Fantasy Football 2010: Running Back Strength of Schedule

September 7, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Even the best running backs in the league need a little help from the outside. Just because your starter was a top-five back last year doesn’t mean he can put up the same production if he’s facing top defenses all year.
After some careful stat-crunching based on the amount of points allowed by defenses last year (and the inevitable enhancements and losses defenses face), I have determined which running backs have the easiest, and worst, schedules versus the run in 2010.
Adrian Peterson was a great pick-up in his rookie season considering his average draft position was around the eighth round, but it didn’t hurt that he played half of the season versus the top-10 worst run defenses. Here is a list of guys who are break-out candidates thanks to an easy run schedule and a few poised for fantasy disappointment.
Top Ten
1.  Jamaal Charles (Kansas City Chiefs)
The Chiefs have the easiest schedule versus the run, which means that Cha...

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