Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the DEF 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.
From Week 7 on, Eli Manning & company have protected the ball better and cleaned things up offensively. Meanwhile on their best of days, this defense is average and yields a lot of yardage. Best to avoid, in terms of lineup options.
San Diego, like St Louis is also a team who have been quietly improving – albeit in a less heralded fashion. If I told you that they had as many sacks as the 49ers but more than the Ravens you may be surprised, but it's true. Love him or loathe him, the addition of T'eo as well as other pieces during the off-season have helped propel the team on a step. The loss of last years 1st round pick Melvin Ingram is a massive blow, especially with Shaun Phillips and Antwan Barnes now moved elsewhere, but overall this is a solid, if unspectacular unit.