Jason Heyward is a Bad DFS Value on Fanduel at $2.9K and DraftKings at $4.2K on 8/15

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 7.8 FanDuel points and 6 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$223 short of $2.9K on FanDuel and -$636 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 (OF) 8/15 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#48 Brian Goodwin7.9 FD Points$2400
#49 Travis Demeritte7.8 FD Points$2900
#50 Jason Heyward7.8 FD Points$2900
#51 Ian Happ7.7 FD Points$3000
#52 Albert Almora7.7 FD Points$2500
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 8/15 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#42 Cameron Maybin6.1 DK Points$4800
#43 Albert Almora6 DK Points$3400
#44 Jason Heyward6 DK Points$4200
#45 Brian Goodwin5.9 DK Points$3900
#46 Kevin Pillar5.8 DK Points$4300

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

According to our projection, you can expect Jason Heyward to be a bench player or a good option off the waiver wire. His 91.34 projected fantasy points puts him at #57 behind Randy Arozarena and ahead of Adam Duvall. He has averaged 2.59 fantasy points in his past 235 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 2.71 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#88) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 55%, he is the #59 most highly owned outfielder. Jason Heyward is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #33 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#55 Shohei Ohtani (94% OWN)94 FP, 2.94 per game292 FP, 103 gp, 2.83 per game (#24)
#56 Randy Arozarena (4% OWN)92 FP, 2.59 per game292 FP, 103 gp, 2.83 per game (#24)
#57 Jason Heyward (55% OWN)91 FP, 2.71 per game314 FP, 124 gp, 2.53 per game (#48)
#58 Adam Duvall (33% OWN)91 FP, 2.45 per game234 FP, 135 gp, 1.73 per game (#102)
#59 Adam Haseley (5% OWN)90 FP, 2.67 per game234 FP, 135 gp, 1.73 per game (#102)

WEEK 21 AND 22 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Jason Heyward is projected for 9.67 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of the week which projects to being the #41 ranked outfielder. 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 Harold Ramirez but behind Hunter Pence the rest of the week. Week 22 will not be as good based on projected rank (#56). He is projected for 13.22 fantasy points.

8/15 TO 8/18 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#39 Franmil Reyes9.9 FP (49% ST)3.19 FP
#40 Hunter Pence9.9 FP (34% ST)3.36 FP
#41 Jason Heyward9.7 FP (40% ST)2.71 FP
#42 Harold Ramirez9.4 FP (4% ST)2.23 FP
#43 Mallex Smith9.2 FP (42% ST)2.48 FP
8/19 TO 8/25 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#54 Adam Jones13.2 FP (33% ST)2.49 FP
#55 Ryan Braun13.2 FP (46% ST)2.88 FP
#56 Jason Heyward13.2 FP (40% ST)2.71 FP
#57 Harold Ramirez13.2 FP (4% ST)2.23 FP
#58 Franmil Reyes13.2 FP (49% ST)3.19 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.

JASON HEYWARDFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019914.116.218.112.51.6
-- Per Game (34 Proj)2.70.120.480.540.370.05
8/12 to 8/18 (3.4 Games)9.70.411.82.01.20.17
8/19 to 8/25 (4.7 Games)13.20.652.32.61.70.22
2019 Season294174857477
-- Per Game (111 GP)2.70.150.430.510.420.06
2018 to 201960825106123898
-- Per Game (235 GP)2.60.110.450.520.380.03