Strength of Schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the DEF position. The easiest rating is 1 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the most difficult rating is 10 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
They really clamped down on Peterson last week, look for them to keep the Bears running game in check on this day. Now that the offense is starting to score again, this unit is worth considering given that opponents will be forced to pass the ball to catch up, creating turnover and sack opportunities.
The Green Bay Packers are a great example of the 'disconnect' that sometimes exists between the NFL and fantasy football. Sure, the Packers have a decent defense (15th in yards allowed, 13th in scoring defense in 2014), but it isn't much more than that. Yet the Packers were a top-five fantasy defense in most scoring systems last season. The reason for that gap? Dom Capers' 3-4 zone blitz is a very aggressive defensive scheme, and while the Packers give up yardage in chunks from time to time, the defense also annually does well in the sack and takeaway departments.
Kinda surprised that no one has created a thread about this yet, considering that it was covered on NFL Network nationwide. Curious to find out if anyone out there has opinions similar to mine regarding the event....