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.
Although Freeman passed for a career-high 4,065 yards, which also set a new franchise record, and a personal-best 27 touchdowns last season, his brutal late-season collapse – two scoring strikes and nine picks in three season-ending contests – is still burning in the minds of fantasy owners. Heading into a contract year, Freeman remains the starter, but the fifth-year pro is on the hot seat. He is expected to face a training camp challenge from rookie third-round pick Mike Glennon. Although Freeman should prevail, it looks like the team is going to make the veteran work for his job. The strong-armed Freeman has a good arsenal of weapons – Vincent Jackson, Mike Williams and pass-catching back Doug Martin – so the pieces are in place for him to succeed. While Freeman has great mobility, his 2012 rushing stats were the worst of his career. The Tampa Bay triggerman isn’t going to tuck it and run much anymore. And Freeman has a tendency to lose his confidence if he isn’t playing well. Freeman is looking for a big payday, so it’s reasonable to think that he’ll rise to the occasion. But draft Freeman as a fantasy QB2.