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Steve Smith 2017 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Steve Smith Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey: #89
Position: Wide Receiver
Career: 16 Years
Height: 5-9
Weight: 185
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
High School: University HS [Los Angeles, CA]
College: Utah
Drafted: 2001 Carolina Panthers (Round: 3 #74)

Wide Receiver 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
Steve Smith 2017 Fantasy Projection
2017 Pts 2017 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2016 Avg 2016 Fantasy Ranking 2016 Consistency
69.30 5.04 1 10.50 5.00 34 --
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
10 No No No No Yes No No Yes No
Steve Smith Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2016 Ravens1470799500000069.955.00
2015 Ravens746670300000051.507.36
2014 Ravens16791065600000089.255.58
Steve Smith 2017 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Steve Smith has been above his projection the last 3 years. His best fantasy WR ranking was #1 in 2005, and he has had a total of 4 seasons with a top 10 ranking.
Fantasy Trends:
Smith fell below his previous year fantasy game average last year, and has been trending down 3 out of the past 5 years.
Player Consistency:
, and he was ranked the 145th most consistent player overall.
Career Experience Outlook:
Smith is entering his 17th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, WRs in their 17th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 1.45 from their 16th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Smith has averaged 1.95 fantasy pts per game more than the league WR average. The average fantasy pts per game by WRs in 2016 was 3.97.
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 (0.057) pts per game for Smith.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Smith played last year (108 - 99 - 2 0.522%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (99 - 109 - 1 0.476%), and this season's teams gave up more points (4,847) compared to last season's teams (4,638) so this could mean more fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Smith had a better fantasy avg (5.96 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (4.03 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 Smith doing better against teams with a worse record.
Defenses:
From a defensive standpoint, Smith faced defenses that were stronger last year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 17.23 - 3 Top 10 Defenses) compared to the upcoming season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 17.69 - 3 Top 10 Defenses), but last season's teams gave up more passing yards (243 yds/game including 2 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense) compared to this season's teams (241 yds/game including 4 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Smith has been a quick starter. On average his best 4 game stretch is the first 4 games of the year (6.66 pts per game), followed by the 2nd quarter (6.55 pts per game), 4th quarter (5.81 pts per game) and 3rd quarter (4.91 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 6 (8.74 pts per game), week 1 (7.03 pts per game) and week 15 (6.78 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 9 (4.17 pts per game), week 12 (4.38 pts per game) and week 5 (4.72 pts per game).
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