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Tomorrow’s Moves Today – Week 3: Leveraging SOS and Team-Level Trends To Stay Ahead of the Competition

Tomorrow’s Moves Today uses the Strength of Schedule Streaming App to identify team positional units with favorable/unfavorable upcoming schedules and players on related teams that should be targeted or avoided.

Welcome to 2019’s first edition of Tomorrow’s Moves Today! On a weekly basis, we’ll look ahead to find positional units with favorable upcoming schedules or soft matchups in the fantasy playoffs. Likewise, we’ll identify positional units that stand before an oncoming gauntlet. The idea here is to be a week ahead of our league mates by adding players before it’s clear that success is in their range of outcomes and dropping or trading players before their stock will plummet.

For more information on how the SoS Streaming App calculates strength of schedule (SoS) please check out this article.

Weeks 4 Through 8


  • I wouldn’t recommend trading for a quarterback. But if you’re planning on doing so, Dak Prescott might be your best option.
    • Unfortunately, he’s on such a hot streak — averaging 35 points per game — that acquiring him for a fair price seems unlikely.
  • Jacoby Brissett might be available. He’s been fine as a streaming option, scoring 19 points per game, and should be serviceable in three of the next four weeks.
  • If Josh Allen is dropped during Buffalo’s Week 6 bye, consider adding him.
    • In addition to his favorable Week 7 and Week 8 matchups, Allen has delivered a QB1 performance in 50% of his career games.

Running Back

  • If you’re an Austin Ekeler owner and fearful of Melvin Gordon’s return, it’s worth seeing what you can get for him on the trade market.
    • He might be good enough that his competition doesn’t matter. But if that’s not the case, his value could plummet between Weeks 5 and 8.
  • If you’re planning on using Carlos Hyde and expecting nine or so points per game, make note of his upcoming schedule  — it’s sufficiently difficult.

Wide Receiver

  • Antonio Brown could be placed onto the commissioner’s exempt list at any time. If he is, it would likely make Philip Dorsett a more viable fantasy option. Dorsett opposes one of the easiest WR schedules between Weeks 4 and 8.
    • Not to mention that Josh Gordon is also no stranger to suspension.
  • Mohamed Sanu plays alongside a future Hall-of-Famer and one of the best young WRs in the league, but he could provide the WR help you’re looking for in the coming weeks.
    • Sanu is averaging eight fantasy points per game on seven and a half targets.
  • Donte Moncrief has been nothing less than atrocious, catching just three of the 11 passes thrown his way. While you may be tempted to turn toward James Washington for help, not only will he be playing with an inexperienced QB, but he’ll also be lining up across from some the NFL’s stingiest defenses in terms of WR fantasy points allowed.

Tight End

  • Jimmy Graham should manage a couple of solid performances in the next five games. That’s a lot of green in his upcoming schedule.
  • Jack Doyle might be available. If Doyle becomes a bigger part of the offense during a fertile stretch of the season he could return some values for teams needing TE help.
  • Kyle Rudolph has been quiet but has the opportunity to turn things around. Of course, the Vikings do need to pass the ball for this to happen.
    • Minnesota has thrown a league-low 42 passes in 2019.
  • If you’re worried about O.J. Howard, it might be time to panic.


  • After San Francisco’s Week 4 bye, the 49ers will face one of the easiest schedules between Weeks 5 and 8. Plan ahead by adding them in Week 4.
  • Another strategy would be to target the defenses that play Miami and try to add them two weeks in advance.
    • For example, Washington faces the Dolphins in Week 6. If you have the roster spot, it might be worth adding them this week or next.

Fantasy Playoffs


  • If Daniel Jones manages to make it to Week 14 as New York’s starter, he just might end the year with a bang.
    • With Jones stepping into the role of Giants signal-caller this week, it creates an opportunity to speculatively add Eli Manning.
      • This only makes sense for teams that can afford to have a dead roster spot for 10-plus weeks.
        • However, he doesn’t need to be added today — keep him in your back pocket.
  • If I had to bet, I’d place my money on Joe Flacco being available in single-QB leagues in Week 12.
    • He won’t win your league, but he should close the season as one of the better playoff streaming options at QB.
  • Keep your eye on Case Keenum after the midpoint of the season.

Running Back

  • Dalvin Cook’s value might be as high as it’s ever been. Nonetheless, his playoff schedule is fantastic. If you’re looking to trade for the position, this might make him a stronger option than Alvin Kamara.
  • For teams that own Kerryon Johnson and a variety of other RBs, his challenging playoff schedule could make him the player to move if help is needed elsewhere.
  • It’s difficult to project who the back to own in Washington will be by the end of the season. If the backfield pecking order becomes clear between now and then, Washington’s lead back would make be a decent add down the stretch.

Wide Receiver

  • Allen Robinson has been the best player on a lackluster Bears offense. He draws two easy matchups to close out the fantasy season.
  • The same can be said for DaeSean Hamilton and Courtland Sutton.
    • Hamilton has scored only six fantasy points, but his workload (given down and distance considerations) has supported an expectation of nine points per game.
  • Jarvis Landry has been okay in 2019. With David Njoku sidelined with a broken wrist, Landry should see an uptick in usage. If you own Landry and don’t need him, this makes for a nice time to try and move him.
    • Landry will oppose the most challenging playoff schedule of any receiver that you own.

Tight End

  • Noah Fant has yet to assert himself but might be able to end his rookie season with a couple of solid performances.
  • There might be a silver lining for Howard. Tampa Bay draws three soft opponents in the final games of the fantasy season.
  • While Jack Doyle makes for a decent short term add, he and teammate Eric Ebron face an uphill battle to end the year.


  • If the Jaguars, Chargers, Falcons, Giants, Packers or Seahawks become available, and you can stash a DST for the long-term, do it! One of the easiest ways to gain an advantage in the playoffs is by grabbing a DST with favorable matchups before the rest of your league.
Image Credit: Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire. Pictured: Mohamed Sanu.

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