Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the DEF position. The best rating is +16 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the worst rating is -16 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
A perennially and perhaps criminally, oft over-looked defense. As long as the Bengals have Bob Zimmer as D.C. in Cincinnati, there will be plenty of defensive success. A master at playing to the strengths of his personnel, he has a depth chart peppered with playmakers: Burfict, Atkins, Dunlap & Hall. It'll be intriguing to see what James Harrison has left in the tank, but more so how the safety situation in Cincinnati plays out, a situation that has long been the lone blemish on an otherwise strong unit that is flirts with top 5 in the league for least yards allowed per game.