S.O.S: 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)

RB S.O.S. 2018
2018 RB S.O.S

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 2018. A further breakdown of each teams playoff match ups is included as well.

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 Rams are near the bottom doesn’t mean you should draft Ty Montgomery over Todd Gurley.

* 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 2017. 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 2017. 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 2017. Difficult match ups were awarded -1.
  • Once points were added up the higher the total number, the higher the teams ranking. (Example: Kenyan Drake has 7 Good (+7); 3 Difficult (-3); and 6 Neutral (0) match ups for a total of +4)

1 CHICAGO BEARS

Players Impacted: Jordan Howard, Tarik Cohen

Good Match Ups: 10

Difficult Match Ups: 4

Neutral Match Ups: 2

Value: +6

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

2 MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Players Impacted: Dalvin Cook, Latavius Murray

Good Match Ups: 9

Difficult Match Ups: 3

Neutral Match Ups: 4

Value: +6

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

3 GREEN BAY PACKERS

Players Impacted: Ty Montgomery, Jamaal Williams, Aaron Jones

Good Match Ups: 8

Difficult Match Ups: 4

Neutral Match Ups: 4

Value: +4

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

4 MIAMI DOLPHINS

Players Impacted: Kenyan Drake, Frank Gore*

Good Match Ups: 7

Difficult Match Ups: 3

Neutral Match Ups: 6

Value: +4

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

5 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Players Impacted: Sony Michel (R), Rex Burkhead, James White

Good Match Ups: 8

Difficult Match Ups: 4

Neutral Match Ups: 4

Value: +4

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

6 BUFFALO BILLS

Players Impacted: LeSean McCoy, Chris Ivory*

Good Match Ups: 6

Difficult Match Ups: 3

Neutral Match Ups: 7

Value: +3

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

7 ARIZONA CARDINALS

Players Impacted: David Johnson

Good Match Ups: 7

Difficult Match Ups: 5

Neutral Match Ups: 4

Value: +2

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

8 CAROLINA PANTHERS

Players Impacted: Christian McCaffrey, C.J. Anderson*

Good Match Ups: 5

Difficult Match Ups: 3

Neutral Match Ups: 8

Value: +2

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

9 NEW YORK JETS

Players Impacted: Isaiah Crowell*, Bilal Powell, Elijah McGuire

Good Match Ups: 6

Difficult Match Ups: 4

Neutral Match Ups: 6

Value: +2

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

10 BALTIMORE RAVENS

Players Impacted: Alex Collins, Buck Allen, Kenneth Dixon

Good Match Ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 3

Neutral Match Ups: 9

Value: +1

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

11 DETROIT LIONS

Players Impacted: Kerryon Johnson (R), Theo Riddick, LeGarrette Blount*

Good Match Ups: 7

Difficult Match Ups: 6

Neutral Match Ups: 3

Value: +1

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

12 ATLANTA FALCONS

Players Impacted: Devonta Freeman, Tevin Coleman

Good Match Ups: 5

Difficult Match Ups: 5

Neutral Match Ups: 6

Value: 0

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

13 CLEVELAND BROWNS

Players Impacted: Carlos Hyde*, Duke Johnson, Nick Chubb (R)

Good Match Ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 4

Neutral Match Ups: 8

Value: 0

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

14 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

Players Impacted: Alvin Kamara, Mark Ingram

Good Match Ups: 5

Difficult Match Ups: 5

Neutral Match Ups: 6

Value: 0

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

15 CINCINNATI BENGALS

Players Impacted: Joe Mixon, Giovani Bernard

Good Match Ups: 2

Difficult Match Ups: 3

Neutral Match Ups: 11

Value: -1

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

16 DENVER BRONCOS

Players Impacted: Royce Freeman (R), Devontae Booker

Good Match Ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 5

Neutral Match Ups: 7

Value: -1 

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

17 HOUSTON TEXANS

Players Impacted: Lamar Miller, D’Onta Foreman

Good Match Ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 5

Neutral Match Ups: 7

Value: -1

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

18 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Players Impacted: Marlon Mack, Nyheim Hines (R), Robert Turbin

Good Match Ups: 5

Difficult Match Ups: 6

Neutral Match Ups: 5

Value: -1

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

19 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Players Impacted: Leonard Fournette, T.J. Yeldon

Good Match Ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 5

Neutral Match Ups: 7

Value: -1

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

20 PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Players Impacted: Le’Veon Bell, James Conner

Good Match Ups: 3

Difficult Match Ups: 4

Neutral Match Ups: 9

Value: -1

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

21 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Players Impacted: Rashaad Penny (R), Chris Carson, C.J. Prosise

Good Match Ups: 6

Difficult Match Ups: 7

Neutral Match Ups: 3

Value: -1

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

22 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Players Impacted: Ronald Jones (R), Peyton Barber, Charles Sims

Good Match Ups: 3

Difficult Match Ups: 4

Neutral Match Ups: 9

Value: -1

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

23 DALLAS COWBOYS

Players Impacted: Ezekiel Elliott, Rod Smith

Good Match Ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 6

Neutral Match Ups: 6

Value: -2

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

24 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Players Impacted: Kareem Hunt, Spencer Ware

Good Match Ups: 3

Difficult Match Ups: 5

Neutral Match Ups: 8

Value: -2

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

25 LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

Players Impacted: Melvin Gordon, Austin Ekeler

Good Match Ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 6

Neutral Match Ups: 6

Value: -2

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

26 OAKLAND RAIDERS

Players Impacted: Marshawn Lynch, Doug Martin*

Good Match Ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 6

Neutral Match Ups: 6

Value: -2

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

27 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Players Impacted: Jay Ajayi, Chris Clement, Darren Sproles

Good Match Ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 6

Neutral Match Ups: 6

Value: -2

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

28 SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

Players Impacted: Jerrick McKinnon*, Matt Bredia

Good Match Ups: 5

Difficult Match Ups: 7

Neutral Match Ups: 4

Value: -2

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

29 TENNESSEE TITANS

Players Impacted: Derrick Henry, Dion Lewis*

Good Match Ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 6

Neutral Match Ups: 6

Value: -2

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

30 NEW YORK GIANTS

Players Impacted: Saquon Barkley (R), Jonathan Stewart*

Good Match Ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 7

Neutral Match Ups: 5

Value: -3

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

31 LOS ANGELES RAMS

Players Impacted: Todd Gurley

Good Match Ups: 4

Difficult Match Ups: 8

Neutral Match Ups: 4

Value: -4

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

32 WASHINGTON REDSKINS

Players Impacted: Derrius Guice (R); Chris Thompson, Samaje Perine

Good Match Ups: 2

Difficult Match Ups: 8

Neutral Match Ups: 6

Value: -6

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

(R) = Rookie

*= New Team

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