Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the TE 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.
Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew finished the 2011 season as a TE1 in 12-team fantasy football leagues, making over 80 catches and accruing nearly 800 passing yards. Those numbers dropped across the board last year, despite the fact that no team in the NFL threw the ball more than the Lions. The 28-year-old has a solid chance of rebounding back into the top-20 if he can stay healthy this season, but middling TE2 numbers are likely his fantasy ceiling.