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Lorenzo Taliaferro 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking

Lorenzo Taliaferro Bio & Career Stats

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Jersey:
Position: Running Back
Career: 2 Years
Height: 6-2
Weight: 230
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Additional Bio Information

Birth Date: --
Birth Place: --
High School: Bruton HS [Williamsburg, VA]
College: Coastal Carolina
Drafted: 2014 Baltimore Ravens (Round: 4 #138)

Running Back Rankings:
<< T.J. Yeldon    Isaiah Crowell >>
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
Lorenzo Taliaferro 2016 Fantasy Projection
2016 Pts 2016 Avg Depth Chart *Avg Games Played 2015 Avg 2015 Fantasy Ranking 2015 Consistency
71.28 5.97 6 6.00 -- -- --
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
8 No No Yes Yes No No No No Yes
Lorenzo Taliaferro Previous Years Stats
YearTeamGmsRecsRec YdsRec TdsPass YdsPass TdsRush YdsRush TdsFGsXPsFan PtsFan Pts Avg
2015 Ravens35290004710012.154.05
2014 Ravens13811400029240058.904.53
Lorenzo Taliaferro 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Career Synopsis:
Lorenzo Taliaferro has been below his fantasy projection 2 straight years. His best fantasy RB ranking was #51 in 2014.
Fantasy Trends:
Taliaferro fell below his previous year fantasy game average last year.
Career Experience Outlook:
Taliaferro is entering his 3rd year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, RBs in their 3rd year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 0.29 from their 2nd year.
Position Outlook:
Throughout his career Taliaferro has averaged 1.29 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:
Taliaferro has moved up from 2nd to 1st 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 (0.583) pts per game for Taliaferro. At the Quarterback position: Ryan Mallett (2015 Avg: 12.76 Pts/Game) is no longer starting and Joe Flacco (2015 Avg: 20.19 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. At the Running Back/Full Back position: Javorius Allen (2015 Avg: 5.45 Pts/Game) is no longer starting and Justin Forsett (2015 Avg: 8.38 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. At the Wide Receiver position: Chris Givens (2015 Avg: 2.31 Pts/Game) has left the team and Steve Smith (2015 Avg: 7.36 Pts/Game) and Mike Wallace (2015 Avg: 2.59 Pts/Game) have been added to the starting lineup. At the Tight End position: Maxx Williams (2015 Avg: 1.62 Pts/Game) is no longer starting and Benjamin Watson (2015 Avg: 4.83 Pts/Game) and Crockett Gillmore (2015 Avg: 4.46 Pts/Game) have been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: John Urschel is no longer starting, Morgan Cox and Kelechi Osemele have left the team and Jeremy Zuttah, Eugene Monroe and Ronnie Stanley have been added to the starting lineup.
Schedule Difficulty:
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Taliaferro played last year (105 - 103 - 0 0.505%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (99 - 109 - 0 0.476%), and this season's teams gave up more points (4,879) compared to last season's teams (4,554) so this could mean more fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Taliaferro had a lower fantasy avg (1.08 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (10.00 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, Taliaferro faced defenses that were stronger last year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 16.69 - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to the upcoming season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 20.69 - 2 Top 10 Defenses and 1 Top 5 Defense), and this season's teams gave up more rushing yards (111 yds/game - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season's teams (105 yds/game - 6 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses).

In Season Trends:
Throughout his career Taliaferro has been a quick starter. On average his best 4 game stretch is the first 4 games of the year (7.81 pts per game), followed by the 2nd quarter (5.68 pts per game), 4th quarter (4.50 pts per game) and 3rd quarter (2.40 pts per game). His best weekly fantasy average has been in week 3 (7.70 pts per game), week 4 (6.83 pts per game) and week 9 ( pts per game), and his worst weekly average has been in week 4 (6.83 pts per game), week 3 (7.70 pts per game).
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