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EJ Manuel 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking
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Additional Bio Information
Birth Date: ,
Virginia Beach, VA
Bayside HS [Virginia Beach, VA]
Drafted: 2013 Buffalo Bills
(Round: 1 #16)
|EJ Manuel 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
|EJ Manuel Previous Years Stats
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|EJ Manuel 2016 Fantasy Analysis
EJ Manuel has beaten his fantasy projection 2 straight years. His best fantasy QB ranking was #28 in 2013.
Manuel fell below his previous year fantasy game average last year.
Career Experience Outlook:
Manuel is entering his 4th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, QBs in their 4th year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 0.01 from their 3rd year.
Throughout his career Manuel has averaged 4.57 fantasy pts per game less than the league QB average. The average fantasy pts per game by QBs in 2015 was 17.55.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart.
At the Wide Receiver position: Chris Hogan (2015 Avg: 2.70 Pts/Game) has left the team and Robert Woods (2015 Avg: 3.26 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: Garrison Sanborn has left the team and Jordan Mills is now starting. At the Kicker position: Jordan Gay has left the team.
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Manuel plays this year (98 - 94 - 0 0.510%) will be more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule from last season (102 - 106 - 0 0.490%), and last season's teams gave up more points (4,801) compared to this season's teams (4,273) so this could mean less fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Manuel surprisingly had a higher fantasy avg (12.48 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (12.25 pts/game), so with a more difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could be an indication of a higher fantasy average.
From a defensive standpoint, Manuel will face defenses that are stronger this year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 15.58 - 5 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 17.54 - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses), and last season's teams gave up more passing yards (248 yds/game including 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to this season's teams (247 yds/game including 3 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses).
In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Manuel has been a slow finisher, but has had his best 4 game stretch during the second quarter of the year (18.97 pts per game), followed by the 1st quarter (16.70 pts per game), 3rd quarter (15.80 pts per game) and 4th quarter (11.57 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 3 (18.23 pts per game), week 1 (17.68 pts per game) and week 2 (16.40 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 15 (12.98 pts per game), week 4 (14.50 pts per game) and week 2 (16.40 pts per game).