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.
Roethlisberger has come back to Earth the last two games after his ridiculous performances against the Colts and Ravens. That said, we expect Big Ben to return to his big game ways in what should be a high scoring affair.
Looking a lot more comfortable during his second year in offensive coordinator Todd Haley's offense, Roethlisberger compiled the second-highest passing yardage (266.3 per game) and touchdown pass numbers (1.8 per game) of his career. Here is the fascinating part: "Big Ben" did it without electric deep threat Mike Wallace (Dolphins) and with a less-than-100-percent Heath Miller (ACL surgery). The Steelers surprised us by effectively using smallish Antonio Brown as their featured receiver. Roethlisberger closed out 2013 as the eighth-most productive fantasy quarterback, so why isn't there more excitement about his 2014 fantasy prospects? There was a hit-or-miss aspect to Roethlisberger's 2013 week-to-week fantasy production. He tossed 19 of his 28 touchdown passes in seven regular-season contests. In the other nine games, Roethlisberger threw just one scoring strike. Brown and a hopefully more effective Miller will return. However, speedy-but-unproven second-year pro Markus Wheaton was penciled in as the replacement for Emmanuel Sanders (Broncos), who was Pittsburgh's second-most productive receiver last season. Going from the admittedly average Sanders to Wheaton is a downgrade. Declining Lance Moore also looks like a downgrade replacement for Jerricho Cotchery (Panthers), who caught 10 touchdown passes 2013. The Steelers drafted 6'4", 210-pound wide receiver Martavis Bryant out of Clemson in the fourth round, but he'll need some time before he can be trusted. The 32-year-old Roethlisberger's durability remains a concern, because he usually takes a lot of hits behind a shaky offensive line. Last season Roethlisberger started all 16 games for only the second time since 2008. Bottom line: He looks safer to draft as a fantasy QB2.
Just today, Ike Taylor was interviewed by local media and asked about the issues in the secondary. Ike's answer, the local media is being too negative and hurts our play.
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With the way things went this year on the O-Line and Run D, it's possible the Draft could work out something like this...
1st- DT, or OG
2nd- If DT in first, then OG. If OG in first, then DT.
3rd- MLB to groom to replace Farrior