There are only 80 days until NFL kickoff and there’s no time like the present to start working on you draft strategy. While SOS shouldn’t be the primary source to influence your draft scheme it can be extremely helpful when deciding between players. When combined with offensive rankings you can pick teams with players who are more likely to produce fantasy football studs. But that doesn’t mean that teams with a tough schedule should be overlooked
Teams in the bottom third of rankings will have more games where they are playing ahead. This benefits running backs who will be used to run out the clock. It creates a more difficult environment for quarterbacks who will be more likely to play more conservatively to maintain their lead. Teams with the toughest SOS will be playing from behind. This benefits wide receivers. Quarterbacks will take the biggest hit due to tough defenses.
The site FFtoolbox took it a step farther by breaking it down by points allowed by position by opposing team.
I just brought all this info to one accessible place!
The main benefit though (as stated before) is using SOS to choose between players that you already like. So, if there are two RBs that you really like and one has a tougher schedule, it makes more sense to go for the guy with the easier schedule. Easy Peasy.
Start your draft day engines boys and girls. It’s right around the corner.
|Rank||Team||Offensive Rank||Position To Target|
|1.||San Francisco 49ers||32nd|
|3.||Los Angeles Rams||29th|
|4.||New Orleans Saints||6th||TE|
|6.||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||20th||RB/TE|
|8.||New York Jets||10th|
|9.||New England Patriots||3rd||KR|
|13.||San Diego Chargers||25th||TE|
|16.||Kansas City Chiefs||9th||TE|
|31.||New York Giants||4th||QB/RB|
|32.||Green Bay Packers||5th||QB|