The Strength of Schedule Streaming app allows you to see which players have the easiest or most difficult upcoming schedules, a potentially league-winning edge that gives you the opportunity to buy players right before they explode in plus matchups.
The Arizona Cardinals are among the league leaders in total plays/game (70) and are running a no-huddle offense at an incredible rate (41%). This alone suggests there are multiple fantasy options on this squad. The obvious beneficiary has been DeAndre Hopkins, who is averaging over 10 targets/game. The WR2 position has had little clarity to start the season.
Wide receivers Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk, and Andy Isabella have all experienced varying levels of involvement this season. This has resulted in none of them being fantasy relevant every week. However, we could be seeing the start of some consistency from Kirk. Finally healthy, he has seen 12 targets across his last two games and has topped 10 fantasy points in both weeks.
On the surface, it isn’t much to get excited about considering the potency and pace of this offense. Hopkins will continue to feast on targets weekly, and I believe Kirk is best suited to step into the WR2 role on a more consistent basis moving forward. The presence of Fitzgerald primarily will cap him, but Kirk is nonetheless a solid player who should provide weekly value in deeper leagues. The Cardinals wide receivers also have the easiest schedule over the next four weeks, including their bye.
Wide Receiver Strength of Schedule – Weeks 6-9
The NewYork Giants have weathered one of the toughest opening schedules in recent memory. On paper, their opening stretch of games looked terrible, and the Giants predictably struggled. Quarterback Daniel Jones has not topped 13 fantasy points since Week 1 and has failed to finish as a QB1 even once. For tight end Evan Engram, the season has been rough on him as well.