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Tagged: strength of schedule (50 Results)

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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Scheduletron: Strength of schedule analysis

On Wednesday I submitted some numbers suggesting that strength of schedule played more of a role in 2017 than in typical seasons, with the teams in the two South Divisions affected by out-of-whack schedules. For the upcoming season (the one starting in nine months) the early numbers suggest the opposite will be true.  more »

Scheduletron: Strength of schedule

I think scheduling played more of a factor in 2017 then in typical seasons. There were more teams with unusually easy and hard schedules, and that affected the way things played out.   more »

Scheduletron: Strength of schedule for 2018

It’s never too early to start looking at 2018, right? The opponents for next year are locked in, and it looks like Houston and Tennessee are the favorites to play the easiest schedules.   more »

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Scheduletron: Strength of schedule

The NFC South is sending three teams to the postseason, and that’s particularly impressive when you consider those teams were not only good, they all also had to play each other twice. Those teams played harder schedules than the other teams in the postseason.  more »

Scheduletron: Updated strength of schedule

New Orleans and Carolina are both 10-4. Tennessee is 8-6. But the gap between those teams is a lot larger than just two games. Consider the difficulty of these teams schedules.   more »

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Scheduletron: Updated strength of schedule

“Strength of Victory” shows up in the NFL’s tiebreaking procedures. It’s like Strength of Schedule but is designed to better paint a picture of how good a team might be. It’s a measure of strength of schedule, but looking at only games that teams won.  more »

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Scheduletron: Remaining strength of schedule

Week 13 is in the books, so time for a quick check-in with strength of schedule. Giving it to you two ways this week – once with the traditional wins and losses, and once with touchdowns allowed by defenses.  more »

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Scheduletron: Updated strength of schedule

The AFC West has become a contested race, with Kansas City running out of steam and the Chargers surging. Both teams potentially could benefit from easy schedules down the stretch. (Best to emphasize “potentially” because Los Angeles has frittered away plenty of games this year, while Kansas City has been unable to take advantage of lesser opponents in recent weeks.)   more »

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Scheduletron: Updated strength of schedule

Teams are jockeying for playoff spots, and schedule should play a role in who wins (and who puts up big numbers) in the closing weeks. Some teams will play much easier closing schedules than others.   more »

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Scheduletron: Updated strength of schedule

Looking at the remaining schedules, three teams pop out. Jacksonville, Kansas City and Baltimore. I think all three of those are going to benefit from playing easy schedules the rest of the way.  more »

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