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.
Pead received very little playing time during his 2012 rookie season (13 total touches in 15 games played) because of his struggles with ball security and pass protection. Following what was essentially a red-shirt year, Pead will battle Richardson and rookie fifth-rounder Zac Stacy for St. Louis’ No. 1 tailback job. At 5-foot-10, 197 pounds, Pead has blazing 4.45 speed, good elusiveness and solid receiving ability, but he doesn’t run with much power between the tackles. Even if Pead wins the starting nod, he still could end up sharing touches in a committee. Keep tabs on the St. Louis running back competition during the preseason. Update: The NFL has suspended Pead for one game for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Although Pead is still in the mix for the starting gig, the door of opportunity has opened a smidge wider for Richardson and Stacy.