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Ease of Schedule - Running Backs
David Dorey
October 3, 2007

What 2007 Fantasy Points Allowed Opposing RB's

Good Allow Avg Allow Bad Allow
DET 30.6 CLE 20.5 SD 14.8
STL 26.8 OAK 20.5 ARI 14.5
NYJ 23.5 ATL 20.1 HOU 14.3
MIA 23.2 CHI 19.1 PHI 14.0
BUF 22.5 JAC 18.9 TEN 13.7
CIN 22.5 WAS 18.8 DAL 13.4
TB 21.9 KC 18.7 NE 11.9
NYG 21.5 IND 17.9 PIT 10.5
DEN 21.0 SEA 17.7 BAL 10.1
NO 20.7 SF 17.4 MIN 9.0
  Good CAR 17.4   Bad
  Match-up GB 15.9   Match-up

Using the actual results from weeks 1 through 3 of lthis season, the schedule was compared against the top 10 and worst 10 defenses for allowing fantasy points to running backs for yards and scores.

These will obviously be skewed by single games that are unusually big or small since the sample size is so small.

The table to the right shows the fantasy points allowed to opposing teams for all running backs in that game and are the actual 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 5 to 8 show what players will face during the next month. Weeks 5 through 16 are shown for a full season view and weeks 14 to 16 show the most common weeks for fantasy playoffs. Below that is the NFL schedule marked for each team to show when they have good (green) or bad (red) match-ups.

Weeks 5 to 8 Weeks 5 to 16 Weeks 14 to 16 (FF Playoffs)
  EOS Good Bad   EOS Good Bad   EOS Good Bad
NYG 2 2 0 ARI 4 5 1 CLE 3 3 0
NYJ 2 3 1 ATL 4 6 2 ATL 2 2 0
BAL 1 2 1 PIT 3 6 3 BUF 2 2 0
PIT 1 2 1 SF 2 5 3 HOU 2 2 0
ARI 0 1 1 BUF 1 5 4 ARI 1 1 0
ATL 0 2 2 KC 1 4 3 BAL 1 1 0
CAR 0 1 1 TEN 1 4 3 CIN 1 1 0
CLE 0 2 2 WAS 1 5 4 GB 1 1 0
DET 0 1 1 BAL 0 4 4 KC 1 2 1
GB 0 1 1 CLE 0 5 5 NE 1 2 1
IND 0 1 1 GB 0 3 3 PHI 1 2 1
JAC 0 1 1 HOU 0 4 4 SD 1 2 1
KC 0 1 1 NO 0 2 2 SF 1 2 1
NE 0 1 1 NYG 0 4 4 DAL 0 1 1
NO 0 0 0 CAR -1 2 3 MIN 0 0 0
SEA 0 2 2 CHI -1 3 4 NYG 0 1 1
SF 0 2 2 DAL -1 4 5 OAK 0 0 0
TB 0 1 1 DET -1 3 4 PIT 0 1 1
TEN 0 1 1 JAC -1 3 4 STL 0 1 1
WAS 0 1 1 NE -1 4 5 TEN 0 1 1
CHI -1 1 2 PHI -1 4 5 WAS 0 1 1
CIN -1 1 2 SEA -1 3 4 CAR -1 0 1
HOU -1 1 2 STL -1 2 3 CHI -1 0 1
MIA -1 1 2 TB -1 2 3 JAC -1 0 1
PHI -1 1 2 CIN -2 3 5 MIA -1 1 2
SD -1 1 2 MIN -2 2 4 NO -1 0 1
STL -1 0 1 NYJ -2 4 6 SEA -1 0 1
BUF -2 1 3 SD -2 3 5 TB -1 0 1
DAL -2 1 3 MIA -3 4 7 DEN -2 0 2
DEN -3 0 3 IND -4 1 5 DET -2 0 2
MIN -3 0 3 OAK -4 1 5 IND -2 0 2
OAK -3 0 3 DEN -5 1 6 NYJ -2 0 2

Week - By - Week

  5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
ARI @STL CAR @WAS BYE @TB DET @CIN SF CLE @SEA @NO ATL
ATL @TEN NYG @NO BYE SF @CAR TB IND @STL NO @TB @ARI
BAL @SF STL @BUF BYE @PIT CIN CLE @SD NE IND @MIA @SEA
BUF DAL BYE BAL @NYJ CIN @MIA NE @JAC @WAS MIA @CLE NYG
CAR @NO @ARI BYE IND @TEN ATL @GB NO SF @JAC SEA DAL
CHI @GB MIN @PHI DET BYE @OAK @SEA DEN NYG @WAS @MIN GB
CIN BYE @KC NYJ PIT @BUF @BAL ARI TEN @PIT STL @SF CLE
CLE @NE MIA BYE @STL SEA @PIT @BAL HOU @ARI @NYJ BUF @CIN
DAL @BUF NE MIN BYE @PHI @NYG WAS NYJ GB @DET PHI @CAR
DEN SD BYE PIT GB @DET @KC TEN @CHI @OAK KC @HOU @SD
DET @WAS BYE TB @CHI DEN @ARI NYG GB @MIN DAL @SD KC
GB CHI WAS BYE @DEN @KC MIN CAR @DET @DAL OAK @STL @CHI
HOU MIA @JAC TEN @SD @OAK BYE NO @CLE @TEN TB DEN @IND
IND TB BYE @JAC @CAR NE @SD KC @ATL JAC @BAL @OAK HOU
JAC @KC HOU IND @TB @NO @TEN SD BUF @IND CAR @PIT OAK
KC JAC CIN @OAK BYE GB DEN @IND OAK SD @DEN TEN @DET
MIA @HOU @CLE NE NYG BYE BUF @PHI @PIT NYJ @BUF BAL @NE
MIN BYE @CHI @DAL PHI SD @GB OAK @NYG DET @SF CHI WAS
NE CLE @DAL @MIA WAS @IND BYE @BUF PHI @BAL PIT NYJ MIA
NO CAR @SEA ATL @SF JAC STL @HOU @CAR TB @ATL ARI PHI
NYG NYJ @ATL SF @MIA BYE DAL @DET MIN @CHI @PHI WAS @BUF
NYJ @NYG PHI @CIN BUF WAS BYE PIT @DAL @MIA CLE @NE @TEN
OAK BYE @SD KC @TEN HOU CHI @MIN @KC DEN @GB IND @JAC
PHI BYE @NYJ CHI @MIN DAL @WAS MIA @NE SEA NYG @DAL @NO
PIT SEA BYE @DEN @CIN BAL CLE @NYJ MIA CIN @NE JAC @STL
SD @DEN OAK BYE HOU @MIN IND @JAC BAL @KC @TEN DET DEN
SEA @PIT NO STL BYE @CLE SF CHI @STL @PHI ARI @CAR BAL
SF BAL BYE @NYG NO @ATL @SEA STL @ARI @CAR MIN CIN TB
STL ARI @BAL @SEA CLE BYE @NO @SF SEA ATL @CIN GB PIT
TB @IND TEN @DET JAC ARI BYE @ATL WAS @NO @HOU ATL @SF
TEN ATL @TB @HOU OAK CAR JAC @DEN @CIN HOU SD @KC NYJ
WAS DET @GB ARI @NE @NYJ PHI @DAL @TB BUF CHI @NYG @MIN

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