Fantasy Football Rankings: QB Strength of schedule
Eli Manning (26) – Obviously this headline could be Daniel Jones, but shout out to Linkin Park because, in the end, it doesn’t even matter. Manning/Jones are going to have many sleepless nights during the NFL season due to this schedule.
Playing the Cowboys and Eagles twice sure doesn’t help, then they face off against teams like the Vikings, Bears, Cardinals, and Packers, it’s going to be a long season for them. Replacing Odell Beckham Jr for Golden Tate really made the offense take an entire step back.
If we’re being honest, Barkley is the only player to trust on this team for fantasy purposes but even Barkley’s 2019 outlook doesn’t appear to be as good as last year’s. Lastly, don’t even think about drafting Manning or Jones.
Phillip Rivers (27) – The SOS will look a lot tougher for Rivers and company depending on what they do with Melvin Gordon because reports came out 7/11/19 that he wants to be traded if he doesn’t get a new deal by training camp.
As for Rivers, he’s going to see Vic Fangio’s Broncos twice this year and on top of that, you see teams like the Colts and Texans early in the season. We then see a matchup against the Bears in week 8 but it gets ugly during weeks 13-15 where they play the Broncos, Jaguars, and Vikings in that brutal 3 game stretch.
From a fantasy standpoint, it could be a good year for Rivers with a healthy Keenan Allen, Mike Williams, and Hunter Henry. Those 3 have never all been healthy at the same time so it will be fun to watch that’s for sure.
Baker Mayfield (28) – Everyone is hyped about the 1st overall pick of the 2018 draft because this is his first season starting the whole season and because of his new pro-bowl WR in Odell Beckham Jr, but let’s pump the break and see why this schedule is in the top-5 for hardest QB SOS.
Right before the Browns week 7 bye week, they have a tough 4 game stretch against the Rams, Ravens, 49ers, and the Seahawks. In the 2nd half of the season, they face the Broncos, Cardinals and get the Ravens in the fantasy football championship.
It will be interesting because the only weeks he finished as a top-10 QB last year, was against awful defenses like the Buccaneers, Falcons, and the Bengals. Something to keep your eye on for sure.