Jason Heyward Scratched

SCOUT ANALYST JOHN BOLLMAN'S TAKE

Jason Heyward was scratched from yesterday’s lineup with pain in his knee. He is listed as day-to-day and an IL stint is not expected. Tony Kemp took his spot in the starting lineup, he is not worth a look in fantasy.

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

According to our projection, you can expect Jason Heyward to be a bench player or a good option off the waiver wire. His 60.07 projected fantasy points puts him at #53 behind Brandon Nimmo and ahead of Josh Naylor. He has averaged 2.54 fantasy points in his past 248 games, which is slightly less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.76 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#80) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 53%, he is the #59 most highly owned outfielder. Jason Heyward is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #34 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#51 Franmil Reyes (73% OWN)61 FP, 3.11 per game181 FP, 86 gp, 2.1 per game (#84)
#52 Brandon Nimmo (19% OWN)60 FP, 2.79 per game370 FP, 138 gp, 2.68 per game (#35)
#53 Jason Heyward (53% OWN)60 FP, 2.76 per game314 FP, 124 gp, 2.53 per game (#52)
#54 Josh Naylor (6% OWN)60 FP, 2.49 per game314 FP, 124 gp, 2.53 per game (#52)
#55 Lorenzo Cain (81% OWN)60 FP, 2.44 per game391 FP, 139 gp, 2.81 per game (#30)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Jason Heyward is projected for 1.74 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week in week 23 which only ranks him as the #94 projected outfielder and not a fantasy relevant player. This is projected to be a below average game with fewer fantasy points than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Randal Grichuk but behind Sam Hilliard the rest of the week. Week 24 will be better based on projected rank (#63). He is projected for 13.92 fantasy points.

9/1 TO 9/1 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#92 Jarrod Dyson1.8 FP (15% ST)2.63 FP
#93 Sam Hilliard1.78 FP (4% ST)2.94 FP
#94 Jason Heyward1.74 FP (36% ST)2.76 FP
#95 Randal Grichuk1.73 FP (33% ST)2.61 FP
#96 Jake Marisnick1.69 FP (1% ST)3.12 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#61 Hunter Renfroe14.2 FP (44% ST)2.79 FP
#62 Avisail Garcia14 FP (24% ST)2.77 FP
#63 Jason Heyward13.9 FP (36% ST)2.76 FP
#64 Harold Ramirez13.7 FP (4% ST)2.24 FP
#65 Steve Wilkerson13.6 FP2.19 FP

JASON HEYWARD IS A BAD DFS VALUE ON FANDUEL AT $2.6K AND DRAFTKINGS AT $3.9K ON 9/1

He is projected for 6.8 FanDuel points and 5.2 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$351 short of $2.6K on FanDuel and -$846 short of $3.9K on DraftKings. Their should be much better options (see below). Barring a significant lineup change consider him a daily fantasy player to fade. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (OF) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#94 Jace Peterson6.9 FD Points$2300
#95 Tommy Edman6.8 FD Points$2800
#96 Jason Heyward6.8 FD Points$2600
#97 Billy Hamilton6.7 FD Points$2200
#98 Jake Bauers6.6 FD Points$2000
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#53 Travis Demeritte5.7 DK Points$3300
#54 Avisail Garcia5.6 DK Points$4100
#55 Jason Heyward5.2 DK Points$3900
#56 J.T. Riddle5.1 DK Points$2100
#57 Jake Marisnick4.9 DK Points$3800

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.

JASON HEYWARDFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019602.710.112.19.11.0
-- Per Game (22 Proj)2.80.120.460.560.420.05
8/26 to 9/1 (0.9 Games)1.70.040.330.350.330.04
9/2 to 9/8 (4.9 Games)13.90.652.32.72.00.22
2019 Season316184964547
-- Per Game (124 GP)2.50.150.400.520.440.06
2018 to 201963026107130968
-- Per Game (248 GP)2.50.100.430.520.390.03