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Jason Witten 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Jason Witten Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey: #82
Position: Tight End
Career: 13 Years
Height: 6-5
Weight: 266
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: Knoxville, TN
High School: Elizabethton HS [TN]
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 2003 Dallas Cowboys (Round: 3 #69)

Tight End Rankings:
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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
Jason Witten 2016 Fantasy Projection
2016 Pts 2016 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2015 Avg 2015 Fantasy Ranking 2015 Consistency
78.40 4.90 1 16.00 3.35 24 --
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
7 No No No Yes Yes No No No Yes
Jason Witten Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2015 Cowboys1677712300000053.603.35
2014 Cowboys1664703500000065.154.07
2013 Cowboys1673851800000090.555.66
Jason Witten 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Jason Witten has been below his fantasy projection 9 out of 13 years, including the last 2. His best fantasy TE ranking was #1 in 2010, and he has had a total of 3 seasons with a top 3 ranking.
Fantasy Trends:
Witten's fantasy game average per year has been going down for 2 years, and has been trending down 4 out of the past 6 years.
Player Consistency:
, and he was ranked the 248th most consistent player overall.
Career Experience Outlook:
Witten is entering his 14th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, TEs in their 14th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 2.29 from their 13th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Witten has averaged 2.04 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:
Witten has moved up from 3rd to 1st on the depth chart.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.176) pts per game for Witten. At the Running Back/Full Back position: Tyler Clutts (2015 Avg: .20 Pts/Game), Joseph Randle (2015 Avg: 9.94 Pts/Game) and Christine Michael (2015 Avg: 1.04 Pts/Game) have left the team and Ezekiel Elliott has been added to the starting lineup. At the Wide Receiver position: Cole Beasley (2015 Avg: 3.79 Pts/Game) is now starting. At the Tight End position: Gavin Escobar (2015 Avg: 1.84 Pts/Game) is no longer starting and James Hanna (2015 Avg: .56 Pts/Game) is now starting. Along the Offenisve Line: Ronald Leary is no longer starting, L.P. LaDouceur has left the team and La'el Collins is now starting.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Witten played last year (114 - 94 - 0 0.548%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (97 - 111 - 0 0.466%), and this season's teams gave up more points (4,908) compared to last season's teams (4,774) so this could mean more fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Witten had a lower fantasy avg (2.84 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (3.75 pts/game), and with a less difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could also be a indication of a better fantasy season.
Defenses:
From a defensive standpoint, Witten faced defenses that were stronger last year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 17.46 - 5 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to the upcoming season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 19.69 - 2 Top 10 Defenses and 0 Top 5 Defenses), and this season's teams gave up more passing yards (250 yds/game including 3 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense) compared to last season's teams (249 yds/game including 2 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Witten has been a strong finisher. On average his best 4 game stretch has been the last 4 games of the year (4.96 pts per game), followed by the 2nd quarter (4.77 pts per game), 1st quarter (4.41 pts per game) and 3rd quarter (3.91 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 4 (5.54 pts per game), week 5 (5.51 pts per game) and week 15 (5.39 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 11 (2.50 pts per game), week 2 (3.03 pts per game) and week 10 (3.56 pts per game).
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