Tucker Barnhart Is a Better Value on DraftKings at $3.1K Than on FanDuel at $2.7 on 8/31

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is a better value on DrafKings than on FanDuel based on position specific points per dollar calculations. He is projected for 6 FD points and is worth -$585 less than $2.7K on FD. On DK he is projected for 4.6 points and is worth +$643 more than $3.1K. 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) 8/31 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#62 Jorge Alfaro6.1 FD Points$2600
#63 Brandon Belt6.1 FD Points$3200
#64 Tucker Barnhart6 FD Points$2700
#65 James McCann6 FD Points$2700
#66 Omar Narvaez5.9 FD Points$2700
DRAFTKINGS (C) 8/31 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#10 Brian McCann4.8 DK Points$3900
#11 Tyler Flowers4.7 DK Points$3500
#12 Tucker Barnhart4.6 DK Points$3100
#13 Kurt Suzuki4.6 DK Points$4300
#14 James McCann4.5 DK Points$4200

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Tucker Barnhart to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 45.85 projected fantasy points puts him at #14 behind Welington Castillo and ahead of Brian McCann. He has averaged 1.97 fantasy points in his past 223 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.24 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#51) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. Tucker Barnhart is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #24 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (C) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#12 Jose Trevino (1% OWN)46 FP, 2.3 per game-1.2 FP
#13 Welington Castillo (13% OWN)46 FP, 2.18 per game89 FP, 48 gp, 1.85 per game (#30)
#14 Tucker Barnhart (24% OWN)46 FP, 2.24 per game279 FP, 134 gp, 2.08 per game (#19)
#15 Brian McCann (19% OWN)44 FP, 2.42 per game114 FP, 62 gp, 1.84 per game (#32)
#16 Omar Narvaez (94% OWN)44 FP, 2.8 per game188 FP, 95 gp, 1.98 per game (#24)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Tucker Barnhart is projected for 6.14 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #2 ranked catcher and a must start for most owners. 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 Jacob Realmuto but behind Yadier Molina the rest of the week. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#11). He is projected for 10.81 fantasy points.

8/31 TO 9/1 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Yadier Molina (81% OWN)8.5 FP (61% ST)2.57 FP
#2 Tucker Barnhart (24% OWN)6.1 FP (18% ST)2.24 FP
#3 Jacob Realmuto (99% OWN)5.3 FP (98% ST)3.01 FP
#4 Gary Sanchez (100% OWN)5.1 FP (94% ST)2.98 FP
#5 Will Smith (92% OWN)4.74 FP (81% ST)2.75 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#9 Robinson Chirinos (72% OWN)11.4 FP (58% ST)2.83 FP
#10 Mike Zunino (13% OWN)11.3 FP (7% ST)2.02 FP
#11 Tucker Barnhart (24% OWN)10.8 FP (18% ST)2.24 FP
#12 Kurt Suzuki (28% OWN)10.8 FP (21% ST)3.25 FP
#13 Welington Castillo (13% OWN)10.8 FP (7% ST)2.18 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.

TUCKER BARNHARTFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 201945.92.18.67.98.30.3
-- Per Game (20 Proj)2.20.100.420.390.410.01
8/26 to 9/1 (3 Games)6.10.221.11.001.30.02
9/2 to 9/8 (4.8 Games)10.80.552.11.92.00.09
2019 Season16093328361
-- Per Game (89 GP)1.80.100.370.310.400.01
2018 to 2019440197978901
-- Per Game (223 GP)2.00.090.350.350.400.00