2014 Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule: Running Backs

Updated: Tuesday, October 21st

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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 Schedule21.4664.01
2Cleveland BrownsTeam Schedule20.8463.58
3Tampa Bay BuccaneersTeam Schedule20.2258.42
4Green Bay PackersTeam Schedule20.1658.87
5Baltimore RavensTeam Schedule19.8561.53
6Detroit LionsTeam Schedule19.8259.46
7New Orleans SaintsTeam Schedule19.7468.97
8Indianapolis ColtsTeam Schedule19.5258.72
9Cincinnati BengalsTeam Schedule19.5158.94
10Atlanta FalconsTeam Schedule19.1959.39
11Houston TexansTeam Schedule19.1251.80
12Tennessee TitansTeam Schedule18.7659.30
13Chicago BearsTeam Schedule18.7051.19
14Buffalo BillsTeam Schedule18.5860.79
15Jacksonville JaguarsTeam Schedule18.5650.27
16Pittsburgh SteelersTeam Schedule18.4461.99
17Washington RedskinsTeam Schedule18.4255.87
18Dallas CowboysTeam Schedule18.1956.61
19San Francisco 49ersTeam Schedule18.1359.36
20Denver BroncosTeam Schedule17.9549.82
21Minnesota VikingsTeam Schedule17.9450.44
22New England PatriotsTeam Schedule17.6753.77
22Seattle SeahawksTeam Schedule17.6746.72
24New York JetsTeam Schedule17.3462.95
24San Diego ChargersTeam Schedule17.3452.95
26Philadelphia EaglesTeam Schedule17.1144.28
27Miami DolphinsTeam Schedule17.0055.56
28Kansas City ChiefsTeam Schedule16.9655.76
29Arizona CardinalsTeam Schedule16.7143.08
30St. Louis RamsTeam Schedule16.4447.71
31New York GiantsTeam Schedule16.3544.11
32Oakland RaidersTeam Schedule15.6839.79
Average points are based on the team's remaining schedule: Weeks 8 to 16.
Fantasy playoff points (total, not average) are based on the team's schedule from Weeks 14 to 16.

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