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Benjamin Watson 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Benjamin Watson Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey: #84
Position: Tight End
Career: 12 Years
Height: 6-3
Weight: 255
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: Norfolk, VA
High School: Northwestern HS [Rock Hill, SC]
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2004 New England Patriots (Round: 1 #32)

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
Benjamin Watson 2016 Fantasy Projection
2016 Pts 2016 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2015 Avg 2015 Fantasy Ranking 2015 Consistency
42.71 2.77 1 15.00 4.83 10 --
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 Yes No No No Yes No No No Yes
Benjamin Watson Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2015 Saints1674825600000077.254.83
2014 Saints1620136200000018.801.18
2013 Saints1619226200000023.301.46
Benjamin Watson 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Benjamin Watson has beaten his fantasy projection 7 out of 12 years. His best fantasy TE ranking was #7 in 2015, and he has had a total of 3 seasons with a top 10 ranking.
Fantasy Trends:
Watson beat his previous year fantasy game average last year, but his avg has been trending down 3 out of the last 5 years.
Player Consistency:
, and he was ranked the 189th most consistent player overall.
Career Experience Outlook:
Watson is entering his 13th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, TEs in their 13th year have seen a decrease in fantasy pts per game of 1.22 from their 12th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Watson has averaged 0.30 fantasy pts per game more than the league TE average. The average fantasy pts per game by TEs in 2015 was 3.00.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart. He has changed teams since last year moving from the Saints to the Ravens.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.9225) pts per game for Watson. At the Quarterback position: Ryan Mallett (2015 Avg: 12.76 Pts/Game) is no longer starting and Joe Flacco (2015 Avg: 20.19 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. At the Running Back/Full Back position: Javorius Allen (2015 Avg: 5.45 Pts/Game) is no longer starting and Justin Forsett (2015 Avg: 8.38 Pts/Game) and Lorenzo Taliaferro (2015 Avg: 4.05 Pts/Game) have been added to the starting lineup. At the Wide Receiver position: Chris Givens (2015 Avg: 2.31 Pts/Game) has left the team and Steve Smith (2015 Avg: 7.36 Pts/Game) and Mike Wallace (2015 Avg: 2.59 Pts/Game) have been added to the starting lineup. At the Tight End position: Maxx Williams (2015 Avg: 1.62 Pts/Game) is no longer starting and Crockett Gillmore (2015 Avg: 4.46 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: John Urschel is no longer starting, Morgan Cox and Kelechi Osemele have left the team and Jeremy Zuttah, Eugene Monroe and Ronnie Stanley have been added to the starting lineup.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Watson played last year (100 - 108 - 0 0.481%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (99 - 109 - 0 0.476%), but last season's teams gave up more points (5,000) compared to this season's teams (4,879) so this could mean less fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Watson had a lower fantasy avg (2.91 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (5.70 pts/game), and with a less difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could be a indication of a better fantasy season.
Defenses:
From a defensive standpoint, Watson faced defenses that were stronger last year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 17.46 - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to the upcoming season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 20.69 - 2 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense), and this season's teams gave up more passing yards (256 yds/game including 1 Top 10 Defense and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season's teams (246 yds/game including 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Watson has been a slow finisher, but has had his best 4 game stretch during the second quarter of the year (4.42 pts per game), followed by the 3rd quarter (3.02 pts per game), 1st quarter (2.77 pts per game) and 4th quarter (2.65 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 11 (6.69 pts per game), week 5 (5.24 pts per game) and week 8 (5.15 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 16 (0.96 pts per game), week 9 (1.50 pts per game) and week 2 (1.99 pts per game).
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