Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the QB 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.
After committing only one turnover in three games (Week 10 through Week 12), the so-called Fitz “Magic” took the day off during a favorable matchup against the Colts last week (three picks and one fumble). If you didn’t understand why Fitzpatrick is a risky fantasy play, you do now. The Denver defense, during the last month, allowed an average of 271.3 passing yards and two touchdown passes per game, but the Broncos are stingier at home. Consider Fitzpatrick a risky fantasy QB2 play for your playoff fantasy team.
After toiling away for four years as the Buffalo Bills’ starting triggerman, the “Bearded Bomber” replaces Matt Hasselbeck (Colts) as the backup for Jake Locker. Since Locker is entrenched as the Week 1 starter, it looks like the 30-year-old Fitzpatrick will see starting action only if Locker misses time due to an injury or if he is benched. Last season, the average-armed Fitzpatrick started all 16 games for the Bills, compiling 3,400 passing yards and 24 scoring strikes against 16 picks while completing 60.6 percent of his throws. Although Fitzpatrick’s overall numbers look solid, he was known for making bad decisions that frequently cost the Bills victories. As a spot-starter, Fitzpatrick would have low-end QB2 value.