Bryce Harper is a Bad DFS Value on Fanduel at $4.2K and DraftKings at $5.2K on 8/30

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 11.7 FanDuel points and 8.5 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$477 short of $4.2K on FanDuel and -$375 short of $5.2K 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) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#18 Marcell Ozuna12 FD Points$3800
#19 Jackie Bradley11.7 FD Points$2600
#20 Bryce Harper11.7 FD Points$4200
#21 Nick Castellanos11.6 FD Points$3400
#22 Christian Yelich11.4 FD Points$4600
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#18 Marcell Ozuna8.9 DK Points$4700
#19 Mallex Smith8.7 DK Points$4500
#20 Bryce Harper8.5 DK Points$5200
#21 Victor Robles8.4 DK Points$4200
#22 Adam Eaton8.3 DK Points$4700

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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 90.93 projected fantasy points puts him at #8 behind Charlie Blackmon and ahead of Rhys Hoskins. He has averaged 3.36 fantasy points in his past 286 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 3.24 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#20) 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 not projected for elite value. Bryce Harper is expected to slightly improve on this season-to-date's #9 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#6 Marcell Ozuna (99% OWN)94 FP, 3.4 per game395 FP, 148 gp, 2.67 per game (#32)
#7 Charlie Blackmon (100% OWN)92 FP, 3.54 per game504 FP, 155 gp, 3.25 per game (#9)
#8 Bryce Harper (100% OWN)91 FP, 3.24 per game532 FP, 158 gp, 3.37 per game (#5)
#9 Rhys Hoskins (99% OWN)89 FP, 3.19 per game485 FP, 152 gp, 3.19 per game (#11)
#10 Yordan Alvarez (98% OWN)89 FP, 3.53 per game485 FP, 152 gp, 3.19 per game (#11)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Bryce Harper is projected for 8.94 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of the week in week 23 which ranks him as the #21 projected outfielder for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. 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 Anthony Santander but behind Andrew Benintendi the rest of the week. Week 24 will be better based on projected rank (#5). He is projected for 21.91 fantasy points.

8/30 TO 9/1 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#19 Willie Calhoun9 FP (71% ST)3.18 FP
#20 Andrew Benintendi9 FP (61% ST)2.96 FP
#21 Bryce Harper8.9 FP (93% ST)3.24 FP
#22 Anthony Santander8.9 FP (28% ST)2.74 FP
#23 Rhys Hoskins8.8 FP (89% ST)3.19 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#3 Willie Calhoun22.3 FP (71% ST)3.18 FP
#4 Mookie Betts22 FP (96% ST)3.86 FP
#5 Bryce Harper21.9 FP (93% ST)3.24 FP
#6 Marcell Ozuna21.7 FP (91% ST)3.4 FP
#7 Rhys Hoskins21.5 FP (89% ST)3.19 FP

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.

BRYCE HARPERFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019916.419.117.518.31.8
-- Per Game (28 Proj)3.20.230.680.620.650.06
8/26 to 9/1 (2.9 Games)8.90.631.91.81.70.17
9/2 to 9/8 (6.6 Games)21.91.64.54.24.40.43
2019 Season430289482868
-- Per Game (128 GP)3.40.220.730.640.670.06
2018 to 20199626219418521521
-- Per Game (286 GP)3.40.220.680.650.750.07