Player Fantasy Projection
Michael Crabtree 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking
Michael Crabtree Bio & Career Stats
Position: Wide Receiver
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Additional Bio Information
Birth Date: ,
Drafted: 2009 San Francisco 49ers
(Round: 1 #10)
|Michael Crabtree 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
|Michael Crabtree Previous Years Stats
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|Michael Crabtree 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Michael Crabtree has been below his fantasy projection 4 out of 7 years, but he beat his projection last year. His best fantasy WR ranking was #12 in 2012.
Crabtree beat his previous year fantasy game average last year, but his avg has been trending down 3 out of the last 5 years.
, and he was ranked the 134th most consistent player overall.
Career Experience Outlook:
Crabtree is entering his 8th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, WRs in their 8th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 0.02 from their 7th year.
Throughout his career Crabtree has averaged 0.90 fantasy pts per game more than the league WR average. The average fantasy pts per game by WRs in 2015 was 4.23.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart.
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.205) pts per game for Crabtree. At the Tight End position: Lee Smith (2015 Avg: .86 Pts/Game) is no longer starting and Clive Walford (2015 Avg: 2.46 Pts/Game) is now starting. Along the Offenisve Line: Jon Condo and J'Marcus Webb have left the team and Kelechi Osemele has been added to the starting lineup.
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Crabtree played last year (104 - 104 - 0 0.500%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (101 - 107 - 0 0.486%), and this season's teams gave up more points (4,879) compared to last season's teams (4,571) so this could mean more fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Crabtree had a lower fantasy avg (6.24 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (6.27 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, Crabtree faced defenses that were stronger last year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 13.15 - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to the upcoming season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 14.08 - 6 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses), and this season's teams gave up more passing yards (240 yds/game including 5 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season's teams (235 yds/game including 6 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses).
In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Crabtree has been a slow starter, but has had his best 4 game stretch during the second quarter of the year (6.10 pts per game), followed by the 4th quarter (5.15 pts per game), 3rd quarter (5.14 pts per game) and 1st quarter (3.41 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 8 (9.78 pts per game), week 2 (6.65 pts per game) and week 11 (6.15 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 1 (1.54 pts per game), week 4 (2.64 pts per game) and week 14 (3.28 pts per game).