Quarterback Rest of Season SOS
October 9, 2015 | Chet
Below is the strength of schedule for quarterbacks for the rest of the season. There is one chart, but presented three times sorted for whole season, playoffs and next five games. There is still just four weeks of data, so there of course will be some skewed numbers, but on the whole these are accurate to how defenses have been playing this season. With these type of charts I tend to lean toward the extremes for possible actionable moves.
For the whole season, Peyton Manning and Phillip Rivers top the chart with the easiest schedule, while Derek Carr and Tom Brady have the most difficult schedule. For a player like Manning, this is great news. He very much needs easy matchups to produce fantasy numbers now, and he’s got it. Philip Rivers has a nice schedule, especially during the fantasy playoffs, as you can see below here. I’d feel pretty good about acquiring him now if possible.
Tom Brady has a hell of a schedule with Denver once and the Jets twice and Buffalo again, but of course he destroyed Buffalo and could do that to the other tough matchups he has. Don’t overthink this too much. Some teams just won’t be shut down, no matter how good a defense. Of course, if they were to get in a funk or lose a key player, this schedule would take on more meaning. They’ll need to be a full go in these games.
Philip Rivers has a great fantasy playoff schedule at the moment, with KC, MIA and Oakland on the docket, and probably the best news is that they get Denver Week 17, when most fantasy playoffs are over.
Tony Romo gets a tough playoff schedule when he returns. He’ll face Green Bay, Buffalo and the New York Jets. With Green Bay and Buffalo on the road, these games could be extra chilly.
If you are looking for a boost over the next few weeks, there aren’t a lot of must have options. Teddy Bridgewater has a great schedule after his bye, but I’d be looking at him for streaming purposes only, at best. Ryan Fitzpatrick might have a little value, but his upside is capped by his ability. If you could grab Carson Palmer before this Sunday, he has a very nice schedule of @DET, @PIT, BAL, @CLE. A lot of road games there, but some great matchups. After the bye it gets a little hairier for Carson though.
The key above shows the current rankings for each defense against a specific position.