Player Fantasy Projection
Martellus Bennett 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking
Martellus Bennett Bio & Career Stats
Position: Tight End
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Additional Bio Information
Birth Date: ,
Taylor HS [Houston, TX]
Drafted: 2008 Dallas Cowboys
(Round: 2 #61)
|Martellus Bennett 2016 Fantasy Projection
||*Avg Games Played
||2015 Fantasy Ranking
|2016 Bye Week
||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
|Martellus Bennett Previous Years Stats
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|Martellus Bennett 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Martellus Bennett was below his projection last year. His best fantasy TE ranking was #7 in 2014, and he has had a total of 3 seasons with a top 15 ranking.
Bennett fell below his previous year fantasy game average last year, but his avg has been trending up 3 out of the last 5 years.
, and he was ranked the 228th most consistent player overall.
Career Experience Outlook:
Bennett is entering his 9th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, TEs in their 9th year have seen a decrease in fantasy pts per game of 0.52 from their 8th year.
Throughout his career Bennett has averaged 0.07 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 Bears to the Patriots.
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a higher fantasy average of (0.8725) pts per game for Bennett. At the Running Back/Full Back position: James White (2015 Avg: 5.65 Pts/Game) is no longer starting and LeGarrette Blount (2015 Avg: 9.54 Pts/Game) and Dion Lewis (2015 Avg: 9.54 Pts/Game) have been added to the starting lineup. At the Wide Receiver position: Julian Edelman (2015 Avg: 8.77 Pts/Game) is now starting. Along the Offenisve Line: Marcus Cannon and Josh Kline are no longer starting, Joe Cardona has left the team, Tre Jackson is now starting and Nate Solder has been added to the starting lineup.
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Bennett played last year (112 - 96 - 0 0.538%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (103 - 89 - 0 0.536%), but last season's teams gave up more points (4,508) compared to this season's teams (4,079) so this could mean less fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Bennett had a lower fantasy avg (2.73 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (4.71 pts/game), and with a less difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could be a indication of a better fantasy season.
From a defensive standpoint, Bennett will face defenses that are stronger this year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 12.92 - 6 Top 10 Defenses and 5 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 14.85 - 5 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses), but this season's teams gave up more passing yards (238 yds/game including 5 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season's teams (237 yds/game including 5 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses).
In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Bennett has been a quick starter, and a slow finisher. On average his best 4 game stretch is the first 4 games of the year (4.56 pts per game), followed by the 3rd quarter (2.34 pts per game), 2nd quarter (2.32 pts per game) and 4th quarter (2.29 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 1 (5.95 pts per game), week 2 (5.64 pts per game) and week 14 (4.48 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 10 (1.25 pts per game), week 5 (1.28 pts per game) and week 15 (1.29 pts per game).