3 Running Backs With Favorable 2017 Fantasy Strength of Schedules

  • David Gonos


A smart offseason tactic for Fantasy Football owners, along with doing several mock drafts and signing up for the RotoExperts Xclusive Edge draft package, is taking a closer look at running backs with good 2017 Fantasy Strengths of Schedules.

It’s not like these running backs that are facing lesser run defenses should completely change around your preseason rankings, but they could certainly help you break some rankings tiebreakers you might have. Bump these guys up one or two spots.

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

This week, we take a closer look at three running backs with favorable Fantasy Strength of Schedules for 2017. That means these Fantasy running backs will face some of the softest rush defenses in the NFL from 2016 over the course of their upcoming 16-game NFL season.

We’re not going to point out the top-shelf running backs that you were already drafting really high. For instance, just because the Titans have the fourth-ranked Fantasy Strength of Schedule for running backs, you were already drafting DeMarco Murray high.

We’re also not going to point out running backs you were never thinking about starting, either. For instance, we’re only going to mention the starters or the running backs by committee, not the backups you weren’t drafting as starters anyway.

3 Favorable 2017 Fantasy Strength of Schedules For Running Backs

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.