Tyler Naquin is a Bad DFS Value on Fanduel at $2.2K and DraftKings at $3.5K on 8/18

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 5.5 FanDuel points and 4.1 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$353 short of $2.2K on FanDuel and -$1240 short of $3.5K 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 (OF) 8/18 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#108 Aaron Altherr5.5 FD Points$2000
#109 Austin Slater5.5 FD Points$3000
#110 Tyler Naquin5.5 FD Points$2200
#111 Jake Marisnick5.4 FD Points$2500
#112 Matt Joyce5.3 FD Points$2200
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 8/18 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#59 Travis Jankowski4.2 DK Points$3500
#60 Aaron Altherr4.2 DK Points$2900
#61 Tyler Naquin4.1 DK Points$3500
#62 Matt Joyce4 DK Points$3600
#63 Brett Phillips3.6 DK Points$3100

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Tyler Naquin may be worth a roster spot in deeper leagues or may be a decent waiver wire pick up. His 80.46 projected fantasy points puts him at #71 behind Kevin Pillar and ahead of Hunter Renfroe. He has averaged 1.93 fantasy points in his past 135 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.79 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#78) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. Tyler Naquin is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #92 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#69 Adam Jones (53% OWN)81 FP, 2.5 per game344 FP, 144 gp, 2.39 per game (#59)
#70 Kevin Pillar (39% OWN)81 FP, 2.49 per game320 FP, 139 gp, 2.3 per game (#64)
#71 Tyler Naquin (6% OWN)80 FP, 2.79 per game95 FP, 58 gp, 1.64 per game (#107)
#72 Hunter Renfroe (76% OWN)80 FP, 2.67 per game304 FP, 117 gp, 2.59 per game (#40)
#73 Mallex Smith (57% OWN)80 FP, 2.48 per game320 FP, 136 gp, 2.35 per game (#62)

WEEK 21 AND 22 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Tyler Naquin is projected for 1.47 fantasy points the rest of the week in week 21 which only ranks him as the #101 projected outfielder and not a fantasy relevant player. He is ranked above Joc Pederson but behind Aaron Altherr the rest of the week. Week 22 will be better based on projected rank (#61). He is projected for 13.4 fantasy points.

8/18 TO 8/18 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#99 Chad Pinder1.5 FP (3% ST)2.75 FP
#100 Aaron Altherr1.47 FP2.48 FP
#101 Tyler Naquin1.47 FP (3% ST)2.79 FP
#102 Joc Pederson1.46 FP (50% ST)3.14 FP
#103 D.J. Stewart1.45 FP2.48 FP
8/19 TO 8/25 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#59 Jason Heyward13.6 FP (37% ST)2.72 FP
#60 Randal Grichuk13.6 FP (36% ST)2.62 FP
#61 Tyler Naquin13.4 FP (3% ST)2.79 FP
#62 Joc Pederson13.1 FP (50% ST)3.14 FP
#63 Wil Myers12.7 FP (32% ST)2.35 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.

TYLER NAQUINFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019804.616.316.86.71.7
-- Per Game (29 Proj)2.80.160.570.580.230.06
8/12 to 8/18 (0.5 Games)1.50.100.270.280.210.02
8/19 to 8/25 (4.9 Games)13.40.732.72.80.980.29
2019 Season166103232114
-- Per Game (77 GP)2.20.130.420.420.140.05
2018 to 2019261135554175
-- Per Game (135 GP)1.90.100.410.400.130.04