Every summer, I like to look over the upcoming NFL schedules to see which players will end up playing relatively easier (or harder) schedules against defenses from the year before.
This article will start our series off, as we look at a trio of Fantasy quarterbacks with good strength of schedules for 2016, meaning their Fantasy draft value might appear lower than it truly should be.
We’ll also touch on three running backs, three wide receivers and three tight ends that have good schedules in the upcoming season.
Then we’ll go back and touch on a trio of players at each position that has a tough schedule in 2016. These might be some guys you bump down your cheat sheets a couple spots at their position.
I like to use the Fantasy Strength of Schedules over at FFToolbox.com because they do a good job of breaking up the schedules into five-week portions if I want to.
Last year, we learned that Jameis Winston had the easiest schedule for QBs in 2015, and he turned in a pretty good Fantasy season for a rookie. Tony Romo and Eli Manning also had favorable schedules, and the latter finished seventh in scoring at his position.
3 Fantasy QBs with Good 2016 Strength of Schedules
While I’m looking at the entire NFL schedule, it’s important to note that some quarterbacks have a better strength of schedule for Weeks 1-13, which is the Fantasy Football regular season. But in the quarterbacks’ cases for 2016, the rankings aren’t too far off from each other.
Also, I’d like to take this time to mention that Aaron Rodgers is good – no matter the schedule. The Packers actually have the fifth-easiest schedule for quarterbacks, but so what? That doesn’t make you draft him sooner. So I’m limiting this to quarterbacks that might move up your rankings a bit.
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