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Brian
McCann
College None
Team Atlanta Braves
16C
6'3"Height
215Weight
35Age
15Exp
L/LBats/Throws
Brian McCann's Fantasy Scouting Report

DAILY FANTASY VALUE

McCann is not the best option on FanDuel with a projected 4.8 FD pts (#70 among second basemen). He is the #47 highest priced C/1Bs ($2600). Using the salaries and projected points for healthy players in in today's pool to calculate expected points per dollar, McCann is worth $1.8K. There are 4 other options at $2600 (Ryan Zimmerman, Welington Castillo, Matt Adams, James McCann) and McCann is ranked #4 among the 5. These are 5 better options at lower salaries: Yadier Molina (8.4 FP), Kendrys Morales (8.2 FP), Neil Walker (7.1 FP), Martin Prado (6.4 FP), and Francisco Cervelli (6.8 FP). He is projected for more points than 4 higher priced options: Josh Phegley (2.9 FP), Austin Barnes (4.8 FP), Tom Murphy (3.1 FP), and Mitch Garver (3.3 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 4.9 FPs, a value reached in 32 of 74 games (43%). The combined 'cover percentage' for second basemen expected to start is 44%.

  • 4/21 VEGAS LINE EXPECTATION: ATL 3.8 (#24 Most Today) vs CLE 4.2 (#16 Most)
  • PROJECTION (POS RANK): 4.84 Fantasy Points (#69), 2.31 plate appearances (#76), 0.23 BA (#75), 0.676 OPS (#76), 0.07 HR (#60), 0.34 RBI (#52), 0.18 runs (#90),

McCann is NOT in the SportsLine DraftKings optimal lineup or the FanDuel optimal lineup which are based on the computer model's projection. SportsLine.com also offers premium optimal lineups from Mike McClure, a professional DFS player who has over $1 million in career winnings. He uses his own proprietary model to find great DFS values and often differs from the computer in how a player is projected to play on a daily basis.

WEEKLY FANTASY VALUE

When compared to other catchers in week 5 instead of McCann consider these better options at lower start percentages: Austin Romine (8.5 FP) and Grayson Greiner (8.5 FP). Kurt Suzuki (7.9 FP), Jorge Alfaro (7.9 FP), Austin Hedges (7.7 FP), Francisco Mejia (5.2 FP), and Mitch Garver (5.4 FP) are all projected for fewer points than McCann but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 5% of leagues he is expected to produce 7.9 fantasy points (WK 5). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #27 catcher of week 5. He is projected to be better than that (the #23 catcher).

He is projected for 8.1 fantasy points in week 5 (#23 C) in 3 games.


  • Based on 4/21 start percentages, Brian McCann is valued behind Flowers and above Maldonado but the projections rank Maldonado over Brian McCann in week 5.
  • Brian McCann last five game log with fantasy points (CBS, FD, DK) and statline.

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    REST OF SEASON VALUE

    The latest projections exactly match what is expected of Brian McCann, at least in terms of position ranking. Ranking by ownership percentage (10%), Brian McCann is expected to be the #27 catcher for the rest of the season. Projections also rank him #27. He is projected for 178 fantasy points in 71 remaining games. Based on average FPs, he is even better with the #19 highest average. The market ranks Brian McCann behind Flowers and above Iannetta but the projections rank Iannetta over Brian McCann.

    His value can vary significantly based on league scoring. He has a number of clear strengths and just as many weaknesses.

    WEEKLY FANTASY RECAP

    Out of 3 fantasy weeks he had one where he was 50% below his weekly average of 7.3 FPs.

    DAILY FANTASY SEASON RECAP

    He averaged 11.6 FD points and 10.8 DK points per game. We looked at all of his games that were between the 10th and 90th percentile where the 10th percentile is his floor and the 90th is his ceiling. On DraftKings his floor was 1000 and on FanDuel it was 1000 fantasy points. He did not have a high ceiling (less than +50% over average). On DraftKings it was -1000 and on FanDuel it was -1000 FPs. On FanDuel, he has been consistent with relatively few good or bad games (+/- 20% of average), and the same is true on DraftKings. We are only including games where they were in the daily fantasy slate and played.

    Career Stats
    YEARTEAMGABRHHRRBIBBKOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
    2019ATL72116175200.285.407.476
    2018HOU631892240723194001.211.300.338
    2017HOU9734947841862385810.240.323.435
    2016NYY130429561042058549910.242.335.412
    2015NYY135465681082694529700.232.319.436
    2014NYY140495571152375327700.232.286.406
    2013ATL10235643912057396601.255.335.460
    2012ATL121439441012067447630.230.299.398
    2011ATL128466511262471578932.270.351.465
    2010ATL143479631292177749852.269.374.453
    2009ATL138488631372194498341.280.348.485
    2008ATL145509681532387576450.300.373.522
    2007ATL139504511361892357401.269.320.452
    2006ATL130442611472493415420.332.388.572
    2005ATL591802050523182611.277.345.400
    Career (15 Seasons)1677581171515272719806141003259.262.337.453
    YEARTEAM2B3BTBSFSHHPIBGDP
    2019ATL101010010
    2018HOU306420607
    2017HOU12115250739
    2016NYY130177207215
    2015NYY151203701137
    2014NYY151201407116
    2013ATL13016420539
    2012ATL140175301715
    2011ATL1902172021410
    2010ATL2502174091012
    2009ATL351237635317
    2008ATL421266304417
    2007ATL380228625719
    2006ATL340253603812
    2005ATL707214155
    Career (15 Seasons)286526365497371170
    2019 Situational Stats
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    March260100002100.375.167.167100000
    April4110410063100.467.455.364510010
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Home4110410063100.467.455.364510010
    Away260100002100.375.167.167100000
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Day130100001000.500.333.333100000
    Night5140410064200.421.357.286510010
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    vs. Ariz.130110021000.500.667.333200000
    vs. Chi-N260200042100.444.333.333210010
    vs. Miami120100000000.500.500.500100000
    vs. Phil.260100002100.375.167.167100000
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Citizens Bank Park260100002100.375.167.167100000
    SunTrust Park4110410063100.467.455.364510010
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    vs. Lefthanded Pitcher210000010100.000.000.000010000
    vs. Righthanded Pitcher6160510055100.476.375.313600010
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Grass6170510065200.435.353.294610010
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Pre All-Star6170510065200.435.353.294610010
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    RISP560310062100.556.667.500410010
    RISP w/Two out130100020100.333.333.333100000
    Runners on Base680410063100.583.625.500510010
    Bases Empty590100002100.273.111.111100000
    Bases Loaded100000000000.000.000.000000000
    Late Inning Pressure110000001000.500.000.000000000
    LIP-Runners On100000000000.000.000.000000000
    with 0 outs570310021100.500.571.429400000
    with 1 out540100023000.500.250.250110010
    with 2 outs360100021100.286.167.167100000
    Leading Off340100001100.400.250.250100000
    1st Inning1101000200001.0001.0001.000100000
    >= 7th Inning550100011100.286.200.200110000
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Lineup Slot 76170510065200.435.353.294610010
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Playing Catcher6170510065200.435.353.294610010
    2019 Game Log
    MARCH
    DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSHBPAVGSLG%YTD OBP%
    03/28@L10-4301000010000.333.333.400
    03/31@L5-1300000011000.167.167.300
    APRIL
    DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSHBPAVGSLG%YTD OBP%
    04/01vsW8-0401000211000.200.200.313
    04/04vsW9-4201000210000.250.250.350
    04/06vsL4-2201000000000.286.286.364
    04/17vsL3-2301100210000.294.353.370
    04/20@L8-4411001100000.286.476.355
    Past Projections
  • 20 Apr 2019

    Does McCann's Latest DraftKings Projection Justify His $3.5K Salary?

    Does McCann's Latest DraftKings Projection Justify His $3.5K Salary?
  • 19 Apr 2019

    Does McCann's Latest DraftKings Projection Justify His $3.6K Salary?

    Does McCann's Latest DraftKings Projection Justify His $3.6K Salary?
  • 18 Apr 2019

    McCann FanDuel Projection Provides Play and Fade Advice

    McCann FanDuel Projection Provides Play and Fade Advice
  • 17 Apr 2019

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