SoS: Running Backs

GREEN = EASY MATCH UP (Bottom 10 teams in fantasy PPG allowed to said position)

RED = DIFFICULT MATCH UP  (Top 10 teams in fantasy PPG allowed to said position)

WHITE = NEUTRAL MATCH UP (Middle 12 teams in fantasy PPG allowed to said position)

 

Click to see Running Back 2015 preseason Strength of Schedule (S.o.S) chart: S.O.S RB 2015

***Running Back 2015 First Quarter S.o.S chart: Coming after NFL week 4!

***Running Back 2015 First Half S.o.S chart: Coming after NFL week 9!

 

The following is the Strength of Schedule (S.o.S) breakdown for Running Backs. Players at the position who will be impacted are listed, as well as how many good, neutral, and difficult match ups each team will see in 2015. A further breakdown of each teams playoff match ups is included as well.

Also noted are teams who could potentially see a jump up from the bottom of the barrel in 2014, as well as teams that could free fall from near the top of last season.

Don’t forget that this break down is intended for drafting of two similar players near their appropriate ADP (average draft position). Just because the Panthers are near the top of this list and the Steelers are near the bottom doesn’t mean you should draft Jonathan Stewart over Le’Veon Bell.

* The breakdown was derived as followed:

  • A Good match up is against a team that finished in the bottom 10 in fantasy PPG (points per game) vs RBs in 2014. Good match ups were awarded +1.
  • A Neutral match up is against a team that finished in the middle 12 in fantasy PPG vs RBs in 2014. Neutral match ups were awarded 0.
  • A Difficult match up is against a team that finished in the top 10 in fantasy PPG vs RBs in 2014. Difficult match ups were awarded -1.
  • Once points were added up the higher the total number, the higher the teams ranking. (Example: Tampa Bay has 8 Good (+8); 2 Difficult (-2); and 6 Neutral (0) match ups for a total of +6)
  • If teams finished with the same end total, most Good match ups for the season was tie-breaker number one. If still tied, best playoff schedule was used as tie-breaker number two.

1 CAROLINA PANTHERS

Players Impacted: Jonathan Stewart; Fozzy Whittaker

Good Match ups: 10

Difficult Match Ups: 2

Neutral Match Ups: 4

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 3 Good 

2 ATLANTA FALCONS

Players Impacted: Devonta Freeman; Antone Smith

Good Match ups: 9

Difficult Match Ups: 2

Neutral Match Ups: 5

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 2 Neutral; 1 Good

3 HOUSTON TEXANS

Players Impacted: Arian Foster; Alfred Blue

Good Match ups: 8

Difficult Match Ups: 2

Neutral Match Ups: 6

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 2 Neutral; 1 Good

4 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Players Impacted: Doug Martin; Charles Simms; Bobby Rainey

Good Match ups: 8

Difficult Match Ups: 2

Neutral Match Ups: 6

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 1 Good; 1 Difficult; 1 Neutral

5 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

Players Impacted: Mark Ingram; CJ Spiller*; Khiry Robinson

Good Match ups: 8

Difficult Match Ups: 3

Neutral Match Ups: 5

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 2 Good; 1 Difficult

6 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Players Impacted: Frank Gore*; Dan “Boom” Herron

Good Match ups: 7

Difficult Match Ups: 3

Neutral Match Ups: 6

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 1 Good; 2 Neutral

7 WASHINGTON REDSKINS

Players Impacted: Alfred Morris; Silas Redd

Good Match ups: 7

Difficult Match Ups: 3

Neutral Match Ups: 6

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 1 Neutral; 1 Difficult; 1 Good

8 TENNESSEE TITANS

Players Impacted: Bishop Sankey; Shonn Green

Good Match ups: 6

Difficult Match Ups: 2

Neutral Match Ups: 8

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 1 Difficult; 2 Neutral

9 DALLAS COWBOYS

Players Impacted: Darren McFadden*; Joseph Radle

Good Match ups: 7

Difficult Match Ups: 5

Neutral Match Ups: 4

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 1 Neutral; 2 Difficult

10 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Players Impacted: Denard Robinson; Bernard Pierce*; Toby Gerhart

Good Match ups: 5

Difficult Match Ups: 3

Neutral Match Ups: 8

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 1 Neutral; 2 Good

11 NEW YORK JETS

Players Impacted: Chris Ivory; Steven Ridley*

Good Match ups: 5

Difficult Match Ups: 3

Neutral Match Ups: 8

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 1 Good; 2 Neutral

12 BUFFALO BILLS

Players Impacted: LeSean McCoy*; Fred Jackson

Good Match ups: 5

Difficult Match Ups: 3

Neutral Match Ups: 8

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 1 Good; 1 Difficult; 1 Neutral

13 DENVER BRONCOS

Players Impacted: CJ Anderson; Montee Ball; Ronnie Hillman

Good Match ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 2

Neutral Match Ups: 10

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 2 Good; 1 Neutral

14 NEW YORK GIANTS

Players Impacted: Rashard Jennings; Shane Vereen*; Andre Williams

Good Match ups: 6

Difficult Match Ups: 5

Neutral Match Ups: 5

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 2 Neutral; 1 Good

15 SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

Players Impacted: Melvin Gordon(R); Danny Woodhead; Branden Oliver

Good Match ups: 5

Difficult Match Ups: 4

Neutral Match Ups: 7

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 2 Neutral; 1 Good

16 DETROIT LIONS

Players Impacted: Joique Bell; Theo Reddick

Good Match ups: 5

Difficult Match Ups: 4

Neutral Match Ups: 7

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 1 Difficult; 1 Good; 1 Neutral

17 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Players Impacted: DeMarco Murray*; Ryan Mathews*; Darren Sproles

Good Match ups: 5

Difficult Match Ups: 6

Neutral Match Ups: 5

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 3 Difficult

18 BALTIMORE RAVENS

Players Impacted: Justin Forsett; Lorenzo Taliaferro

Good Match ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 5

Neutral Match Ups: 7

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 2 Neutral; 1 Difficult

19 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Players Impacted: Jamaal Charles; Knile Davis

Good Match ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 5

Neutral Match Ups: 7

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 2 Neutral; 1 Difficult

20 MIAMI DOLPHINS

Players Impacted: Lamar Miller; Mike Gillislee

Good Match ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 6

Neutral Match Ups: 6

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 1 Good; 2 Neutral

21 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Players Impacted: LeGarrette Blount; Jonas Gray

Good Match ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 6

Neutral Match Ups: 6

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 1 Neutral; 1 Good; 1 Difficult

22 OAKLAND RAIDERS

Players Impacted: Latavius Murray; Trent Richardson*; Roy Helu*

Good Match ups: 3

Difficult Match Ups: 5

Neutral Match Ups: 8

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 1 Difficult; 2 Neutral

23 ARIZONA CARDINALS

Players Impacted: Andre Ellington; Stepfan Taylor

Good Match ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 8

Neutral Match Ups: 4

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 2 Good; 1 Neutral

24 CHICAGO BEARS

Players Impacted: Matt Forte; Ka’Deem Carey

Good Match ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 8

Neutral Match Ups: 4

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 1 Difficult; 2 Good

25 SAN FRANCICSO 49ERS

Players Impacted: Carlos Hyde; Reggie Bush*

Good Match ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 8

Neutral Match Ups: 4

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 1 Neutral; 1 Good; 1 Difficult

26 CLEVELAND BROWNS

Players Impacted: Isaiah Crowell; Terrance West

Good Match ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 8

Neutral Match Ups: 4

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 2 Difficult; 1 Neutral

27 MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Players Impacted: Adrian Peterson; Matt Asiata; Jerrick McKinnon

Good Match ups: 3

Difficult Match Ups: 7

Neutral Match Ups: 6

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 1 Difficult; 1 Neutral; 1 Good

28 GREEN BAY PACKERS

Players Impacted: Eddie Lacy; James Starks

Good Match ups: 3

Difficult Match Ups: 7

Neutral Match Ups: 6

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 1 Neutral; 1 Good; 1 Difficult

29 PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Players Impacted: Le’Veon Bell; DeAngelo Williams*

Good Match ups: 3

Difficult Match Ups: 7

Neutral Match Ups: 6

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 1 Good; 2 Difficult

30 ST. LOUIS RAMS

Players Impacted: Tre Mason; Todd Gurley(R); Benny Cunningham

Good Match ups: 3

Difficult Match Ups: 9

Neutral Match Ups: 4

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 2 Difficult; 1 Good

31 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Players Impacted: Marshawn Lynch; Christine Michael

Good Match ups: 2

Difficult Match Ups: 8

Neutral Match Ups: 6

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 2 Difficult; 1 Neutral

32 CINCINNATI BENGALS

Players Impacted: Jeremy Hill; Giovani Bernard

Good Match ups:

Difficult Match Ups: 8

Neutral Match Ups: 7

Fantasy Playoff Outlook (Wks 14-16): 1 Neutral; 2 Difficult

(R) = Rookie

* = New Team

2015 MOVERS AND SHAKERS:

*Teams who’s defense could see a potentially stronger or weaker season vs opposing RBs

TEAMS ON THE RISE

Miami

Dallas

Houston

TEAMS ON THE FALL

New England

San Francisco

Detroit

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