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Stepfan Taylor 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Stepfan Taylor Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey:
Position: Running Back
Career: 3 Years
Height: 5-9
Weight: 214
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: --
High School: Mansfield HS [TX]
College: Stanford
Drafted: 2013 Arizona Cardinals (Round: 5 #140)

Running Back Rankings:
<< Juwan Thompson    Carlos Hyde >>
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
Stepfan Taylor 2016 Fantasy Projection
2016 Pts 2016 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2015 Avg 2015 Fantasy Ranking 2015 Consistency
28.93 3.46 4 9.00 1.00 116 --
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 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Stepfan Taylor Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2015 Cardinals614000580006.001.00
2014 Cardinals14117930020810048.753.48
2013 Cardinals1587100011500015.051.00
Stepfan Taylor 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Stepfan Taylor has been below his fantasy projection 2 out of 3 years. His best fantasy RB ranking was #64 in 2014.
Fantasy Trends:
Taylor fell below his previous year fantasy game average last year.
Career Experience Outlook:
Taylor is entering his 4th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, RBs in their 4th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 0.07 from their 3rd year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Taylor has averaged 3.65 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:
Taylor has moved up from 3rd to 2nd on the depth chart. Coming off an Injury.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.06) pts per game for Taylor. At the Running Back/Full Back position: Chris Johnson (2015 Avg: 9.30 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. At the Wide Receiver position: John Brown (2015 Avg: 6.74 Pts/Game) is now starting. At the Tight End position: Darren Fells (2015 Avg: 3.05 Pts/Game) has left the team and John Wetzel has been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: Mike Leach, Lyle Sendlein, Ted Larsen and Bobby Massie have left the team, A.Q. Shipley and D.J. Humphries are now starting and Evan Mathis has been added to the starting lineup.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Taylor plays this year (107 - 85 - 0 0.557%) will be more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule from last season (100 - 108 - 0 0.481%), and last season's teams gave up more points (4,753) compared to this season's teams (4,268) so this could mean less fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Taylor had a lower fantasy avg (0.20 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (1.16 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, Taylor will face defenses that are stronger this year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 16.00 - 5 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 18.62 - 2 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense), and last season's teams gave up more rushing yards (113 yds/game - 3 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to this season's teams (107 yds/game - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Taylor has had his best 4 game stretch during the second quarter of the year (4.16 pts per game), followed by the 4th quarter (2.47 pts per game), 1st quarter (1.73 pts per game) and 3rd quarter (0.81 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 13 (3.97 pts per game), week 15 (2.60 pts per game) and week 16 (2.33 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 3 (0.30 pts per game), week 6 (0.85 pts per game) and week 12 (0.88 pts per game).
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