Anyone have this year's official Strength of Schedule ranking?? I don't take a lot of stock in strength of schedule for most of my drafting, but at times I don't draft a DT, for instance, to the very last round - and at that time, I usually take a team with a fairly easy schedule (Seattle last year). Which teams really seem to stick out as far as easier schedules?? (Obviously Denver and KC playing SanDiego and Oakland twice) and GB/Minnesota both play Detroit/Chicago twice.
all of what was mentioned was true, but i think when you draft, you take the best player available, at the position you need, regardless of schedual or diffculty they will face...especially in a keeper league, you want the best player, not the one who may put up good numbers due to an easy schedual; the best players put up decent numbers no matter who they play, and a schedual can change greatly from one year to the next
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I understand the best player theory, but you guys are missing the point. In deciding how to rank players and what values to give them you look at any number of things - health, history, team, etc... Well, one of those things you should use when deciding this is strength of schedule.
Rudi dropped a whole lot in my rankings because of his teams schedule this yr and the situation I think that schedule will put his team in on a pretty weekly basis. I dont place a whole lot on schedule because most of them arent all that bad - however, every yr it seams a team or two faces a killer defensive schedule - this yr its CLE and CIN.
Yeah I think you are missing the point that Cornbread is trying to make. We all know that you have to take talent when it falls to you in the draft. However, the educated GM uses more than just a cheatsheet ripped out of a magazine to draft his team. By using the S.O.S., it allows you one more tool in narrowing down your selection. For example, if you pick late in the first or early in the second (depending on if you play in a girl 8-team league or a manly 14-team league), you may be waffling between Rudi Johnson and Edgerrin James, who could be ranked very close to one another. So you use the S.O.S. to help you formulate your decision.
Now, we're taking for granted that nobody is silly enough to say "Well, Denver has an easier SOS than Cincinnati, so I'm gonna take Garrison Hearst and pass on Rudi Johnson." Common sense still applies. We're just saying to be smart about it, and use it as you would any other drafting tool.