Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the DL 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.
Griffen only posted 5.5 sacks last year in a rotational role for the Vikings, but that didn't stop the team from handing Griffen a five-year, $42.5 million contract extension to serve as Jared Allen's successor at RDE for the Vikings. Griffen knows the pressure is on and he's ready to step up, telling Tim Yotter of Viking Update, 'I'm going to come in leaner. I'm going to come in stronger. I'm going to come in smarter. I'm just here to work with my teammates, man. We're trying to start something special here.' The arrival of head coach Mike Zimmer and two rookie ends in the 2014 draft may signal a Cincy-like rotation up front, but the 26-year old Griffen remains the best bet to lead the team in snaps at weak side end.