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.
In something of a rarity, the Cards are making the switch back to a 4-3 system. Great news for the productivity of Darnell Dockett and Calais Campbell, less so for Daryl Washington – even before accounting for the pending legal issues there for their star linebacker. Credit to the Arizona front office for bringing Dansby back to the desert and drafting Kevin Minter to mitigate the problem. Probably a defense best suited to matchup play this year rather than the start and forget team they were of 2012.