James McCann is a Bad DFS Value on Fanduel at $2.7K and DraftKings at $4.2K on 8/31

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 6 FanDuel points and 4.5 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$585 short of $2.7K on FanDuel and -$544 short of $4.2K 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 (C/1B) 8/31 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#63 Brandon Belt6.1 FD Points$3200
#64 Tucker Barnhart6 FD Points$2700
#65 James McCann6 FD Points$2700
#66 Omar Narvaez5.9 FD Points$2700
#67 Jason Castro5.9 FD Points$2400
DRAFTKINGS (C) 8/31 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#12 Tucker Barnhart4.6 DK Points$3100
#13 Kurt Suzuki4.6 DK Points$4300
#14 James McCann4.5 DK Points$4200
#15 Omar Narvaez4.5 DK Points$4400
#16 Kevan Smith4.1 DK Points$2900

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

You can expect James McCann to be a good bench player who will start in certain weeks the rest of the season. His 36.65 projected fantasy points puts him at #35 behind Mike Zunino and ahead of Josh Phegley. He has averaged 1.99 fantasy points in his past 216 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.61 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#21) is better than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 77%, he is the #12 most highly owned catcher. James McCann is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #9 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (C) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#33 Kevan Smith (1% OWN)37 FP, 2.36 per game113 FP, 51 gp, 2.22 per game (#14)
#34 Mike Zunino (13% OWN)37 FP, 2.02 per game189 FP, 109 gp, 1.73 per game (#34)
#35 James McCann (77% OWN)37 FP, 2.61 per game177 FP, 117 gp, 1.51 per game (#41)
#36 Josh Phegley (26% OWN)36 FP, 2.58 per game54 FP, 33 gp, 1.62 per game (#40)
#37 Alex Avila (1% OWN)35 FP, 2.11 per game85 FP, 79 gp, 1.08 per game (#54)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

James McCann is projected for 2.78 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week in week 23 which ranks him as the #31 projected catcher for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. This is projected to be a slightly better than average game with more fantasy points than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Jorge Alfaro but behind Josh Phegley the rest of the week. Week 24 is projected to be slightly better based on projected rank (#30). He is projected for 8.61 fantasy points.

8/31 TO 9/1 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#29 Jonathan Lucroy (20% OWN)2.89 FP (10% ST)2.37 FP
#30 Josh Phegley (26% OWN)2.84 FP (15% ST)2.58 FP
#31 James McCann (77% OWN)2.78 FP (66% ST)2.61 FP
#32 Jorge Alfaro (41% OWN)2.72 FP (32% ST)2.2 FP
#33 Carson Kelly (54% OWN)2.72 FP (41% ST)3.11 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#28 Jason Castro (12% OWN)9.1 FP (8% ST)2.75 FP
#29 Austin Hedges (9% OWN)9 FP (5% ST)2.24 FP
#30 James McCann (77% OWN)8.6 FP (66% ST)2.61 FP
#31 Omar Narvaez (94% OWN)8.6 FP (81% ST)2.8 FP
#32 Danny Jansen (39% OWN)8.5 FP (25% ST)2.21 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.

JAMES MCCANNFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 201936.72.37.77.53.40.4
-- Per Game (14 Proj)2.60.160.550.540.240.03
8/26 to 9/1 (1.1 Games)2.80.170.570.570.350.03
9/2 to 9/8 (3.5 Games)8.60.561.81.80.850.10
2019 Season254155055244
-- Per Game (99 GP)2.60.150.510.560.240.04
2018 to 2019430238986504
-- Per Game (216 GP)2.00.110.410.400.230.02