy leagues, we tally the average fantasy points allowed by each of their upcoming opponents to the position.

So, in other words, DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart and the Panthers running backs have the most favorable schedule (through Week 16).

On the flip side, Darren McFadden, Maurice Jones-Drew and the Raiders running backs have the least favorable schedule.

While strength of schedule should not be the sole factor in determining who to add off the waiver wire or target via trade, it helps potentially break a tie between two players that you may view as comparable.

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The complete strength of schedule for running backs is below:

RankTeamTeam ScheduleAverage PointsFantasy Playoffs
1Carolina PanthersTeam Schedule21.5963.6
2Cleveland BrownsTeam Schedule20.7963.52
3Green Bay PackersTeam Schedule20.1361.52
4Tampa Bay BuccaneersTeam Schedule19.9858.84
5Baltimore RavensTeam Schedule19.958.86
6Cincinnati BengalsTeam Schedule19.8155.44
7Atlanta FalconsTeam Schedule19.5759.66
8Indianapolis ColtsTeam Schedule19.4856.91
9New Orleans SaintsTeam Schedule19.4666.25
10Houston TexansTeam Schedule19.3651.21
11Washington RedskinsTeam Schedule19.3559.5
12Jacksonville JaguarsTeam Schedule19.0153.05
13Denver BroncosTeam Schedule18.7854.65
14Pittsburgh SteelersTeam Schedule18.7662.22
15Chicago BearsTeam Schedule18.7352.55
16Detroit LionsTeam Schedule18.5559.07
17San Francisco 49ersTeam Schedule18.5458
18New York JetsTeam Schedule18.5365.05
19Dallas CowboysTeam Schedule18.555.28
20Buffalo BillsTeam Schedule18.2758.68
21Philadelphia EaglesTeam Schedule18.1545.27
22Tennessee TitansTeam Schedule18.1457.89
23New England PatriotsTeam Schedule17.853.74
24San Diego ChargersTeam Schedule17.7152.41
25Minnesota VikingsTeam Schedule17.6750.14
26New York GiantsTeam Schedule17.2652.77
27Arizona CardinalsTeam Schedule17.2346.26
28Kansas City ChiefsTeam Schedule16.953.42
29Miami DolphinsTeam Schedule16.7755.29
30St. Louis RamsTeam Schedule16.6348.76
31Seattle SeahawksTeam Schedule16.4545.69
32Oakland RaidersTeam Schedule15.341.28
Average points are based on the team's remaining schedule: Weeks 9 to 16.
Fantasy playoff points (total, not average) are based on the team's schedule from Weeks 14 to 16.

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