Rafael Lopez Was the #66 Fantasy Catcher

SEASON FANTASY RECAP AND TREND

He was the number #66 ranked catcher and the #556 ranked player overall. His catcher ranking drops to #70 when basing it on average fantasy points. We split his 35 games into 3 segments (start, middle, and end). He peaked early in the season. He averaged 1.8 FPs in his first 11 games and 0.5 FP in his final 12 games. His fantasy production is more volatile that most players based on having a relatively high standard deviation. When he is good, he is really good but when he is off, he is really off. Our projected ceiling for Lopez when he 'goes off' is 10 fantasy points (his average is 1.3FPs).

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STATISTICAL DROPOFF FROM PREVIOUS SEASON

Lopez is getting older which might explain his drop-off in production. His average fantasy points decreased by 35% this season.

SEASON TREND20182017
Fantasy Points4443
FP Average1.32
Regular Season GP3522
AVG0.1760.226
OPS0.5490.783
HR34
RBI1312
R119
SB10
BB137
KO4320

WEEKLY FANTASY RECAP

He has averaged 4 fantasy points per week and had 6 weeks where he came up short (below 50% of average) and had 4 weeks where he was +50% above average.

WeekFantasy Points (GP)Good WeekBad Week
ALL4 FP per Week46
Week 11 (1 games)-3
Week 68 (3 games 2.7 per game)+4
Week 79.5 (5 games 1.9 per game)+5.5
Week 81.5 (4 games 0.4 per game)-2.5
Week 90 (4 games 0 per game)-4
Week 107 (4 games 1.8 per game)+3
Week 1112 (5 games 2.4 per game)+8
Week 120.5 (4 games 0.1 per game)-3.5
Week 135 (2 games 2.5 per game)
Week 160.5 (2 games 0.2 per game)-3.5
Week 17-0.5 (1 games)-4.5

DAILY FANTASY SEASON RECAP

His FanDuel average was 9 points and on DraftKings it was 6.3 per game. We looked at all of his games that were between the 10th and 90th percentile where the 10th percentile is his floor and the 90th is his ceiling. When he was bad in DFS, he was really bad with a floor of zero points. His DraftKings ceiling was 7 fantasy points and 9.5 on FanDuel. He has had more bad FanDuel games (below average by 20%) than good games (20% above average), and the same was true on DraftKings. We are only including games where they were in the daily fantasy slate and played.

GameFD Pts (Sal)Good or BadDK Pts (Sal)Good or Bad
All9 ($2.2K)2 G, 4 B6.3 ($2.6K)2 G, 5 B
7/20 @PHI0 ($2K)-90 ($2.8K)-6.3
7/15 CHC3-62 ($2.8K)-4.3
7/12 LAD0--0--
6/22 @SF12.2 ($2.1K)--9 ($2.7K)--
6/19 OAK9.5 ($2.2K)--7 ($2.7K)--
6/17 @ATL0--0--
6/15 @ATL3--3--
6/13 @STL6.5--5--
6/11 @STL3--3--
6/10 @MIA3--2--
6/9 @MIA3--2--
6/8 @MIA0--0--
6/6 ATL3--2--
6/4 ATL31.4--24--
6/3 CIN15.7--10--
6/1 CIN6.2--4--
5/30 MIA0--0--
5/29 MIA16.2--11--
5/27 @LAD3.5--2--
5/25 @LAD0--0--
5/23 @WAS3--2--
5/22 @WAS3--3--
5/19 @PIT3.5--2--
5/18 @PIT3.5--2--
5/17 @PIT3--3--
5/15 COL3--3--
5/13 STL6--4--
5/12 STL6.2 ($2.5K)--5 ($2.6K)--
5/10 STL18.7 ($2.3K)+9.714 ($2.6K)+7.7
5/8 WAS3 ($2.5K)-63 ($2.7K)-3.3
5/7 WAS6.2 ($2.3K)--4 ($2.9K)--
5/5 LAD28.4 ($2K)+19.421 ($2.5K)+14.7
5/4 LAD3 ($2K)-62 ($2.5K)-4.3
5/1 @SF0--0--
3/29 MIL3 ($2K)-62 ($2K)-4.3