FROM LATE November to mid-December (Weeks 11--15), Matt Cassel and the Chiefs face the Patriots, Steelers, Bears, Jets and Packers. That is a grind sure to frustrate you if you have Jamaal Charles in the fantasy postseason.
2 Denver BRONCOS
LIKE THE Chiefs, the Broncos face the third-toughest schedule based on 2010 winning percentages (.520). And as with the Chiefs, fantasy crunch time comes in Weeks 11--15, against the defensive stalwarts of the Jets, Chargers, Vikings, Bears and Patriots. Ouch.
3 Washington REDSKINS
YOU SHOULDN'T count on this offense providing much this season. The Skins already play in the rugged NFC East and cross over with the AFC East. Their closing stretch pits them against the Jets, Patriots, Giants, Vikings and Eagles.
4 New England PATRIOTS
THEIR SLATE is brutal in the middle, with the Jets (twice) as well as the Eagles and the Giants. Why is that bad? That stretch is loaded with bye weeks, which make roster flexibility difficult and force you to start your marginal Pats in tough matchups.
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1 Pittsburgh STEELERS