Looking at good 2016 Fantasy strength of schedules for running backs is a polarizing subject among many Fantasy Football writers.
Jake Ciely of RotoExperts.com is firmly against looking at the Fantasy strength of schedules for players because he believes that last year is a different animal compared to the upcoming year, and both offenses and defenses will be much different. That’s true to a point, but defensive coordinators usually run the same defensive systems, and a defense might change a few players (going from bad to good or vice-versa), but it’s tough to say it will be completely different.
I don’t know how I dragged Ciely’s opinion out of him, but I did.
For me, looking at individual games is probably a bad idea, as opposed to looking at it from a season-long perspective, or even a five-game chunk viewpoint.
I do know that last year, we mentioned Jonathan Stewart as the running back with the best Fantasy strength of schedule for 2015, and he ended up rushing for the second-most yards of his career, despite playing just 13 games.
3 Running Backs with Good 2016 Fantasy Strength of Schedules
We use the Fantasy Strength of Schedule chart over at FFToolbox.com, and one of my favorite parts of it is that you can break it down by five-week segments, so you can see who has a good early or late schedule.
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