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Will Johnson 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Will Johnson Bio & Career Stats

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Position: Running Back
Career: 4 Years
Height: 6-2
Weight: 238
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: --
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High School:
College: West Virginia
Drafted: Undrafted

Running Back Rankings:
<< Marcel Reece    Kyle Juszczyk >>
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
Will Johnson 2016 Fantasy Projection
2016 Pts 2016 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2015 Avg 2015 Fantasy Ranking 2015 Consistency
19.40 2.32 2 6.00 -- -- --
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
8 Yes Yes No Yes No No No No No
Will Johnson Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2015 Steelers221600071007.503.75
2014 Steelers1664100000002.05.13
2013 Steelers1584110000008.05.54
Will Johnson 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Will Johnson has been below his fantasy projection 3 out of 4 years, but he beat his projection last year. His best fantasy RB ranking was #107 in 2012.
Fantasy Trends:
Johnson beat his previous year fantasy game average last year.
Career Experience Outlook:
Johnson 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 Johnson has averaged 4.05 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:
Johnson has dropped from 1st to 2nd on the depth chart. He has changed teams since last year moving from the Steelers to the Giants.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.02) pts per game for Johnson. At the Running Back/Full Back position: Nikita Whitlock has been added to the starting lineup. At the Wide Receiver position: Rueben Randle (2015 Avg: 5.49 Pts/Game) has left the team and Victor Cruz has been added to the starting lineup. At the Tight End position: Will Tye (2015 Avg: 3.75 Pts/Game) is no longer starting and Larry Donnell (2015 Avg: 2.89 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: Danny Aiken has left the team.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Johnson played last year (109 - 99 - 0 0.524%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (91 - 101 - 0 0.474%), but last season's teams gave up more points (4,522) compared to this season's teams (4,512) so this could mean less fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Johnson had a better fantasy avg (3.75 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (0 pts/game), and with a less difficult schedule for the upcoming season it the data would suggest he may have a worse fantasy season, but the trend could easily change to Johnson doing better against teams with a worse record.
From a defensive standpoint, Johnson faced defenses that were stronger last year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 14.62 - 6 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to the upcoming season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 19.42 - 1 Top 10 Defense and 0 Top 5 Defenses), and this season's teams gave up more rushing yards (115 yds/game - 2 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season's teams (105 yds/game - 6 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Johnson has been a quick starter, and a slow finisher. On average his best 4 game stretch is the first 4 games of the year (1.01 pts per game), followed by the 2nd quarter (0.98 pts per game), 3rd quarter (0.78 pts per game) and 4th quarter (0.34 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 1 (3.65 pts per game), week 11 (3.03 pts per game) and week 8 (2.50 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 4 (0.00 pts per game), week 10 (0.03 pts per game) and week 6 (0.05 pts per game).



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