Hot Spots: Team Defense

This exclusive 4for4.com report published Monday December 30, 2013.

Planning out which team defenses to use often results in an edge.

However, it can often be a time consuming task when done from scratch. This report is intended to help save you time and simplify the process. Having just one or two extra favorable matchups can often result in you walking off with a championship.

Tip: To fully optimize your planning, examine teams on your roster and on the waiver wire as well when developing your week-to-week look ahead plan.

For more detail see: Schedule-Adjusted Fantasy Points Allowed.

2013 Strength of Schedule

TeamW1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
ARI14
@STL
25
DET
5
@NO
13
@TB
10
CAR
1
@SF
3
SEA
27
ATL
BYE21
HOU
19
@JAX
12
IND
15
@PHI
14
STL
17
@TEN
3
@SEA
1
SF
ATL5
@NO
14
STL
16
@MIA
7
NE
30
NYJ
BYE13
TB
6
@ARI
10
@CAR
3
SEA
13
@TB
5
NO
24
@BUF
28
@GB
32
WAS
1
@SF
10
CAR
BAL9
@DEN
29
CLE
21
HOU
24
@BUF
16
@MIA
28
GB
4
@PIT
BYE29
@CLE
20
CIN
18
@CHI
30
NYJ
4
PIT
23
MIN
25
@DET
7
NE
20
@CIN
BUF7
NE
10
CAR
30
@NYJ
26
BAL
29
@CLE
20
CIN
16
@MIA
5
@NO
11
KC
4
@PIT
30
NYJ
BYE27
ATL
13
@TB
19
@JAX
16
MIA
7
@NE
CAR3
SEA
24
@BUF
31
NYG
BYE6
@ARI
23
@MIN
14
STL
13
@TB
27
ATL
1
@SF
7
NE
16
@MIA
13
TB
5
@NO
30
NYJ
5
NO
27
@ATL
CHI20
CIN
23
MIN
4
@PIT
25
@DET
5
NO
31
NYG
32
@WAS
BYE28
@GB
25
DET
26
BAL
14
@STL
23
@MIN
8
DAL
29
@CLE
15
@PHI
28
GB
CIN18
@CHI
4
PIT
28
GB
29
@CLE
7
NE
24
@BUF
25
@DET
30
NYJ
16
@MIA
26
@BAL
29
CLE
BYE2
@SD
12
IND
4
@PIT
23
MIN
26
BAL
CLE16
MIA
26
@BAL
23
@MIN
20
CIN
24
BUF
25
DET
28
@GB
11
@KC
26
BAL
BYE20
@CIN
4
PIT
19
JAX
7
@NE
18
CHI
30
@NYJ
4
@PIT
DAL31
NYG
11
@KC
14
STL
2
@SD
9
DEN
32
WAS
15
@PHI
25
@DET
23
MIN
5
@NO
BYE31
@NYG
22
OAK
18
@CHI
28
GB
32
@WAS
15
PHI
DEN26
BAL
31
@NYG
22
OAK
15
PHI
8
@DAL
19
JAX
12
@IND
32
WAS
BYE2
@SD
11
KC
7
@NE
11
@KC
17
TEN
2
SD
21
@HOU
22
@OAK
DET23
MIN
6
@ARI
32
@WAS
18
CHI
28
@GB
29
@CLE
20
CIN
8
DAL
BYE18
@CHI
4
@PIT
13
TB
28
GB
15
@PHI
26
BAL
31
NYG
23
@MIN
GB1
@SF
32
WAS
20
@CIN
BYE25
DET
26
@BAL
29
CLE
23
@MIN
18
CHI
15
PHI
31
@NYG
23
MIN
25
@DET
27
ATL
8
@DAL
4
PIT
18
@CHI
HOU2
@SD
17
TEN
26
@BAL
3
SEA
1
@SF
14
STL
11
@KC
BYE12
IND
6
@ARI
22
OAK
19
JAX
7
NE
19
@JAX
12
@IND
9
DEN
17
@TEN
IND22
OAK
16
MIA
1
@SF
19
@JAX
3
SEA
2
@SD
9
DEN
BYE21
@HOU
14
STL
17
@TEN
6
@ARI
17
TEN
20
@CIN
21
HOU
11
@KC
19
JAX
JAX11
KC
22
@OAK
3
@SEA
12
IND
14
@STL
9
@DEN
2
SD
1
SF
BYE17
@TEN
6
ARI
21
@HOU
29
@CLE
21
HOU
24
BUF
17
TEN
12
@IND
KC19
@JAX
8
DAL
15
@PHI
31
NYG
17
@TEN
22
OAK
21
HOU
29
CLE
24
@BUF
BYE9
@DEN
2
SD
9
DEN
32
@WAS
22
@OAK
12
IND
2
@SD
MIA29
@CLE
12
@IND
27
ATL
5
@NO
26
BAL
BYE24
BUF
7
@NE
20
CIN
13
@TB
2
SD
10
CAR
30
@NYJ
4
@PIT
7
NE
24
@BUF
30
NYJ
MIN25
@DET
18
@CHI
29
CLE
4
PIT
BYE10
CAR
31
@NYG
28
GB
8
@DAL
32
WAS
3
@SEA
28
@GB
18
CHI
26
@BAL
15
PHI
20
@CIN
25
DET
NE24
@BUF
30
NYJ
13
TB
27
@ATL
20
@CIN
5
NO
30
@NYJ
16
MIA
4
PIT
BYE10
@CAR
9
DEN
21
@HOU
29
CLE
16
@MIA
26
@BAL
24
BUF
NO27
ATL
13
@TB
6
ARI
16
MIA
18
@CHI
7
@NE
BYE24
BUF
30
@NYJ
8
DAL
1
SF
27
@ATL
3
@SEA
10
CAR
14
@STL
10
@CAR
13
TB
NYG8
@DAL
9
DEN
10
@CAR
11
@KC
15
PHI
18
@CHI
23
MIN
15
@PHI
BYE22
OAK
28
GB
8
DAL
32
@WAS
2
@SD
3
SEA
25
@DET
32
WAS
NYJ13
TB
7
@NE
24
BUF
17
@TEN
27
@ATL
4
PIT
7
NE
20
@CIN
5
NO
BYE24
@BUF
26
@BAL
16
MIA
22
OAK
10
@CAR
29
CLE
16
@MIA
OAK12
@IND
19
JAX
9
@DEN
32
WAS
2
SD
11
@KC
BYE4
PIT
15
PHI
31
@NYG
21
@HOU
17
TEN
8
@DAL
30
@NYJ
11
KC
2
@SD
9
DEN
PHI32
@WAS
2
SD
11
KC
9
@DEN
31
@NYG
13
@TB
8
DAL
31
NYG
22
@OAK
28
@GB
32
WAS
BYE6
ARI
25
DET
23
@MIN
18
CHI
8
@DAL
PIT17
TEN
20
@CIN
18
CHI
23
@MIN
BYE30
@NYJ
26
BAL
22
@OAK
7
@NE
24
BUF
25
DET
29
@CLE
26
@BAL
16
MIA
20
CIN
28
@GB
29
CLE
SD21
HOU
15
@PHI
17
@TEN
8
DAL
22
@OAK
12
IND
19
@JAX
BYE32
@WAS
9
DEN
16
@MIA
11
@KC
20
CIN
31
NYG
9
@DEN
22
OAK
11
KC
SEA10
@CAR
1
SF
19
JAX
21
@HOU
12
@IND
17
TEN
6
@ARI
14
@STL
13
TB
27
@ATL
23
MIN
BYE5
NO
1
@SF
31
@NYG
6
ARI
14
STL
SF28
GB
3
@SEA
12
IND
14
@STL
21
HOU
6
ARI
17
@TEN
19
@JAX
BYE10
CAR
5
@NO
32
@WAS
14
STL
3
SEA
13
@TB
27
ATL
6
@ARI
STL6
ARI
27
@ATL
8
@DAL
1
SF
19
JAX
21
@HOU
10
@CAR
3
SEA
17
TEN
12
@IND
BYE18
CHI
1
@SF
6
@ARI
5
NO
13
TB
3
@SEA
TB30
@NYJ
5
NO
7
@NE
6
ARI
BYE15
PHI
27
@ATL
10
CAR
3
@SEA
16
MIA
27
ATL
25
@DET
10
@CAR
24
BUF
1
SF
14
@STL
5
@NO
TEN4
@PIT
21
@HOU
2
SD
30
NYJ
11
KC
3
@SEA
1
SF
BYE14
@STL
19
JAX
12
IND
22
@OAK
12
@IND
9
@DEN
6
ARI
19
@JAX
21
HOU
WAS15
PHI
28
@GB
25
DET
22
@OAK
BYE8
@DAL
18
CHI
9
@DEN
2
SD
23
@MIN
15
@PHI
1
SF
31
NYG
11
KC
27
@ATL
8
DAL
31
@NYG

Schedule difficulty based on opponent's fantasy points allowed to opposing defenses. Worst matchup = 1, Best matchup = 32.

Offensive Rankings (Worst to Best Matchups for DT):
1 49ers
2 Chargers
3 Seahawks
4 Steelers
5 Saints
6 Cardinals
7 Patriots
8 Cowboys
9 Broncos
10 Panthers
11 Chiefs
12 Colts
13 Buccaneers
14 Rams
15 Eagles
16 Dolphins
17 Titans
18 Bears
19 Jaguars
20 Bengals
21 Texans
22 Raiders
23 Vikings
24 Bills
25 Lions
26 Ravens
27 Falcons
28 Packers
29 Browns
30 Jets
31 Giants
32 Redskins