I realize SOS is only one factor to look at when considering players for fantasy and that you can find something negative, like a tougher schedule, about any fantasy prospect. But if there’s one thing to be very concerned about for an upcoming season, it’s a brutal schedule for your fantasy playoffs.
This game is still about matchups, and if they’re bad for the playoffs for your key players, it may be too much to overcome, so I’ve gone through the schedules to find the top-10 RBs who have challenging schedules for the key playoff weeks. Not all of these guys have brutal overall playoff schedules, and many have favorable matchups mixed in with bad ones, but here’s what I got. I’m not suggesting you should avoid any of these players, but if you’re looking for a tie-breaker for one of them against another comparable player, the playoff week SOS could be it.