Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the QB 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.
Brees will bounce back from his disastrous Monday night outing. During the last month, the Panthers allowed an average of 219.3 passing yards per game and only two touchdown passes. However, the only good quarterback they faced in that time frame was Tom Brady (Patriots), who passed for 296 yards and one touchdown at Bank of America Stadium.
Even though the Saints suffered a down 2012 mostly because of head coach Sean Payton’s year-long “Bountygate” suspension, the longtime-stud Brees still topped the NFL in passing yards and scoring strikes for the second year in a row. From 2011 through 2012, he threw for an average of 333 yards and 2.8 touchdown passes per contest, and compiled an 89:33 touchdown-to-interception ratio. Relying on his lively, accurate arm and a deep supporting cast led by Jimmy Graham, Marques Colston, Lance Moore and Darren Sproles, the Saints triggerman has been racking up huge passing numbers in New Orleans’ high-octane offense since 2006, and No. 9 has missed just one regular-season game. Although the 34-year-old Brees, a prototypical pocket passer, does next to nothing as a runner, nobody seems to care. The return of Payton likely will energize Brees and the entire team, not that Brees needs any extra motivating. With most of his supporting cast returning – Joe Morgan is expected to replace Devery Henderson as the situational deep threat – only an injury can stop the reliable Brees from finishing as a top-five fantasy quarterback for the eighth year in a row.