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Larry Fitzgerald 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Larry Fitzgerald Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey: #11
Position: Wide Receiver
Career: 13 Years
Height: 6-3
Weight: 226
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: Minneapolis, MN
High School: Academy of the Holy Angels HS {Richfield, MN];Vall
College: Pittsburgh
Drafted: 2004 Arizona Cardinals (Round: 1 #3)

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  * Average Games Played the Previous 3 Years
  ** Player Missed More than 8 Games the Previous Season Due to Injury
Larry Fitzgerald 2016 Fantasy Projection
2016 Pts 2016 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2015 Avg 2015 Fantasy Ranking 2015 Consistency
96.88 6.12 1 10.33 7.17 18 --
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
9 No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Larry Fitzgerald Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2016 Cardinals1881200000016.0516.05
2015 Cardinals1610912159000000114.757.17
2014 Cardinals1463784200000051.203.66
2013 Cardinals168295410008000108.506.78
Larry Fitzgerald 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Larry Fitzgerald has beaten his fantasy projection 7 out of 12 years. His best fantasy WR ranking was #1 in 2008, and he has had a total of 3 seasons with a top 3 ranking.
Fantasy Trends:
Fitzgerald beat his previous year fantasy game average last year, and has been trending up 3 out of the past 5 years.
Player Consistency:
, and he was ranked the 180th most consistent player overall.
Career Experience Outlook:
Fitzgerald is entering his 13th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, WRs in their 13th year have seen a decrease in fantasy pts per game of 0.18 from their 12th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Fitzgerald has averaged 3.26 fantasy pts per game more than the league WR average. The average fantasy pts per game by WRs in 2015 was 4.23.
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 (0.234) pts per game for Fitzgerald. At the Running Back/Full Back position: Chris Johnson (2015 Avg: 9.30 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. At the Wide Receiver position: John Brown (2015 Avg: 6.74 Pts/Game) is now starting. At the Tight End position: Darren Fells (2015 Avg: 3.05 Pts/Game) has left the team and John Wetzel has been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: Mike Leach, Lyle Sendlein, Ted Larsen and Bobby Massie have left the team, A.Q. Shipley and D.J. Humphries are now starting and Evan Mathis has been added to the starting lineup.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Fitzgerald plays this year (107 - 85 - 0 0.557%) will be more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule from last season (100 - 108 - 0 0.481%), and last season's teams gave up more points (4,753) compared to this season's teams (4,268) so this could mean less fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Fitzgerald had a lower fantasy avg (5.65 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (8.09 pts/game), so with a more difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could also be an indication of less points.
From a defensive standpoint, Fitzgerald will face defenses that are stronger this year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 16.00 - 5 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 18.62 - 2 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense), and last season's teams gave up more passing yards (247 yds/game including 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to this season's teams (245 yds/game including 1 Top 10 Defense and 2 Top 5 Defenses).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Fitzgerald has been a slow starter, but has had his best 4 game stretch during the third quarter of the year (7.25 pts per game), followed by the 2nd quarter (6.94 pts per game), 4th quarter (6.58 pts per game) and 1st quarter (6.48 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 6 (9.18 pts per game), week 5 (8.34 pts per game) and week 10 (7.99 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 7 (3.89 pts per game), week 15 (5.20 pts per game) and week 14 (5.49 pts per game).



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