Hot Spots: Team Defense

Planning out which team defenses to use often results in an edge.

However, it can often be a time consuming task when done from scratch. This report is intended to help save you time and simplify the process. Having just one or two extra favorable matchups can often result in you walking off with a championship.

Tip: To fully optimize your planning, examine teams on your roster and on the waiver wire as well when developing your week-to-week look ahead plan.

For more detail see: Schedule-Adjusted Fantasy Points Allowed.

2016 Strength of Schedule

Team W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17
ARI 5.8
NE
8.1
TB
6.9
@BUF
9.2
LA
11.9
@SF
7.0
NYJ
6.3
SEA
6.3
@CAR
BYE 11.9
SF
6.7
@MIN
8.2
@ATL
6.9
WAS
8.7
@MIA
5.6
NO
6.3
@SEA
9.2
@LA
ATL 8.1
TB
7.8
@OAK
5.6
@NO
6.3
CAR
9.5
@DEN
6.3
@SEA
9.2
SD
6.7
GB
8.1
@TB
9.8
@PHI
BYE 5.8
ARI
6.4
KC
9.2
@LA
11.9
SF
6.3
@CAR
5.6
NO
BAL 6.9
BUF
12.0
@CLE
11.2
@JAX
7.8
OAK
6.9
WAS
6.8
@NYG
7.0
@NYJ
BYE 6.0
PIT
12.0
CLE
8.6
@DAL
5.9
CIN
8.7
MIA
5.8
@NE
9.8
PHI
6.0
@PIT
5.9
@CIN
BUF 7.7
@BAL
7.0
NYJ
5.8
ARI
5.8
@NE
9.2
@LA
11.9
SF
8.7
@MIA
5.8
NE
6.3
@SEA
BYE 5.9
@CIN
11.2
JAX
7.8
@OAK
6.0
PIT
12.0
CLE
8.7
MIA
7.0
@NYJ
CAR 9.5
@DEN
11.9
SF
6.7
MIN
8.2
@ATL
8.1
TB
5.6
@NO
BYE 5.8
ARI
9.2
@LA
6.4
KC
5.6
NO
7.8
@OAK
6.3
@SEA
9.2
SD
6.9
@WAS
8.2
ATL
8.1
@TB
CHI 9.0
@HOU
9.8
PHI
8.6
@DAL
7.1
DET
8.7
@IND
11.2
JAX
6.7
@GB
6.7
MIN
BYE 8.1
@TB
6.8
@NYG
10.8
TEN
11.9
SF
7.1
@DET
6.7
GB
6.9
WAS
6.7
@MIN
CIN 7.0
@NYJ
6.0
@PIT
9.5
DEN
8.7
MIA
8.6
@DAL
5.8
@NE
12.0
CLE
6.9
WAS
BYE 6.8
@NYG
6.9
BUF
7.7
@BAL
9.8
PHI
12.0
@CLE
6.0
PIT
9.0
@HOU
7.7
BAL
CLE 9.8
@PHI
7.7
BAL
8.7
@MIA
6.9
@WAS
5.8
NE
10.8
@TEN
5.9
@CIN
7.0
NYJ
8.6
DAL
7.7
@BAL
6.0
PIT
6.8
NYG
BYE 5.9
CIN
6.9
@BUF
9.2
SD
6.0
@PIT
DAL 6.8
NYG
6.9
@WAS
7.8
CHI
11.9
@SF
5.9
CIN
6.7
@GB
BYE 9.8
PHI
12.0
@CLE
6.0
@PIT
7.7
BAL
6.9
WAS
6.7
@MIN
6.8
@NYG
8.1
TB
7.1
DET
9.8
@PHI
DEN 6.3
CAR
8.7
IND
5.9
@CIN
8.1
@TB
8.2
ATL
9.2
@SD
9.0
HOU
9.2
SD
7.8
@OAK
5.6
@NO
BYE 6.4
KC
11.2
@JAX
10.8
@TEN
5.8
NE
6.4
@KC
7.8
OAK
DET 8.7
@IND
10.8
TEN
6.7
@GB
7.8
@CHI
9.8
PHI
9.2
LA
6.9
WAS
9.0
@HOU
6.7
@MIN
BYE 11.2
JAX
6.7
MIN
5.6
@NO
7.8
CHI
6.8
@NYG
8.6
@DAL
6.7
GB
GB 11.2
@JAX
6.7
@MIN
7.1
DET
BYE 6.8
NYG
8.6
DAL
7.8
CHI
8.2
@ATL
8.7
IND
10.8
@TEN
6.9
@WAS
9.8
@PHI
9.0
HOU
6.3
SEA
7.8
@CHI
6.7
MIN
7.1
@DET
HOU 7.8
CHI
6.4
KC
5.8
@NE
10.8
TEN
6.7
@MIN
8.7
IND
9.5
@DEN
7.1
DET
BYE 11.2
@JAX
7.8
@OAK
9.2
SD
6.7
@GB
8.7
@IND
11.2
JAX
5.9
CIN
10.8
@TEN
IND 7.1
DET
9.5
@DEN
9.2
SD
11.2
@JAX
7.8
CHI
9.0
@HOU
10.8
@TEN
6.4
KC
6.7
@GB
BYE 10.8
TEN
6.0
PIT
7.0
@NYJ
9.0
HOU
6.7
@MIN
7.8
@OAK
11.2
JAX
JAX 6.7
GB
9.2
@SD
7.7
BAL
8.7
IND
BYE 7.8
@CHI
7.8
OAK
10.8
@TEN
6.4
@KC
9.0
HOU
7.1
@DET
6.9
@BUF
9.5
DEN
6.7
MIN
9.0
@HOU
10.8
TEN
8.7
@IND
KC 9.2
SD
9.0
@HOU
7.0
NYJ
6.0
@PIT
BYE 7.8
@OAK
5.6
NO
8.7
@IND
11.2
JAX
6.3
@CAR
8.1
TB
9.5
@DEN
8.2
@ATL
7.8
OAK
10.8
TEN
9.5
DEN
9.2
@SD
LA 11.9
@SF
6.3
SEA
8.1
@TB
5.8
@ARI
6.9
BUF
7.1
@DET
6.8
NYG
BYE 6.3
CAR
7.0
@NYJ
8.7
MIA
5.6
@NO
5.8
@NE
8.2
ATL
6.3
@SEA
11.9
SF
5.8
ARI
MIA 6.3
@SEA
5.8
@NE
12.0
CLE
5.9
@CIN
10.8
TEN
6.0
PIT
6.9
BUF
BYE 7.0
NYJ
9.2
@SD
9.2
@LA
11.9
SF
7.7
@BAL
5.8
ARI
7.0
@NYJ
6.9
@BUF
5.8
NE
MIN 10.8
@TEN
6.7
GB
6.3
@CAR
6.8
NYG
9.0
HOU
BYE 9.8
@PHI
7.8
@CHI
7.1
DET
6.9
@WAS
5.8
ARI
7.1
@DET
8.6
DAL
11.2
@JAX
8.7
IND
6.7
@GB
7.8
CHI
NE 5.8
@ARI
8.7
MIA
9.0
HOU
6.9
BUF
12.0
@CLE
5.9
CIN
6.0
@PIT
6.9
@BUF
BYE 6.3
SEA
11.9
@SF
7.0
@NYJ
9.2
LA
7.7
BAL
9.5
@DEN
7.0
NYJ
8.7
@MIA
NO 7.8
OAK
6.8
@NYG
8.2
ATL
9.2
@SD
BYE 6.3
CAR
6.4
@KC
6.3
SEA
11.9
@SF
9.5
DEN
6.3
@CAR
9.2
LA
7.1
DET
8.1
@TB
5.8
@ARI
8.1
TB
8.2
@ATL
NYG 8.6
@DAL
5.6
NO
6.9
WAS
6.7
@MIN
6.7
@GB
7.7
BAL
9.2
@LA
BYE 9.8
PHI
5.9
CIN
7.8
CHI
12.0
@CLE
6.0
@PIT
8.6
DAL
7.1
DET
9.8
@PHI
6.9
@WAS
NYJ 5.9
CIN
6.9
@BUF
6.4
@KC
6.3
SEA
6.0
@PIT
5.8
@ARI
7.7
BAL
12.0
@CLE
8.7
@MIA
9.2
LA
BYE 5.8
NE
8.7
IND
11.9
@SF
8.7
MIA
5.8
@NE
6.9
BUF
OAK 5.6
@NO
8.2
ATL
10.8
@TEN
7.7
@BAL
9.2
SD
6.4
KC
11.2
@JAX
8.1
@TB
9.5
DEN
BYE 9.0
HOU
6.3
CAR
6.9
BUF
6.4
@KC
9.2
@SD
8.7
IND
9.5
@DEN
PHI 12.0
CLE
7.8
@CHI
6.0
PIT
BYE 7.1
@DET
6.9
@WAS
6.7
MIN
8.6
@DAL
6.8
@NYG
8.2
ATL
6.3
@SEA
6.7
GB
5.9
@CIN
6.9
WAS
7.7
@BAL
6.8
NYG
8.6
DAL
PIT 6.9
@WAS
5.9
CIN
9.8
@PHI
6.4
KC
7.0
NYJ
8.7
@MIA
5.8
NE
BYE 7.7
@BAL
8.6
DAL
12.0
@CLE
8.7
@IND
6.8
NYG
6.9
@BUF
5.9
@CIN
7.7
BAL
12.0
CLE
SD 6.4
@KC
11.2
JAX
8.7
@IND
5.6
NO
7.8
@OAK
9.5
DEN
8.2
@ATL
9.5
@DEN
10.8
TEN
8.7
MIA
BYE 9.0
@HOU
8.1
TB
6.3
@CAR
7.8
OAK
12.0
@CLE
6.4
KC
SEA 8.7
MIA
9.2
@LA
11.9
SF
7.0
@NYJ
BYE 8.2
ATL
5.8
@ARI
5.6
@NO
6.9
BUF
5.8
@NE
9.8
PHI
8.1
@TB
6.3
CAR
6.7
@GB
9.2
LA
5.8
ARI
11.9
@SF
SF 9.2
LA
6.3
@CAR
6.3
@SEA
8.6
DAL
5.8
ARI
6.9
@BUF
8.1
TB
BYE 5.6
NO
5.8
@ARI
5.8
NE
8.7
@MIA
7.8
@CHI
7.0
NYJ
8.2
@ATL
9.2
@LA
6.3
SEA
TB 8.2
@ATL
5.8
@ARI
9.2
LA
9.5
DEN
6.3
@CAR
BYE 11.9
@SF
7.8
OAK
8.2
ATL
7.8
CHI
6.4
@KC
6.3
SEA
9.2
@SD
5.6
NO
8.6
@DAL
5.6
@NO
6.3
CAR
TEN 6.7
MIN
7.1
@DET
7.8
OAK
9.0
@HOU
8.7
@MIA
12.0
CLE
8.7
IND
11.2
JAX
9.2
@SD
6.7
GB
8.7
@IND
7.8
@CHI
BYE 9.5
DEN
6.4
@KC
11.2
@JAX
9.0
HOU
WAS 6.0
PIT
8.6
DAL
6.8
@NYG
12.0
CLE
7.7
@BAL
9.8
PHI
7.1
@DET
5.9
@CIN
BYE 6.7
MIN
6.7
GB
8.6
@DAL
5.8
@ARI
9.8
@PHI
6.3
CAR
7.8
@CHI
6.8
NYG

Schedule difficulty based on opponent's fantasy points allowed to opposing defenses. Worst matchup = 1, Best matchup = 32.

Offensive Rankings (Worst to Best Matchups for DT):
1 Saints
2 Cardinals
3 Patriots
4 Bengals
5 Steelers
6 Panthers
7 Seahawks
8 Chiefs
9 Packers
10 Vikings
11 Giants
12 Redskins
13 Bills
14 Jets
15 Lions
16 Ravens
17 Raiders
18 Bears
19 Buccaneers
20 Falcons
21 Cowboys
22 Colts
23 Dolphins
24 Texans
25 Chargers
26 Rams
27 Broncos
28 Eagles
29 Titans
30 Jaguars
31 49ers
32 Browns
Filed Under: 2016, Preseason

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