2014 Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule: Running Backs

Updated: Tuesday, September 16th

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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, Bernard Pierce, Justin Forsett and the Ravens running backs have the most favorable schedule (through Week 16).

On the flip side, LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles and the Eagles 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 ScheduleCumulative PointsFantasy Playoffs
1Baltimore RavensTeam Schedule289.7570.90
2Cincinnati BengalsTeam Schedule282.5069.75
3Tampa Bay BuccaneersTeam Schedule280.1558.40
4Carolina PanthersTeam Schedule274.6065.40
5Cleveland BrownsTeam Schedule266.3556.50
6Houston TexansTeam Schedule263.0575.15
7Tennessee TitansTeam Schedule262.4059.60
8Indianapolis ColtsTeam Schedule261.2058.05
9Pittsburgh SteelersTeam Schedule260.7065.10
10Chicago BearsTeam Schedule254.3553.90
11Green Bay PackersTeam Schedule252.9064.20
12Dallas CowboysTeam Schedule252.8567.10
13Jacksonville JaguarsTeam Schedule252.8545.90
14Miami DolphinsTeam Schedule252.7551.60
15Detroit LionsTeam Schedule249.5048.90
16San Diego ChargersTeam Schedule246.1554.45
17Minnesota VikingsTeam Schedule245.8040.35
18Buffalo BillsTeam Schedule241.9075.65
19New York GiantsTeam Schedule239.8040.05
20Atlanta FalconsTeam Schedule239.1576.60
21New York JetsTeam Schedule238.4055.15
22Kansas City ChiefsTeam Schedule236.8064.25
23New Orleans SaintsTeam Schedule233.3072.60
24New England PatriotsTeam Schedule232.8545.05
25Arizona CardinalsTeam Schedule229.1044.95
26San Francisco 49ersTeam Schedule227.6564.70
27Oakland RaidersTeam Schedule226.3540.80
28Washington RedskinsTeam Schedule214.7552.05
29Denver BroncosTeam Schedule213.3547.20
30St. Louis RamsTeam Schedule206.2040.40
31Seattle SeahawksTeam Schedule200.1542.35
32Philadelphia EaglesTeam Schedule194.5038.05
Cumulative points are based on the team's remaining schedule: Weeks 3 to 16.
Fantasy playoff points are based on the team's schedule from Weeks 14 to 16.




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