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Tagged: strength of schedule (45 Results)

Scheduletron: Updated strength of schedule

I like what the Bears have done. They’ve got the great defense, which has been able to smother some teams, and Matt Nagy has been able to scheme the offense to success in a lot of games. But it’s also a team that’s benefited from scheduling.  more »

Scheduletron: Updated strength of schedule

There are three powerhouse offenses in the NFL this year. I see in my weekly look at strength of schedule that two of them have vastly different schedules.   more »

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Scheduletron: Updated strength of schedule

With strength of schedule, you can use it to gauge which players might benefit from playing weak opponents in the future. It can also be used to help identify which teams have benefitted from playing against lesser opponents. And this year, the Bears, Chargers and Colts are high on the list.   more »

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Scheduletron: Cam on the rise

If you’re a fan of strength of schedule, Cam Newton makes a lot of sense as a key late-season player. Carolina’s closing schedule looks unusually favorable.   more »

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Scheduletron: Updated strength of schedule

Colt McCoy isn’t taking the reins of Washington’s offense at a great time. It’s a team that’s riddled with injuries (with both starting guards on injured reserve) and the schedule indicates the schedule will be one of the hardest in the league over the next month.  more »

Scheduletron: Revised strength of schedule

The strength of schedule data indicates the Houston Texans are the kings of the easy schedule this year. They have played the easiest schedule so far, and the numbers suggest they will play the easiest schedule in the final eight weeks.  more »

Scheduletron: Trouble for Rams defense?

Somebody asked last week about strength of schedule for defenses, and I wanted to hit that while I had a minute. It’s one way to potential think about adding or subtracting defenses from your fantasy roster.   more »

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Scheduletron: Hot stretch for Flacco?

Playing around with the strength of schedule numbers (which I like to do once a week), I see that scheduling could be very good for Baltimore’s offense … and not so good for the offense that used to call Baltimore home.   more »

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Scheduletron: Updated strength of schedule

Teams have now played 5-6 games, so it can get more meaningful to look at strength of schedule. You take the numbers so far, plug them into the upcoming schedule, and see which offenses project to travel the easiest roads. It’s usually different than what you expected in the preseason.  more »

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Scheduletron: The case for Andy Dalton

Remember the preseason, when we all agreed that Houston would play the league’s easiest schedule? Its opponents had a combined win-loss record of 116-140 in 2017. It seemed like a good idea at the time. But now that it’s October, that data’s looking pretty much worthless.   more »

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Scheduletron: Strength of schedule

I’m not a big fan of strength of schedule. It’s fun to speculate about beating up on a string of cupcake defenses, but in reality it’s hard to tap into any meaningful sort of meaningful advantage.  more »

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Scheduletron: New England's sneaky defense

In the last version of the podcast, we kicked around the idea that scheduling might help New England’s defense finish with big numbers. Specifically, six games against the Bills, Jets and Dolphins. It seemed like an idea worth looking into further.   more »

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Mailbag: July 20, 2018

Ian Allan answers your fantasy football questions. In this edition. Is D.J. Moore a breakout candidate to target in the later rounds? How valuable are kickers? Using strength of schedule to select a defense. And pondering whether Kansas City is about ready to fall apart. more »

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Scheduletron: Early season schedules

A fast start can be nice in a fantasy league. If you can start 4-1, you’re working from a position of strength; you can afford to make trades and waiver moves that might help you in the playoffs. But if you start 1-4, there’s not much margin for error – you have win to keep alive the hopes of being around in the postseason.  more »

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Scheduletron: Strength of schedule

A sportsbook in Las Vegas has released projected win totals for 2018 – the first on-the-record indication of how teams might perform in the upcoming season. And we can then engineer those numbers into the schedule, getting an idea of which offenses might benefit from easy schedule.  more »

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