When preparing for a fantasy football draft, it can be easy to look at a player's season-long projection and make a plan based off of those rankings. But it's important to remember that fantasy football is a weekly game and schedules matter. Weekly matchups can go a long way toward identifying players who could have a surprising season and contribute a number of week-winning performances.
To find these players with a favorable schedule, we can use numberFire's Net Expected Points (NEP) metric. NEP measures the expected point totals that each play generates for a team and player based upon historical expectation. Through the NEP projected rush and pass defense rankings, we can identify which players have a more favorable schedule than others. For more on NEP, check out our glossary.
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