Player Fantasy Projection
Brice Butler 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking
Brice Butler Bio & Career Stats
Position: Wide Receiver
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Additional Bio Information
Birth Date: ,
San Diego State
Drafted: 2013 Oakland Raiders
(Round: 7 #209)
|Brice Butler 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
|Brice Butler Previous Years Stats
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|Brice Butler 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Brice Butler has beaten his fantasy projection 2 straight years. His best fantasy WR ranking was #96 in 2014.
Butler's fantasy game average per year has been going up for 2 years.
Career Experience Outlook:
Butler is entering his 4th year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, WRs in their 4th year have seen a decrease in fantasy pts per game of 0.02 from their 3rd year.
Throughout his career Butler has averaged 2.46 fantasy pts per game less than the league WR average. The average fantasy pts per game by WRs in 2015 was 4.23.
Depth Chart Change:
Butler has moved up from 3rd to 2nd on the depth chart. He has changed teams since last year moving from the Raiders to the Cowboys.
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.24) pts per game for Butler. At the Running Back/Full Back position: Tyler Clutts (2015 Avg: .20 Pts/Game), Joseph Randle (2015 Avg: 9.94 Pts/Game) and Christine Michael (2015 Avg: 1.04 Pts/Game) have left the team and Ezekiel Elliott has been added to the starting lineup. At the Wide Receiver position: Cole Beasley (2015 Avg: 3.79 Pts/Game) is now starting. At the Tight End position: Gavin Escobar (2015 Avg: 1.84 Pts/Game) is no longer starting and Jason Witten (2015 Avg: 3.35 Pts/Game) and James Hanna (2015 Avg: .56 Pts/Game) are now starting. Along the Offenisve Line: Ronald Leary is no longer starting, L.P. LaDouceur has left the team and La'el Collins is now starting.
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Butler played last year (114 - 94 - 0 0.548%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (97 - 111 - 0 0.466%), and this season's teams gave up more points (4,908) compared to last season's teams (4,774) so this could mean more fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Butler had a lower fantasy avg (1.90 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (3.03 pts/game), and with a less difficult schedule for the upcoming season it could also be a indication of a better fantasy season.
From a defensive standpoint, Butler faced defenses that were stronger last year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 17.46 - 5 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to the upcoming season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 19.69 - 2 Top 10 Defenses and 0 Top 5 Defenses), and this season's teams gave up more passing yards (250 yds/game including 3 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense) compared to last season's teams (249 yds/game including 2 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense).
In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Butler has been a slow starter, but has had his best 4 game stretch during the second quarter of the year (2.62 pts per game), followed by the 3rd quarter (2.35 pts per game), 4th quarter (1.72 pts per game) and 1st quarter (1.24 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 6 (4.73 pts per game), week 7 (2.40 pts per game) and week 4 (1.72 pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 2 (0.20 pts per game), week 15 (0.98 pts per game) and week 4 (1.72 pts per game).