2018 Fantasy Football Remaining Strength of Schedule: Running Backs





By Chet Gresham - @ChetGresham
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Ed. Note: The season is almost gone, but to help you figure out the last few weeks of the fantasy season - and into your playoffs! - Chet is mapping out team defense rankings for each position and charting them to provide the Remaining Strength of Schedule. Enjoy!

Here is how it comes out:






Alex Collins, RB, Ravens
Collins shouldn't be that expensive to wrestle away from another team at the trade deadline, as he has two other running backs who can take work away, but he also has a great schedule to finish the year. He'll take on the Bengals, Raiders, Atlanta, Kansas City, Tampa Bay and the Chargers to finish out the fantasy season. Those are all above-average matchups, and I expect he'll produce above expectations.

David Johnson, RB, Cardinals
Johnson still makes for a good trade candidate, but his value just skyrocketed with a huge game in Kansas City last week. With his updated workload and usage, he should be able to continue putting up good numbers against Oakland, at L.A. Chargers, at Green Bay, Detroit, at Atlanta and the L.A. Rams. The Cardinals' offense isn't the kind to raise players offensively, but Johnson is good enough to put up good numbers on any offense if he's given enough work.



Phillip Lindsay, RB, Broncos
Royce Freeman should return from his ankle injury this week, but that doesn't mean Lindsay loses his lead-back role. It was nice for those who roster Lindsay to get a boost in touches, but Lindsay remains the lead back and has a good schedule at L.A. Chargers, Pittsburgh, at Cincinnati, at San Francisco, Cleveland, and at Oakland. Lindsay has a touchdown in each of his last four games and should remain involved around the goal line despite Freeman's return.

Adrian Peterson, RB, Redskins
Peterson is already behind the eight-ball, as he loses work when his team is behind late in games or behind big early in games due to his lack of receiving work. Still, he has remained a usable standard-league back and has upside due to Washington's plan to run him into the dirt whenever the team has a lead. The trouble to finish of the year is a stout schedule against good run defenses. Peterson gets a murderer's row of matchups, with Houston, at Dallas, at Philadelphia, N.Y. Giants, at Jacksonville, and at Tennessee. If you can trade him for Alex Collins, I'd do it.



Tevin Coleman, RB, Falcons
Coleman's value is better than Peterson's due to his usage in the passing game, but his schedule is something I'm worried about if he's a needed starter down the stretch, as he'll face Dallas, at New Orleans, Baltimore, at Green Bay, Arizona and at Carolina. Arizona is the only good matchup in that group, and the Cardinals have been playing better of late.


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