Michael Clevinger is a Bad DFS Value on Fanduel at $10.2K and DraftKings at $11.1K on 8/18

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 32.9 FanDuel points and 17.4 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$963 short of $10.2K on FanDuel and -$500 short of $11.1K 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 (P) 8/18 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#3 Zack Wheeler33.8 FD Points$11000
#4 Jack Flaherty33.2 FD Points$10700
#5 Michael Clevinger32.9 FD Points$10200
#6 Jose Quintana32.6 FD Points$9500
#7 Matt Boyd32.3 FD Points$9300
DRAFTKINGS (SP) 8/18 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#2 Zack Wheeler18.1 DK Points$10700
#3 Matt Boyd17.6 DK Points$10400
#4 Michael Clevinger17.4 DK Points$11100
#5 Tony Gonsolin15.8 DK Points$8800
#6 Joey Lucchesi15.2 DK Points$10000

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Michael Clevinger to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 37.88 projected fantasy points puts him at #9 behind Hyun-Jin Ryu and ahead of Zack Greinke. He has averaged 4.25 fantasy points in his past 44 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 5.19 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#10) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 97%, he is the #15 most highly owned starting pitcher. Michael Clevinger is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #28 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#7 Shane Bieber (98% OWN)41 FP, 5.5 per game42 FP, 20 gp, 2.08 per game (#42)
#8 Hyun-Jin Ryu (97% OWN)40 FP, 6.3 per game82 FP, 16 gp, 5.11 per game (#10)
#9 Michael Clevinger (97% OWN)38 FP, 5.2 per game115 FP, 32 gp, 3.59 per game (#24)
#10 Zack Greinke (98% OWN)36 FP, 4.6 per game116 FP, 34 gp, 3.42 per game (#26)
#11 Aaron Nola (98% OWN)33 FP, 4.38 per game218 FP, 33 gp, 6.6 per game (#7)

WEEK 21 AND 22 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Michael Clevinger is projected for 2.3 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #5 ranked starting pitcher and a must start for most owners. 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 Tony Gonsolin but behind Zack Wheeler the rest of the week. Week 22 will not be as good based on projected rank (#9). He is projected for 6.37 fantasy points.

8/18 TO 8/18 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#3 Jack Flaherty (97% OWN)3.29 FP (86% ST)2.4 FP
#4 Zack Wheeler (97% OWN)3.15 FP (78% ST)2.52 FP
#5 Michael Clevinger (97% OWN)2.3 FP (90% ST)5.2 FP
#6 Tony Gonsolin (9% OWN)2.1 FP (2% ST)1.9 FP
#7 Lance Lynn (96% OWN)1.74 FP (87% ST)3.11 FP
8/19 TO 8/25 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#7 Walker Buehler (98% OWN)6.6 FP (86% ST)6.7 FP
#8 Domingo German (97% OWN)6.4 FP (83% ST)2.93 FP
#9 Michael Clevinger (97% OWN)6.4 FP (90% ST)5.2 FP
#10 Jose Berrios (98% OWN)6.3 FP (88% ST)4.66 FP
#11 Charlie Morton (98% OWN)6.3 FP (89% ST)4.56 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.

MICHAEL CLEVINGERFPWINLOSSIPKBB
Rest of 201937.94.01.3424813.7
-- Per Game (7 Proj)5.20.540.175.86.61.9
8/12 to 8/18 (1 Game)2.30.340.265.95.92.1
8/19 to 8/25 (1 Game)6.40.630.115.56.51.9
2019 Season7272679522
-- Per Game (12 GP)6.00.580.175.67.91.8
2018 to 2019187201026230289
-- Per Game (44 GP)4.20.450.236.06.92.0