Zack Wheeler is a Great DFS Value on Fanduel ($8.8K) and DraftKings ($9K) for 8/30

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 33.5 FanDuel points and 17.9 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$704 more than $8.8K on FanDuel and +$1394 more than $9K on DraftKings. Their may be other options (see below) who are even better values, but barring a significant lineup change consider him a strong daily fantasy play. 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
#3 Aaron Nola34.2 FD Points$10400
#4 Madison Bumgarner34 FD Points$9200
#5 Zack Wheeler33.5 FD Points$8800
#6 Kyle Gibson32.7 FD Points$8400
#7 Jose Quintana32.1 FD Points$9400
DRAFTKINGS (SP) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#3 Madison Bumgarner18.3 DK Points$10200
#4 Aaron Nola18.1 DK Points$11300
#5 Zack Wheeler17.9 DK Points$9000
#6 Kyle Gibson17.8 DK Points$9500
#7 Dinelson Lamet17.4 DK Points$10700

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Zack Wheeler to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 12.47 projected fantasy points puts him at #35 behind Lance Lynn and ahead of Jacob Waguespack. He has averaged 2.15 fantasy points in his past 54 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 2.19 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#48) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 95%, he is the #38 most highly owned starting pitcher. Zack Wheeler is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #61 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#33 Matt Boyd (91% OWN)13.3 FP, 2.22 per game24 FP, 33 gp, 0.7 per game (#67)
#34 Lance Lynn (96% OWN)12.6 FP, 2.68 per game24 FP, 33 gp, 0.7 per game (#67)
#35 Zack Wheeler (95% OWN)12.5 FP, 2.19 per game93 FP, 29 gp, 3.22 per game (#27)
#36 Jacob Waguespack (31% OWN)11.6 FP, 2.47 per game93 FP, 29 gp, 3.22 per game (#27)
#37 Michael Pineda (86% OWN)11.4 FP, 1.99 per game93 FP, 29 gp, 3.22 per game (#27)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Zack Wheeler is projected for 1.66 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #28 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 John Means but behind Max Fried the rest of the week. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#74). He is projected for 0.55 fantasy points.

8/30 TO 9/1 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#26 Marco Gonzales (84% OWN)1.75 FP (53% ST)0.45 FP
#27 Max Fried (94% OWN)1.69 FP (65% ST)0.74 FP
#28 Zack Wheeler (95% OWN)1.66 FP (58% ST)2.19 FP
#29 John Means (44% OWN)1.52 FP (19% ST)1.11 FP
#30 Robbie Ray (96% OWN)1.5 FP (49% ST)3.21 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#72 John Means (44% OWN)0.76 FP (19% ST)1.11 FP
#73 Gio Gonzalez (39% OWN)0.75 FP (23% ST)0.94 FP
#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

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.

ZACK WHEELERFPWINLOSSIPKBB
Rest of 201912.52.21.435339.4
-- Per Game (6 Proj)2.20.380.256.15.81.6
8/26 to 9/1 (2 Games)1.70.280.316.36.01.8
9/2 to 9/8 (2 Games)0.550.280.316.25.51.6
2019 Season22.69715515642
-- Per Game (25 GP)0.910.360.286.26.21.7
2018 to 2019116211433533597
-- Per Game (54 GP)2.10.390.266.26.21.8