2014 Fantasy Football Strength of Schedule: Running Backs

Updated: Tuesday, December 2nd

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, Chris Ivory and the Jets running backs are tied with Isaiah Crowell and the Browns running backs for the most favorable schedule (through Week 16).

On the flip side, Latavius Murray 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
1New York JetsTeam Schedule21.3163.93
1Cleveland BrownsTeam Schedule21.3163.92
3Carolina PanthersTeam Schedule20.5661.67
4Pittsburgh SteelersTeam Schedule20.4861.43
5New Orleans SaintsTeam Schedule20.260.6
6Baltimore RavensTeam Schedule19.6458.91
7Tennessee TitansTeam Schedule19.5558.66
8Detroit LionsTeam Schedule19.4758.42
9Dallas CowboysTeam Schedule19.4158.24
10Atlanta FalconsTeam Schedule19.2657.79
11San Francisco 49ersTeam Schedule19.0957.26
12Washington RedskinsTeam Schedule19.0357.09
13Indianapolis ColtsTeam Schedule18.9756.9
14Buffalo BillsTeam Schedule18.9456.82
15Chicago BearsTeam Schedule18.7156.13
16Green Bay PackersTeam Schedule18.6856.04
17Houston TexansTeam Schedule18.5255.57
18Kansas City ChiefsTeam Schedule18.1654.49
19Jacksonville JaguarsTeam Schedule18.1154.34
20Tampa Bay BuccaneersTeam Schedule17.8753.62
21New York GiantsTeam Schedule17.853.41
22Miami DolphinsTeam Schedule17.6152.84
23Denver BroncosTeam Schedule17.4152.24
24Cincinnati BengalsTeam Schedule17.1551.46
25New England PatriotsTeam Schedule17.0251.06
26San Diego ChargersTeam Schedule16.4649.39
27Philadelphia EaglesTeam Schedule16.3549.05
28St. Louis RamsTeam Schedule16.3349
29Minnesota VikingsTeam Schedule16.1948.57
30Arizona CardinalsTeam Schedule16.0848.23
31Seattle SeahawksTeam Schedule15.9547.86
32Oakland RaidersTeam Schedule1545.01
Average points are based on the team's remaining schedule: Weeks 14 to 16.
Fantasy playoff points (total, not average) are based on the team's schedule from Weeks 14 to 16.

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