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 dynamic Spiller finished as a top-10 fantasy running back in most scoring formats last season on the strength of career-high numbers across the board, but many fantasy owners still complained that he was underused. It’s true. Spiller averaged a middling 15.4 total touches per game, and his week-to-week workload was strangely uneven. But new Buffalo head coach Doug Marrone is expected to utilize the explosive Spiller as the centerpiece of a new fast-paced, no-huddle offense. With a new starting quarterback under center – possibly rookie E.J. Manuel – building the offense around Spiller, who turns 26 in August, makes a ton of sense. The fourth-year pro obviously has proven big-play ability as a runner and receiver. But can the 5-foot-11, 199-pound Spiller handle a heavier workload? Yes. In the six season-ending 2011 games that backup Fred Jackson missed due to injury, Spiller averaged 18 total touches and 107 total yards per contest. In Maronne’s offense, Spiller should receive 18-to-20 total touches per game at a minimum. Although the 32-year-old Jackson will share touches in a complementary role, he is no threat to Spiller’s fantasy RB1 value.