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.
Proven workhorse “Shady” McCoy is coming off a down season. All his numbers declined across the board, and the drop from 20 to just five total touchdowns was particularly devastating to his fantasy owners. McCoy was the victim of playing in a struggling offense on a losing team, and a concussion sidelined him for four contests. If McCoy had played all 16 games, he would have easily amassed 1,000-plus rushing yards and compiled 1,500-plus total yards for the third straight year. New Eagles head coach Chip Kelly’s up-tempo offense is expected to be a run-heavy scheme. We should see an uptick in the 25-year-old McCoy’s carries, but his role in the passing game is expected to decline sharply. Listed at 5-foot-11, 208 pounds, he is a rare three-down back and goal-line runner with very good speed and tackle-breaking ability. The fifth-year pro has missed six games since 2010, which makes him a slight injury risk. Backup Bryce Brown will steal some touches, but he won’t do nearly enough to impact McCoy’s value as a fantasy RB1.