Does Flexen's Latest FanDuel Projection Justify His $5.5K Salary?


Chris Flexen is underrated on FanDuel with a projected 24.5 FD pts (#19 among pitchers). At $5500 he is expected to be the #20 pitcher. Using our calculation of expected points per dollar, Flexen is worth $6.5K. Based on salary, he is expected to have 20.7 FPs, a value reached in 3 of 17 games (18%). The combined 'cover percentage' for pitchers expected to start is 44%.

  • 7/8 VEGAS LINE EXPECTATION: NYM 3.5 (#27 Most Today) vs TB 4 (#24 Most)
  • PROJECTION (POS RANK): 24.49 Fantasy Points (#21), 0.34 wins (#11), 0.39 losses (#19 lowest), 4.21 strikeouts (#22), 5.01 innings (#25), 1.47 WHIP (#26), 3.89 ERA (#17),

DRAFTKINGS VALUE: Based on a projected 12.2 DraftKings points, Flexen is fairly ranked. He is the #18 highest priced pitcher ($5400). At his projected points, he is worth a salary of $6.5K (expected pts per $ is calculated daily based on the average of healthy starters). Based on salary, he is expected to have 10.2 FPs, a value reached in 3 of 17 games (18%). The combined 'cover percentage' for pitchers expected to start is 41%.

Flexen is NOT in the SportsLine DraftKings optimal lineup or the FanDuel optimal lineup which are based on the computer model's projection. 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.


If you are in a league that allows for substitutions during the week, Chris Flexen could be someone to consider. He is projected to be the #22 starting pitcher the rest of week 15 and he is not starting in any league. Based on start%, Wilkerson is expected to produce more fantasy points than Chris Flexen and the projections validate that assessment. Given he is starting in 0% of leagues there is no market expectation for any real fantasy production in week 16.

He is projected for -0.4 fantasy points in week 16 (#122 SP) .

Projected StatRelative StrengthWK OverallRelative Weakness
Fantasy Points 
-0.44 (#122) 
0 (#162)
Losses0.02 (#1) 
Quality Starts 
0 (#154)
0.14 (#172)
0.2 (#170)
0.15 (#165)

  • Based on 7/8 start %s the market values Wilkerson over Chris Flexen and the projections agree.
  • Chris Flexen last five game log with fantasy points (CBS, FD, DK) and statline.

    6/24 vs LAD-6 FP, 0 FD, 0 DK1 IP, 1 ER, 0 K, 1 HA, 0 BBI, LOSS
    6/21 @COL0 FP, 1 FD, 1 DK0.1 IP, 0 ER, 0 K, 0 HA, 0 BBI
    5/26 @MIL-12 FP, 0 FD, -6 DK2 IP, 3 ER, 1 K, 8 HA, 3 BBI, WIN
    10/1 @PHI-15 FP, -2 FD, -6 DK1.1 IP, 5 ER, 3 K, 6 HA, 2 BBI, LOSS
    9/25 vs ATL-8 FP, 15 FD, 8 DK5 IP, 4 ER, 4 K, 3 HA, 3 BBI, WIN

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    The latest projections exactly match what is expected of Chris Flexen, at least in terms of position ranking. As of 7/8, Chris Flexen is the #131 ranked starting pitcher based on ownership percentage (

    Projected StatRelative StrengthOverallRelative Weakness
    Fantasy Points 
    -26 (#203) 
    Wins2 (#146) 
    Losses2 (#35) 
    Quality Starts1 (#184) 
    Strikeouts14 (#186) 
    Innings21 (#169) 
    Walks13 (#148) 
    6.86 (#216)
    1.95 (#217)