Omar Narvaez is a Bad DFS Value on Fanduel at $2.7K and DraftKings at $4.6K on 8/30

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DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 5.6 FanDuel points and 4.3 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$640 short of $2.7K on FanDuel and -$1023 short of $4.6K 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) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#67 Roberto Perez5.8 FD Points$2900
#68 Tyler Flowers5.8 FD Points$2200
#69 Omar Narvaez5.6 FD Points$2700
#70 Alex Avila5.5 FD Points$2300
#71 Jonathan Lucroy5.3 FD Points$2300
DRAFTKINGS (C) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#23 Tyler Flowers4.4 DK Points$3600
#24 Roberto Perez4.3 DK Points$3300
#25 Omar Narvaez4.3 DK Points$4600
#26 Alex Avila4.1 DK Points$4000
#27 Kevan Smith4 DK Points$2900

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Omar Narvaez to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 46.42 projected fantasy points puts him at #14 behind Welington Castillo and ahead of Tucker Barnhart. He has averaged 2.3 fantasy points in his past 204 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.85 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#9) is better than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 94%, he is the #5 most highly owned catcher. Omar Narvaez is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #6 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (C) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#12 Jose Trevino (1% OWN)49 FP, 2.32 per game26 FP, 12 gp, 2.2 per game (#27)
#13 Welington Castillo (13% OWN)48 FP, 2.18 per game89 FP, 48 gp, 1.85 per game (#30)
#14 Omar Narvaez (94% OWN)46 FP, 2.85 per game188 FP, 95 gp, 1.98 per game (#24)
#15 Tucker Barnhart (25% OWN)46 FP, 2.24 per game279 FP, 134 gp, 2.08 per game (#19)
#16 Christian Vazquez (93% OWN)45 FP, 2.68 per game108 FP, 77 gp, 1.41 per game (#47)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Omar Narvaez is projected for 4.41 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week in week 23 which ranks him as the #23 projected catcher 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 Jonathan Lucroy but behind Kevan Smith the rest of the week. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#32). He is projected for 8.67 fantasy points.

8/30 TO 9/1 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#21 Tyler Flowers (7% OWN)4.64 FP (5% ST)2.34 FP
#22 Kevan Smith (1% OWN)4.51 FP2.39 FP
#23 Omar Narvaez (94% OWN)4.41 FP (83% ST)2.85 FP
#24 Jonathan Lucroy (20% OWN)4.37 FP (10% ST)2.37 FP
#25 Yan Gomes (14% OWN)4.37 FP (8% ST)2.37 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#30 Alex Avila (1% OWN)8.7 FP (1% ST)2.14 FP
#31 Josh Phegley (26% OWN)8.7 FP (15% ST)2.65 FP
#32 Omar Narvaez (94% OWN)8.7 FP (83% ST)2.85 FP
#33 James McCann (78% OWN)8.7 FP (67% ST)2.61 FP
#34 Francisco Mejia (47% OWN)8.4 FP (35% ST)2.46 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.

OMAR NARVAEZFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 201946.43.18.38.76.30.1
-- Per Game (16 Proj)2.90.190.510.540.380.00
8/26 to 9/1 (1.9 Games)4.40.190.880.830.810.02
9/2 to 9/8 (3.6 Games)8.70.591.61.61.40.02
2019 Season281194957400
-- Per Game (109 GP)2.60.170.450.520.370.00
2018 to 2019470287987780
-- Per Game (204 GP)2.30.140.390.430.380.00