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Dez Bryant 2017 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Dez Bryant Bio & Career Stats

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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:
<< A.J. Green    Sammy Watkins >>
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 2017 Fantasy Projection
2017 Pts 2017 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2016 Avg 2016 Fantasy Ranking 2016 Consistency
71.91 5.79 1 10.50 7.61 8 --
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
6 No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dez Bryant Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2016 Cowboys12507968101000091.307.61
2015 Cowboys931401300000038.054.23
2014 Cowboys1688132016000000162.0010.13
Dez Bryant 2017 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Dez Bryant has beaten his fantasy projection 5 out of 7 years, but he was below his projection the last 2. 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 beat his previous year fantasy game average last year, and has been trending up 3 out of the past 5 years.
Player Consistency:
, and he was ranked the 152nd most consistent player overall.
Career Experience Outlook:
Bryant is entering his 8th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, WRs in their 8th year have seen a decrease in fantasy pts per game of 0.08 from their 7th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Bryant has averaged 3.24 fantasy pts per game more 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 (0.912) pts per game for Bryant.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Bryant plays this year (103 - 86 - 3 0.545%) will be more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule from last season (94 - 113 - 2 0.454%), and last season's teams gave up more points (4,720) compared to this season's teams (4,313) so this could mean less fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Bryant had a lower fantasy avg (7.56 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (7.70 pts/game), so with a more difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could also be an indication of less points.
From a defensive standpoint, Bryant will face defenses that are stronger this year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 16.67 - 5 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 17.77 - 3 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense), and last season's teams gave up more passing yards (243 yds/game including 3 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense) compared to this season's teams (240 yds/game including 4 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 (8.85 pts per game), followed by the 3rd quarter (8.19 pts per game), 2nd quarter (7.45 pts per game) and 1st quarter (6.13 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 16 (12.92 pts per game), week 15 (11.15 pts per game) and week 4 (10.96 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 1 (3.32 pts per game), week 14 (4.59 pts per game) and week 9 (5.28 pts per game).



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