2014 Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule: Running Backs

Updated: Tuesday, October 14th

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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 Schedule22.0267.20
2Green Bay PackersTeam Schedule21.1062.99
3Cleveland BrownsTeam Schedule20.9863.41
4Baltimore RavensTeam Schedule20.7162.93
5Detroit LionsTeam Schedule20.4163.44
6Cincinnati BengalsTeam Schedule20.3659.42
7Tampa Bay BuccaneersTeam Schedule20.2959.61
8Houston TexansTeam Schedule19.5257.32
9Chicago BearsTeam Schedule19.4952.60
10Indianapolis ColtsTeam Schedule19.4258.29
11Washington RedskinsTeam Schedule19.3856.31
12Dallas CowboysTeam Schedule19.3358.70
13Jacksonville JaguarsTeam Schedule19.1951.81
14Pittsburgh SteelersTeam Schedule19.0161.87
15Buffalo BillsTeam Schedule19.0063.30
16New Orleans SaintsTeam Schedule18.9870.02
17Atlanta FalconsTeam Schedule18.7561.48
18Tennessee TitansTeam Schedule18.1460.07
19San Francisco 49ersTeam Schedule17.6953.75
19New York JetsTeam Schedule17.6964.54
21Philadelphia EaglesTeam Schedule17.6044.71
22Minnesota VikingsTeam Schedule17.4347.54
23New England PatriotsTeam Schedule17.3949.64
24Arizona CardinalsTeam Schedule17.3542.80
25San Diego ChargersTeam Schedule17.1352.33
26Miami DolphinsTeam Schedule17.0056.17
27New York GiantsTeam Schedule16.9647.09
28Seattle SeahawksTeam Schedule16.7344.63
29Denver BroncosTeam Schedule16.4744.27
30Kansas City ChiefsTeam Schedule16.3052.94
31St. Louis RamsTeam Schedule16.1148.67
32Oakland RaidersTeam Schedule15.0538.19
Average points are based on the team's remaining schedule: Weeks 7 to 16.
Fantasy playoff points (total, not average) are based on the team's schedule from Weeks 14 to 16.




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