As you may have noticed we have transformed Scout into a data and stats driven service geared towards helping invested fans make the right decisions on a daily basis. This is our new Fantasy Scouting Report that we produce for each fantasy relevant player. We treat them like a stock and report their value in season long fantasy, the current fantasy week, and if applicable, on FanDuel and on DraftKings. We establish what is expected of the player based on fantasy ownership %, start %, and DFS Salary and see if our proprietary forecasting model projects a better or worse than expected performance. For complete recaps of the best and worst values for each market (season, weekly, daily), injury reports and team outlooks be sure to check out the new Scout.
DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE
He is projected for 14 FanDuel points and 10.4 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$324 more than $4.3K on FanDuel and +$574 more than $5.4K on DraftKings. Their may be other options (see below) who are even better values, but barring a significant lineup change consider him a strong daily fantasy play. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.
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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK
Expect Bryce Harper to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 83.29 projected fantasy points puts him at #6 behind George Springer and ahead of Rhys Hoskins. He has averaged 3.37 fantasy points in his past 289 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 3.29 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#15) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite outfielder. He is projected to be very good, but not one of the very best at his position. Bryce Harper is expected to slightly improve on this season-to-date's #9 fantasy position rank.
WEEK 24 AND 25 FANTASY OUTLOOK
Bryce Harper is projected for 22.81 fantasy points in 7 games which is good enough to be the #4 ranked outfielder and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points per game than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Austin Meadows but behind Danny Santana. Week 25 will not be as good based on projected rank (#21). He is projected for 17.83 fantasy points.
FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS
The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.