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.
Adding defensive tackle Linval Joseph and end Corey Wootton will shore up the Vikings run defense. Defensive end Jared Allen was allowed to walk via free agency leaving a huge hole in the pass rush. They hope to plug that hole with the combination of Everson Griffen and Brian Robison. That duo has combined for 56 career sacks in 173 games. By comparison Allen has racked up 56 1/2 sacks over his last 64 games. Those are big shoes to fill. Rookie Anthony Barr will also look to contribute as a pass rushing threat.Wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson is a dynamic return man that adds value to the special teams.