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Ease of Schedule - Passing
David Dorey
October 16, 2008
Ease of Schedule - Rushing
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2008 Fantasy Points Allowed Opposing Passers

Good Allow Avg Allow Bad Allow
SD 38.0 MIA 32.1 BUF 27.2
DET 37.5 CHI 32.1 PHI 27.2
ARI 35.8 SF 31.0 NYG 27.1
DEN 35.7 OAK 31.0 CLE 26.4
SEA 34.5 NE 30.5 BAL 26.4
JAC 34.3 CIN 29.5 WAS 26.2
NYJ 33.9 HOU 29.3 CAR 25.7
STL 33.6 DAL 28.8 PIT 24.4
NO 33.0 MIN 28.6 TEN 22.9
ATL 32.8 KC 28.5 IND 20.5
  Good GB 28.3   Bad
  Match-up TB 27.9   Match-up

Using the actual results from weeks 1 through 8 of lthis season, the schedule was compared against the top 10 and worst 10 defenses for allowing fantasy points for passing yards and scores.

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. The "EOS" is the Ease of Schedule - simply the net result of good minus bad games.

These rankings are 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 position, so the biggest question is if they will be limited by opposing defenses.

Three different views are given below - Weeks 9 to 12 show what players will face during the next month. Weeks 9 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 9 to 12 Weeks 9 to 16 Weeks 14 to 16 (FF Playoffs)
EOS Good Bad EOS Good Bad EOS Good Bad
MIA 2 2 0 MIN 4 4 0 MIN 3 3 0
STL 2 2 0 STL 4 4 0 BUF 2 2 0
TEN 2 2 0 ATL 3 4 1 CHI 2 2 0
MIN 1 1 0 CHI 3 4 1 IND 2 2 0
ARZ 1 2 1 KC 3 4 1 KC 2 2 0
ATL 1 2 1 BUF 2 3 1 NE 2 2 0
CAR 1 2 1 CAR 2 3 1 NO 2 2 0
CHI 1 2 1 MIA 2 3 1 SEA 2 2 0
KC 1 2 1 NO 2 3 1 SF 2 2 0
OAK 1 2 1 OAK 2 3 1 STL 2 2 0
SF 1 2 1 SF 2 4 2 ARZ 1 1 0
BUF 0 1 1 TB 2 4 2 ATL 1 1 0
DEN 0 1 1 ARZ 1 3 2 CAR 1 1 0
DET 0 1 1 IND 1 3 2 GB 1 1 0
GB 0 1 1 SEA 1 3 2 OAK 1 1 0
IND 0 1 1 TEN 1 3 2 TB 1 2 1
JAX 0 1 1 GB 0 2 2 SD 0 0 0
NO 0 1 1 NE 0 3 3 DET 0 1 1
TB 0 1 1 JAX -1 1 2 HOU -1 0 1
CIN -1 1 2 DEN -1 2 3 JAX -1 0 1
CLE -1 1 2 DET -1 2 3 MIA -1 0 1
NE -1 1 2 NYJ -1 2 3 NYJ -1 0 1
NYG -1 1 2 SD -2 1 3 BAL -2 0 2
NYJ -1 1 2 HOU -3 1 4 CLE -2 0 2
PHI -1 1 2 PIT -3 1 4 DEN -2 0 2
PIT -1 1 2 PHI -3 2 5 NYG -2 0 2
SEA -1 1 2 CLE -4 1 5 PIT -2 0 2
WAS -1 1 2 NYG -4 1 5 TEN -2 0 2
HOU -2 0 2 WAS -4 1 5 WAS -2 0 2
DAL -3 0 3 CIN -5 1 6 CIN -3 0 3
SD -3 0 3 DAL -5 1 6 DAL -3 0 3
BAL -3 0 3 BAL -5 0 5 PHI -3 0 3

Week - By - Week

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

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