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.
Will Flacco rack up fantasy QB1 stats in his first full season under new offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell? Flacco enjoyed a fantastic 2012 late-season stretch, tossing 11 touchdown passes and no interceptions in four playoff contests. However, the Super Bowl XLVII MVP historically has been a mediocre regular-season quarterback, and it’s doubtful that will change. The cannon-armed Flacco never has topped 3,817 passing yards or 25 touchdown passes in a season, because the Ravens offense usually flows through Ray Rice whenever possible, and it will again as usual – with an assist from Bernard Pierce. The free-agency departure of Anquan Boldin, who was Flacco’s favorite target during his hot streak, will be far more devastating than fantasy owners suspect. And Baltimore’s top-two presumed starting receivers – Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones – have not been dominant players. Smith is a mediocre deep threat, and he is a huge question mark as a go-to wide out. Jones flopped as a No. 2 receiver during his days with the Houston Texans, so why would he succeed at the same position with the Ravens? Target Flacco only as a backup.