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.
Kaepernick racked up some career-best numbers last season, but the San Francisco triggerman's skills regressed noticeably because of a terrible offensive line and the crumbling dysfunction of the team around him. There are, however, plenty of reasons to like Kaepernick as a bounce-back prospect. New 49ers offensive coordinator Geep Chryst wants the freakishly athletic Kaepernick to run a lot more read-option. The fifth-year pro also spent the offseason working on his throwing mechanics with Kurt Warner and some quarterback gurus. Kaepernick's receiver corps was upgraded with speedy Torrey Smith replacing Michael Crabtree. Anquan Boldin and Vernon Davis are both returning, and Reggie Bush is the new third-down back. Since the 49ers likely will be playing from behind frequently, Kaepernick will be busy. A big rushing workload could give him sneaky top-10 value.