James McCann is a Bad DFS Value on Fanduel at $2.8K and DraftKings at $4.4K on 8/30

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 5.9 FanDuel points and 4.5 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$629 short of $2.8K on FanDuel and -$657 short of $4.4K 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) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#63 Chance Sisco5.9 FD Points$2300
#64 Tucker Barnhart5.9 FD Points$2700
#65 James McCann5.9 FD Points$2800
#66 Jake Rogers5.8 FD Points$2300
#67 Roberto Perez5.8 FD Points$2900
DRAFTKINGS (C) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#20 Jake Rogers4.5 DK Points$2900
#21 Chance Sisco4.5 DK Points$3700
#22 James McCann4.5 DK Points$4400
#23 Tyler Flowers4.4 DK Points$3600
#24 Roberto Perez4.3 DK Points$3300

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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 38.03 projected fantasy points puts him at #35 behind Austin Hedges and ahead of Mitch Garver. He has averaged 1.99 fantasy points in his past 215 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 78%, 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 Tyler Flowers (7% OWN)38 FP, 2.34 per game159 FP, 78 gp, 2.04 per game (#21)
#34 Austin Hedges (9% OWN)38 FP, 2.18 per game173 FP, 91 gp, 1.9 per game (#27)
#35 James McCann (78% OWN)38 FP, 2.61 per game177 FP, 117 gp, 1.51 per game (#41)
#36 Mitch Garver (86% OWN)38 FP, 3.89 per game203 FP, 96 gp, 2.11 per game (#18)
#37 Francisco Mejia (47% OWN)36 FP, 2.46 per game32 FP, 21 gp, 1.5 per game (#42)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

James McCann is projected for 4.18 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week in week 23 which ranks him as the #28 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 Jorge Alfaro but behind Elias Diaz the rest of the week. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#33). He is projected for 8.67 fantasy points.

8/30 TO 9/1 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#26 Tony Wolters (13% OWN)4.31 FP (10% ST)2.39 FP
#27 Elias Diaz (7% OWN)4.29 FP (4% ST)2.21 FP
#28 James McCann (78% OWN)4.18 FP (67% ST)2.61 FP
#29 Jorge Alfaro (41% OWN)4.15 FP (32% ST)2.19 FP
#30 Carson Kelly (53% OWN)4.01 FP (42% ST)3.08 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#31 Josh Phegley (26% OWN)8.7 FP (15% ST)2.65 FP
#32 Omar Narvaez (94% OWN)8.7 FP (83% ST)2.85 FP
#33 James McCann (78% OWN)8.7 FP (67% ST)2.61 FP
#34 Francisco Mejia (47% OWN)8.4 FP (35% ST)2.46 FP
#35 Jacob Stallings (2% OWN)8.4 FP (2% ST)2.02 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 201938.02.38.07.83.50.4
-- Per Game (15 Proj)2.60.160.550.540.240.03
8/26 to 9/1 (1.6 Games)4.20.250.900.880.510.05
9/2 to 9/8 (3.5 Games)8.70.531.81.80.840.10
2019 Season250155054234
-- Per Game (98 GP)2.60.150.510.550.230.04
2018 to 2019428238985494
-- Per Game (215 GP)2.00.110.410.400.230.02