Kyle Seager is a Bad DFS Value on Fanduel at $3.5K and DraftKings at $4K on 9/2

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DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 8.7 FanDuel points and 6.6 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$367 short of $3.5K on FanDuel and -$66 short of $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 (3B) 9/2 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#15 Renato Nunez8.9 FD Points$3200
#16 Josh Donaldson8.9 FD Points$3500
#17 Kyle Seager8.7 FD Points$3500
#18 Mike Moustakas8.7 FD Points$3100
#19 Eduardo Escobar8.5 FD Points$3900
DRAFTKINGS (3B) 9/2 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#8 J.D. Davis7.4 DK Points$4300
#9 Asdrubal Cabrera7.3 DK Points$3900
#10 Kyle Seager6.6 DK Points$4000
#11 Josh Donaldson6.6 DK Points$4800
#12 Rio Ruiz5.7 DK Points$2700

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Kyle Seager to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 61.94 projected fantasy points puts him at #15 behind Miguel Sano and ahead of Renato Nunez. He has averaged 2.53 fantasy points in his past 237 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 2.66 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#33) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. At 70% ownership, he is also the #15 most highly owned third baseman. Kyle Seager is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #21 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (3B) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#13 Josh Donaldson (99% OWN)63 FP, 2.83 per game141 FP, 52 gp, 2.71 per game (#13)
#14 Miguel Sano (76% OWN)63 FP, 2.98 per game152 FP, 71 gp, 2.15 per game (#23)
#15 Kyle Seager (70% OWN)62 FP, 2.66 per game349 FP, 155 gp, 2.25 per game (#21)
#16 Renato Nunez (64% OWN)60 FP, 2.74 per game141 FP, 71 gp, 1.99 per game (#27)
#17 Sheldon Neuse (4% OWN)58 FP, 2.89 per game141 FP, 71 gp, 1.99 per game (#27)

WEEK 24 AND 25 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Kyle Seager is projected for 14.11 fantasy points in 6 games in week 24 which ranks him as the #19 projected third baseman 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 Jedd Gyorko but behind Eduardo Escobar. Week 25 will be better based on projected rank (#15). He is projected for 15.42 fantasy points.

9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (3B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#17 Mike Moustakas (99% OWN)14.3 FP (73% ST)3.21 FP
#18 Eduardo Escobar (99% OWN)14.2 FP (92% ST)3.02 FP
#19 Kyle Seager (70% OWN)14.1 FP (57% ST)2.66 FP
#20 Jedd Gyorko (1% OWN)13.8 FP2.9 FP
#21 Matt Duffy (3% OWN)13.1 FP (1% ST)2.29 FP
9/9 TO 9/15 RANK (3B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#13 Eduardo Escobar (99% OWN)16.2 FP (92% ST)3.02 FP
#14 J.D. Davis (61% OWN)15.9 FP (48% ST)2.76 FP
#15 Kyle Seager (70% OWN)15.4 FP (57% ST)2.66 FP
#16 Sheldon Neuse (4% OWN)15 FP (1% ST)2.89 FP
#17 Jake Lamb (15% OWN)14.9 FP (6% 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.

KYLE SEAGERFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019624.513.711.37.60.4
-- Per Game (23 Proj)2.70.190.590.480.330.02
9/2 to 9/8 (5.9 Games)14.11.13.22.51.90.11
9/9 to 9/15 (5.7 Games)15.41.13.52.92.00.11
2019 Season251195344342
-- Per Game (82 GP)3.10.230.650.540.410.02
2018 to 201960041131106724
-- Per Game (237 GP)2.50.170.550.450.300.02