Yu Darvish Is a Better Value on FanDuel at $9K Than on DraftKings at $10.2K on 9/1

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is a better value on FanDuel than on DraftKings based on position specific points per dollar calculations. He is projected for 32.3 FD points and is worth -$170 less than $9K on FD. On DK he is projected for 17.7 points and is worth -$846 less than $10.2K. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (P) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#4 Lucas Giolito36.2 FD Points$10700
#5 Charlie Morton35.1 FD Points$9000
#6 Yu Darvish32.3 FD Points$9000
#7 Julio Teheran32.3 FD Points$7300
#8 Michael Pineda31.2 FD Points$9500
DRAFTKINGS (SP) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#3 Luis Castillo20.5 DK Points$10000
#4 Charlie Morton19.3 DK Points$10600
#5 Yu Darvish17.7 DK Points$10200
#6 Michael Pineda17 DK Points$9300
#7 Caleb Smith15 DK Points$8600

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Yu Darvish to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 9.32 projected fantasy points puts him at #46 behind Mike Fiers and ahead of Tony Gonsolin. He has averaged 0.04 fantasy points in his past 35 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 1.64 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#56) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 95%, he is the #33 most highly owned starting pitcher. Yu Darvish is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #70 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#44 Ryan Yarbrough (90% OWN)10.1 FP, 2.1 per game31 FP, 38 gp, 0.82 per game (#66)
#45 Mike Fiers (94% OWN)9.4 FP, 2.47 per game51 FP, 31 gp, 1.64 per game (#51)
#46 Yu Darvish (95% OWN)9.3 FP, 1.64 per game51 FP, 31 gp, 1.64 per game (#51)
#47 Tony Gonsolin (28% OWN)9.3 FP, 2.86 per game51 FP, 31 gp, 1.64 per game (#51)
#48 Dinelson Lamet (69% OWN)9.1 FP, 1.82 per game51 FP, 31 gp, 1.64 per game (#51)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Yu Darvish is projected for 0.95 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #15 ranked starting pitcher and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a below average week with fewer fantasy points per game than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Daniel Poncedeleon but behind Eric Lauer the rest of the week. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#67). He is projected for 1.15 fantasy points.

9/1 TO 9/1 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#13 Sean Manaea (45% OWN)1.2 FP (7% ST)2.05 FP
#14 Eric Lauer (28% OWN)1.2 FP (18% ST)-0.54 FP
#15 Yu Darvish (95% OWN)0.95 FP (78% ST)1.64 FP
#16 Daniel Poncedeleon (9% OWN)0.79 FP (2% ST)0.43 FP
#17 Zach Eflin (40% OWN)0.37 FP (20% ST)1.05 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#65 Cal Quantrill (64% OWN)1.31 FP (42% ST)0.48 FP
#66 Mike Foltynewicz (71% OWN)1.28 FP (33% ST)0.21 FP
#67 Yu Darvish (95% OWN)1.15 FP (78% ST)1.64 FP
#68 Miles Mikolas (88% OWN)1.12 FP (64% ST)1.11 FP
#69 Chris Bassitt (75% OWN)1.06 FP (44% ST)1.52 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.

YU DARVISHFPWINLOSSIPKBB
Rest of 20199.31.31.3323710.5
-- Per Game (6 Proj)1.60.230.235.66.51.8
8/26 to 9/1 (2 Games)0.950.210.235.47.02.0
9/2 to 9/8 (2 Games)1.10.160.285.86.71.9
2019 Season18.85615218352
-- Per Game (27 GP)0.700.190.225.66.81.9
2018 to 20191.36919123273
-- Per Game (35 GP)0.040.170.265.56.62.1