Player Fantasy Projection
Michael Burton 2016 Fantasy Projection And Ranking
Michael Burton Bio & Career Stats
Position: Running Back
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Additional Bio Information
Birth Date: ,
West Morris Central HS [Chester Township, NJ]
Drafted: 2016 Detroit Lions
(Round: 5 #168)
|Michael Burton 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 Rush Defenses in 2016
||Better Against Sub 500 Teams
|Michael Burton Previous Years Stats
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|Michael Burton 2016 Fantasy Analysis
Michael Burton was below his fantasy projection last year. His best fantasy RB ranking was #123 in 2015.
, and he was ranked the 319th most consistent player overall.
Career Experience Outlook:
Burton is entering his 2nd year in the NFL. Over the past 15 years, on average, RBs in their 2nd year have seen an increase in fantasy pts per game of 0.39 from their 1st year.
Last year Burton averaged 4.58 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:
No Change in Depth Chart.
Based on prior performance, a change in roster skilled positions projects a lower fantasy average of (0.318) pts per game for Burton. At the Running Back/Full Back position: Joique Bell (2015 Avg: 5.34 Pts/Game) has left the team and Ameer Abdullah (2015 Avg: 5.43 Pts/Game) is now starting. At the Wide Receiver position: Calvin Johnson (2015 Avg: 7.17 Pts/Game) has left the team and Marvin Jones (2015 Avg: 4.26 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. At the Tight End position: Timothy Wright (2015 Avg: 3.17 Pts/Game) has left the team and Brandon Pettigrew (2015 Avg: 1.87 Pts/Game) has been added to the starting lineup. Along the Offenisve Line: Michael Ola is no longer starting, Don Muhlbach has left the team and Taylor Decker has been added to the starting lineup. At the Kicker position: Sam Martin has left the team and Matt Prater (2015 Avg: 6.80 Pts/Game) is now starting.
Based on the winning percentage of the teams on the schedule Burton played last year (110 - 98 - 0 0.529%) were more difficult compared to the teams on the schedule for the upcoming season (85 - 107 - 0 0.443%), and this season's teams gave up more points (4,715) compared to last season's teams (4,615) so this could mean more fantasy points.
Performance Against Sub 500 Teams:
Burton had a lower fantasy avg (0.13 pts/game) against winning teams last year compared to teams with a losing record (2.50 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, Burton faced defenses that were stronger last year (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 16.31 - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 3 Top 5 Defenses) compared to the upcoming season (Avg. Total Yards Against Ranking: 20.42 - 1 Top 10 Defense and 1 Top 5 Defense), and this season's teams gave up more rushing yards (118 yds/game - 1 Top 10 Defense and 2 Top 5 Defenses) compared to last season's teams (111 yds/game - 4 Top 10 Defenses and 2 Top 5 Defenses).