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Matt Spaeth 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Matt Spaeth Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey: #89
Position: Tight End
Career: 9 Years
Height: 6-7
Weight: 270
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: --
High School: St. Michael-Albertville HS [St. Michael, MN]
College: Minnesota
Drafted: 2007 Pittsburgh Steelers (Round: 3 #77)

Tight End Rankings:
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Position Projections:
QB | RB | WR | TE | K | Draft Kit Index

  * Average Games Played the Previous 3 Years
  ** Player Missed More than 8 Games the Previous Season Due to Injury
Matt Spaeth 2016 Fantasy Projection
2016 Pts 2016 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2015 Avg 2015 Fantasy Ranking 2015 Consistency
7.67 .63 1 5.50 -- -- --
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
8 No No No Yes No No No No No
Matt Spaeth Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2015 Steelers22100000000.50.25
2014 Steelers1534610000008.30.55
2013 Steelers211110000006.553.28
Matt Spaeth 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Matt Spaeth has been below his fantasy projection 6 out of 9 years, including the last 2. His best fantasy TE ranking was #38 in 2007.
Fantasy Trends:
Spaeth's fantasy game average per year has been going down for 2 years, and has been trending down 3 out of the past 5 years.
Career Experience Outlook:
Spaeth is entering his 10th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, TEs in their 10th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 0.13 from their 9th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Spaeth has averaged 1.60 fantasy pts per game less than the league TE average. The average fantasy pts per game by TEs in 2015 was 3.00.
Depth Chart Change:
Spaeth has moved up from 2nd to 1st on the depth chart.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.21125) pts per game for Spaeth. At the Running Back/Full Back position: DeAngelo Williams (2015 Avg: 10.94 Pts/Game) is no longer starting, Will Johnson (2015 Avg: 3.75 Pts/Game) has left the team and Le'Veon Bell (2015 Avg: 13.40 Pts/Game) and Roosevelt Nix (2015 Avg: .40 Pts/Game) have been added to the starting lineup. At the Tight End position: Heath Miller (2015 Avg: 2.78 Pts/Game) has left the team and Ladarius Green (2015 Avg: 3.50 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: Cody Wallace is no longer starting, Greg Warren has left the team and Maurkice Pouncey has been added to the starting lineup. At the Kicker position: Chris Boswell (2015 Avg: 9.42 Pts/Game) is no longer starting and Shaun Suisham has been added to the starting lineup.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Spaeth played last year (109 - 99 - 0 0.524%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (101 - 107 - 0 0.486%), and this season's teams gave up more points (4,809) compared to last season's teams (4,522) so this could mean more fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Spaeth had a better fantasy avg (0.25 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (0 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 Spaeth doing better against teams with a worse record.
Defenses:
From a defensive standpoint, Spaeth faced defenses that were stronger last year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 14.62 - 6 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to the upcoming season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 18.69 - 4 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 5 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Spaeth has had his best 4 game stretch during the third quarter of the year (1.45 pts per game), followed by the 1st quarter (1.32 pts per game), 4th quarter (0.82 pts per game) and 2nd quarter (0.72 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 9 (3.04 pts per game), week 7 (2.32 pts per game) and week 2 (2.20 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 4 (0.00 pts per game), week 6 (0.00 pts per game) and week 13 (0.05 pts per game).
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