Player Fantasy Projection
Darren Sproles 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking
Darren Sproles Bio & Career Stats
Position: Running Back
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Additional Bio Information
Birth Date: ,
Olathe North HS [KS]
Drafted: 2005 San Diego Chargers
(Round: 4 #130)
|Darren Sproles 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 Rush Defenses in 2016
||Better Against Sub 500 Teams
|Darren Sproles Previous Years Stats
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|Darren Sproles 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Darren Sproles has beaten his fantasy projection 6 out of 11 years, including the last 2. His best fantasy RB ranking was #18 in 2011.
Sproles fell below his previous year fantasy game average last year, and has been trending down 3 out of the past 5 years.
, and he was ranked the 185th most consistent player overall.
Career Experience Outlook:
Sproles is entering his 12th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, RBs in their 12th year have seen a decrease in fantasy pts per game of 1.25 from their 11th year.
Throughout his career Sproles has averaged 0.89 fantasy pts per game less than the league RB average. The average fantasy pts per game by RBs in 2015 was 5.60.
Depth Chart Change:
Sproles has moved up from 3rd to 2nd on the depth chart.
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.32) pts per game for Sproles. At the Running Back/Full Back position: DeMarco Murray (2015 Avg: 8.53 Pts/Game) has left the team and Ryan Mathews (2015 Avg: 7.94 Pts/Game) is now starting. At the Wide Receiver position: Riley Cooper (2015 Avg: 3.15 Pts/Game) has left the team. Along the Offenisve Line: Matt Tobin is no longer starting, Jon Dorenbos has left the team and Brandon Brooks has been added to the starting lineup.
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Sproles played last year (111 - 97 - 0 0.534%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (101 - 107 - 0 0.486%), but last season's teams gave up more points (4,831) compared to this season's teams (4,670) so this could mean less fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Sproles had a better fantasy avg (6.42 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (4.86 pts/game), and with a less difficult schedule for the upcoming season it the data would suggest he may have a worse fantasy season, but the trend could easily change to Sproles doing better against teams with a worse record.
From a defensive standpoint, Sproles faced defenses that were stronger last year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 16.92 - 5 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to the upcoming season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 17.08 - 2 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense), and this season's teams gave up more rushing yards (110 yds/game - 3 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season's teams (108 yds/game - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses).
In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Sproles has been a strong finisher. On average his best 4 game stretch has been the last 4 games of the year (7.49 pts per game), followed by the 1st quarter (6.42 pts per game), 2nd quarter (4.62 pts per game) and 3rd quarter (3.96 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 14 (9.62 pts per game), week 7 (8.68 pts per game) and week 2 (8.40 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 9 (3.11 pts per game), week 5 (3.21 pts per game) and week 6 (3.36 pts per game).