Zac Gallen is a Bad DFS Value on Fanduel at $8.5K and DraftKings at $9.8K on 8/30

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 25.1 FanDuel points and 12.4 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$1379 short of $8.5K on FanDuel and -$2597 short of $9.8K 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 (P) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#16 Kolby Allard27.6 FD Points$7500
#17 Chase Anderson25.8 FD Points$6900
#18 Zac Gallen25.1 FD Points$8500
#19 CC Sabathia24.9 FD Points$6000
#20 Austin Pruitt24.2 FD Points$5900
DRAFTKINGS (SP) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#15 Dakota Hudson13.3 DK Points$9200
#16 CC Sabathia12.4 DK Points$7700
#17 Zac Gallen12.4 DK Points$9800
#18 Ivan Nova11.8 DK Points$7300
#19 Elieser Hernandez11.6 DK Points$5700

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Zac Gallen may be worth a roster spot in deeper leagues or may be a decent waiver wire pick up. His -0.48 projected fantasy points puts him at #124 behind Jose De Leon and ahead of Jake Junis. He has averaged -0.15 fantasy points in his past 11 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average -0.08 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#123) 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 84%, he is the #59 most highly owned starting pitcher. Zac Gallen is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #99 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#122 Matthew Strahm (16% OWN)-0.3 FP, -0.08 per game$4800
#123 Jose De Leon (4% OWN)-0.3 FP, -0.1 per game$4800
#124 Zac Gallen (84% OWN)-0.5 FP, -0.08 per game$4800
#125 Jake Junis (46% OWN)-0.6 FP, -0.12 per game$4800
#126 Jeremy Hellickson (3% OWN)-0.7 FP, -0.2 per game$4800

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Zac Gallen is projected for -2.44 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which projects to being the #101 ranked starting pitcher. 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 Elieser Hernandez but behind Clay Buchholz the rest of the week. Week 24 will be better based on projected rank (#76). He is projected for 0.5 fantasy points.

8/30 TO 9/1 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#99 Eric Skoglund (0% OWN)-1.99 FP-1.73 FP
#100 Clay Buchholz (5% OWN)-2.38 FP (1% ST)0.03 FP
#101 Zac Gallen (84% OWN)-2.44 FP (45% ST)-0.08 FP
#102 Elieser Hernandez (11% OWN)-2.49 FP (6% ST)-1.38 FP
#103 Antonio Senzatela (3% OWN)-2.58 FP (1% ST)-2.55 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#74 Zack Wheeler (95% OWN)0.55 FP (58% ST)2.19 FP
#75 Michael Wacha (29% OWN)0.54 FP (14% ST)-0.17 FP
#76 Zac Gallen (84% OWN)0.5 FP (45% ST)-0.08 FP
#77 Joe Musgrove (69% OWN)0.45 FP (38% ST)0.92 FP
#78 Alex Wood (52% OWN)0.44 FP (29% ST)0.51 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.

ZAC GALLENFPWINLOSSIPKBB
Rest of 2019-0.481.61.8313112.9
-- Per Game (6 Proj)-0.080.270.315.25.22.1
8/26 to 9/1 (2 Games)-2.440.170.405.14.92.4
9/2 to 9/8 (2 Games)0.500.280.285.15.42.0
2019 Season-1.6724566830
-- Per Game (11 GP)-0.150.180.365.16.22.7