3 Tough 2017 Fantasy Strength of Schedules For Running Backs

  • David Gonos


While researching Fantasy Football strength of schedules for running backs might not make you completely rearrange your cheat sheet, it should help you break any ties you might have with similar running backs.

In other words, if you’re looking at similarly ranked running backs in your Fantasy Football rankings, and you see one has a very favorable Fantasy schedule against weak run defenses on average, and the other has a schedule that’s lining up to be tough, then the decision is easy!

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

This week, we take a closer look at a trio of running backs with very tough Fantasy Strength of Schedules for 2017. That means these Fantasy running backs will face some of the toughest rush defenses in the NFL over the course of their 16-game NFL season.

It’s also important to understand that we’re not going to point out the super running backs that you were already drafting really high. For instance, just because the Steelers have the 30th-ranked Fantasy Strength of Schedule for running backs, we’re not recommending you steer clear of Le’Veon Bell.

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 Tough 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.