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Dez Bryant 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Dez Bryant Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey:
Position: Wide Receiver
Career: 7 Years
Height: 6-2
Weight: 225
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: Lufkin, TX
High School: Lufkin HS [TX]
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2010 Dallas Cowboys (Round: 1 #24)

Wide Receiver Rankings:
<< Julio Jones    A.J. Green >>
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
Dez Bryant 2016 Fantasy Projection
2016 Pts 2016 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2015 Avg 2015 Fantasy Ranking 2015 Consistency
79.98 7.44 1 8.67 4.23 58 --
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 Pass Defenses in 2016 Better Against Sub 500 Teams
7 No No Yes No Yes No No No Yes
Dez Bryant Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2016 Cowboys1180000000.40.40
2015 Cowboys931401300000038.054.23
2014 Cowboys1688132016000000162.0010.13
2013 Cowboys1693123313001000139.758.73
Dez Bryant 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Dez Bryant has beaten his fantasy projection 5 out of 6 years, but he was below his projection last year. His best fantasy WR ranking was #2 in 2014 and 2012, and he has had a total of 3 seasons with a top 5 ranking.
Fantasy Trends:
Bryant fell below his previous year fantasy game average last year, but his avg has been trending up 3 out of the last 5 years.
Player Consistency:
, and he was ranked the 206th most consistent player overall.
Career Experience Outlook:
Bryant is entering his 7th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, WRs in their 7th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 0.05 from their 6th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Bryant has averaged 3.17 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. Coming off an Injury.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.364) pts per game for Bryant. 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 Bryant 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:
Bryant had a lower fantasy avg (2.79 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (6.03 pts/game), and with a less difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could also be a indication of a better fantasy season.
Defenses:
From a defensive standpoint, Bryant 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 passing yards (250 yds/game including 3 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense) compared to last season's teams (249 yds/game including 2 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Bryant has been a strong finisher, and a slow starter. On average his best 4 game stretch has been the last 4 games of the year (8.92 pts per game), followed by the 3rd quarter (8.21 pts per game), 2nd quarter (7.23 pts per game) and 1st quarter (6.39 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 15 (12.56 pts per game), week 16 (11.40 pts per game) and week 4 (10.96 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 1 (3.81 pts per game), week 14 (5.41 pts per game) and week 3 (5.42 pts per game).
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