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 57.8 projected fantasy points puts him at #50 behind Gerardo Parra and ahead of Alex Gordon. He has averaged 2.53 fantasy points in his past 249 games, which is slightly less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.75 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#77) 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 51%, he is the #57 most highly owned outfielder. Jason Heyward is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #33 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#48 Nomar Mazara (68% OWN)59 FP, 2.85 per game338 FP, 128 gp, 2.64 per game (#34)
#49 Gerardo Parra (2% OWN)58 FP, 2.95 per game259 FP, 135 gp, 1.92 per game (#88)
#50 Jason Heyward (51% OWN)58 FP, 2.75 per game314 FP, 124 gp, 2.53 per game (#47)
#51 Alex Gordon (72% OWN)58 FP, 2.72 per game295 FP, 141 gp, 2.09 per game (#79)
#52 Kevin Pillar (61% OWN)57 FP, 2.57 per game320 FP, 139 gp, 2.3 per game (#63)

SIT JASON HEYWARD IN WEEK 24... PROJECTED FOR FEWER FPS THAN BRETT GARDNER

Jason Heyward is projected for 13.94 fantasy points in 5 games which projects to being the #60 ranked outfielder. This may be a week you want to sit Jason Heyward. 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 Victor Reyes but behind Brett Gardner. Week 25 will be better based on projected rank (#45). He is projected for 15.32 fantasy points.

9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#58 Hunter Renfroe14.3 FP (41% ST)2.81 FP
#59 Brett Gardner14.3 FP (41% ST)3.07 FP
#60 Jason Heyward13.9 FP (34% ST)2.75 FP
#61 Victor Reyes13.9 FP (2% ST)2.02 FP
#62 Gorkys Hernandez13.9 FP3.03 FP
9/9 TO 9/15 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#43 Andrew Benintendi15.6 FP (72% ST)2.86 FP
#44 Willie Calhoun15.6 FP (67% ST)3.15 FP
#45 Jason Heyward15.3 FP (34% ST)2.75 FP
#46 Justin Upton15.3 FP (52% ST)2.6 FP
#47 Michael Conforto15.3 FP (88% ST)3.26 FP

JASON HEYWARD IS A GREAT DFS VALUE ON FANDUEL ($2.8K) AND DRAFTKINGS ($3.5K) FOR 9/2

He is projected for 9 FanDuel points and 7 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$172 more than $2.8K on FanDuel and +$523 more than $3.5K 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.

FANDUEL (OF) 9/2 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#40 Mallex Smith9.4 FD Points$3000
#41 Adam Haseley9.1 FD Points$2500
#42 Jason Heyward9 FD Points$2800
#43 Jake Cave9 FD Points$2600
#44 Josh VanMeter8.8 FD Points$2800
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 9/2 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#24 Victor Robles7.3 DK Points$3900
#25 Aristides Aquino7.3 DK Points$5800
#26 Jason Heyward7 DK Points$3500
#27 Adam Haseley6.9 DK Points$3700
#28 Jake Cave6.8 DK Points$4100

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 2019582.69.611.68.50.9
-- Per Game (21 Proj)2.80.130.460.550.400.05
9/2 to 9/8 (5 Games)13.90.652.22.72.00.23
9/9 to 9/15 (5.6 Games)15.30.732.63.12.00.25
2019 Season316184964547
-- Per Game (125 GP)2.50.140.390.510.430.06
2018 to 201963026107130968
-- Per Game (249 GP)2.50.100.430.520.390.03