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Running Back Strength of Schedule

Wed May 30 1:50pm ET
By JEFF PAUR @jeffpaur
Sr Fantasy Writer

Using our rules for our money leagues, we came up with a schedule strength ranking for the running back position. We are using our fantasy defenses report to calculate the rankings. This report can be found in all of our leagues under the "reports" heading. We took the schedule of each team and entered the average number of fantasy points allowed to running backs last season from all of their opponents to get our fantasy points allowed number. This is a good indication of the running backs with the most favorable schedules for fantasy scoring for the coming season.

The Redskins rushing game already had concerns, so having the toughest schedule against the rush doesn't help matters for any of their backs. It is hard to bet against Todd Gurley after last season, but he could see a decrease in production a little, having the second toughest fantasy schedule against the rush. The Lions, Packers and Bucs also have some concerns for the coming season because of their challenging schedule against the rush. These teams all have issues at running back to begin with, so this doesn't help matters from a fantasy perspective.

Some running back situations to keep a close watch are in New England, Denver, Arizona and the New York Jets. All these teams have favorable fantasy running back schedules and a lead back in those offenses could do very well. Also, the Saints rushing attack should be formidable once again, getting the third easiest fantasy running back schedule. Take a close at these rankings and tweak your overall rankings accordingly.

				FANTASY PTS ALLOWED
1. REDSKINS				363.08
2. RAMS					365.30
3. LIONS				372.03
4. 49ERS				372.71
5. PACKERS				372.86
6. BUCCANEERS				375.64
7. BEARS				377.65
8. BENGALS				379.53
9. COWBOYS				379.62
10. CHIEFS				380.19
11. CHARGERS				380.29
12. FALCONS				380.81
13. GIANTS				380.83
14. COLTS				381.33
15. RAIDERS				381.68
16. EAGLES				382.36
17. SEAHAWKS				384.26
18. JAGUARS				384.40
19. PANTHERS				384.83
20. STEELERS				385.11
      TITANS				385.11
22. DOLPHINS				386.48
23. TEXANS				386.64
24. BROWNS				386.73
25. RAVENS				387.05
26. BILLS				387.41
27. PATRIOTS				388.38
28. JETS				388.91
29. CARDINALS				389.04
30. SAINTS				390.30
31. BRONCOS				392.05
32. VIKINGS				398.87