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Fantasy Football: Strength of Schedule Index

Jul 21, 2015

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Below is a condensed version of the eight part SOS series where we broke down each team’s strength of schedule, key players, common divisional and conference opponents, along with fantasy impact. No. 1 (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) represents the easiest schedule, while No. 32 (Cincinnati Bengals) represents the hardest schedule.

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SOS Team Bye Home Division NFC Div. Opp. AFC Div. Opp. QB RB WR TE Playoff Schedule
1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 NFC South NFC East AFC South 1 1 1 20 vs NO, at STL, vs CHI
2 Atlanta Falcons 10 NFC South NFC East AFC South 3 4 5 13 at CAR, at JAX, vs CAR
3 New Orleans Saints 11 NFC South NFC East AFC South 7 9 5 7 at TB vs DET, vs JAX
4 Carolina Panthers 5 NFC South NFC East AFC South 4 2 4 23 vs ATL, at NYG, at ATL
5 Washington Redskins 8 NFC East NFC South AFC East 2 6 2 26 at CHI, vs BUF, at PHI
6 New York Giants 11 NFC East NFC South AFC East 5 13 8 14 at MIA, vs CAR, at MIN
7 Philadelphia Eagles 8 NFC East NFC South AFC East 9 18 12 3 vs. BUF, vs. ARI, vs. WAS
8 New England Patriots 4 AFC East NFC East AFC South 8 17 13 5 at HOU, vs. TEN, at NYJ
9 Buffalo Bills 8 AFC East NFC East AFC South 15 11 22 6 at PHI, at WAS, DAL
10 Miami Dolphins 5 AFC East NFC East AFC South 10 20 11 9 vs NYJ, at SD, vs IND
11 Indianapolis Colts 10 AFC South NFC South AFC East 11 10 3 28 at JAX, vs HOU, at MIA
12 Dallas Cowboys 6 NFC East NFC South AFC East 6 12 9 31 at GB, vs NYJ, at BUF
13 Jacksonville Jaguars 8 AFC South NFC South AFC East 14 8 7 29 vs IND, vs ATL, at NO
14 New York Jets 5 AFC East NFC East AFC South 17 7 21 15 vs. TEN, at DAL, vs NE
15 Houston Texans 9 AFC South NFC South AFC East 19 3 18 22 vs. NE, @IND, @TEN
16 Tennessee Titans 4 AFC South NFC South AFC East 16 5 10 32 at NYJ, at NE, vs. HOU
17 Detroit Lions 9 NFC North NFC West AFC West 12 16 17 24 at STL, at NO, vs. SF
18 Oakland Raiders 6 AFC West NFC North AFC North 13 22 19 17 at DEN, vs. GB, vs. SD
19 Minnesota Vikings 5 NFC North NFC West AFC West 20 25 26 4 at ARI, vs. CHI, vs. NYG
20 Denver Broncos 7 AFC West NFC North AFC North 21 14 27 16 vs. OAK, at PIT, vs. CIN
21 Kansas City Chiefs 9 AFC West NFC North AFC North 18 21 16 25 vs. SD, at BAL, vs. CLE
22 San Diego Chargers 10 AFC West NFC North AFC North 22 15 27 18 at KC, vs. MIA, at OAK
23 Green Bay Packers 7 NFC North NFC West AFC West 23 27 31 1 vs. DAL, at OAK, at ARI
24 Seattle Seahawks 9 NFC West NFC North AFC North 27 29 15 11 at BAL, vs. CLE, vs. STL
25 St. Louis Rams 6 NFC West NFC North AFC North 28 31 24 2 vs. DET, vs. TB, at SEA
26 San Francisco 49ers 10 NFC West NFC North AFC North 31 24 25 10 at CLE, vs. CIN, at DET
27 Cleveland Browns 11 AFC North NFC West AFC West 25 30 29 8 vs. SF, at SEA, at KC
28 Arizona Cardinals 9 NFC West NFC North AFC North 26 23 14 30 vs. MIN, at PHI, vs. GB
29 Chicago Bears 7 NFC North NFC West AFC West 24 28 23 19 vs. WAS, at MIN, at TB
30 Baltimore Ravens 9 AFC North NFC West AFC West 28 19 30 21 vs. SEA, vs. KC, vs. PIT
31 Pittsburgh Steelers 11 AFC North NFC West AFC West 32 26 32 12 at CIN, vs. DEN at BAL
32 Cincinnati Bengals 7 AFC North NFC West AFC West 30 32 20 27 vs. PIT, at SF, at DEN

Key

  • SOS = strength of schedule (Number 1 has the easiest, and so on and so forth)
  • Home Division = this is the division these team resides in, playing six games (three home, three away)
  • NFC Divisional Opponents = this is the NFC division this team plays in the yearly rotation, playing four games (two home, two away)
  • AFC Divisional Opponents = this is the AFC division this team plays in the yearly rotation, playing four games (two home, two away)
    *The team’s 15th and 16th games are determined by their final place in the standings, where they play the two corresponding teams from their conference that finished in the same spot, not in their division, and not in their scheduled rotating division*
  • Rankings Key = using Jacksonville as the example, they are playing the 14th easiest schedule against QB, 8th easiest against RB, 7th easiest against WR, and 29th against TE.  1 = easiest. 32 = hardest
  • Bye Week = this is the team’s bye week where they will not have a game
  • Playoff Schedule = this falls during Weeks 14-16 where a league will typically have their fantasy playoffs

Here’s a look at our complete SOS series

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