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.
Playing in the friendly confines of the Georgia Dome, the Atlanta defense is a decent plug-and-play option. During the last month, the Falcons averaged only two sacks and one forced turnover per game. However, in that same time frame, the struggling Redskins offense allowed an average of 5.3 sacks per contest and turned the ball over an average of 1.5 times per outing.
The Falcons have struggled for sacks in recent years, despite many attempts to find a playmaker opposite Abrahams it just never happened. Abrahams has gone, Umenyiora is in his place – but the underlying problem remains. A good secondary and decent linebacking roster in place make this a steady, but largely unproductive fantasy unit.