3 WRs With Favorable 2017 Fantasy Strength of Schedules

  • David Gonos


It’s quite often debated whether Fantasy Strength of Schedules for wide receivers is worth looking at or not from a draft prep perspective. I lean toward the schedule mattering because a defense doesn’t change from one season to the next as much as my debaters argue.

Smart offseason moves for Fantasy Football owners is to do several mock drafts, sign up for the RotoExperts Xclusive Edge draft package, and take a closer look at wide receivers with good 2017 Fantasy Strengths of Schedules.

It’s not like just because wide receivers are going up against lesser pass defenses should completely change your preseason rankings, but they can definitely 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 these Fantasy Strength of Schedules:

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

We’re not going to point out the top-shelf wide receivers that you were already drafting really high. For instance, just because the Seahawks have the second-ranked Fantasy Strength of Schedule for wide receivers, you were already drafting Doug Baldwin high.

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 Favorable 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.