Player Fantasy Projection
Dez Bryant 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking
Dez Bryant Bio & Career Stats
Position: Wide Receiver
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Additional Bio Information
Birth Date: ,
Lufkin HS [TX]
Drafted: 2010 Dallas Cowboys
(Round: 1 #24)
|Dez Bryant 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
|Dez Bryant Previous Years Stats
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|Dez Bryant 2016 Fantasy Analysis
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.
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.
, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).