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.
It’s scary to think about what Cutler’s 2012 numbers would have looked like without Brandon Marshall suiting up for the Monsters of the Midway. But even with Marshall serving as Cutler’s top target, the Bears triggerman still failed to crack the ranks of the top-20 fantasy quarterbacks for the second straight year. He has averaged only 2,676 passing yards and 16 touchdown passes per season during that stretch. However, with offensive-minded new head coach Mark Trestman leading a long-overdue overhaul of Chicago’s feeble offense, the fantasy QB2 arrow is pointing up for Cutler. The Bears finally upgraded an offensive line that allowed him to be sacked 148 times in 56 games. Newcomer Martellus Bennett is a much-needed safety valve option. Pass-catching back Matt Forte and promising second-year receiver Alshon Jeffery round out a supporting cast that has potential. Some have forgotten that the 30-year-old Cutler is a rare talent who possesses a great arm and fantastic mobility. Back in 2008, he racked up 4,526 passing yards and 25 touchdown passes. Don’t expect that level of production from Cutler in 2013, but top-15 fantasy passer production is a reasonable prediction.