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.
“Shady” McCoy is coming off a down season. All his numbers declined across the board, and McCoy’s drop from 20 to just five total touchdowns was especially devastating to his fantasy value. The fifth-year pro was the victim of playing in a struggling offense on a losing team, and a concussion sidelined him for four contests. If 2012 had been a normal season, McCoy 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 will be a run-heavy scheme, so McCoy looks primed for a bounce-back season. 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 25-year-old McCoy is also a very good receiver. Backup Bryce Brown will share some touches, but he won’t do nearly enough to impact McCoy’s value as a top-five fantasy RB1.