Player Fantasy Projection
Eric Decker 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking
Eric Decker Bio & Career Stats
Position: Wide Receiver
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Additional Bio Information
Birth Date: ,
Cold Spring, MN
Drafted: 2010 Denver Broncos
(Round: 3 #87)
|Eric Decker 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
|Eric Decker Previous Years Stats
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|Eric Decker 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Eric Decker has beaten his fantasy projection 4 out of 6 years. His best fantasy WR ranking was #5 in 2012, and he has had a total of 3 seasons with a top 10 ranking.
Decker beat his previous year fantasy game average last year, and has been trending up 3 out of the past 5 years.
, and he was also one of the top 10 most consistent players overall (ranked 6).
Career Experience Outlook:
Decker 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 Decker has averaged 1.99 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 (0.289) pts per game for Decker. At the Quarterback position: Ryan Fitzpatrick (2015 Avg: 20.45 Pts/Game) has left the team and Geno Smith (2015 Avg: 22.65 Pts/Game) is now starting. At the Running Back/Full Back position: Chris Ivory (2015 Avg: 11.06 Pts/Game) has left the team and Matt Forte (2015 Avg: 11.63 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. At the Tight End position: Jeff Cumberland (2015 Avg: .64 Pts/Game) has left the team and Jace Amaro has been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Tanner Purdum have left the team and Ryan Clady has been added to the starting lineup. At the Kicker position: Randy Bullock (2015 Avg: 7.18 Pts/Game) has left the team and Nicholas Folk (2015 Avg: 8.29 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup.
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Decker plays this year (103 - 89 - 0 0.536%) will be more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule from last season (87 - 121 - 0 0.418%), and last season's teams gave up more points (5,111) compared to this season's teams (4,166) so this could mean less fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Decker had a lower fantasy avg (6.51 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (8.85 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, Decker will face defenses that are stronger this year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 15.75 - 5 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 21.08 - 2 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense), and last season's teams gave up more passing yards (251 yds/game including 3 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to this season's teams (244 yds/game including 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses).
In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Decker has been a strong finisher. On average his best 4 game stretch has been the last 4 games of the year (7.27 pts per game), followed by the 1st quarter (6.94 pts per game), 2nd quarter (6.73 pts per game) and 3rd quarter (5.79 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 9 (11.10 pts per game), week 4 (9.19 pts per game) and week 2 (8.93 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 11 (3.69 pts per game), week 1 (3.70 pts per game) and week 12 (4.56 pts per game).