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.
For the first time in his career Owen Daniels of the Houston Texans cracked the top five tight ends in fantasy football in 2012, spurred on by 62 catches for 716 yards and six scores. However, fantasy owners who chase last year’s stats with Daniels will likely wind up disappointed. Before last year the 30-year old hadn’t finished inside the top 10 since 2008, which is also the last season in which Daniels made it through the year without missing at least one game. Owen Daniels is what he is – a low-end fantasy starter in 12-team leagues. Don’t draft him to be more than that.
Positives He was the #1 scorer before being injured last season, and like most of my picks so far, is on a great offense. Negatives He's coming off a serious injury. This sort of pick may make or break my season, especially because I can't justify rostering three TE's in this format. Draft Strategy A go big or go home pick. He has the talent and situation to produce top 3 numbers, but will his knee let him? (Contributed by: OarChambo)
Round 7, Pick 7
Positives Off to a great start last season before getting injured. 40 / 500 / 5 in half a season. Great situation if healthy, part of a high powered passing offense. Negatives Recovering from ALC surgery, hasn't started practicing yet. Draft Strategy This pick was a gamble, and probably not a wise one. I could have waited a round and picked up Zach Miller or Kellen Winslow. (Contributed by: mf)