Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the LB 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.
When Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated recently ranked the NFL's top-10 pass rushers, Matthews made the list at No. 9. 'When Matthews is at his finest,' Burke said, 'he arguably is as dynamic as any player. He has had a tough time staying healthy of late, however, with a combined nine games out of the lineup over the past two seasons. Matthews has 20.5 sacks over that timeframe nonetheless, doing yeoman's work for a Green Bay defense that has had its fair share of hiccups. If he stays healthy for a full 16 games, Matthews should reclaim his previously locked-down Pro Bowl spot and might challenge for Defensive Player of the Year.' Talented though he may be, Matthews relatively low tackle numbers and recent injury woes leaves the five-year veteran a late-draft flier in IDP leagues that favor big plays.