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.
With only plodding-and-injury-prone-underachiever Daniel Thomas and rookie fifth-round pick Mike Gillislee as competition, Miller is a huge favorite to win the Dolphins’ starting tailback job. Although he toted the rock just 51 times in a very limited backup role during his 2012 rookie season, Miller averaged a surprising 4.9 yards per carry and flashed some big-play ability. The Miami, Fla. product has good size (5-foot-11, 218 pounds) and can run with some decent power. Although he wasn’t touted for his receiving skills or blocking ability coming out of college, the Dolphins seem to think Miller has shown improvement in both areas, which would give him three-down back upside. If Miller wins the No. 1 nod, he would have low-end fantasy RB2 appeal with huge upside. The second-year pro also would come with some obvious risk: Miller obviously never has been the lead dog in a NFL backfield. He also could start the season in a timeshare with Thomas or Gillislee, but Miller still would receive a majority of the touches.