Mike Soroka is a Bad DFS Value on Fanduel at $8.6K and DraftKings at $8.7K on 8/16

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 28.9 FanDuel points and 14.1 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$559 short of $8.6K on FanDuel and -$1332 short of $8.7K 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) 8/16 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#10 Kyle Hendricks30.8 FD Points$7800
#11 Mike Leake29.5 FD Points$6900
#12 Mike Soroka28.9 FD Points$8600
#13 Rick Porcello28.6 FD Points$6700
#14 Jacob Waguespack28.5 FD Points$7500
DRAFTKINGS (SP) 8/16 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#18 Adam Wainwright14.4 DK Points$7500
#19 Vincent Velasquez14.1 DK Points$7200
#20 Mike Soroka14.1 DK Points$8700
#21 Masahiro Tanaka13.8 DK Points$7300
#22 Joe Musgrove13.6 DK Points$6200

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Mike Soroka to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 27.96 projected fantasy points puts him at #20 behind Jake Odorizzi and ahead of David Price. He has averaged 4.14 fantasy points in his past 26 games, which is slightly more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.73 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#23) 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 96%, he is the #30 most highly owned starting pitcher. Mike Soroka is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #14 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#18 Aaron Nola (98% OWN)31 FP, 4.16 per game218 FP, 33 gp, 6.6 per game (#7)
#19 Jake Odorizzi (95% OWN)29 FP, 3.2 per game218 FP, 33 gp, 6.6 per game (#7)
#20 Mike Soroka (96% OWN)28 FP, 3.73 per game218 FP, 33 gp, 6.6 per game (#7)
#21 David Price (95% OWN)26 FP, 3.53 per game114 FP, 30 gp, 3.82 per game (#22)
#22 German Marquez (96% OWN)26 FP, 3.45 per game92 FP, 32 gp, 2.87 per game (#33)

WEEK 21 AND 22 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Mike Soroka is projected for 1.79 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #28 ranked starting pitcher and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a below average week with fewer fantasy points per game than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Miles Mikolas but behind Dinelson Lamet the rest of the week. Week 22 will be better based on projected rank (#18). He is projected for 5.34 fantasy points.

8/16 TO 8/18 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#26 Jason Vargas (43% OWN)2.15 FP (30% ST)1.38 FP
#27 Dinelson Lamet (67% OWN)1.96 FP (34% ST)1.35 FP
#28 Mike Soroka (96% OWN)1.79 FP (76% ST)3.73 FP
#29 Miles Mikolas (90% OWN)1.74 FP (50% ST)1.41 FP
#30 Lance Lynn (97% OWN)1.71 FP (85% ST)2.98 FP
8/19 TO 8/25 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#16 Kyle Gibson (90% OWN)5.5 FP (56% ST)1.75 FP
#17 Charlie Morton (98% OWN)5.5 FP (91% ST)4.54 FP
#18 Mike Soroka (96% OWN)5.3 FP (76% ST)3.73 FP
#19 Hyun-Jin Ryu (98% OWN)5.3 FP (76% ST)6.4 FP
#20 Cole Hamels (96% OWN)5.3 FP (63% ST)2.66 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.

MIKE SOROKAFPWINLOSSIPKBB
Rest of 201928.03.21.0433611.1
-- Per Game (8 Proj)3.70.430.135.84.81.5
8/12 to 8/18 (2 Games)1.80.370.155.54.61.8
8/19 to 8/25 (2 Games)5.30.510.085.55.21.2
2019 Season10410212810330
-- Per Game (21 GP)4.90.480.106.14.91.4
2018 to 201910812315212437
-- Per Game (26 GP)4.10.460.125.94.81.4