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Ease of Fantasy Schedule - Running Backs
David M. Dorey
July 8, 2004
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Team EOS Good Bad Team EOS Good Bad
DAL 5 10 5 NO -1 6 7
NYG 4 8 4 SEA -2 3 5
DEN 4 9 5 JAX -2 5 7
BAL 3 6 3 OAK -2 6 8
PHI 2 7 5 MIN -2 6 8
WAS 2 7 5 NE -3 2 5
CAR 2 8 6 ARI -3 4 7
TB 2 8 6 HOU -3 5 8
CLE 1 6 5 KC -3 6 9
CHI 1 7 6 BUF -4 2 6
GB 1 7 6 CIN -4 3 7
PIT 0 6 6 NYJ -5 2 7
TEN 0 6 6 SF -5 3 8
ATL 0 7 7 STL -5 3 8
DET -1 6 7 IND -5 5 10
SD -1 6 7 MIA -8 1 9

Looking at the full season, Julius Jones appears best suited for a good rookie campaign. Tiki Barber and Ron Dayne should play better for their new coach while the Broncos will likely find success running as well. Hopefully Shanahan’s musical chairs stops on the Denver back you have drafted.

Ricky Williams gets the biggest challenge of all rushers and Edgerrin James has the only “10 bad games” of any runner out there. James had the same task last season and did well. The AFC East had always been tough on running backs and IND move to the AFC South has not proven that much better. Marshall Faulk and Kevan Barlow face uphill battles and Faulk’s propensity to get injured looms even larger. Kevan Barlow cannot catch a break – bad schedule, bad team.

In the Playoffs, Julius Jones gets the only hat trick with all three games against bottom ten RB defenses while Domanick Davis ends with two tough road challenges.

Most Favorable RB Schedules by Team/Week

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
DAL @MIN CLE @WAS bye NYG PIT @GB DET @CIN PHI @BAL CHI @SEA NO @PHI WAS @NYG
NYG @PHI WAS CLE @GB @DAL bye DET @MIN CHI @ARI ATL PHI @WAS @BAL PIT @CIN DAL
DEN KC @JAX SD @TB CAR @OAK @CIN ATL HOU bye @NO OAK @SD MIA @KC @TEN IND
BAL @CLE PIT @CIN KC @WAS bye BUF @PHI CLE @NYJ DAL @NE CIN NYG @IND @PIT MIA

Least Favorable RB Schedules by Team/Week

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
NYJ CIN @SD bye @MIA BUF SF @NE MIA @BUF BAL @CLE @ARI HOU @PIT SEA NE @STL
SF ATL @NO @SEA STL ARI @NYJ bye @CHI SEA CAR @TB MIA @STL @ARI WAS BUF @NE
STL ARI @ATL NO @SF @SEA TB @MIA bye NE SEA @BUF @GB SF @CAR @ARI PHI NYJ
IND @NE @TEN GB @JAX OAK bye JAX @KC MIN HOU @CHI @DET TEN @HOU BAL SD @DEN
MIA TEN @CIN PIT NYJ @NE @BUF STL @NYJ ARI bye @SEA @SF BUF @DEN NE CLE @BAL

RB Ease of Schedule for Fantasy Playoffs – Weeks 14, 15 and 16

Team EOS Good Bad Team EOS Good Bad    Most Favorable for Playoffs   Least Favorable for Playoffs
DAL 3 3 0 NYG 0 1 1   Team 14 15 16   Team 14 15 16
GB 1 2 1 PIT 0 1 1   DAL NO @PHI WAS   HOU IND @CHI @JAX
OAK 1 2 1 SF 0 1 1   GB DET JAX @MIN   JAX CHI @GB HOU
TB 1 2 1 STL 0 1 1   OAK @ATL TEN @KC   MIA @DEN NE CLE
TEN 1 2 1 CAR 0 1 1   TB @SD NO CAR   NYJ @PIT SEA NE
ATL 1 2 1 CHI 0 1 1   TEN KC @OAK DEN          
NE 1 1 0 DET -1 1 2   ATL OAK CAR @NO          
PHI 1 1 0 KC -1 1 2                    
SEA 1 1 0 MIN -1 1 2                    
WAS 1 1 0 CIN -1 1 2                    
BAL 1 1 0 SD -1 0 1                    
BUF 1 1 0 ARI -1 0 1                    
CLE 0 1 1 HOU -2 0 2                    
DEN 0 1 1 JAX -2 0 2                    
IND 0 1 1 MIA -2 0 2                    
NO 0 1 1 NYJ -2 0 2