Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the RB 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.
After toiling away for three seasons in a limited backup role with the New Orleans Saints, Ivory is now the No. 1 tailback in the Jets’ new-look backfield. He played 24 games (eight starts) in a Saints uniform, averaging 5.1 yards per carry and notching three 100-yard games. The 6-foot, 222-pound Ivory is a powerful, violent straight-ahead runner with some sneaky speed. His longest career run is 56 yards. But with just three career receptions while playing in New Orleans’ high-octane passing attack, it’s a no-brainer that Ivory will do very little as a receiver. He never has carried the ball more than 137 times or played in more than 12 games in a season, which raises durability concerns. Ivory obviously will be a popular sleeper candidate. The fourth-year pro offers solid fantasy RB2 potential in what should be a run-heavy offense, and he should have very little competition for carries from Mike Goodson and Bilal Powell. Keep in mind that Ivory must have been the No. 4 running back in New Orleans behind Darren Sproles, Mark Ingram and Pierre Thomas for a reason.