To Curt - I'm curious - looking at the chart, Washington and St Louis really jump out at me. Why do they make the green? I have Arizona on my Shark Leagues team so I spent some time studying them, but what gives with those two? And thumbs up on the article. If that's your style, let it be your style ffs. You can't make everyone happy all the time. I appreciate your insight.
The last column is showing how many points the teams that WAS and STL play in 2011, gave up 2010. More of a strength of schedule for the defensive side. I doubt WAS and STL will actually score that many points. They're way down at the bottom of the list and breaking into the top 12 (starter material), probalby isn't going to happen.
STL- has games against NYG, WAS, DAL, CHI, CIN, ARI (twice), and SEA (twice). These teams had a lot of turnovers and sacks last year, so the points they gave up to their opposing defenses was large. This makes it seem like STL has an easy defensive schedule, hence the green in the 2011 projection column.
WAS- has games against ARI, CAR, MIA, SEA, MIN, NYG (twice) and DAL (twice). So just like STL they play some pretty easy offenses, so their defenses should have an easier time this year.
For both of these two teams, I think they'll get into the middle of the rankings this year for defenses, but still nothing you're going to want to start week in and week out. Typically teams with high scoring offenses will have good fantasy defenses, because the teams they're playing are playing from behind and tend to make more mistakes that result in fantasy points.