3 Tough 2017 Fantasy Strength of Schedules For Wide Receivers

  • David Gonos

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Why, you might ask, should wide receivers with tough 2017 Fantasy Strength of Schedules matter to you? After all, last year’s NFL schedule shouldn’t have anything to do with a team’s ability to throw the ball better this year, right?

Wrong!

Well, at least as far as I’m concerned. A quick look at the past couple years shows that SIX of the top 10 pass defenses from 2015 also became top-10 pass defenses in 2016, and 10 pass defenses were among the top 10 in at least two of the past three years.

Smart Fantasy Football owners do a bunch of free mock drafts, sign up for the RotoExperts Xclusive Edge draft package, and take a closer look at wide receivers with tough 2017 Fantasy Strengths of Schedules.

Remember, though, just because these wide receivers are going up against very good pass defenses should completely change your Fantasy rankings, but they can help you break some tiebreakers in your rankings. Just bump these guys up a couple spots in your rankings.

By the time the NFL Preseason rolls around, we’ll have covered all these Fantasy Strength of Schedules:

We’re not going to point out those wide receivers you were already drafting really high. For instance, just because the Raiders have the third-toughest Fantasy Strength of Schedule for wide receivers, you’re not going to avoid drafting superstar Amari Cooper.

We’re also not going to point out wide receivers you were never thinking about starting, either. For instance, we’re only going to mention the Fantasy starters, not the backups you weren’t drafting as starters anyway.

3 Tough 2017 Fantasy Strength of Schedules For Wide Receivers

We’ll be taking our Fantasy Strength of Schedules from the research done over at FFToolbox.com. I used the Fantasy SoS for Weeks 1-16, since that’s the normal length for Fantasy Football leagues.

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David Gonos

David Gonos has been writing about sports online since 2001, including CBSSports.com, FoxSports.com, NFL.com, MLB.com and SportsIllustrated.com.