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Josh McCown 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking
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Additional Bio Information
Birth Date: ,
Jacksonville HS [TX]
Sam Houston State
Drafted: 2002 Arizona Cardinals
(Round: 3 #81)
|Josh McCown 2016 Fantasy Projection
||*Avg Games Played
||2015 Fantasy Ranking
|2016 Bye Week
||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
|Josh McCown Previous Years Stats
|Year||Team||Gms||Recs||Rec Yds||Rec Tds||Pass Yds||Pass Tds||Rush Yds||Rush Tds||FGs||XPs||Fan Pts||Fan Pts Avg|
|Josh McCown 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Josh McCown has beaten his fantasy projection 8 out of 12 years, including the last 4. His best fantasy QB ranking was #26 in 2004.
McCown's fantasy game average per year has been going up for 5 years, and has been trending up 6 out of the past 8 years.
, and he was one of the top 50 most consistent players overall (ranked 49).
Career Experience Outlook:
McCown is entering his 13th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, QBs in their 13th year have seen a decrease in fantasy pts per game of 0.14 from their 12th year.
Throughout his career McCown has averaged 5.68 fantasy pts per game less than the league QB average. The average fantasy pts per game by QBs in 2015 was 17.55.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart. Coming off an Injury.
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (1.38) pts per game for McCown. At the Quarterback position: Johnny Manziel (2015 Avg: 13.22 Pts/Game) has left the team. At the Running Back/Full Back position: Jim Dray (2015 Avg: .61 Pts/Game) has left the team and Malcolm Johnson (2015 Avg: .25 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. At the Wide Receiver position: Taylor Gabriel (2015 Avg: 1.10 Pts/Game) is no longer starting, Travis Benjamin (2015 Avg: 5.70 Pts/Game) has left the team, Marlon Moore (2015 Avg: 1.26 Pts/Game) is now starting and Corey Coleman has been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: Alex Mack, Mitchell Schwartz and Charley Hughlett have left the team and John Greco, Cameron Erving and Joel Bitonio have been added to the starting lineup.
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule McCown played last year (109 - 99 - 0 0.524%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (96 - 112 - 0 0.462%), and this season's teams gave up more points (4,822) compared to last season's teams (4,423) so this could mean more fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
McCown had a lower fantasy avg (14.65 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (22.66 pts/game), and with a less difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could also be a indication of a better fantasy season.
From a defensive standpoint, McCown faced defenses that were stronger last year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 12.69 - 6 Top 10 Defenses and 4 Top 5 Defenses) compared to the upcoming season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 18.15 - 3 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense), and this season's teams gave up more passing yards (250 yds/game including 3 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season's teams (239 yds/game including 6 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses).
In Season Trends:
Throughout his career McCown has been a slow starter, but has had his best 4 game stretch during the second quarter of the year (18.45 pts per game), followed by the 4th quarter (13.74 pts per game), 3rd quarter (13.68 pts per game) and 1st quarter (11.81 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 5 (28.83 pts per game), week 14 (18.59 pts per game) and week 9 (15.87 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 1 (9.47 pts per game), week 3 (10.52 pts per game) and week 10 (10.86 pts per game).