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Stephen Gostkowski 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Stephen Gostkowski Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey: #3
Position: Kicker
Career: 11 Years
Height: 6-1
Weight: 210
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: Baton Rouge, LA
High School: Madison Central HS [MS]
College: Memphis
Drafted: 2006 New England Patriots (Round: 4 #118)

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Position Projections:
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  * Average Games Played the Previous 3 Years
  ** Player Missed More than 8 Games the Previous Season Due to Injury
Stephen Gostkowski 2016 Fantasy Projection
2016 Pts 2016 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2015 Avg 2015 Fantasy Ranking 2015 Consistency
142.40 8.90 1 11.67 9.44 1 --
2016 Bye Week Team Change Head Coach Change **Coming Off Injury Depth Chart Change Higher Fantasy Avg then League Harder Schedule in 2016 Better Defenses in 2016 Better Pass Defenses in 2016 Better Against Sub 500 Teams
9 No No No No Yes Yes No No Yes
Stephen Gostkowski Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2016 Patriots300000006927.009.00
2015 Patriots1600000003352151.009.44
2014 Patriots1600000003551156.009.75
2013 Patriots1600000003844158.009.88
Stephen Gostkowski 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Stephen Gostkowski has beaten his fantasy projection 8 out of 10 years, including the last 5. His best fantasy K ranking was #1 in 2015, 2012, 2013 and 2014, and he has had a total of 7 seasons with a top 3 ranking.
Fantasy Trends:
Gostkowski's fantasy game average per year has been going down for 2 years.
Player Consistency:
, and he was one of the top 50 most consistent players overall (ranked 39).
Career Experience Outlook:
Gostkowski is entering his 11th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, Ks in their 11th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 0.25 from their 10th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Gostkowski has averaged 1.61 fantasy pts per game more than the league K average. The average fantasy pts per game by Ks in 2015 was 7.16.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.435) pts per game for Gostkowski. At the Running Back/Full Back position: James White (2015 Avg: 5.65 Pts/Game) is no longer starting and LeGarrette Blount (2015 Avg: 9.54 Pts/Game) and Dion Lewis (2015 Avg: 9.54 Pts/Game) have been added to the starting lineup. At the Wide Receiver position: Julian Edelman (2015 Avg: 8.77 Pts/Game) is now starting. At the Tight End position: Martellus Bennett (2015 Avg: 3.63 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: Marcus Cannon and Josh Kline are no longer starting, Joe Cardona has left the team, Tre Jackson is now starting and Nate Solder has been added to the starting lineup.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Gostkowski plays this year (103 - 89 - 0 0.536%) will be more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule from last season (97 - 111 - 0 0.466%), and last season's teams gave up more points (4,894) compared to this season's teams (4,079) so this could mean less fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Gostkowski had a lower fantasy avg (8.00 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (10.30 pts/game), so with a more difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could also be an indication of less points.

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Gostkowski has been a slow finisher, but has had his best 4 game stretch during the second quarter of the year (9.44 pts per game), followed by the 1st quarter (8.68 pts per game), 3rd quarter (7.86 pts per game) and 4th quarter (7.54 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 6 (10.22 pts per game), week 5 (10.11 pts per game) and week 2 (9.40 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 13 (5.90 pts per game), week 12 (7.00 pts per game) and week 14 (7.10 pts per game).
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