Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the WR 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.
In the midst of his four game slump (no touchdowns) following Denver's bye week, Welker totaled no more than 38 yards in three of those games. You have to surmise that, especially once Julius Thomas is back, Welker will draw less attention from defensive schemes down the stretch; Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker will increasingly demand that attention.
Obviously, bump Welker up your rankings if you’re in a PPR league but don’t expect the type of numbers that he was putting up in New England. For the first time in his career, Welker will be the third best wide receiver option on his own team. Welker will still be productive, just don’t get all nostalgic.
Positives He is the focal point of a pass first offense, with one of the best in the business in Tom Brady throwing the ball. Though he won't get many/any deep passes thrown his way, Brady will find him between 7-10 times per game, including some chances at the goal line. Negatives The addition of Chad Ochocinco does not appear to have much of an affect on the New England offense. The lack of a deep threat may force Welker to struggle during some weeks. Draft Strategy Welker is a solid selection within the second tier of WRs. In a PPR league, he is an excellent choice in the third round. (Contributed by: doug_coutts)