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.

2019 Strength of Schedule

Team W1 W2 W3 W4 W5 W6 W7 W8 W9 W10 W11 W12 W13 W14 W15 W16 W17 PO2 PO3 ROS
ARI 9.0
DET
6.5
@BAL
7.1
CAR
6.5
SEA
6.4
@CIN
8.6
ATL
5.8
@NYG
4.6
@NO
8.6
SF
10.7
@TB
8.6
@SF
BYE 6.2
LAR
6.3
PIT
5.1
CLE
6.5
@SEA
6.2
@LAR
5.8 6.0 7.1
ATL 7.7
@MIN
4.1
PHI
4.1
@IND
6.6
TEN
5.0
@HOU
11.6
@ARI
6.2
LAR
6.5
SEA
BYE 4.6
@NO
7.1
@CAR
10.7
TB
4.6
NO
7.1
CAR
8.6
@SF
9.8
JAX
10.7
@TB
9.2 8.5 7.0
BAL 9.5
@MIA
11.6
ARI
6.8
@KC
5.1
CLE
6.3
@PIT
6.4
CIN
6.5
@SEA
BYE 3.7
NE
6.4
@CIN
5.0
HOU
6.2
@LAR
8.6
SF
9.5
@BUF
9.3
NYJ
5.1
@CLE
6.3
PIT
7.2 8.0 7.1
BUF 9.3
@NYJ
5.8
@NYG
6.4
CIN
3.7
NE
6.6
@TEN
BYE 9.5
MIA
4.1
PHI
11.1
WAS
5.1
@CLE
9.5
@MIA
8.0
DEN
7.4
@DAL
6.5
BAL
6.3
@PIT
3.7
@NE
9.3
NYJ
5.0 5.5 6.9
CAR 6.2
LAR
10.7
TB
11.6
@ARI
5.0
@HOU
9.8
JAX
10.7
@TB
BYE 8.6
@SF
6.6
TEN
6.1
@GB
8.6
ATL
4.6
@NO
11.1
WAS
8.6
@ATL
6.5
SEA
4.1
@IND
4.6
NO
5.3 6.4 7.9
CHI 6.1
GB
8.0
@DEN
11.1
@WAS
7.7
MIN
11.2
@OAK
BYE 4.6
NO
7.4
LAC
4.1
@PHI
9.0
DET
6.2
@LAR
5.8
NYG
9.0
@DET
7.4
DAL
6.1
@GB
6.8
KC
7.7
@MIN
6.4 6.8 7.4
CIN 6.5
@SEA
8.6
SF
9.5
@BUF
6.3
@PIT
11.6
ARI
6.5
@BAL
9.8
JAX
6.2
@LAR
BYE 6.5
BAL
11.2
@OAK
6.3
PIT
9.3
NYJ
5.1
@CLE
3.7
NE
9.5
@MIA
5.1
CLE
6.6 6.1 7.8
CLE 6.6
TEN
9.3
@NYJ
6.2
LAR
6.5
@BAL
8.6
@SF
6.5
SEA
BYE 3.7
@NE
8.0
@DEN
9.5
BUF
6.3
PIT
9.5
MIA
6.3
@PIT
6.4
CIN
11.6
@ARI
6.5
BAL
6.4
@CIN
9.1 8.2 7.4
DAL 5.8
NYG
11.1
@WAS
9.5
MIA
4.6
@NO
6.1
GB
9.3
@NYJ
4.1
PHI
BYE 5.8
@NYG
7.7
MIN
9.0
@DET
3.7
@NE
9.5
BUF
6.1
@CHI
6.2
LAR
4.1
@PHI
11.1
WAS
5.2 5.5 6.9
DEN 11.2
@OAK
6.1
CHI
6.1
@GB
9.8
JAX
7.4
@LAC
6.6
TEN
6.8
KC
4.1
@IND
5.1
CLE
BYE 7.7
@MIN
9.5
@BUF
7.4
LAC
5.0
@HOU
6.8
@KC
9.0
DET
11.2
OAK
7.9 6.9 7.2
DET 11.6
@ARI
7.4
LAC
4.1
@PHI
6.8
KC
BYE 6.1
@GB
7.7
MIN
5.8
NYG
11.2
@OAK
6.1
@CHI
7.4
DAL
11.1
@WAS
6.1
CHI
7.7
@MIN
10.7
TB
8.0
@DEN
6.1
GB
9.4 8.8 7.9
GB 6.1
@CHI
7.7
MIN
8.0
DEN
4.1
PHI
7.4
@DAL
9.0
DET
11.2
OAK
6.8
@KC
7.4
@LAC
7.1
CAR
BYE 8.6
@SF
5.8
@NYG
11.1
WAS
6.1
CHI
7.7
@MIN
9.0
@DET
6.9 8.3 7.6
HOU 4.6
@NO
9.8
JAX
7.4
@LAC
7.1
CAR
8.6
ATL
6.8
@KC
4.1
@IND
11.2
OAK
9.8
@JAX
BYE 6.5
@BAL
4.1
IND
3.7
NE
8.0
DEN
6.6
@TEN
10.7
@TB
6.6
TEN
8.6 8.4 7.3
IND 7.4
@LAC
6.6
@TEN
8.6
ATL
11.2
OAK
6.8
@KC
BYE 5.0
HOU
8.0
DEN
6.3
@PIT
9.5
MIA
9.8
JAX
5.0
@HOU
6.6
TEN
10.7
@TB
4.6
@NO
7.1
CAR
9.8
@JAX
5.8 7.5 7.5
JAX 6.8
KC
5.0
@HOU
6.6
TEN
8.0
@DEN
7.1
@CAR
4.6
NO
6.4
@CIN
9.3
NYJ
5.0
HOU
BYE 4.1
@IND
6.6
@TEN
10.7
TB
7.4
LAC
11.2
@OAK
8.6
@ATL
4.1
IND
9.9 9.1 7.2
KC 9.8
@JAX
11.2
@OAK
6.5
BAL
9.0
@DET
4.1
IND
5.0
HOU
8.0
@DEN
6.1
GB
7.7
MIN
6.6
@TEN
7.4
@LAC
BYE 11.2
OAK
3.7
@NE
8.0
DEN
6.1
@CHI
7.4
LAC
7.1 5.9 7.4
LAC 4.1
IND
9.0
@DET
5.0
HOU
9.5
@MIA
8.0
DEN
6.3
PIT
6.6
@TEN
6.1
@CHI
6.1
GB
11.2
@OAK
6.8
KC
BYE 8.0
@DEN
9.8
@JAX
7.7
MIN
11.2
OAK
6.8
@KC
9.4 9.6 7.7
LAR 7.1
@CAR
4.6
NO
5.1
@CLE
10.7
TB
6.5
@SEA
8.6
SF
8.6
@ATL
6.4
CIN
BYE 6.3
@PIT
6.1
CHI
6.5
BAL
11.6
@ARI
6.5
SEA
7.4
@DAL
8.6
@SF
11.6
ARI
8.0 7.5 7.4
MIA 6.5
BAL
3.7
NE
7.4
@DAL
7.4
LAC
BYE 11.1
WAS
9.5
@BUF
6.3
@PIT
9.3
NYJ
4.1
@IND
9.5
BUF
5.1
@CLE
4.1
PHI
9.3
@NYJ
5.8
@NYG
6.4
CIN
3.7
@NE
6.1 7.2 7.0
MIN 8.6
ATL
6.1
@GB
11.2
OAK
6.1
@CHI
5.8
@NYG
4.1
PHI
9.0
@DET
11.1
WAS
6.8
@KC
7.4
@DAL
8.0
DEN
BYE 6.5
@SEA
9.0
DET
7.4
@LAC
6.1
GB
6.1
CHI
6.8 7.5 7.5
NE 6.3
PIT
9.5
@MIA
9.3
NYJ
9.5
@BUF
11.1
@WAS
5.8
NYG
9.3
@NYJ
5.1
CLE
6.5
@BAL
BYE 4.1
@PHI
7.4
DAL
5.0
@HOU
6.8
KC
6.4
@CIN
9.5
BUF
9.5
MIA
8.0 7.6 7.4
NO 5.0
HOU
6.2
@LAR
6.5
@SEA
7.4
DAL
10.7
TB
9.8
@JAX
6.1
@CHI
11.6
ARI
BYE 8.6
ATL
10.7
@TB
7.1
CAR
8.6
@ATL
8.6
SF
4.1
IND
6.6
@TEN
7.1
@CAR
5.3 6.4 7.8
NYG 7.4
@DAL
9.5
BUF
10.7
@TB
11.1
WAS
7.7
MIN
3.7
@NE
11.6
ARI
9.0
@DET
7.4
DAL
9.3
@NYJ
BYE 6.1
@CHI
6.1
GB
4.1
@PHI
9.5
MIA
11.1
@WAS
4.1
PHI
10.3 8.3 8.3
NYJ 9.5
BUF
5.1
CLE
3.7
@NE
BYE 4.1
@PHI
7.4
DAL
3.7
NE
9.8
@JAX
9.5
@MIA
5.8
NYG
11.1
@WAS
11.2
OAK
6.4
@CIN
9.5
MIA
6.5
@BAL
6.3
PIT
9.5
@BUF
6.4 7.4 7.3
OAK 8.0
DEN
6.8
KC
7.7
@MIN
4.1
@IND
6.1
CHI
BYE 6.1
@GB
5.0
@HOU
9.0
DET
7.4
LAC
6.4
CIN
9.3
@NYJ
6.8
@KC
6.6
TEN
9.8
JAX
7.4
@LAC
8.0
@DEN
8.6 7.9 7.1
PHI 11.1
WAS
8.6
@ATL
9.0
DET
6.1
@GB
9.3
NYJ
7.7
@MIN
7.4
@DAL
9.5
@BUF
6.1
CHI
BYE 3.7
NE
6.5
SEA
9.5
@MIA
5.8
NYG
11.1
@WAS
7.4
DAL
5.8
@NYG
9.3 8.1 7.9
PIT 3.7
@NE
6.5
SEA
8.6
@SF
6.4
CIN
6.5
BAL
7.4
@LAC
BYE 9.5
MIA
4.1
IND
6.2
LAR
5.1
@CLE
6.4
@CIN
5.1
CLE
11.6
@ARI
9.5
BUF
9.3
@NYJ
6.5
@BAL
9.4 10.1 7.1
SEA 6.4
CIN
6.3
@PIT
4.6
NO
11.6
@ARI
6.2
LAR
5.1
@CLE
6.5
BAL
8.6
@ATL
10.7
TB
8.6
@SF
BYE 4.1
@PHI
7.7
MIN
6.2
@LAR
7.1
@CAR
11.6
ARI
8.6
SF
9.3 8.3 7.4
SF 10.7
@TB
6.4
@CIN
6.3
PIT
BYE 5.1
CLE
6.2
@LAR
11.1
@WAS
7.1
CAR
11.6
@ARI
6.5
SEA
11.6
ARI
6.1
GB
6.5
@BAL
4.6
@NO
8.6
ATL
6.2
LAR
6.5
@SEA
7.4 6.5 7.6
TB 8.6
SF
7.1
@CAR
5.8
NYG
6.2
@LAR
4.6
@NO
7.1
CAR
BYE 6.6
@TEN
6.5
@SEA
11.6
ARI
4.6
NO
8.6
@ATL
9.8
@JAX
4.1
IND
9.0
@DET
5.0
HOU
8.6
ATL
7.0 6.0 7.0
TEN 5.1
@CLE
4.1
IND
9.8
@JAX
8.6
@ATL
9.5
BUF
8.0
@DEN
7.4
LAC
10.7
TB
7.1
@CAR
6.8
KC
BYE 9.8
JAX
4.1
@IND
11.2
@OAK
5.0
HOU
4.6
NO
5.0
@HOU
4.8 6.9 7.5
WAS 4.1
@PHI
7.4
DAL
6.1
CHI
5.8
@NYG
3.7
NE
9.5
@MIA
8.6
SF
7.7
@MIN
9.5
@BUF
BYE 9.3
NYJ
9.0
DET
7.1
@CAR
6.1
@GB
4.1
PHI
5.8
NYG
7.4
@DAL
5.0 5.4 6.9

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 Patriots
2 Colts
3 Eagles
4 Saints
5 Texans
6 Browns
7 Giants
8 Bears
9 Packers
10 Rams
11 Steelers
12 Bengals
13 Seahawks
14 Ravens
15 Titans
16 Chiefs
17 Panthers
18 Chargers
19 Cowboys
20 Vikings
21 Broncos
22 Falcons
23 49ers
24 Lions
25 Jets
26 Bills
27 Dolphins
28 Jaguars
29 Buccaneers
30 Redskins
31 Raiders
32 Cardinals
Filed Under: 2019, Preseason
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