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.
Even though he plays in a committee backfield and does more as a receiver than as a rusher, Sproles still is a PPR league fantasy force in the high-octane New Orleans offense. But why did his production decline in 2012? When he was on the field, the lightning-quick 5-foot-6, 185-pound Sproles excelled as a receiver as usual, topping all NFL running backs in catches (75), receiving yards (667) and touchdown grabs (seven) for the second year in a row. However, the ninth-year pro sat out three games with a hand injury. And unlike 2011, Sproles was used only sporadically as a rusher, which is why his carries plummeted from 87 to just 48. With Saints head coach Sean Payton prowling the sidelines again after a one-year Bountygate suspension, Sproles’ overall use should be more consistent. In case you’ve forgotten, Sproles, who turned 30 in June, finished as the fifth-most productive fantasy running back in PPR leagues two years ago, which gives him sneaky upside.