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.
By playing in 16 games in 2012 it marked the first time in Smith’s career that he’s played in all 16 games in back-to-back seasons. The Panthers failed to address the lack of depth at the wide receiver position, so, once again, Smith will be the only game in town. Panthers head coach Ron Rivera has stated that he plans on giving the 34-year old Smith some extra days off during the season in order to keep him fresh and for that we thank him.
Positives He's an explosive veteran player that has been a prolific fantasy producer in year's past. Negatives If his name weren't "Steve Smith", then he wouldn't even be a consideration at this point in the draft. His numbrs in 2010 were awful, and the situation at quarterback gives no indication that 2011 will be any different. Draft Strategy Smith's numbers can't go any lower than 2010, can they? I'm looking for a WR here with some upside potential, so I'm going with the veteran over some other younger choices at the position. (Contributed by: doug_coutts)