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Strength of schedule breakdown

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A few weeks back, we broke down the remaining schedules based on updated defensive date. Each team was ranked 1-32 based on passing and rushing yards allowed. That number was applied to the teams remaining schedule (example: Denver is the 30th ranked pass defense so every team that plays the Broncos is given a 30. The numbers are added with the highest numbers equating to the easiest schedule and the lowest the toughest).

Based on current statistics, the Kansas City Chiefs have the easiest road ahead when it comes to yards and their remaining opponents have allowed 110 passing touchdowns this season (tied for third most in the league).

Easiest passing schedules remaining:

1. Kansas City
2. New York Giants
3. Philadelphia
4. Chicago
5. Green Bay
6. Dallas
7. Detroit
8. Oakland
9. Minnesota
10. Baltimore

The ground game is interesting with only Green Bay (Lacy), Denver (Moreno), Washington (Morris) and Carolina (Williams) have rushers that have scored more than 100 fantasy points this season.

Easiest rushing schedules remaining:

1. Cleveland
2. Houston
3. Green Bay
4. Denver
5. Carolina
6. Arizona
7. Indianapolis
8. Washington
9. Buffalo
10. Baltimore

Finding the end zone:

Yards are one thing, but how about life at the stripe? Through the air, opponents of the Bears have allowed the most (117 TD), while the Rams have just 75. Here is the top 10. Interesting to note that of the teams in the top 5, only the Lions have had productive passing attacks with their starting quarterback.

1. Chicago (117)
2. New York Giants (114)
3. Kansas City (110)
4. Tennessee (110)
5. Detroit (108)
6. Philadelphia (106)
7. San Francisco (104)
8. Houston (103)
9. Baltimore (103)
10. Washington (101)

On the ground, there isn't a big name in the backfield in the top 5. With Arian Foster out Ben Tate is the closest thing. Based on yards and touchdowns, Eddie Lacy could be in for a big finish, but not having Aaron Rodgers will hurt. We'll see how team stack the box and force Scott Tolzien to beat them.

1. Cleveland (70)
2. Houston (66)
3. Arizona (62)
4. Oakland (60)
5. Baltimore (60)
6. Green Bay (59)
7. New York Giants (57)
8. Chicago (55)
9. Kansas City (55)
10. Indianapolis (53)

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