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The advent of Daily Fantasy Football has brought about many changes in the way we prepare for our little hobby. Chief among those changes is an increased opportunity to used advanced satistical tools to gain an advantage over your opponents.

In traditional season-long leagues, 95 percent of your analysis was done during Fantasy Football draft season. Yeah, you needed to work the waiver wire, but otherwise your options were limited to the players you drafted. In most weeks your starters were obvious and any tools you might use had limited value. The phrase, “You always start your studs,” came about when people would overthink their lineups.

Then DFS happened and our universe exploded.

Instead of choosing from a few different running backs or receivers, we now have run of the league. Instead of being forced to play your average running back against the league’s best run defense, we are free to search the league for the very best matchups possible.

With so many more choices in Daily Fantasy Football, it’s become increasingly important to identify matchups you can exploit to your advantage. That’s where Fantasy Points Allowed by Position (FPAbP) comes in.

What is Fantasy Points Allowed by Position?

Well, it’s pretty self-explanatory. FPAbP simply shows us how many points each NFL defense allows to the offensive skill positions. Some teams may give up huge yardage on the ground, while others get exploited through the air. A few teams may do a good job of stopping their opponents receivers, but that leaves room for good tight ends to do damage.

The huge player universe and salary structure used by Daily Fantasy Football sites, means we have to maximize production. Fantasy Points Allowed by Position is one of the easiest ways to do this.

2014 Fantasy Points Allowed by Position

Yes, we’re looking at data from 2014. It’s what we have. Sure, some teams have shaken up their rosters and some have entire new coaching staffs. From my experience though, many times these changes are overrated. It is very difficult to completely overhaul an NFL defense. Generally speaking, changes in the quality of defenses are gradual and we can react to them. If a team was bad against the run last year, chances are they’ll still be bad as this season starts.

As the 2015 season rolls on, I’ll update these numbers accordingly. After Week 4 or 5 we’ll quickly see patterns forming and FPAbP will take on increasing importance.

What follows are the 2014 Fantasy Points Allowed by Position for every NFL team. I’ve customized them for the scoring system of five of the top Daily Fantasy Football gaming sites. Enjoy!

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TeamQBRBWRTE
 Arizona Cardinals17.917.328.712.4
 Atlanta Falcons17.725.830.97.9
 Baltimore Ravens17.215.432.28.8
 Buffalo Bills14.017.626.96.1
 Carolina Panthers17.620.829.48.8
 Chicago Bears20.422.330.513.0
 Cincinnati Bengals15.324.524.99.5
 Cleveland Browns16.122.027.58.1
 Dallas Cowboys17.520.925.413.7
 Denver Broncos18.219.124.812.2
 Detroit Lions15.617.626.99.9
 Green Bay Packers17.620.028.68.6
 Houston Texans16.718.633.37.2
 Indianapolis Colts17.122.624.812.3
 Jacksonville Jaguars17.624.527.610.3
 Kansas City Chiefs14.817.727.28.0
 Miami Dolphins16.821.228.38.1
 Minnesota Vikings16.523.327.08.6
 New England Patriots16.420.624.811.0
 New Orleans Saints19.225.031.07.3
 New York Giants19.123.126.611.0
 New York Jets18.617.529.012.7
 Oakland Raiders17.926.125.211.0
 Philadelphia Eagles20.322.834.77.2
 Pittsburgh Steelers18.919.530.010.7
 San Diego Chargers17.520.025.87.8
 San Francisco 49ers16.017.427.111.0
 Seattle Seahawks12.317.818.510.0
 St. Louis Rams16.618.230.47.3
 Tampa Bay Buccaneers17.723.630.99.9
 Tennessee Titans16.925.127.811.4
 Washington Redskins21.217.632.412.5
FanDuel Scoring: Passing TD = 4 pts. | Pass Yds. = .04 | Int. = -1 | Rush TD = 6 pts. | Rush Yds. = .10 | Rec. = .50 | Rec. TD = 6 pts. | Rec. TD = 6 pts. | 2 pt. Conv. = 2 pts. [/su_tab] [su_tab title=”DraftKings”]
TeamQBRBWRTE
 Arizona Cardinals18.920.036.815.5
 Atlanta Falcons19.428.839.210.0
 Baltimore Ravens18.317.940.510.9
 Buffalo Bills14.420.033.58.0
 Carolina Panthers18.224.237.211.1
 Chicago Bears21.725.238.215.7
 Cincinnati Bengals16.227.932.511.8
 Cleveland Browns16.725.034.810.4
 Dallas Cowboys18.423.532.017.3
 Denver Broncos18.722.731.515.3
 Detroit Lions16.520.733.912.7
 Green Bay Packers18.222.934.911.3
 Houston Texans17.321.441.79.0
 Indianapolis Colts17.925.530.315.5
 Jacksonville Jaguars18.228.034.612.6
 Kansas City Chiefs15.020.534.39.7
 Miami Dolphins17.024.335.99.7
 Minnesota Vikings16.927.033.611.0
 New England Patriots17.224.131.013.9
 New Orleans Saints20.028.638.49.4
 New York Giants19.626.333.413.2
 New York Jets19.220.237.215.0
 Oakland Raiders18.529.332.113.1
 Philadelphia Eagles21.625.243.59.5
 Pittsburgh Steelers20.022.837.712.9
 San Diego Chargers17.923.332.59.9
 San Francisco 49ers16.520.433.513.5
 Seattle Seahawks12.521.024.012.0
 St Louis Rams17.321.838.69.4
 Tampa Bay Buccaneers18.826.638.713.1
 Tennessee Titans17.728.435.813.7
 Washington Redskins21.920.539.715.5
DraftKings Scoring: Passing TD = 4 pts. | Pass Yds. = .04 |300 Yd Pass = 3 pts. | Int. = -1 | Rush TD = 6 pts. | Rush Yds. = .10 | 100 Yd Rush = 3 pts. | Rec. = 1 pt. | Rec. TD = 6 pts. | 100 Yd Rec = 3 pts. | 2 pt. Conv. = 2 pts. [/su_tab] [su_tab title=”FantasyAces”]
TeamQBRBWRTE
 Arizona Cardinals19.617.328.712.4
 Atlanta Falcons19.625.830.97.9
 Baltimore Ravens19.215.432.28.8
 Buffalo Bills15.117.626.96.1
 Carolina Panthers19.220.829.48.8
 Chicago Bears22.322.330.513.0
 Cincinnati Bengals16.624.524.99.5
 Cleveland Browns17.122.027.58.1
 Dallas Cowboys19.020.925.413.7
 Denver Broncos19.519.124.812.2
 Detroit Lions16.817.626.99.9
 Green Bay Packers18.920.028.68.6
 Houston Texans18.018.633.37.2
 Indianapolis Colts18.822.624.812.3
 Jacksonville Jaguars19.924.527.610.3
 Kansas City Chiefs16.617.727.28.0
 Miami Dolphins18.321.228.38.1
 Minnesota Vikings18.123.327.08.6
 New England Patriots18.020.624.811.0
 New Orleans Saints21.125.031.07.3
 New York Giants20.623.126.611.0
 New York Jets20.817.529.012.7
 Oakland Raiders19.826.125.211.0
 Philadelphia Eagles22.422.834.77.2
 Pittsburgh Steelers20.919.530.010.7
 San Diego Chargers19.320.025.87.8
 San Francisco 49ers16.917.427.111.0
 Seattle Seahawks13.517.818.510.0
 St. Louis Rams18.418.230.47.3
 Tampa Bay Buccaneers19.423.630.99.9
 Tennessee Titans18.725.127.811.4
 Washington Redskins23.417.632.412.5
Fantasy Aces Scoring: Passing TD = 4 pts. | Pass Yds. = .05 | Int. = -2 | Rush TD = 6 pts. | Rush Yds. = .10 | Rec. = .5 | Rec. TD = 6 pts. | Rec. TD = 6 pts. | 2 pt. Conv. = 2 pts. [/su_tab]  [su_tab title=”Draftster”]
TeamQBRBWRTE
 Arizona Cardinals18.920.036.815.5
 Atlanta Falcons19.428.839.210.0
 Baltimore Ravens18.317.940.510.9
 Buffalo Bills14.420.033.58.0
 Carolina Panthers18.224.237.211.1
 Chicago Bears21.725.238.215.7
 Cincinnati Bengals16.227.932.511.8
 Cleveland Browns16.725.034.810.4
 Dallas Cowboys18.423.532.017.3
 Denver Broncos18.722.731.515.3
 Detroit Lions16.520.733.912.7
 Green Bay Packers18.222.934.911.3
 Houston Texans17.321.441.79.0
 Indianapolis Colts17.925.530.315.5
 Jacksonville Jaguars18.228.034.612.6
 Kansas City Chiefs15.020.534.39.7
 Miami Dolphins17.024.335.99.7
 Minnesota Vikings16.927.033.611.0
 New England Patriots17.224.131.013.9
 New Orleans Saints20.028.638.49.4
 New York Giants19.626.333.413.2
 New York Jets19.220.237.215.0
 Oakland Raiders18.529.332.113.1
 Philadelphia Eagles21.625.243.59.5
 Pittsburgh Steelers20.022.837.712.9
 San Diego Chargers17.923.332.59.9
 San Francisco 49ers16.520.433.513.5
 Seattle Seahawks12.521.024.012.0
 St Louis Rams17.321.838.69.4
 Tampa Bay Buccaneers18.826.638.713.1
 Tennessee Titans17.728.435.813.7
 Washington Redskins21.920.539.715.5
DraftKings Scoring: Passing TD = 4 pts. | Pass Yds. = .04 |300 Yd Pass = 3 pts. | Int. = -1 | Rush TD = 6 pts. | Rush Yds. = .10 | 100 Yd Rush = 3 pts. | Rec. = 1 pt. | Rec. TD = 6 pts. | 100 Yd Rec = 3 pts. | 2 pt. Conv. = 2 pts. [/su_tab] [su_tab title=”FanThrowdown”]
TeamQBRBWRTE
 Arizona Cardinals17.919.435.315.1
 Atlanta Falcons17.728.637.310.0
 Baltimore Ravens17.217.939.610.9
 Buffalo Bills14.019.833.38.0
 Carolina Panthers17.623.536.110.9
 Chicago Bears20.425.136.715.5
 Cincinnati Bengals15.327.431.211.7
 Cleveland Browns16.123.933.810.2
 Dallas Cowboys17.523.231.317.1
 Denver Broncos18.222.231.115.1
 Detroit Lions15.620.533.312.5
 Green Bay Packers17.622.334.410.9
 Houston Texans16.720.840.69.0
 Indianapolis Colts17.124.929.914.9
 Jacksonville Jaguars17.627.433.512.6
 Kansas City Chiefs14.819.433.79.7
 Miami Dolphins16.823.634.89.7
 Minnesota Vikings16.526.232.910.8
 New England Patriots16.423.330.213.5
 New Orleans Saints19.227.337.29.4
 New York Giants19.125.432.213.2
 New York Jets18.619.635.315.0
 Oakland Raiders17.928.631.313.1
 Philadelphia Eagles20.325.041.29.2
 Pittsburgh Steelers18.922.136.412.7
 San Diego Chargers17.522.631.49.9
 San Francisco 49ers16.019.632.713.3
 Seattle Seahawks12.320.623.512.0
 St. Louis Rams16.620.737.39.4
 Tampa Bay Buccaneers17.726.537.212.9
 Tennessee Titans16.927.134.313.7
 Washington Redskins21.219.738.615.1
Fan Throwdown Scoring: Passing TD = 4 pts. | Pass Yds. = .04 | Int. = -1 | Rush TD = 6 pts. | Rush Yds. = .10 | Rec. = 1.0 | Rec. TD = 6 pts. | Rec. TD = 6 pts. | 2 pt. Conv. = 2 pts. [/su_tab]  [/su_tabs][/su_tabs]

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