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.
Brown faces a challenging road matchup against a Cincinnati defense that yielded 84 rushing yards per game and no rushing or receiving scores to opposing tailbacks during the last four weeks. On the season, the Bengals have given up just two rushing touchdowns and one receiving score to enemy running backs. Consider Brown a weak play as a flex.
Disappointing production and injuries (seven missed games) marred Brown's 2012 campaign and explain why he lost his starting job to Vick Ballard before midseason. When Brown was on the field, he rarely flashed his trademark speed, averaging just 3.9 yards per carry. He also failed to break a run longer than 19 yards. Despite Brown's good size (5-foot-10, 210 pounds), he isn't powerful enough to run inside consistently. The former first-round pick (2009) is expected to hold down a change-of-pace role in 2013. After Brown was demoted, he still averaged 12.1 total touches per game but seldom caught passes. Brown offers nothing more than weak handcuff value. Update 6/11/13: The Colts signed veteran Ahmad Bradshaw. If the versatile Bradshaw has a productive and injury-free preseason, he likely will claim either the No. 1 or No. 2 tailback job, which would put Brown's roster spot in serious jeopardy.