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.
Although Brady, who turns 36 in August, has lost a little juice and accuracy on his deep ball, the Patriots triggerman still finished as the NFL's third-most productive fantasy passer for the second straight year. Coming off two of the most productive seasons of his career while leading New England's more-balanced-than-you-think offense, Brady averaged 314 passing yards and 2.3 scoring strikes per contest, and he amassed a 73:20 touchdown-pass-to-pick ratio. Even though Brady, a prototypical pocket passer, lacks mobility, he has racked up a combined seven rushing touchdowns in the last two seasons. On the downside, there are some worries about Brady's supporting cast. His longtime favorite target, Wes Welker, left via free agency, and Welker's replacement, Danny Amendola, has been injury prone. Brandon Lloyd was released. Aaron Hernandez is talented, but he has missed 10 games in three NFL seasons. And heading into training camp, Rob Gronkowski will have to undergo surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back. A potentially Gronk-less receiver corps could spell trouble for Brady's fantasy production. However, keep in mind that Brady, unlike most quarterbacks, Brady has a gift for elevating the players around him. "Tom Terrific" remains an elite fantasy passer.