Defense Strength of Schedule 2013
August 21, 2013 | Chet
Hello Fake Footballers. Here is the Strength of Schedule for Defenses for this season. For this exercise I have made two charts. One using fantasy points scored by D/STs against each team in the league. Using last years stats gives us a baseline, but offenses change and the easier ones to score D/ST points on also change. So I asked resident Defensive Streaming Guru @CDCarter13 to project his easiest to hardest teams to score points against and also used those numbers to create a SOS.
Here are the rankings, both 2012 and Projected. The higher the number the easier for D/STs to score fantasy points against them.
Here is the SOS for full season and Fantasy Playoffs based on projections and then if you click 2012 at the bottom you will get the numbers based on 2012’s stats.
A quick and dirty look at the schedule brings this “possible” streaming schedule for the season. Colts (weeks 1-2), Titans (3-4), Chiefs (5-6), Patriots (7-9), Bills (10-11), Browns (12-13), Broncos (14-15), Bills (15-16)
I am not one to draft a top defense. Take a look at CD’s The Fallacy of Elite Defenses for more reference on that topic. And when you look at the schedule no elite real defenses have long stretches of great matchups. So that gives me even less incentive to look at grabbing one, So I will be looking to grab some streaming possibilities early. And while you’re at it check out CD’s article Three Defenses I’m Targeting on Draft Day for that.
And here’s a look at the grid with the names of the actual teams for reference: