Quarterback Strength of Schedule
Wed May 30 1:54pm 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 quarterback 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 quarterbacks last season from all of their opponents to get our fantasy points allowed number. This is a good indication of the quarterbacks with the most favorable schedules for fantasy scoring for the coming season.
The results show Cam Newton, Tom Brady and Russell Wilson could be primed for big seasons once again. Jameis Winston could finally have that breakout year with a favorable schedule. And don't count out Philip Rivers for posting his usual big passing numbers in the Chargers pass-first offense. It sure looks like some of the top quarterbacks in the game have schedules to do well once again.
On the flipside, Andy Dalton and whoever the Browns end up starting at quarterback this year could be in for long seasons, facing very unfavorable fantasy quarterback schedules. You can never count out Aaron Rodgers for a huge year, but his schedule should be somewhat of a concern for prospective fantasy owners. He might have a few more down games than usual. And Deshaun Watson is a bit of a concern, having the fourth toughest fantasy schedule for quarterbacks. Can he continue to play at his high level from last year, coming off a major injury and getting a challenging schedule? Just things to keep in mind come draft day this year.