Strength of Schedule: Wide Receivers
I wrote about Strength of Schedule (SOS) with QB's and Tight Ends in the past couple of days. 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.
For example, towards the end of round 1 in your drafts this year, you will likely be looking at Tyreek Hill and Julio Jones as possible options.
It's so close already between who to draft between Julio and Tyreek that you may find yourself wanting to flip a coin. In this scenario, the fact that Julio has the easiest SOS in the league, you may want to go with Julio just based on the fact that he has so many juicy matchups going into 2020. Below is the 5 best and worst WR SOS for 2020.
Wide Receiver Strength of Schedule
- Julio Jones / Calvin Ridley (ATL)
- D.J. Moore (CAR)
- Chris Godwin / Mike Evans (TB)
- Amari Cooper / Michael Gallup / CeeDee Lamb (DAL)
- D.K. Metcalf / Tyler Lockett (SEA)
- Marquise Brown (BAL)
- Tyreek Hill (KC)
- DeVante Parker (MIA)
- Henry Ruggs (OAK)
- Courtland Sutton / Jerry Jeudy (DEN)
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.