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.
Aided by Von Miller's 60-yard defensive touchdown three weeks ago, this unit turned in a pretty good day versus New England. In their other four games since the bye week, however, the Broncos defense has been lackluster. If you need another reason to avoid this fantasy defense, consider that Philip Rivers & company have been among the worst matchups going.
Champ Bailey might be ageing, but he still remains one of the very best shutdown corners in the league. Von Miller is the crown jewel on a young and improving Denver linebacking corps, which sits behind a Defensive Line with talent. The league leader in sacks last season (and extremely stout against the run) Denver won't struggle to bring the pressure again this year. Only an improvement at corner opposite Bailey and a question mark at safety prevents the Broncos from being #1