Bryce Harper is a Great DFS Value on Fanduel ($4.3K) and DraftKings ($5.4K) for 9/2

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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.

FANDUEL (OF) 9/2 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Nelson Cruz15 FD Points$4200
#2 Cody Bellinger14.4 FD Points$4600
#3 Bryce Harper14 FD Points$4300
#4 George Springer13.6 FD Points$4200
#5 Yordan Alvarez13.6 FD Points$4300
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 9/2 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Nelson Cruz11.2 DK Points$5700
#2 Bryce Harper10.4 DK Points$5400
#3 Austin Meadows10.2 DK Points$4700
#4 Max Kepler9.7 DK Points$5300
#5 Thomas Pham9.6 DK Points$4600

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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.

REST OF SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#4 Juan Soto (100% OWN)90 FP, 3.49 per game387 FP, 115 gp, 3.37 per game (#6)
#5 George Springer (100% OWN)86 FP, 3.78 per game421 FP, 138 gp, 3.05 per game (#14)
#6 Bryce Harper (100% OWN)83 FP, 3.29 per game532 FP, 158 gp, 3.37 per game (#5)
#7 Rhys Hoskins (99% OWN)81 FP, 3.19 per game485 FP, 152 gp, 3.19 per game (#11)
#8 Charlie Blackmon (100% OWN)81 FP, 3.49 per game504 FP, 155 gp, 3.25 per game (#9)

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.

9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#2 Willie Calhoun24.1 FP (67% ST)3.15 FP
#3 Danny Santana23.5 FP (84% ST)3.03 FP
#4 Bryce Harper22.8 FP (98% ST)3.29 FP
#5 Austin Meadows22.7 FP (90% ST)3.25 FP
#6 Mookie Betts22.4 FP (96% ST)3.8 FP
9/9 TO 9/15 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#19 Mike Yastrzemski18.2 FP (31% ST)2.73 FP
#20 Austin Meadows17.9 FP (90% ST)3.25 FP
#21 Bryce Harper17.8 FP (98% ST)3.29 FP
#22 Aristides Aquino17.8 FP (90% ST)3.04 FP
#23 Oscar Mercado17.6 FP (46% ST)2.73 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 2019835.917.315.916.51.7
-- Per Game (25 Proj)3.30.230.680.630.650.07
9/2 to 9/8 (6.7 Games)22.81.74.74.34.50.47
9/9 to 9/15 (5.5 Games)17.81.13.83.63.70.36
2019 Season443299785879
-- Per Game (131 GP)3.40.220.740.650.660.07
2018 to 20199756319718821622
-- Per Game (289 GP)3.40.220.680.650.750.08