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.
As you probably remember, he took over as the 49ers’ starter in Week 11 and led them to the Super Bowl, and the 25-year-old triggerman will only get better. At 6-foot-4, 230 pounds, the mega-talented Kaepernick has a cannon arm, and he is very dangerous as a rusher. If you project Kaepernick’s stats from his seven 2012 regular-season starts over 16 games, you get 3,675 passing yards, 23 touchdown passes, seven interceptions, 544 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns, which would have been top-eight fantasy quarterback production. And it’s a no-brainer that Kaepernick’s rushing ability will make him a stud. However, the injury loss of favorite target Michael Crabtree (Achilles’ tendon) is obviously a blow to Kaepernick’s value. Crabtree isn’t expected to return until mid-December at the earliest. However, Kaepernick still has talented Vernon Davis and possession receiver Anquan Boldin. But because of the Crabtree injury and a stout San Francisco defense that prevents the team from getting into high-scoring contests, it’s probably safer to draft Kaepernick as a low-end fantasy QB1.