Kyrie Irving is a Bad DFS Value on Fanduel at $8.7K and DraftKings at $8.7K on 1/25

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 37.1 FanDuel points and 39.3 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$586 short of $8.7K on FanDuel and -$395 short of $8.7K on DraftKings. There 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 (PG) 1/25 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Ben Simmons46.5 FD Points$9700
#2 Chris Paul37.8 FD Points$7400
#3 Kyrie Irving37.1 FD Points$8700
#4 Collin Sexton30.8 FD Points$6300
#5 Derrick Rose27.5 FD Points$6800
DRAFTKINGS (PG) 1/25 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#2 Ben Simmons49.4 DK Points$9400
#3 Chris Paul40.2 DK Points$7000
#4 Kyrie Irving39.3 DK Points$8700
#5 Shai Gilgeous-Alexander35.7 DK Points$7600
#6 Collin Sexton32.7 DK Points$6800

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Kyrie Irving to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 1471 projected fantasy points puts him at #6 behind Devin Booker and ahead of Bradley Beal. He has averaged 42.6 fantasy points in his past 83 games, which is more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 37.7 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#7) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite guard. He is projected to be very good, but not one of the very best at his position. Kyrie Irving is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #79 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (G) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#4 Trae Young (100% OWN)1525 FP, 42.4 per game2933 FP, 81 gp, 36.21 per game (#14)
#5 Devin Booker (100% OWN)1484 FP, 40.1 per game2636 FP, 64 gp, 41.19 per game (#6)
#6 Kyrie Irving (100% OWN)1471 FP, 37.7 per game2828 FP, 67 gp, 42.21 per game (#4)
#7 Bradley Beal (100% OWN)1417 FP, 37.3 per game3361 FP, 82 gp, 40.99 per game (#7)
#8 DeMar DeRozan (100% OWN)1370 FP, 36.1 per game2970 FP, 77 gp, 38.57 per game (#11)

KYRIE IRVING WEEK 14 AND 15 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Kyrie Irving is projected for 74.3 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of week which is good enough to be the #1 ranked guard 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 the highest ranked guard the rest of the week, ahead of Spencer Dinwiddie. Week 15 will not be as good based on projected rank (#12). He is projected for 118.4 fantasy points.

1/25 TO 1/26 RANK (G)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Kyrie Irving (100% OWN)74.3 FP, 2 GP37.7 FP
#2 Spencer Dinwiddie (99% OWN)59.7 FP, 2 GP30.2 FP
#3 James Harden (100% OWN)49.2 FP, 1 GP53.1 FP
#4 Trae Young (100% OWN)45.8 FP, 1 GP42.4 FP
#5 Ben Simmons (100% OWN)45.4 FP, 1 GP37.9 FP
1/27 TO 2/2 RANK (G)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#10 Trae Young (100% OWN)122.9 FP, 3 GP42.4 FP
#11 Devin Booker (100% OWN)119.3 FP, 3 GP40.1 FP
#12 Kyrie Irving (100% OWN)118.4 FP, 3 GP37.7 FP
#13 Bradley Beal (100% OWN)116.8 FP, 3 GP37.3 FP
#14 Will Barton (99% OWN)113.7 FP, 4 GP27.2 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.

KYRIE IRVINGFPPTSREBAST3PMSTL+BLK
Rest of '19-2014718781752268861
-- Per Game (39 Proj)37.722.54.55.82.31.57
1/20 to 1/26 (2 Games)74448.811.54.52.9
1/27 to 2/2 (3 Games)1187114.018.37.04.9
'19-20 Season710418831074132
-- Per Game (16 GP)44.426.15.26.72.62.0
'18-20 Seasons28281596336465174138
-- Per Game (67 GP)42.223.85.06.92.62.1