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.

2018 Strength of Schedule

Team W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17
ARI 8.9
WAS
5.7
@LAR
9.2
CHI
6.7
SEA
7.9
@SF
4.2
@MIN
13.5
DEN
7.9
SF
BYE 5.6
@KC
8.1
OAK
5.4
@LAC
8.6
@GB
8.0
DET
5.3
@ATL
5.7
LAR
6.7
@SEA
ATL 6.8
@PHI
7.4
CAR
4.6
NO
8.0
CIN
4.7
@PIT
9.0
TB
8.3
NYG
BYE 8.9
@WAS
13.6
@CLE
8.8
DAL
4.6
@NO
5.9
BAL
8.6
@GB
9.8
ARI
7.4
@CAR
9.0
@TB
BAL 8.7
BUF
8.0
@CIN
13.5
DEN
4.7
@PIT
13.6
@CLE
8.1
@TEN
4.6
NO
7.4
@CAR
4.7
PIT
BYE 8.0
CIN
8.1
OAK
5.3
@ATL
5.6
@KC
9.0
TB
5.4
@LAC
13.6
CLE
BUF 5.9
@BAL
5.4
LAC
4.2
@MIN
8.6
@GB
8.1
TEN
11.0
@HOU
9.8
@IND
5.4
NE
9.2
CHI
9.6
@NYJ
BYE 6.4
JAX
10.0
@MIA
9.6
NYJ
8.0
DET
5.4
@NE
10.0
MIA
CAR 8.8
DAL
5.3
@ATL
8.0
CIN
BYE 8.3
NYG
8.9
@WAS
6.8
@PHI
5.9
BAL
9.0
TB
4.7
@PIT
8.0
@DET
6.7
SEA
9.0
@TB
13.6
@CLE
4.6
NO
5.3
ATL
4.6
@NO
CHI 8.6
@GB
6.7
SEA
9.8
@ARI
9.0
TB
BYE 10.0
@MIA
5.4
NE
9.6
NYJ
8.7
@BUF
8.0
DET
4.2
MIN
8.0
@DET
8.3
@NYG
5.7
LAR
8.6
GB
7.9
@SF
4.2
@MIN
CIN 9.8
@IND
5.9
BAL
7.4
@CAR
5.3
@ATL
10.0
MIA
4.7
PIT
5.6
@KC
9.0
TB
BYE 4.6
NO
5.9
@BAL
13.6
CLE
13.5
DEN
5.4
@LAC
8.1
OAK
13.6
@CLE
4.7
@PIT
CLE 4.7
PIT
4.6
@NO
9.6
NYJ
8.1
@OAK
5.9
BAL
5.4
LAC
9.0
@TB
4.7
@PIT
5.6
KC
5.3
ATL
BYE 8.0
@CIN
11.0
@HOU
7.4
CAR
13.5
@DEN
8.0
CIN
5.9
@BAL
DAL 7.4
@CAR
8.3
NYG
6.7
@SEA
8.0
DET
11.0
@HOU
6.4
JAX
8.9
@WAS
BYE 8.1
TEN
6.8
@PHI
5.3
@ATL
8.9
WAS
4.6
NO
6.8
PHI
9.8
@IND
9.0
TB
8.3
@NYG
DEN 6.7
SEA
8.1
OAK
5.9
@BAL
5.6
KC
9.6
@NYJ
5.7
LAR
9.8
@ARI
5.6
@KC
11.0
HOU
BYE 5.4
@LAC
4.7
PIT
8.0
@CIN
7.9
@SF
13.6
CLE
8.1
@OAK
5.4
LAC
DET 9.6
NYJ
7.9
@SF
5.4
NE
8.8
@DAL
8.6
GB
BYE 10.0
@MIA
6.7
SEA
4.2
@MIN
9.2
@CHI
7.4
CAR
9.2
CHI
5.7
LAR
9.8
@ARI
8.7
@BUF
4.2
MIN
8.6
@GB
GB 9.2
CHI
4.2
MIN
8.9
@WAS
8.7
BUF
8.0
@DET
7.9
SF
BYE 5.7
@LAR
5.4
@NE
10.0
MIA
6.7
@SEA
4.2
@MIN
9.8
ARI
5.3
ATL
9.2
@CHI
9.6
@NYJ
8.0
DET
HOU 5.4
@NE
8.1
@TEN
8.3
NYG
9.8
@IND
8.8
DAL
8.7
BUF
6.4
@JAX
10.0
MIA
13.5
@DEN
BYE 8.9
@WAS
8.1
TEN
13.6
CLE
9.8
IND
9.6
@NYJ
6.8
@PHI
6.4
JAX
IND 8.0
CIN
8.9
@WAS
6.8
@PHI
11.0
HOU
5.4
@NE
9.6
@NYJ
8.7
BUF
8.1
@OAK
BYE 6.4
JAX
8.1
TEN
10.0
MIA
6.4
@JAX
11.0
@HOU
8.8
DAL
8.3
NYG
8.1
@TEN
JAX 8.3
@NYG
5.4
NE
8.1
TEN
9.6
NYJ
5.6
@KC
8.8
@DAL
11.0
HOU
6.8
PHI
BYE 9.8
@IND
4.7
PIT
8.7
@BUF
9.8
IND
8.1
@TEN
8.9
WAS
10.0
@MIA
11.0
@HOU
KC 5.4
@LAC
4.7
@PIT
7.9
SF
13.5
@DEN
6.4
JAX
5.4
@NE
8.0
CIN
13.5
DEN
13.6
@CLE
9.8
ARI
5.7
@LAR
BYE 8.1
@OAK
5.9
BAL
5.4
LAC
6.7
@SEA
8.1
OAK
LAC 5.6
KC
8.7
@BUF
5.7
@LAR
7.9
SF
8.1
OAK
13.6
@CLE
8.1
TEN
BYE 6.7
@SEA
8.1
@OAK
13.5
DEN
9.8
ARI
4.7
@PIT
8.0
CIN
5.6
@KC
5.9
BAL
13.5
@DEN
LAR 8.1
@OAK
9.8
ARI
5.4
LAC
4.2
MIN
6.7
@SEA
13.5
@DEN
7.9
@SF
8.6
GB
4.6
@NO
6.7
SEA
5.6
KC
BYE 8.0
@DET
9.2
@CHI
6.8
PHI
9.8
@ARI
7.9
SF
MIA 8.1
TEN
9.6
@NYJ
8.1
OAK
5.4
@NE
8.0
@CIN
9.2
CHI
8.0
DET
11.0
@HOU
9.6
NYJ
8.6
@GB
BYE 9.8
@IND
8.7
BUF
5.4
NE
4.2
@MIN
6.4
JAX
8.7
@BUF
MIN 7.9
SF
8.6
@GB
8.7
BUF
5.7
@LAR
6.8
@PHI
9.8
ARI
9.6
@NYJ
4.6
NO
8.0
DET
BYE 9.2
@CHI
8.6
GB
5.4
@NE
6.7
@SEA
10.0
MIA
8.0
@DET
9.2
CHI
NE 11.0
HOU
6.4
@JAX
8.0
@DET
10.0
MIA
9.8
IND
5.6
KC
9.2
@CHI
8.7
@BUF
8.6
GB
8.1
@TEN
BYE 9.6
@NYJ
4.2
MIN
10.0
@MIA
4.7
@PIT
8.7
BUF
9.6
NYJ
NO 9.0
TB
13.6
CLE
5.3
@ATL
8.3
@NYG
8.9
WAS
BYE 5.9
@BAL
4.2
@MIN
5.7
LAR
8.0
@CIN
6.8
PHI
5.3
ATL
8.8
@DAL
9.0
@TB
7.4
@CAR
4.7
PIT
7.4
CAR
NYG 6.4
JAX
8.8
@DAL
11.0
@HOU
4.6
NO
7.4
@CAR
6.8
PHI
5.3
@ATL
8.9
WAS
BYE 7.9
@SF
9.0
TB
6.8
@PHI
9.2
CHI
8.9
@WAS
8.1
TEN
9.8
@IND
8.8
DAL
NYJ 8.0
@DET
10.0
MIA
13.6
@CLE
6.4
@JAX
13.5
DEN
9.8
IND
4.2
MIN
9.2
@CHI
10.0
@MIA
8.7
BUF
BYE 5.4
NE
8.1
@TEN
8.7
@BUF
11.0
HOU
8.6
GB
5.4
@NE
OAK 5.7
LAR
13.5
@DEN
10.0
@MIA
13.6
CLE
5.4
@LAC
6.7
SEA
BYE 9.8
IND
7.9
@SF
5.4
LAC
9.8
@ARI
5.9
@BAL
5.6
KC
4.7
PIT
8.0
@CIN
13.5
DEN
5.6
@KC
PHI 5.3
ATL
9.0
@TB
9.8
IND
8.1
@TEN
4.2
MIN
8.3
@NYG
7.4
CAR
6.4
@JAX
BYE 8.8
DAL
4.6
@NO
8.3
NYG
8.9
WAS
8.8
@DAL
5.7
@LAR
11.0
HOU
8.9
@WAS
PIT 13.6
@CLE
5.6
KC
9.0
@TB
5.9
BAL
5.3
ATL
8.0
@CIN
BYE 13.6
CLE
5.9
@BAL
7.4
CAR
6.4
@JAX
13.5
@DEN
5.4
LAC
8.1
@OAK
5.4
NE
4.6
@NO
8.0
CIN
SEA 13.5
@DEN
9.2
@CHI
8.8
DAL
9.8
@ARI
5.7
LAR
8.1
@OAK
BYE 8.0
@DET
5.4
LAC
5.7
@LAR
8.6
GB
7.4
@CAR
7.9
SF
4.2
MIN
7.9
@SF
5.6
KC
9.8
ARI
SF 4.2
@MIN
8.0
DET
5.6
@KC
5.4
@LAC
9.8
ARI
8.6
@GB
5.7
LAR
9.8
@ARI
8.1
OAK
8.3
NYG
BYE 9.0
@TB
6.7
@SEA
13.5
DEN
6.7
SEA
9.2
CHI
5.7
@LAR
TB 4.6
@NO
6.8
PHI
4.7
PIT
9.2
@CHI
BYE 5.3
@ATL
13.6
CLE
8.0
@CIN
7.4
@CAR
8.9
WAS
8.3
@NYG
7.9
SF
7.4
CAR
4.6
NO
5.9
@BAL
8.8
@DAL
5.3
ATL
TEN 10.0
@MIA
11.0
HOU
6.4
@JAX
6.8
PHI
8.7
@BUF
5.9
BAL
5.4
@LAC
BYE 8.8
@DAL
5.4
NE
9.8
@IND
11.0
@HOU
9.6
NYJ
6.4
JAX
8.3
@NYG
8.9
WAS
9.8
IND
WAS 9.8
@ARI
9.8
IND
8.6
GB
BYE 4.6
@NO
7.4
CAR
8.8
DAL
8.3
@NYG
5.3
ATL
9.0
@TB
11.0
HOU
8.8
@DAL
6.8
@PHI
8.3
NYG
6.4
@JAX
8.1
@TEN
6.8
PHI

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 Saints
3 Steelers
4 Falcons
5 Chargers
6 Patriots
7 Chiefs
8 Rams
9 Ravens
10 Jaguars
11 Seahawks
12 Eagles
13 Panthers
14 49ers
15 Bengals
16 Lions
17 Raiders
18 Titans
19 Giants
20 Packers
21 Bills
22 Cowboys
23 Redskins
24 Buccaneers
25 Bears
26 Jets
27 Colts
28 Cardinals
29 Dolphins
30 Texans
31 Broncos
32 Browns
Filed Under: 2018, Preseason
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