Does Haase's Latest DraftKings Projection Justify His $3.2K Salary?

DAILY FANTASY VALUE

Projected for 1.5 DraftKings pts Eric Haase is the #55 ranked catcher. He is the #34 highest priced catcher ($3200). At his projected points, he is worth a salary of $1.2K. There are 5 other options at $3200 (Matt Wieters, Roberto Perez, Chris Herrmann, Yan Gomes, Tom Murphy) and Haase is ranked #4 among the 6. These are 5 better options at lower salaries: Jeff Mathis (3.3 FP), Erik Kratz (1.6 FP), Francisco Cervelli (1.7 FP), Welington Castillo (5.4 FP), and Austin Romine (2.9 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 4.1 FPs, a value reached in 1 of 10 games (10%). The combined 'cover percentage' for catchers expected to start is 45%.

  • 5/24 VEGAS LINE EXPECTATION: CLE 3.5 (#28 Most Today) vs TB 4 (#24 Most)
  • PROJECTION (POS RANK): 1.53 Fantasy Points (#54), 1.06 plate appearances (#54), 0.198 BA (#51), 0.613 OPS (#47), 0.03 HR (#47), 0.12 RBI (#51), 0.1 runs (#53),

FANDUEL VALUE: Projected for 2 FanDuel pts Eric Haase is the #109 ranked C/1Bs. He is the #107 highest priced C/1Bs ($2000). Using the salaries and projected points for healthy players in in today's pool to calculate expected points per dollar, Haase is worth $0.8K. There are many other options (14) at $2000 and Haase is ranked #9 among the 15. Based on salary, he is expected to have 2 FPs, a value reached in 3 of 10 games (30%). The combined 'cover percentage' for outfielders expected to start is 46%.

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

WEEKLY FANTASY VALUE

Based on start%, Garneau is expected to produce more fantasy points than Eric Haase but the projections say otherwise. Given he is starting in 0% of leagues there is no market expectation for any real fantasy production in week 10.

He is projected for 4.9 fantasy points in week 10 (#56 C) in 2 games.

Projected StatRelative StrengthWK OverallRelative Weakness
Fantasy Points 
4.87 (#56) 
Avg0.235 (#36) 
 
OPS0.637 (#32) 
 
Home Runs 
0.3 (#48) 
Runs 
0.88 (#56) 
RBI 
1 (#53) 
Stolen Bases0 (#33) 
 

  • Based on 5/24 start %s the market values Garneau over Eric Haase but the projections do not agree for week 10.
  • May 27May 28May 29May 30May 31Jun 1Jun 2
    0.6 FP @BOS0.7 FP @BOS0.5 FP @BOS0.9 FP @CHW0.7 FP @CHW0.8 FP @CHW0.7 FP @CHW

    Eric Haase last five game log with fantasy points (CBS, FD, DK) and statline.

    OPPFANTASYSTATLINE
    5/23 vs TB-2 FP, 0 FD, 0 DK0-4
    9/30 @KC-1 FP, 0 FD, 0 DK0-4
    9/28 @KC0 FP, 0 FD, 0 DK0-1
    9/26 @CHW0 FP, 0 FD, 0 DK0-2
    9/23 vs BOS0 FP, 3 FD, 3 DK1-3

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    REST OF SEASON VALUE

    His latest projection based rank among catchers is #61. Ranking by ownership percentage (under 1%) and season fantasy rankings, Eric Haase is expected to be the #69 catcher for the rest of the season. Eric Haase's projection rank is better than their market rank. While there is value and likely a clear opportunity to acquire him via trade or waiver wire pick up it is probably not worth the roster spot at this time. Even though he is undervalued, he is not projected for more fantasy points than other catchers with a better market ranking. He is projected for 73 fantasy points in 28 remaining games. Based on average FPs, he is even better with the #16 highest average. The market values Nido over Eric Haase but the projections do not.

    Projected StatRelative StrengthOverallRelative Weakness
    Fantasy Points 
    73 (#61) 
    Avg0.237 (#39) 
     
    OPS0.692 (#41) 
     
    Home Runs 
    4 (#57) 
    Runs 
    14 (#58) 
    RBI 
    16 (#60) 
    Stolen Bases0 (#33) 
     
    Strikeouts28 (#4) 
     

    His projected fantasy points is lower than you would like given his relatively strong OPS projection.