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.
It's put up or shut up time for Kyle Rudolph as the tight end whisperer, Norv Turner, is the new offensive coordinator in Minnesota and wherever he goes tight ends excel. First Antonio Gates in San Diego then Jordan Cameron in Cleveland last year. After missing the final eight games in 2013 due to a broken foot, Rudolph should be fully healed and ready to go by training camp. Don't reach for a tight end early in your draft as Rudolph will provide top-5 production at a much cheaper price.