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.
The highly touted Ingram is coming off his second straight disappointing season. Showing very little overall improvement, New Orleans’ 2011 first-round pick amassed soft career-best rushing stats – 156 carries, 602 rushing yards and five rushing scores on 3.9 yards per carry – thanks in large part to averaging a mediocre 13 carries and 54 rushing yards per game during eight season-ending contests. Although the Saints say they want to run more in 2013, a huge uptick in Ingram’s numbers is very unlikely. We all know New Orleans operates one of the most pass-heavy offenses in the NFL, and Ingram’s backfield mates, Darren Sproles and Pierre Thomas, aren’t going anywhere, which are the reasons why Ingram will rarely touch the ball more than 15 times per game. The fantasy skinny on Ingram: He is used mainly as a first- and second-down runner, and rarely catches passes (17 career receptions). Ingram’s fantasy outing is usually a dud if he doesn’t score and doesn’t amass decent rushing numbers, which makes him a risky weekly play. Ingram is a low-end No. 3 fantasy running back.