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Zach Line 2017 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Zach Line Bio & Career Stats

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Position: Running Back
Career: 4 Years
Height: 6-0
Weight: 226
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: --
Birth Place: --
High School: Oxford HS [MI]
College: Southern Methodist
Drafted: Undrafted

Running Back Rankings:
<< Mike Tolbert    Jalston Fowler >>
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
Zach Line 2017 Fantasy Projection
2017 Pts 2017 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2016 Avg 2016 Fantasy Ranking 2016 Consistency
16.28 1.38 1 7.50 -- -- --
2017 Bye Week Team Change Head Coach Change **Coming Off Injury Depth Chart Change Higher Fantasy Avg then League Harder Schedule in 2017 Better Defenses in 2017 Better Rush Defenses in 2017 Better Against Sub 500 Teams
9 No No No No No No No No No
Zach Line Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2016 Vikings500000150001.50.30
2015 Vikings106951001020023.752.38
2014 Vikings1000000000.00.00
Zach Line 2017 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Zach Line has been below his fantasy projection 3 out of 4 years. His best fantasy RB ranking was #89 in 2015.
Fantasy Trends:
Line fell below his previous year fantasy game average last year, and has been trending down 2 out of the past 3 years.
Career Experience Outlook:
Line 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 0.28 from their 4th year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Line has averaged 4.97 fantasy pts per game less than the league RB average. The average fantasy pts per game by RBs in 2016 was 6.14.
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 (0.224) pts per game for Line. Along the Offenisve Line: Brandon Fusco has left the team.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Line played last year (103 - 103 - 2 0.500%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (94 - 113 - 2 0.454%), and this season's teams gave up more points (4,974) compared to last season's teams (4,711) so this could mean more fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Line had a better fantasy avg (0.43 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (0.10 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 Line doing better against teams with a worse record.
From a defensive standpoint, Line faced defenses that were stronger last year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 15.38 - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to the upcoming season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 19.62 - 2 Top 10 Defenses and 0 Top 5 Defenses), and this season's teams gave up more rushing yards (108 yds/game - 3 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season's teams (102 yds/game - 6 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Line has been a quick starter. On average his best 4 game stretch is the first 4 games of the year (1.89 pts per game), followed by the 4th quarter (1.60 pts per game), 2nd quarter (0.50 pts per game) and 3rd quarter (0.29 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 2 (3.05 pts per game), week 3 (3.05 pts per game) and week 7 (0.95 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 6 (0.08 pts per game), week 12 (0.30 pts per game) and week 4 (0.30 pts per game).



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