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Ease of Schedule - Quarterbacks/Receivers
David Dorey
November 15, 2006
Defenses versus Quarterback/Receviers
Good Allow Avg Allow Bad Allow
WAS 54.2 TB 47.8 MIA 41.3
PIT 52.7 BAL 47.3 NE 40.7
TEN 51.3 SF 47.2 OAK 38.6
SD 51.0 KC 46.1 DEN 37.4
NO 50.9 SEA 45.1 JAX 36.9
MIN 49.9 BUF 45.0 CLE 34.1
GB 49.5 CAR 45.0 PHI 32.8
STL 49.4 CIN 44.6 CHI 32.7
ATL 48.8 DET 44.2 HOU 31.6
NYJ 48.2 NYG 43.4 IND 29.2
    DAL 43.3    
    ARI 42.7    

Using the actual results from the weeks three through ten of the 2006 season against what was allowed to opposing quarterbacks, wide recievers and tight ends in total, the remaining schedule was compared against the top 10 and worst 10 defenses for allowing fantasy points.

The table to the right shows the fantasy points allowed to opposing teams for all the combination of those three positions. At this early juncture, the positions were all combined to give a more realistic view of what each defense is allowing via the passing game. It is too early to break the positions out since single games against stud tight ends alone are enough to skew the results..

A "Good" game was when the team faced an opposing defense that was in the top 10 for allowing fantasy points. A "Bad" game was when that team faced an opposing defense that was in the ten defenses that allowed the least amount of fantasy points.

These rankings are highly skewed by even one very good or very bad game, so use some wisdom in addition to considering the results. As with all such reviews, the most important findings are the extremes as they will change less as the season progresses and it is generally more important to not face a tough ("bad") defense than it is to go against an easy defense ("good"). Most of your starters are going to be among the best at their postion, so the biggest question is if they will be limited by opposing defenses.

Three different views are given below - Weeks 11 to 13 show what players will go against during the "regular" season in most fantasy leagues to indicate which player may help (or hurt) your efforts to reach the playoffs. Weeks 14 through 16 are shown as that reflects the playoff period in most fantasy leagues. For leagues using total points without a playoff system, weeks 11 to 16 indicate what can be currently expected from team schedules for the rest of the season.

Weeks 11 to 13 (Regular Season) Weeks 14, 15 and 16 (Playoffs) Weeks 11 to 16 (Rest of Season)
  EOS Good Bad   EOS Good Bad   EOS Good Bad
ARZ 2 2 0 CAR 2 2 0 SF 3 3 0
ATL 2 2 0 MIN 2 2 0 CAR 3 4 1
BAL 2 2 0 CHI 1 1 0 ATL 2 2 0
SF 2 2 0 CLE 1 1 0 CLE 2 2 0
TB 2 2 0 DEN 1 1 0 DEN 2 2 0
CLE 1 1 0 GB 1 1 0 NO 2 2 0
DEN 1 1 0 NO 1 1 0 BAL 2 3 1
NO 1 1 0 OAK 1 1 0 CHI 2 3 1
WAS 1 1 0 PHI 1 1 0 WAS 2 3 1
CAR 1 2 1 SEA 1 1 0 ARZ 1 2 1
CHI 1 2 1 SF 1 1 0 GB 1 2 1
STL 0 0 0 BUF 1 2 1 OAK 1 2 1
CIN 0 1 1 DAL 1 2 1 PHI 1 2 1
GB 0 1 1 DET 1 2 1 SEA 1 2 1
HOU 0 1 1 WAS 1 2 1 TB 1 3 2
IND 0 1 1 ATL 0 0 0 DAL 0 2 2
MIA 0 1 1 BAL 0 1 1 MIA 0 2 2
NE 0 1 1 KC 0 1 1 MIN 0 2 2
NYG 0 1 1 MIA 0 1 1 NYG 0 2 2
OAK 0 1 1 NYG 0 1 1 BUF 0 3 3
PHI 0 1 1 NYJ 0 1 1 STL -1 1 2
SEA 0 1 1 ARZ -1 0 1 DET -1 2 3
DAL -1 0 1 PIT -1 0 1 HOU -1 2 3
JAX -1 0 1 SD -1 0 1 NYJ -1 2 3
PIT -1 0 1 HOU -1 1 2 PIT -2 0 2
BUF -1 1 2 JAX -1 1 2 IND -2 1 3
NYJ -1 1 2 STL -1 1 2 JAX -2 1 3
DET -2 0 2 TB -1 1 2 SD -3 0 3
MIN -2 0 2 IND -2 0 2 CIN -3 1 4
SD -2 0 2 TEN -2 0 2 KC -3 1 4
TEN -2 0 2 CIN -3 0 3 NE -3 1 4
KC -3 0 3 NE -3 0 3 TEN -4 0 4

Week - By - Week

  11 12 13 14 15 16  
ARI DET @MIN @STL SEA DEN @SF ARI
ATL @BAL NO @WAS @TB DAL CAR ATL
BAL ATL PIT @CIN @KC CLE @PIT BAL
BUF @HOU JAX SD @NYJ MIA TEN BUF
CAR STL @WAS @PHI NYG PIT @ATL CAR
CHI @NYJ @NE MIN @STL TB @DET CHI
CIN @NO @CLE BAL OAK @IND @DEN CIN
CLE PIT CIN KC @PIT @BAL TB CLE
DAL IND TB @NYG NO @ATL PHI DAL
DEN SD @KC SEA @SD @ARZ CIN DEN
DET @ARZ MIA @NE MIN @GB CHI DET
GB NE @SEA NYJ @SF DET MIN GB
HOU BUF @NYJ @OAK TEN @NE IND HOU
IND @DAL PHI @TEN @JAX CIN @HOU IND
JAX NYG @BUF @MIA IND @TEN NE JAX
KC OAK DEN @CLE BAL @SD @OAK KC
MIA MIN @DET JAX NE @BUF NYJ MIA
MIN @MIA ARZ @CHI @DET NYJ @GB MIN
NE @GB CHI DET @MIA HOU @JAX NE
NO CIN @ATL SF @DAL WAS @NYG NO
NYG @JAX @TEN DAL @CAR PHI NO NYG
NYJ CHI HOU @GB BUF @MIN @MIA NYJ
OAK @KC @SD HOU @CIN STL KC OAK
PHI TEN @IND CAR @WAS @NYG @DAL PHI
PIT @CLE @BAL TB CLE @CAR BAL PIT
SD @DEN OAK @BUF DEN KC @SEA SD
SEA @SF GB @DEN @ARZ SF SD SEA
SF SEA @STL @NO GB @SEA ARZ SF
STL @CAR SF ARZ CHI @OAK WAS STL
TB WAS @DAL @PIT ATL @CHI @CLE TB
TEN @PHI NYG IND @HOU JAX @BUF TEN
WAS @TB CAR ATL PHI @NO @STL WAS