Jason Kipnis is a Bad DFS Value on Fanduel at $3.1K and DraftKings at $3.9K on 8/18

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 8.1 FanDuel points and 6.1 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$294 short of $3.1K on FanDuel and -$516 short of $3.9K 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 (2B) 8/18 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#24 Niko Goodrum8.2 FD Points$3000
#25 Josh Rojas8.1 FD Points$2500
#26 Jason Kipnis8.1 FD Points$3100
#27 Joe Panik7.7 FD Points$2400
#28 Marco Hernandez7.7 FD Points$2200
DRAFTKINGS (2B) 8/18 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#16 Hernan Perez6.4 DK Points$3000
#17 Brian Dozier6.1 DK Points$3500
#18 Jason Kipnis6.1 DK Points$3900
#19 Joe Panik6 DK Points$3300
#20 Tommy Edman5.9 DK Points$4200

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Jason Kipnis to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 79.4 projected fantasy points puts him at #26 behind Steve Wilkerson and ahead of Howie Kendrick. He has averaged 2.48 fantasy points in his past 247 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 2.6 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 44%, he is the #24 most highly owned second baseman. Jason Kipnis is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #19 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (2B) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#24 Jeff McNeil (95% OWN)81 FP, 2.99 per game168 FP, 63 gp, 2.67 per game (#10)
#25 Steve Wilkerson (1% OWN)80 FP, 2.19 per game168 FP, 63 gp, 2.67 per game (#10)
#26 Jason Kipnis (44% OWN)79 FP, 2.6 per game358 FP, 147 gp, 2.44 per game (#18)
#27 Howie Kendrick (27% OWN)79 FP, 3.29 per game92 FP, 39 gp, 2.35 per game (#21)
#28 Luis Urias (36% OWN)79 FP, 2.17 per game26 FP, 12 gp, 2.17 per game (#28)

WEEK 21 AND 22 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Jason Kipnis is projected for 2.18 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week in week 21 which ranks him as the #29 projected second baseman for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. This is projected to be a below average game with fewer fantasy points than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Jonathan Schoop but behind Nick Senzel the rest of the week. Week 22 is projected to be slightly better based on projected rank (#27). He is projected for 12.24 fantasy points.

8/18 TO 8/18 RANK (2B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#27 Hernan Perez (2% OWN)2.22 FP2.37 FP
#28 Nick Senzel (79% OWN)2.2 FP (57% ST)2.66 FP
#29 Jason Kipnis (44% OWN)2.18 FP (34% ST)2.6 FP
#30 Jonathan Schoop (47% OWN)2.13 FP (25% ST)2.69 FP
#31 David Fletcher (58% OWN)2.07 FP (40% ST)2.64 FP
8/19 TO 8/25 RANK (2B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#25 Cesar Hernandez (73% OWN)13 FP (52% ST)2.6 FP
#26 Adam Frazier (21% OWN)12.6 FP (11% ST)2.45 FP
#27 Jason Kipnis (44% OWN)12.2 FP (34% ST)2.6 FP
#28 Luis Urias (36% OWN)12.1 FP (15% ST)2.17 FP
#29 Isan Diaz (23% OWN)11.6 FP (8% 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.

JASON KIPNISFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019793.917.514.010.51.7
-- Per Game (31 Proj)2.60.130.570.460.340.06
8/12 to 8/18 (0.9 Games)2.20.090.450.390.360.04
8/19 to 8/25 (4.8 Games)12.20.612.72.11.50.29
2019 Season254125641366
-- Per Game (100 GP)2.50.120.560.410.360.06
2018 to 2019612301311069613
-- Per Game (247 GP)2.50.120.530.430.390.05