SoS: Tight Ends

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 Tight End 2015 preseason Strength of Schedule (S.o.S) chart: S.O.S TE 2015

***Tight End 2015 First Quarter S.o.S chart: Coming after NFL week 4!

***Tight End 2015 First Half S.o.S chart: Coming after NFL week 9!

The following is the Strength of Schedule (S.o.S) breakdown for Tight Ends. 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 Packers are near the top of this list and the Panthers are near the bottom doesn’t mean you should draft Richards Rodgers over Greg Olsen.

* 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 TEs 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 TEs 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 TEs 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 6 Good (+6); 7 Difficult (-7); and 3 Neutral (0) match ups for a total of -1)
  • 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 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Players Impacted: Zach Ertz; Brent Celek

Good Match ups: 8

Difficult Match Ups: 3

Neutral Match Ups: 5

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

2 BUFFALO BILLS

Players Impacted: Charles Clay*

Good Match ups: 7

Difficult Match Ups: 3

Neutral Match Ups: 6

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

3 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Players Impacted: Rob Gronkowski; Scott Chandler*

Good Match ups: 8

Difficult Match Ups: 4

Neutral Match Ups: 4

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

4 GREEN BAY PACKERS

Players Impacted: Richard Rodgers; Andrew Quarless

Good Match ups: 6

Difficult Match Ups: 3

Neutral Match Ups: 7

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

5 CLEVELAND BROWNS

Players Impacted: Jim Dray; Gary Barnidge

Good Match ups: 5

Difficult Match Ups: 3

Neutral Match Ups: 8

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

6 MIAMI DOLPHINS

Players Impacted: Jordan Cameron*

Good Match ups: 7

Difficult Match Ups: 5

Neutral Match Ups: 4

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

7 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

Players Impacted: Josh Hill

Good Match ups: 6

Difficult Match Ups: 4

Neutral Match Ups: 6

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

8 ST. LOUIS RAMS

Players Impacted: Jared Cook; Lance Kendricks

Good Match ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 2

Neutral Match Ups: 10

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

9 NEW YORK JETS

Players Impacted: Jace Amaro; Jeff Cumberland

Good Match ups: 6

Difficult Match Ups: 5

Neutral Match Ups: 5

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

10 ATLANTA FALCONS

Players Impacted: Levine Toilolo; Jacob Tamme*; Tony Moeaki*

Good Match ups: 5

Difficult Match Ups: 4

Neutral Match Ups: 7

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

11 HOUSTON TEXANS

Players Impacted: Garrett Graham; CJ Fiedorowicz

Good Match ups: 5

Difficult Match Ups: 4

Neutral Match Ups: 7

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

12 SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

Players Impacted: Antonio Gates; Ladarius Green

Good Match ups: 5

Difficult Match Ups: 4

Neutral Match Ups: 7

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

13 MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Players Impacted: Kyle Rudolph

Good Match ups: 6

Difficult Match Ups: 6

Neutral Match Ups: 4

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

14 WASHINGTON REDSKINS

Players Impacted: Jordan Reed; Niles Paul

Good Match ups: 6

Difficult Match Ups: 6

Neutral Match Ups: 4

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

15 NEW YORK GIANTS

Players Impacted: Larry Donnell

Good Match ups: 5

Difficult Match Ups: 5

Neutral Match Ups: 6

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

16 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Players Impacted: Jimmy Graham*

Good Match ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 4

Neutral Match Ups: 8

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

17 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Players Impacted: Austin Seferian-Jenkins; Luke Stocker

Good Match ups: 6

Difficult Match Ups: 7

Neutral Match Ups: 3

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

18 DALLAS COWBOYS

Players Impacted: Jason Witten; Gavin Escobar

Good Match ups: 5

Difficult Match Ups: 6

Neutral Match Ups: 5

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

19 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Players Impacted: Julius Thomas*

Good Match ups: 5

Difficult Match Ups: 6

Neutral Match Ups: 5

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

20 OAKLAND RAIDERS

Players Impacted: Mychal Rivera; Clive Walford(R)

Good Match ups: 5

Difficult Match Ups: 6

Neutral Match Ups: 5

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

21 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Players Impacted: Travis Kelce

Good Match ups: 5

Difficult Match Ups: 6

Neutral Match Ups: 5

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

22 PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Players Impacted: Heath Miller

Good Match ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 5

Neutral Match Ups: 7

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

23 CHICAGO BEARS

Players Impacted: Martellus Bennett

Good Match ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 5

Neutral Match Ups: 7

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

24 SAN FRANCICSO 49ERS

Players Impacted: Vernon Davis; Vance McDonald

Good Match ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 5

Neutral Match Ups: 7

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

25 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Players Impacted: Coby Fleener; Dwayne Allen

Good Match ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 5

Neutral Match Ups: 7

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

26 CAROLINA PANTHERS

Players Impacted: Greg Olsen

Good Match ups: 5

Difficult Match Ups: 7

Neutral Match Ups: 4

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

27 DETROIT LIONS

Players Impacted: Eric Ebron; Brandon Pettigrew

Good Match ups: 5

Difficult Match Ups: 7

Neutral Match Ups: 6

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

28 DENVER BRONCOS

Players Impacted: Owen Daniels*

Good Match ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 6

Neutral Match Ups: 6

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

29 TENNESSEE TITANS

Players Impacted: Delanie Walker

Good Match ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 6

Neutral Match Ups: 6

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

30 BALTIMORE RAVENS

Players Impacted: Dennis Pitta; Maxx Williams(R)

Good Match ups: 3

Difficult Match Ups: 5

Neutral Match Ups: 8

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

31 CINCINNATI BENGALS

Players Impacted: Tyler Eifert

Good Match ups: 3

Difficult Match Ups: 7

Neutral Match Ups: 6

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

32 ARIZONA CARDINALS

Players Impacted: John Carlson; Troy Niklas

Good Match ups: 1

Difficult Match Ups: 6

Neutral Match Ups: 9

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 TEs

TEAMS ON THE RISE

Kansas City

Dallas

Tennessee

TEAMS ON THE FALL

San Francisco

Jets

San Diego

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