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Jason Witten 2017 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Jason Witten Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey: #82
Position: Tight End
Career: 14 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:
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
Jason Witten 2017 Fantasy Projection
2017 Pts 2017 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2016 Avg 2016 Fantasy Ranking 2016 Consistency
41.63 2.73 1 15.50 3.44 23 --
2017 Bye Week Team Change Head Coach Change **Coming Off Injury Depth Chart Change Higher Fantasy Avg then League Harder Schedule in 2017 Better Defenses in 2017 Better Pass Defenses in 2017 Better Against Sub 500 Teams
6 No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jason Witten Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2016 Cowboys1569673300000051.653.44
2015 Cowboys1677712300000053.603.35
2014 Cowboys1664703500000065.154.07
Jason Witten 2017 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Jason Witten has been below his fantasy projection 10 out of 14 years, including the last 3. 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 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 200th most consistent player overall.
Career Experience Outlook:
Witten is entering his 15th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, TEs in their 15th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 1.06 from their 14th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Witten has averaged 1.93 fantasy pts per game more than the league TE average. The average fantasy pts per game by TEs in 2016 was 2.94.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.534) pts per game for Witten.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Witten plays this year (103 - 86 - 3 0.545%) will be more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule from last season (94 - 113 - 2 0.454%), and last season's teams gave up more points (4,720) compared to this season's teams (4,313) so this could mean less fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Witten had a lower fantasy avg (2.88 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (4.29 pts/game), so with a more difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could also be an indication of less points.
Defenses:
From a defensive standpoint, Witten will face defenses that are stronger this year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 16.67 - 5 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 17.77 - 3 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense), and last season's teams gave up more passing yards (243 yds/game including 3 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense) compared to this season's teams (240 yds/game including 4 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 (4.84 pts per game), followed by the 2nd quarter (4.70 pts per game), 1st quarter (4.25 pts per game) and 3rd quarter (3.98 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 4 (5.25 pts per game), week 9 (5.23 pts per game) and week 5 (5.23 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 11 (2.45 pts per game), week 2 (3.00 pts per game) and week 10 (3.51 pts per game).
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