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.
We learned something about “The Law Firm” in 2012: The workhorse runner is a mediocre-at-best talent who benefitted from playing in the potent New England Patriots offense (2008 through 2011). During his first season in a Bengals uniform, Green-Ellis amassed 1,094 rushing yards on 278 carries, which were both career highs, but more had been expected. Even though the sixth-year pro padded his final rushing numbers thanks to some soft season-ending matchups, Green-Ellis still averaged just 3.9 yards per carry and scored only six rushing touchdowns. At 5-foot-11, 224 pounds, he is a strong inside runner and rarely turns the ball over, but Green-Ellis lacks game-changing speed and receiving skills. Although he is expected to return as Cincinnati’s starting tailback and receive the bulk of the goal-line carries, Green-Ellis is expected to lose change-of-pace/third-down touches to speedy rookie second-round pick Giovani Bernard. If Bernard plays as well as expected, the Bengals’ backfield could turn into a full-blown committee later in the season. Green-Ellis looks like a risky low-end fantasy RB2/high-end RB3.