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Darren McFadden 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Darren McFadden Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey: #20
Position: Running Back
Career: 8 Years
Height: 6-2
Weight: 210
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: Little Rock, AR
High School: Oak Grove HS [North Little Rock, AR]
College: Arkansas
Drafted: 2008 Oakland Raiders (Round: 1 #4)

Running Back 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
Darren McFadden 2016 Fantasy Projection
2016 Pts 2016 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2015 Avg 2015 Fantasy Ranking 2015 Consistency
50.58 6.05 2 16.00 8.96 26 --
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 Rush Defenses in 2016 Better Against Sub 500 Teams
7 Yes No No Yes Yes No No No Yes
Darren McFadden Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2015 Cowboys16403280001089300143.308.96
2014 Raiders163621200053420076.004.75
2013 Raiders1617108016137950077.104.82
Darren McFadden 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Darren McFadden beat his projection last year. His best fantasy RB ranking was #8 in 2010.
Fantasy Trends:
McFadden beat his previous year fantasy game average last year, but his avg has been trending down 4 out of the last 6 years.
Player Consistency:
, and he was one of the top 100 most consistent players overall (ranked 78).
Career Experience Outlook:
McFadden is entering his 9th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, RBs in their 9th year have seen a decrease in fantasy pts per game of 0.29 from their 8th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career McFadden has averaged 2.71 fantasy pts per game more than the league RB average. The average fantasy pts per game by RBs in 2015 was 5.60.
Depth Chart Change:
McFadden has dropped from 1st to 2nd on the depth chart. He has changed teams since last year moving from the Raiders to the Cowboys.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.01) pts per game for McFadden. 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 Jason Witten (2015 Avg: 3.35 Pts/Game) and James Hanna (2015 Avg: .56 Pts/Game) are 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 McFadden 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:
McFadden had a lower fantasy avg (8.87 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (9.02 pts/game), and with a less difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could also be a indication of a better fantasy season.
From a defensive standpoint, McFadden 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 rushing yards (114 yds/game - 2 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season's teams (109 yds/game - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career McFadden has had his best 4 game stretch during the second quarter of the year (10.91 pts per game), followed by the 1st quarter (9.71 pts per game), 4th quarter (7.01 pts per game) and 3rd quarter (4.13 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 7 (14.76 pts per game), week 2 (12.98 pts per game) and week 3 (12.47 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 10 (1.62 pts per game), week 5 (3.55 pts per game) and week 11 (3.76 pts per game).



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