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Dion Lewis 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Dion Lewis Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey: #27
Position: Running Back
Career: 4 Years
Height: 5-8
Weight: 195
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: --
High School: [NJ]
College: Pittsburgh
Drafted: 2011 Philadelphia Eagles (Round: 5 #149)

Running Back Rankings:
<< Adrian Peterson    Devonta Freeman >>
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
Dion Lewis 2016 Fantasy Projection
2016 Pts 2016 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2015 Avg 2015 Fantasy Ranking 2015 Consistency
145.55 12.19 1 7.00 9.54 21 --
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 Rush Defenses in 2016 Better Against Sub 500 Teams
9 No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dion Lewis Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2015 Patriots73638820023420066.809.54
2014 Colts0000000000.00.00
Dion Lewis 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Dion Lewis beat his projection last year. His best fantasy RB ranking was #53 in 2015.
Fantasy Trends:
Lewis beat his previous year fantasy game average last year, and has been trending up 2 out of the past 3 years.
Career Experience Outlook:
Lewis is entering his 5th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, RBs in their 5th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 0.43 from their 4th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Lewis has averaged 2.16 fantasy pts per game less than the league RB average. The average fantasy pts per game by RBs in 2015 was 5.60.
Depth Chart Change:
Lewis has moved up from 3rd to 1st on the depth chart.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.062) pts per game for Lewis. At the Running Back/Full Back position: James White (2015 Avg: 5.65 Pts/Game) is no longer starting and LeGarrette Blount (2015 Avg: 9.54 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. At the Wide Receiver position: Julian Edelman (2015 Avg: 8.77 Pts/Game) is now starting. At the Tight End position: Martellus Bennett (2015 Avg: 3.63 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: Marcus Cannon and Josh Kline are no longer starting, Joe Cardona has left the team, Tre Jackson is now starting and Nate Solder has been added to the starting lineup.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Lewis plays this year (103 - 89 - 0 0.536%) will be more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule from last season (97 - 111 - 0 0.466%), and last season's teams gave up more points (4,894) compared to this season's teams (4,079) so this could mean less fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Lewis had a lower fantasy avg (6.40 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (10.80 pts/game), so with a more difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could also be an indication of less points.
Defenses:
From a defensive standpoint, Lewis will face defenses that are stronger this year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 12.92 - 6 Top 10 Defenses and 5 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 18.62 - 3 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses), and last season's teams gave up more rushing yards (110 yds/game - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to this season's teams (101 yds/game - 7 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Lewis has been a quick starter. On average his best 4 game stretch is the first 4 games of the year (7.34 pts per game), followed by the 2nd quarter (5.94 pts per game), 4th quarter (3.50 pts per game) and 3rd quarter (1.51 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 5 (6.58 pts per game), week 3 (5.75 pts per game) and week 1 (5.15 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 15 (0.55 pts per game), week 6 (2.00 pts per game) and week 1 (5.15 pts per game).
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