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.
Consider Fitzpatrick a weak play as a fantasy QB2 versus an Arizona defense that surrendered an average of 209 passing yards and 1.3 touchdown passes per game to enemy quarterbacks during the last month.
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.