Strength of Schedule: Running Backs
This is my final list of the best and worst Strength of Schedule (SOS) plays. This time at the running back position. To recap, using strength of schedule is a great tool to have in your arsenal of data going into your drafts. The extremes (Top 5-10 and bottom 5-10) are where you want to focus. Meaning the teams they face that gave up the most and least amount of fantasy points to the position in 2019. That's where it matters most. Rankings in the middle don't matter as much. It's something you want to use as a tie breaker when trying to decide between two players in your draft.
A great example of this going into your drafts is comparing Melvin Gordon and Chris Carson. Both have very similar ADP's. However, Gordon has the easiest schedule going into 2020, whereas Carson has the most difficult. This is a situation where I would advise to go with Gordon. When it's the close, why not take the player who has more cake matchups?
Running Back Strength of Schedule
- Melvin Gordon / Phillip Lindsay (DEN)
- Marlon Mack / Jonathan Taylor (IND)
- Josh Jacobs (LV)
- Austin Ekeler (LAC)
- Derrick Henry (TEN)
- Cam Akers (LAR)
- Devin Singletary (BUF)
- Nick Chubb / Kareem Hunt (CLE)
- Matt Breida / Jordan Howard (MIA)
- Chris Carson (SEA)
If you're using our Draft Guide, you can quickly and easily toggle back and forth between players to see their SOS. Good luck in your drafts.