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.

2017 Strength of Schedule

Team W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17
ARI 9.9
@DET
11.7
@IND
7.3
DAL
10.5
SF
7.6
@PHI
8.3
TB
3.8
@LAR
BYE 10.5
@SF
7.1
SEA
11.7
@HOU
4.7
JAX
3.8
LAR
8.0
TEN
8.5
@WAS
7.0
NYG
7.1
@SEA
ATL 10.0
@CHI
6.4
GB
9.9
@DET
7.4
BUF
BYE 9.9
MIA
4.0
@NE
8.7
@NYJ
8.6
@CAR
7.3
DAL
7.1
@SEA
8.3
TB
3.3
MIN
4.3
NO
8.3
@TB
4.3
@NO
8.6
CAR
BAL 9.2
@CIN
13.2
CLE
4.7
@JAX
4.8
PIT
8.1
@OAK
10.0
CHI
3.3
@MIN
9.9
MIA
8.0
@TEN
BYE 6.4
@GB
11.7
HOU
9.9
DET
4.8
@PIT
13.2
@CLE
11.7
IND
9.2
CIN
BUF 8.7
NYJ
8.6
@CAR
14.7
DEN
6.6
@ATL
9.2
@CIN
BYE 8.3
TB
8.1
OAK
8.7
@NYJ
4.3
NO
5.9
@LAC
4.5
@KC
4.0
NE
11.7
IND
9.9
MIA
4.0
@NE
9.9
@MIA
CAR 10.5
@SF
7.4
BUF
4.3
NO
4.0
@NE
9.9
@DET
7.6
PHI
10.0
@CHI
8.3
@TB
6.6
ATL
9.9
MIA
BYE 8.7
@NYJ
4.3
@NO
3.3
MIN
6.4
GB
8.3
TB
6.6
@ATL
CHI 6.6
ATL
8.3
@TB
4.8
PIT
6.4
@GB
3.3
MIN
7.9
@BAL
8.6
CAR
4.3
@NO
BYE 6.4
GB
9.9
DET
7.6
@PHI
10.5
SF
9.2
@CIN
9.9
@DET
13.2
CLE
3.3
@MIN
CIN 7.9
BAL
11.7
HOU
6.4
@GB
13.2
@CLE
7.4
BUF
BYE 4.8
@PIT
11.7
IND
4.7
@JAX
8.0
@TEN
14.7
@DEN
13.2
CLE
4.8
PIT
10.0
CHI
3.3
@MIN
9.9
DET
7.9
@BAL
CLE 4.8
PIT
7.9
@BAL
11.7
@IND
9.2
CIN
8.7
NYJ
11.7
@HOU
8.0
TEN
3.3
MIN
BYE 9.9
@DET
4.7
JAX
9.2
@CIN
5.9
@LAC
6.4
GB
7.9
BAL
10.0
@CHI
4.8
@PIT
DAL 7.0
NYG
14.7
@DEN
9.5
@ARI
3.8
LAR
6.4
GB
BYE 10.5
@SF
8.5
@WAS
4.5
KC
6.6
@ATL
7.6
PHI
5.9
LAC
8.5
WAS
7.0
@NYG
8.1
@OAK
7.1
SEA
7.6
@PHI
DEN 5.9
LAC
7.3
DAL
7.4
@BUF
8.1
OAK
BYE 7.0
NYG
5.9
@LAC
4.5
@KC
7.6
@PHI
4.0
NE
9.2
CIN
8.1
@OAK
9.9
@MIA
8.7
NYJ
11.7
@IND
8.5
@WAS
4.5
KC
DET 9.5
ARI
7.0
@NYG
6.6
ATL
3.3
@MIN
8.6
CAR
4.3
@NO
BYE 4.8
PIT
6.4
@GB
13.2
CLE
10.0
@CHI
3.3
MIN
7.9
@BAL
8.3
@TB
10.0
CHI
9.2
@CIN
6.4
GB
GB 7.1
SEA
6.6
@ATL
9.2
CIN
10.0
CHI
7.3
@DAL
3.3
@MIN
4.3
NO
BYE 9.9
DET
10.0
@CHI
7.9
BAL
4.8
@PIT
8.3
TB
13.2
@CLE
8.6
@CAR
3.3
MIN
9.9
@DET
HOU 4.7
JAX
9.2
@CIN
4.0
@NE
8.0
TEN
4.5
KC
13.2
CLE
BYE 7.1
@SEA
11.7
IND
3.8
@LAR
9.5
ARI
7.9
@BAL
8.0
@TEN
10.5
SF
4.7
@JAX
4.8
PIT
11.7
@IND
IND 3.8
@LAR
9.5
ARI
13.2
CLE
7.1
@SEA
10.5
SF
8.0
@TEN
4.7
JAX
9.2
@CIN
11.7
@HOU
4.8
PIT
BYE 8.0
TEN
4.7
@JAX
7.4
@BUF
14.7
DEN
7.9
@BAL
11.7
HOU
JAX 11.7
@HOU
8.0
TEN
7.9
BAL
8.7
@NYJ
4.8
@PIT
3.8
LAR
11.7
@IND
BYE 9.2
CIN
5.9
LAC
13.2
@CLE
9.5
@ARI
11.7
IND
7.1
SEA
11.7
HOU
10.5
@SF
8.0
@TEN
KC 4.0
@NE
7.6
PHI
5.9
@LAC
8.5
WAS
11.7
@HOU
4.8
PIT
8.1
@OAK
14.7
DEN
7.3
@DAL
BYE 7.0
@NYG
7.4
BUF
8.7
@NYJ
8.1
OAK
5.9
LAC
9.9
MIA
14.7
@DEN
LAC 14.7
@DEN
9.9
MIA
4.5
KC
7.6
PHI
7.0
@NYG
8.1
@OAK
14.7
DEN
4.0
@NE
BYE 4.7
@JAX
7.4
BUF
7.3
@DAL
13.2
CLE
8.5
WAS
4.5
@KC
8.7
@NYJ
8.1
OAK
LAR 11.7
IND
8.5
WAS
10.5
@SF
7.3
@DAL
7.1
SEA
4.7
@JAX
9.5
ARI
BYE 7.0
@NYG
11.7
HOU
3.3
@MIN
4.3
NO
9.5
@ARI
7.6
PHI
7.1
@SEA
8.0
@TEN
10.5
SF
MIA BYE 5.9
@LAC
8.7
@NYJ
4.3
NO
8.0
TEN
6.6
@ATL
8.7
NYJ
7.9
@BAL
8.1
OAK
8.6
@CAR
8.3
TB
4.0
@NE
14.7
DEN
4.0
NE
7.4
@BUF
4.5
@KC
7.4
BUF
MIN 4.3
NO
4.8
@PIT
8.3
TB
9.9
DET
10.0
@CHI
6.4
GB
7.9
BAL
13.2
@CLE
BYE 8.5
@WAS
3.8
LAR
9.9
@DET
6.6
@ATL
8.6
@CAR
9.2
CIN
6.4
@GB
10.0
CHI
NE 4.5
KC
4.3
@NO
11.7
HOU
8.6
CAR
8.3
@TB
8.7
@NYJ
6.6
ATL
5.9
LAC
BYE 14.7
@DEN
8.1
@OAK
9.9
MIA
7.4
@BUF
9.9
@MIA
4.8
@PIT
7.4
BUF
8.7
NYJ
NO 3.3
@MIN
4.0
NE
8.6
@CAR
9.9
@MIA
BYE 9.9
DET
6.4
@GB
10.0
CHI
8.3
TB
7.4
@BUF
8.5
WAS
3.8
@LAR
8.6
CAR
6.6
@ATL
8.7
NYJ
6.6
ATL
8.3
@TB
NYG 7.3
@DAL
9.9
DET
7.6
@PHI
8.3
@TB
5.9
LAC
14.7
@DEN
7.1
SEA
BYE 3.8
LAR
10.5
@SF
4.5
KC
8.5
@WAS
8.1
@OAK
7.3
DAL
7.6
PHI
9.5
@ARI
8.5
WAS
NYJ 7.4
@BUF
8.1
@OAK
9.9
MIA
4.7
JAX
13.2
@CLE
4.0
NE
9.9
@MIA
6.6
ATL
7.4
BUF
8.3
@TB
BYE 8.6
CAR
4.5
KC
14.7
@DEN
4.3
@NO
5.9
LAC
4.0
@NE
OAK 8.0
@TEN
8.7
NYJ
8.5
@WAS
14.7
@DEN
7.9
BAL
5.9
LAC
4.5
KC
7.4
@BUF
9.9
@MIA
BYE 4.0
NE
14.7
DEN
7.0
NYG
4.5
@KC
7.3
DAL
7.6
@PHI
5.9
@LAC
PHI 8.5
@WAS
4.5
@KC
7.0
NYG
5.9
@LAC
9.5
ARI
8.6
@CAR
8.5
WAS
10.5
SF
14.7
DEN
BYE 7.3
@DAL
10.0
CHI
7.1
@SEA
3.8
@LAR
7.0
@NYG
8.1
OAK
7.3
DAL
PIT 13.2
@CLE
3.3
MIN
10.0
@CHI
7.9
@BAL
4.7
JAX
4.5
@KC
9.2
CIN
9.9
@DET
BYE 11.7
@IND
8.0
TEN
6.4
GB
9.2
@CIN
7.9
BAL
4.0
NE
11.7
@HOU
13.2
CLE
SEA 6.4
@GB
10.5
SF
8.0
@TEN
11.7
IND
3.8
@LAR
BYE 7.0
@NYG
11.7
HOU
8.5
WAS
9.5
@ARI
6.6
ATL
10.5
@SF
7.6
PHI
4.7
@JAX
3.8
LAR
7.3
@DAL
9.5
ARI
SF 8.6
CAR
7.1
@SEA
3.8
LAR
9.5
@ARI
11.7
@IND
8.5
@WAS
7.3
DAL
7.6
@PHI
9.5
ARI
7.0
NYG
BYE 7.1
SEA
10.0
@CHI
11.7
@HOU
8.0
TEN
4.7
JAX
3.8
@LAR
TB BYE 10.0
CHI
3.3
@MIN
7.0
NYG
4.0
NE
9.5
@ARI
7.4
@BUF
8.6
CAR
4.3
@NO
8.7
NYJ
9.9
@MIA
6.6
@ATL
6.4
@GB
9.9
DET
6.6
ATL
8.6
@CAR
4.3
NO
TEN 8.1
OAK
4.7
@JAX
7.1
SEA
11.7
@HOU
9.9
@MIA
11.7
IND
13.2
@CLE
BYE 7.9
BAL
9.2
CIN
4.8
@PIT
11.7
@IND
11.7
HOU
9.5
@ARI
10.5
@SF
3.8
LAR
4.7
JAX
WAS 7.6
PHI
3.8
@LAR
8.1
OAK
4.5
@KC
BYE 10.5
SF
7.6
@PHI
7.3
DAL
7.1
@SEA
3.3
MIN
4.3
@NO
7.0
NYG
7.3
@DAL
5.9
@LAC
9.5
ARI
14.7
DEN
7.0
@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 Vikings
2 Rams
3 Patriots
4 Saints
5 Chiefs
6 Jaguars
7 Steelers
8 Chargers
9 Packers
10 Falcons
11 Giants
12 Seahawks
13 Cowboys
14 Bills
15 Eagles
16 Ravens
17 Titans
18 Raiders
19 Buccaneers
20 Redskins
21 Panthers
22 Jets
23 Bengals
24 Cardinals
25 Dolphins
26 Lions
27 Bears
28 49ers
29 Texans
30 Colts
31 Browns
32 Broncos
Filed Under: 2017, w11

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