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.
Blackmon will be facing a four-game ban due to substance abuse which is why he isn’t ranked considerably higher. Under the quarterbacking of Chad Henne last season Blackmon really came alive as he recorded 41 receptions for 640 yards and four touchdowns in the second half of the season compared to 23 receptions for 225 yards and one touchdown in the first eight games. Hopefully Blackmon can use the first four games to get his head on straight and then return just in time to see Chad Henne takeover at quarterback.