Mitch Garver is a Bad DFS Value on Fanduel at $3.4K and DraftKings at $5.4K on 8/17

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 8.5 FanDuel points and 6.3 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$374 short of $3.4K on FanDuel and -$561 short of $5.4K 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 (C/1B) 8/17 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#34 C.J. Cron8.6 FD Points$3200
#35 Brandon Dixon8.5 FD Points$2700
#36 Mitch Garver8.5 FD Points$3400
#37 Freddie Freeman8.5 FD Points$4300
#38 Matt Beaty8.4 FD Points$2600
DRAFTKINGS (C) 8/17 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#5 Gary Sanchez6.7 DK Points$4300
#6 Jacob Realmuto6.5 DK Points$4400
#7 Mitch Garver6.3 DK Points$5400
#8 Mike Zunino6.3 DK Points$3400
#9 Wilson Ramos6.3 DK Points$3900

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on average projected fantasy points, Mitch Garver is the #1 fantasy catcher with an average of 4 fantasy points per game. But with him projected to play just 13.8 games in you will need to wait on him to deliver value. In 66 games this season he has averaged 3.61 which ranks him as the #3 catcher based on average.

REST OF SEASON RANK (C) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#29 Jorge Alfaro (40% OWN)57 FP, 2.14 per game176 FP, 107 gp, 1.64 per game (#41)
#30 Willians Astudillo (18% OWN)57 FP, 2.99 per game80 FP, 29 gp, 2.74 per game (#4)
#31 Mitch Garver (88% OWN)55 FP, 4 per game203 FP, 96 gp, 2.11 per game (#19)
#32 James McCann (71% OWN)55 FP, 2.68 per game177 FP, 117 gp, 1.51 per game (#43)
#33 Tyler Flowers (7% OWN)55 FP, 2.39 per game159 FP, 78 gp, 2.04 per game (#22)

WEEK 21 AND 22 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Mitch Garver is projected for 4.4 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #9 ranked catcher and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a slightly better than average game with more fantasy points than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Mike Zunino but behind Yasmani Grandal the rest of the week. Week 22 will not be as good based on projected rank (#32). He is projected for 7.62 fantasy points.

8/17 TO 8/18 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#7 Welington Castillo (13% OWN)4.55 FP (7% ST)2.36 FP
#8 Yasmani Grandal (99% OWN)4.4 FP (95% ST)2.81 FP
#9 Mitch Garver (88% OWN)4.4 FP (76% ST)4 FP
#10 Mike Zunino (14% OWN)4.26 FP (8% ST)2.28 FP
#11 Roberto Perez (57% OWN)3.88 FP (47% ST)2.68 FP
8/19 TO 8/25 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#30 Tony Wolters (14% OWN)8.5 FP (10% ST)2.43 FP
#31 Jeff Mathis (1% OWN)8 FP1.51 FP
#32 Mitch Garver (88% OWN)7.6 FP (76% ST)4 FP
#33 Elias Diaz (8% OWN)7.3 FP (5% ST)2.17 FP
#34 Russell Martin (2% OWN)7.2 FP (1% ST)2.52 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.

MITCH GARVERFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019554.011.911.45.60.0
-- Per Game (14 Proj)4.00.290.860.820.410.00
8/12 to 8/18 (1 Game)4.40.311.10.920.320.00
8/19 to 8/25 (1.8 Games)7.60.571.61.60.780.01
2019 Season238235049250
-- Per Game (66 GP)3.60.350.760.740.380.00
2018 to 2019441309587540
-- Per Game (162 GP)2.70.190.590.540.330.00