2015 fantasy schedules: TEs ranked by FPA

The National Football League has a strength of schedule formula that's simple to understand ... take the opponents' records from the previous season, add up wins and losses and calculate a percentage. In fantasy football, there's a different method that evaluates a player's value.

Instead of team records, we use the number of fantasy points surrendered by the opponents the previous year against a single position. For example, the Chicago Bears allowed an average of 10.52 fantasy points per game to tight ends in 2014. As a result, any tight end who faces them in 2015 receives 10.52 points. The bigger the overall point total, the easier the schedule.

While these ratings are not the be-all, end-all in determining a player's stock, owners can use them when picking between players with similar value and projecting potential sleepers or busts.

Fantasy points against rankings - TEs

* - denotes a player who has changed teams in 2015

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Michael Fabiano is an award-winning fantasy football analyst on NFL.com and NFL Network and a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA) Hall of Fame. Have a burning question on anything fantasy related? Tweet it to @Michael_Fabiano or send a question via Facebook!

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