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Darrius Heyward-Bey 2017 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Darrius Heyward-Bey Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey: #12
Position: Wide Receiver
Career: 8 Years
Height: 6-2
Weight: 210
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: --
High School: McDonogh HS [Silver Spring, MD]
College: Maryland
Drafted: 2009 Oakland Raiders (Round: 1 #7)

Wide Receiver Rankings:
<< Willie Snead    Anquan Boldin >>
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
Darrius Heyward-Bey 2017 Fantasy Projection
2017 Pts 2017 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2016 Avg 2016 Fantasy Ranking 2016 Consistency
55.58 4.71 1 6.50 -- -- --
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
9 No No No No No No Yes Yes No
Darrius Heyward-Bey Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2016 Steelers561142006010029.705.94
2015 Steelers821314200000027.703.46
2014 Steelers1633300000001.65.10
Darrius Heyward-Bey 2017 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Darrius Heyward-Bey has been above his projection the last 2 years. His best fantasy WR ranking was #34 in 2011.
Fantasy Trends:
Heyward-Bey's fantasy game average per year has been going up for 2 years.
Career Experience Outlook:
Heyward-Bey is entering his 9th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, WRs in their 9th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 0.17 from their 8th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Heyward-Bey has averaged 1.05 fantasy pts per game less 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 (0.224) pts per game for Heyward-Bey.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Heyward-Bey played last year (111 - 97 - 2 0.534%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (101 - 107 - 1 0.486%), and this season's teams gave up more points (4,605) compared to last season's teams (4,556) so this could mean more fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Heyward-Bey had a better fantasy avg (9.02 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (1.33 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 Heyward-Bey doing better against teams with a worse record.
Defenses:
From a defensive standpoint, Heyward-Bey will face defenses that are stronger this year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 15.54 - 5 Top 10 Defenses) compared to last season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 18.54 - 3 Top 10 Defenses), and last season's teams gave up more passing yards (245 yds/game including 2 Top 10 Defenses) compared to this season's teams (239 yds/game including 5 Top 10 Defenses).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Heyward-Bey has had his best 4 game stretch during the second quarter of the year (3.70 pts per game), followed by the 4th quarter (3.32 pts per game), 1st quarter (2.64 pts per game) and 3rd quarter (2.09 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 8 (5.79 pts per game), week 15 (4.92 pts per game) and week 14 (4.29 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 9 (1.42 pts per game), week 16 (1.51 pts per game) and week 1 (1.58 pts per game).
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