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Giovani Bernard 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Giovani Bernard Bio & Career Stats

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Position: Running Back
Career: 4 Years
Height: 5-10
Weight: 205
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: ,
Birth Place: --
High School: St. Thomas Aquinas HS [Fort Lauderdale, FL]
College: North Carolina
Drafted: 2013 Cincinnati Bengals (Round: 2 #37)

Running Back Rankings:
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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
Giovani Bernard 2016 Fantasy Projection
2016 Pts 2016 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2015 Avg 2015 Fantasy Ranking 2015 Consistency
57.52 6.88 2 10.00 6.79 41 --
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 No Yes No No No Yes
Giovani Bernard Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2016 Bengals125000250002.752.75
2015 Bengals1649472000730200108.606.79
2014 Bengals1343349200680500127.459.80
2013 Bengals1656514300695500143.208.95
Giovani Bernard 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Giovani Bernard has beaten his fantasy projection 2 out of 3 years, but he was below his projection last year. His best fantasy RB ranking was #17 in 2013.
Fantasy Trends:
Bernard fell below his previous year fantasy game average last year.
Player Consistency:
, and he was one of the top 75 most consistent players overall (ranked 63).
Career Experience Outlook:
Bernard 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 Bernard has averaged 3.04 fantasy pts per game more than the league RB average. The average fantasy pts per game by RBs in 2015 was 5.60.
Depth Chart Change:
No Change in Depth Chart.
Player Turnover:
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.13) pts per game for Bernard. At the Running Back/Full Back position: Matt Lengel has been added to the starting lineup. At the Wide Receiver position: Marvin Jones (2015 Avg: 4.26 Pts/Game) has left the team and Brandon LaFell (2015 Avg: 2.42 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. At the Tight End position: Ryan Hewitt (2015 Avg: .71 Pts/Game) has left the team. Along the Offenisve Line: Clark Harris and Andre Smith have left the team and Eric Winston is now starting.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Bernard played last year (104 - 104 - 0 0.500%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (101 - 107 - 0 0.486%), and this season's teams gave up more points (4,763) compared to last season's teams (4,511) so this could mean more fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Bernard had a lower fantasy avg (6.53 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (6.99 pts/game), and with a less difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could also be a indication of a better fantasy season.
Defenses:
From a defensive standpoint, Bernard faced defenses that were stronger last year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 14.38 - 6 Top 10 Defenses and 4 Top 5 Defenses) compared to the upcoming season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 17.23 - 5 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses), and this season's teams gave up more rushing yards (109 yds/game - 5 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season's teams (104 yds/game - 6 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Bernard has been a quick starter, and a slow finisher. On average his best 4 game stretch is the first 4 games of the year (11.10 pts per game), followed by the 3rd quarter (9.12 pts per game), 2nd quarter (8.06 pts per game) and 4th quarter (6.37 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 2 (16.40 pts per game), week 6 (15.08 pts per game) and week 9 (14.53 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 7 (2.98 pts per game), week 13 (4.77 pts per game) and week 12 (4.88 pts per game).
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