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 spending eight seasons as a game-manager with the San Francisco 49ers, Smith finally gets a chance to start in what is expected to be a pass-heavy offense. He also will play for a head coach, Andy Reid, who has a proven history of developing passing attacks and quarterbacks. During Smith’s most-productive season (2011) with the 49ers, he passed for only 3,144 yards and 17 touchdowns against five interceptions. Dwayne Bowe and Jamaal Charles are expected to be the centerpieces of the passing attack with Donnie Avery, Dexter McCluster and Kansas City’s 2011 first-round selection, Jonathan Baldwin, mixed in. While an uptick in Smith’s passing stats is very likely, keep in mind that his arm strength and accuracy are closer to average than elite. Rumors are flying that the Chiefs will install a variation of the pistol offense. Since Smith is a good scrambler, he could boost his fantasy production with an increased rushing role. The fantasy quarterback position looks very deep in 2012, so it’s hard to see Smith as anything more than a QB2.