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 9.6
@DET
10.4
@IND
10.0
DAL
10.6
SF
4.9
@PHI
7.9
TB
3.6
@LAR
BYE 10.6
@SF
7.0
SEA
10.2
@HOU
6.7
JAX
3.6
LAR
11.4
TEN
10.0
@WAS
7.3
NYG
7.0
@SEA
ATL 9.1
@CHI
6.0
GB
9.6
@DET
9.6
BUF
BYE 11.8
MIA
4.8
@NE
8.5
@NYJ
6.6
@CAR
10.0
DAL
7.0
@SEA
7.9
TB
3.8
MIN
5.1
NO
7.9
@TB
5.1
@NO
6.6
CAR
BAL 6.3
@CIN
13.6
CLE
6.7
@JAX
5.3
PIT
7.3
@OAK
9.1
CHI
3.8
@MIN
11.8
MIA
11.4
@TEN
BYE 6.0
@GB
10.2
HOU
9.6
DET
5.3
@PIT
13.6
@CLE
10.4
IND
6.3
CIN
BUF 8.5
NYJ
6.6
@CAR
16.7
DEN
5.4
@ATL
6.3
@CIN
BYE 7.9
TB
7.3
OAK
8.5
@NYJ
5.1
NO
3.0
@LAC
6.7
@KC
4.8
NE
10.4
IND
11.8
MIA
4.8
@NE
11.8
@MIA
CAR 10.6
@SF
9.6
BUF
5.1
NO
4.8
@NE
9.6
@DET
4.9
PHI
9.1
@CHI
7.9
@TB
5.4
ATL
11.8
MIA
BYE 8.5
@NYJ
5.1
@NO
3.8
MIN
6.0
GB
7.9
TB
5.4
@ATL
CHI 5.4
ATL
7.9
@TB
5.3
PIT
6.0
@GB
3.8
MIN
5.7
@BAL
6.6
CAR
5.1
@NO
BYE 6.0
GB
9.6
DET
4.9
@PHI
10.6
SF
6.3
@CIN
9.6
@DET
13.6
CLE
3.8
@MIN
CIN 5.7
BAL
10.2
HOU
6.0
@GB
13.6
@CLE
9.6
BUF
BYE 5.3
@PIT
10.4
IND
6.7
@JAX
11.4
@TEN
16.7
@DEN
13.6
CLE
5.3
PIT
9.1
CHI
3.8
@MIN
9.6
DET
5.7
@BAL
CLE 5.3
PIT
5.7
@BAL
10.4
@IND
6.3
CIN
8.5
NYJ
10.2
@HOU
11.4
TEN
3.8
MIN
BYE 9.6
@DET
6.7
JAX
6.3
@CIN
3.0
@LAC
6.0
GB
5.7
BAL
9.1
@CHI
5.3
@PIT
DAL 7.3
NYG
16.7
@DEN
9.5
@ARI
3.6
LAR
6.0
GB
BYE 10.6
@SF
10.0
@WAS
6.7
KC
5.4
@ATL
4.9
PHI
3.0
LAC
10.0
WAS
7.3
@NYG
7.3
@OAK
7.0
SEA
4.9
@PHI
DEN 3.0
LAC
10.0
DAL
9.6
@BUF
7.3
OAK
BYE 7.3
NYG
3.0
@LAC
6.7
@KC
4.9
@PHI
4.8
NE
6.3
CIN
7.3
@OAK
11.8
@MIA
8.5
NYJ
10.4
@IND
10.0
@WAS
6.7
KC
DET 9.5
ARI
7.3
@NYG
5.4
ATL
3.8
@MIN
6.6
CAR
5.1
@NO
BYE 5.3
PIT
6.0
@GB
13.6
CLE
9.1
@CHI
3.8
MIN
5.7
@BAL
7.9
@TB
9.1
CHI
6.3
@CIN
6.0
GB
GB 7.0
SEA
5.4
@ATL
6.3
CIN
9.1
CHI
10.0
@DAL
3.8
@MIN
5.1
NO
BYE 9.6
DET
9.1
@CHI
5.7
BAL
5.3
@PIT
7.9
TB
13.6
@CLE
6.6
@CAR
3.8
MIN
9.6
@DET
HOU 6.7
JAX
6.3
@CIN
4.8
@NE
11.4
TEN
6.7
KC
13.6
CLE
BYE 7.0
@SEA
10.4
IND
3.6
@LAR
9.5
ARI
5.7
@BAL
11.4
@TEN
10.6
SF
6.7
@JAX
5.3
PIT
10.4
@IND
IND 3.6
@LAR
9.5
ARI
13.6
CLE
7.0
@SEA
10.6
SF
11.4
@TEN
6.7
JAX
6.3
@CIN
10.2
@HOU
5.3
PIT
BYE 11.4
TEN
6.7
@JAX
9.6
@BUF
16.7
DEN
5.7
@BAL
10.2
HOU
JAX 10.2
@HOU
11.4
TEN
5.7
BAL
8.5
@NYJ
5.3
@PIT
3.6
LAR
10.4
@IND
BYE 6.3
CIN
3.0
LAC
13.6
@CLE
9.5
@ARI
10.4
IND
7.0
SEA
10.2
HOU
10.6
@SF
11.4
@TEN
KC 4.8
@NE
4.9
PHI
3.0
@LAC
10.0
WAS
10.2
@HOU
5.3
PIT
7.3
@OAK
16.7
DEN
10.0
@DAL
BYE 7.3
@NYG
9.6
BUF
8.5
@NYJ
7.3
OAK
3.0
LAC
11.8
MIA
16.7
@DEN
LAC 16.7
@DEN
11.8
MIA
6.7
KC
4.9
PHI
7.3
@NYG
7.3
@OAK
16.7
DEN
4.8
@NE
BYE 6.7
@JAX
9.6
BUF
10.0
@DAL
13.6
CLE
10.0
WAS
6.7
@KC
8.5
@NYJ
7.3
OAK
LAR 10.4
IND
10.0
WAS
10.6
@SF
10.0
@DAL
7.0
SEA
6.7
@JAX
9.5
ARI
BYE 7.3
@NYG
10.2
HOU
3.8
@MIN
5.1
NO
9.5
@ARI
4.9
PHI
7.0
@SEA
11.4
@TEN
10.6
SF
MIA BYE 3.0
@LAC
8.5
@NYJ
5.1
NO
11.4
TEN
5.4
@ATL
8.5
NYJ
5.7
@BAL
7.3
OAK
6.6
@CAR
7.9
TB
4.8
@NE
16.7
DEN
4.8
NE
9.6
@BUF
6.7
@KC
9.6
BUF
MIN 5.1
NO
5.3
@PIT
7.9
TB
9.6
DET
9.1
@CHI
6.0
GB
5.7
BAL
13.6
@CLE
BYE 10.0
@WAS
3.6
LAR
9.6
@DET
5.4
@ATL
6.6
@CAR
6.3
CIN
6.0
@GB
9.1
CHI
NE 6.7
KC
5.1
@NO
10.2
HOU
6.6
CAR
7.9
@TB
8.5
@NYJ
5.4
ATL
3.0
LAC
BYE 16.7
@DEN
7.3
@OAK
11.8
MIA
9.6
@BUF
11.8
@MIA
5.3
@PIT
9.6
BUF
8.5
NYJ
NO 3.8
@MIN
4.8
NE
6.6
@CAR
11.8
@MIA
BYE 9.6
DET
6.0
@GB
9.1
CHI
7.9
TB
9.6
@BUF
10.0
WAS
3.6
@LAR
6.6
CAR
5.4
@ATL
8.5
NYJ
5.4
ATL
7.9
@TB
NYG 10.0
@DAL
9.6
DET
4.9
@PHI
7.9
@TB
3.0
LAC
16.7
@DEN
7.0
SEA
BYE 3.6
LAR
10.6
@SF
6.7
KC
10.0
@WAS
7.3
@OAK
10.0
DAL
4.9
PHI
9.5
@ARI
10.0
WAS
NYJ 9.6
@BUF
7.3
@OAK
11.8
MIA
6.7
JAX
13.6
@CLE
4.8
NE
11.8
@MIA
5.4
ATL
9.6
BUF
7.9
@TB
BYE 6.6
CAR
6.7
KC
16.7
@DEN
5.1
@NO
3.0
LAC
4.8
@NE
OAK 11.4
@TEN
8.5
NYJ
10.0
@WAS
16.7
@DEN
5.7
BAL
3.0
LAC
6.7
KC
9.6
@BUF
11.8
@MIA
BYE 4.8
NE
16.7
DEN
7.3
NYG
6.7
@KC
10.0
DAL
4.9
@PHI
3.0
@LAC
PHI 10.0
@WAS
6.7
@KC
7.3
NYG
3.0
@LAC
9.5
ARI
6.6
@CAR
10.0
WAS
10.6
SF
16.7
DEN
BYE 10.0
@DAL
9.1
CHI
7.0
@SEA
3.6
@LAR
7.3
@NYG
7.3
OAK
10.0
DAL
PIT 13.6
@CLE
3.8
MIN
9.1
@CHI
5.7
@BAL
6.7
JAX
6.7
@KC
6.3
CIN
9.6
@DET
BYE 10.4
@IND
11.4
TEN
6.0
GB
6.3
@CIN
5.7
BAL
4.8
NE
10.2
@HOU
13.6
CLE
SEA 6.0
@GB
10.6
SF
11.4
@TEN
10.4
IND
3.6
@LAR
BYE 7.3
@NYG
10.2
HOU
10.0
WAS
9.5
@ARI
5.4
ATL
10.6
@SF
4.9
PHI
6.7
@JAX
3.6
LAR
10.0
@DAL
9.5
ARI
SF 6.6
CAR
7.0
@SEA
3.6
LAR
9.5
@ARI
10.4
@IND
10.0
@WAS
10.0
DAL
4.9
@PHI
9.5
ARI
7.3
NYG
BYE 7.0
SEA
9.1
@CHI
10.2
@HOU
11.4
TEN
6.7
JAX
3.6
@LAR
TB BYE 9.1
CHI
3.8
@MIN
7.3
NYG
4.8
NE
9.5
@ARI
9.6
@BUF
6.6
CAR
5.1
@NO
8.5
NYJ
11.8
@MIA
5.4
@ATL
6.0
@GB
9.6
DET
5.4
ATL
6.6
@CAR
5.1
NO
TEN 7.3
OAK
6.7
@JAX
7.0
SEA
10.2
@HOU
11.8
@MIA
10.4
IND
13.6
@CLE
BYE 5.7
BAL
6.3
CIN
5.3
@PIT
10.4
@IND
10.2
HOU
9.5
@ARI
10.6
@SF
3.6
LAR
6.7
JAX
WAS 4.9
PHI
3.6
@LAR
7.3
OAK
6.7
@KC
BYE 10.6
SF
4.9
@PHI
10.0
DAL
7.0
@SEA
3.8
MIN
5.1
@NO
7.3
NYG
10.0
@DAL
3.0
@LAC
9.5
ARI
16.7
DEN
7.3
@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 Chargers
2 Rams
3 Vikings
4 Patriots
5 Eagles
6 Saints
7 Steelers
8 Falcons
9 Ravens
10 Packers
11 Bengals
12 Panthers
13 Jaguars
14 Chiefs
15 Seahawks
16 Giants
17 Raiders
18 Buccaneers
19 Jets
20 Bears
21 Cardinals
22 Bills
23 Lions
24 Redskins
25 Cowboys
26 Texans
27 Colts
28 49ers
29 Titans
30 Dolphins
31 Browns
32 Broncos
Filed Under: 2017, w14

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