Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the QB 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.
After compiling an impressive 4,933 passing yards and 29 scoring strikes against 16 picks in 2011, the two-time Super Bowl MVP regressed last season to 3,948 passing yards and 26 touchdown passes against 15 interceptions. What happened? Manning endured a mini-slump during the middle of the season. From Week 6 through Week 10, he topped 215 passing yards in just one game and tossed just two touchdown passes during that stretch. Manning’s support cast also had some problems. Hakeem Nicks physically wasn’t right all season because of foot and knee injuries, and a possibly-injured Victor Cruz struggled late in the year. As a team, the G-Men slumped and weren’t able to get up for some tough road matchups. The strong-armed Manning is a gunner, but he doesn’t make many mistakes. Although the seasoned pocket passer won’t do much with his legs, the durable 10th-year pro hasn’t missed a regular-season start since 2004. Manning’s great one-two receiver punch of Nicks, who is playing for a new contract, and Cruz should bounce back. And new tight end Brandon Myers is a rock-solid receiver. It looks like the 32-year-old Manning should enjoy a modest rebound season and return to fantasy QB1 status. Keep an eye on Cruz's contract talks. If he holds out, it would affect Manning's production.