Player Fantasy Projection
Craig Stevens 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking
Craig Stevens Bio & Career Stats
Position: Tight End
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Additional Bio Information
Birth Date: ,
Palos Verdes Peninsula HS [Rolling Hills, CA]
Drafted: 2008 Tennessee Titans
(Round: 3 #85)
|Craig Stevens 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
|Craig Stevens Previous Years Stats
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|Craig Stevens 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Craig Stevens has been below his fantasy projection 5 out of 8 years, but he beat his projection last year. His best fantasy TE ranking was #42 in 2010.
Stevens' fantasy game average per year has been going up for 2 years, and has been trending up 3 out of the past 5 years.
, and he was ranked the 298th most consistent player overall.
Career Experience Outlook:
Stevens 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 Stevens has averaged 1.85 fantasy pts per game less 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.
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.3975) pts per game for Stevens. At the Running Back/Full Back position: Antonio Andrews (2015 Avg: 5.98 Pts/Game) is no longer starting and DeMarco Murray (2015 Avg: 8.53 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. At the Wide Receiver position: Rishard Matthews (2015 Avg: 5.75 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: Andy Gallik and Quinton Spain are no longer starting, Byron Bell and Beau Brinkley have left the team, Jeremiah Poutasi is now starting and Brian Schwenke and Jack Conklin have been added to the starting lineup.
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Stevens played last year (104 - 104 - 0 0.500%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (99 - 109 - 0 0.476%), but last season's teams gave up more points (4,923) compared to this season's teams (4,792) so this could mean less fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Stevens had a lower fantasy avg (0.37 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (2.83 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, Stevens will face defenses that are stronger this year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 16.54 - 3 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 17.08 - 5 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses), and last season's teams gave up more passing yards (248 yds/game including 1 Top 10 Defense and 1 Top 5 Defense) compared to this season's teams (237 yds/game including 5 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense).
In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Stevens has been a quick starter. On average his best 4 game stretch is the first 4 games of the year (1.48 pts per game), followed by the 4th quarter (1.14 pts per game), 2nd quarter (0.96 pts per game) and 3rd quarter (0.92 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 4 (3.65 pts per game), week 14 (3.17 pts per game) and week 8 (2.88 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 6 (0.10 pts per game), week 10 (0.22 pts per game) and week 5 (0.33 pts per game).