T.J. Watt Was the #26 Fantasy LB

2018 FANTASY RECAP AND 2019 FANTASY PROJECTION

T.J. Watt was the number #26 ranked LB and the #180 ranked player overall. His elite ranking drops slightly if you base things on average fantasy points where he is the #28 LB. He showed improvement from his start of the season to the middle of his season, but then his production dropped off. In his middle 6 games he averaged 8.1 fantasy points which was higher than his start (6.6 FP) and his ending average (4.9 FP). He is young, so his late season drop-off should not be an indicator of an overall downward trend heading into next season. Using standard deviation as an indicator of consistency, Watt is relatively inconsistent capable of very high highs and equally low lows. He averaged 6.6 FPs, but on any given day his projected ceiling is as high as 20 fantasy points. T.J. Watt (2019 Season Projection: 50 Solo, 17 Ast, 11.1 Sacks, 5.5 PDs) is projected to take a slight step downward in the upcoming fantasy season. His rank based on total projected fantasy points has him as the #33 player at his position.

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STATISTICAL IMPROVEMENT OVER LAST SEASON

He has demonstrated the solid year-to-year improvement that you look for in a younger player. His fantasy average improved by 35%.

SEASON TREND20182017
Fantasy Points10074
FP Average6.64.9
Regular Season GP1515

PAST FANTASY PERFORMANCE (2017 TO 2018)

T.J. Watt played in 15 games in 2018. He was the #25 ranked fantasy LB based on total fantasy points. He averaged 6.6 FP per game (#28 ranked based on average). He is trending up based on improved per game fantasy ranking from 2017 to 2018. He is relatively stronger (stats bolded below) than weaker in more categories.

2017-2018FPSOLOSACKFUMRECFUMFORCEDEFINTPD
Stats (30 Games)174842107111
LB Rank#24#52#4#291#1#33#8
Average Stats5.82.80.700.230.030.37
LB Rank (Averages)#40#88#4#1#6#69#20
2018 SeasonFPSOLOSACKFUMRECFUMFORCEDEFINTPD
Stats (15 Games)10046140603
LB Rank#25#45#1#271#1#271#47
Average Stats6.63.10.9300.400.2
LB Rank (Averages)#28#65#1#1#4#1#74
2017 SeasonFPSOLOSACKFUMRECFUMFORCEDEFINTPD
Stats (15 Games)743870118
LB Rank#46#65#10#222#28#14#4
Average Stats4.92.50.4700.070.070.53
LB Rank (Averages)#64#88#18#1#72#31#6