Dustin Garneau is a Great DFS Value on Fanduel ($2.3K) and DraftKings ($3.2K) for 8/15

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 6.6 FanDuel points and 4.9 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$83 more than $2.3K on FanDuel and +$413 more than $3.2K 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 (C/1B) 8/15 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#33 Jason Castro6.8 FD Points$2700
#34 Robinson Chirinos6.8 FD Points$2800
#35 Dustin Garneau6.6 FD Points$2300
#36 Jake Rogers6.6 FD Points$2900
#37 Jonathan Lucroy6.5 FD Points$2300
DRAFTKINGS (C) 8/15 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#9 Robinson Chirinos5 DK Points$3200
#10 Jonathan Lucroy5 DK Points$3700
#11 Dustin Garneau4.9 DK Points$3200
#12 Alex Avila4.8 DK Points$3900
#13 Brian McCann4.5 DK Points$3400

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Dustin Garneau to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 80.32 projected fantasy points puts him at #7 behind Wilson Ramos and ahead of Yasmani Grandal. He has averaged 2.16 fantasy points in his past 32 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.53 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#28) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. Dustin Garneau is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #48 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (C) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#5 Will Smith (88% OWN)86 FP, 2.77 per game34 FP, 19 gp, 1.8 per game (#47)
#6 Wilson Ramos (97% OWN)84 FP, 2.65 per game286 FP, 109 gp, 2.62 per game (#6)
#7 Dustin Garneau80 FP, 2.53 per game3 FP, 1 gp (#2)
#8 Yasmani Grandal (99% OWN)77 FP, 2.79 per game353 FP, 139 gp, 2.54 per game (#10)
#9 Welington Castillo (13% OWN)76 FP, 2.34 per game89 FP, 48 gp, 1.85 per game (#31)

WEEK 21 AND 22 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Dustin Garneau is projected for 6.26 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of the week in week 21 which ranks him as the #16 projected catcher 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 Brian McCann but behind Carson Kelly the rest of the week. Week 22 will not be as good based on projected rank (#27). He is projected for 8.84 fantasy points.

8/15 TO 8/18 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#14 Jason Castro (13% OWN)6.4 FP (9% ST)2.96 FP
#15 Carson Kelly (56% OWN)6.3 FP (48% ST)3.14 FP
#16 Dustin Garneau (0% OWN)6.3 FP2.53 FP
#17 Brian McCann (27% OWN)5.9 FP (20% ST)2.45 FP
#18 Jorge Alfaro (40% OWN)5.9 FP (29% ST)2.05 FP
8/19 TO 8/25 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#25 Jason Castro (13% OWN)9.2 FP (9% ST)2.96 FP
#26 Danny Jansen (43% OWN)9 FP (30% ST)2.21 FP
#27 Dustin Garneau (0% OWN)8.8 FP2.53 FP
#28 Jorge Alfaro (40% OWN)8.7 FP (29% ST)2.05 FP
#29 Alex Avila (2% OWN)8.5 FP (1% ST)2.27 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.

DUSTIN GARNEAUFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019804.817.515.910.80.4
-- Per Game (32 Proj)2.50.150.550.500.340.01
8/12 to 8/18 (3.2 Games)6.30.401.41.20.950.03
8/19 to 8/25 (3.8 Games)8.80.551.91.71.20.04
2019 Season6631414100
-- Per Game (31 GP)2.10.100.450.450.320.00
2018 to 20196931514110
-- Per Game (32 GP)2.20.090.470.440.340.00