Kyrie Irving is Projected to Be the #9 Guard the Rest of the Season...Behind Mike Conley and Ahead of Kemba Walker

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Kyrie Irving to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 3077 projected fantasy points puts him at #9 behind Mike Conley and ahead of Kemba Walker. He has averaged 42.2 fantasy points in his past 67 games, which is more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 37.5 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#11) 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 not projected for elite value. Kyrie Irving is expected to slightly improve on last season's #11 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (G) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#7 Trae Young (100% OWN)3183 FP, 38.8 per game2933 FP, 81 gp, 36.21 per game (#13)
#8 Mike Conley (100% OWN)3097 FP, 37.8 per game2600 FP, 70 gp, 37.14 per game (#12)
#9 Kyrie Irving (100% OWN)3077 FP, 37.5 per game2828 FP, 67 gp, 42.21 per game (#4)
#10 Kemba Walker (100% OWN)2904 FP, 35.4 per game3355 FP, 82 gp, 40.91 per game (#9)
#11 DeMar DeRozan (100% OWN)2869 FP, 35 per game2970 FP, 77 gp, 38.57 per game (#10)

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KYRIE IRVING WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Kyrie Irving is projected for 114.7 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of week which is good enough to be the #6 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 ranked above Kemba Walker but behind Mike Conley the rest of the week. Week 2 will not be as good based on projected rank (#17). He is projected for 113.5 fantasy points.

10/23 TO 10/27 RANK (G)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#4 Chris Paul (99% OWN)119.4 FP, 3 GP39.8 FP
#5 Mike Conley (100% OWN)115.9 FP, 3 GP37.8 FP
#6 Kyrie Irving (100% OWN)114.7 FP, 3 GP37.5 FP
#7 Kemba Walker (100% OWN)106.9 FP, 3 GP35.4 FP
#8 Donovan Mitchell (100% OWN)102.4 FP, 3 GP33.6 FP
10/28 TO 11/3 RANK (G)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#15 Trae Young (100% OWN)114.7 FP, 3 GP38.8 FP
#16 Devin Booker (100% OWN)114 FP, 3 GP39.2 FP
#17 Kyrie Irving (100% OWN)113.5 FP, 3 GP37.5 FP
#18 Dejounte Murray (99% OWN)112.2 FP, 4 GP27.8 FP
#19 Jamal Murray (100% OWN)111.3 FP, 4 GP27.3 FP

Kyrie Irving Is a Better Value on FanDuel at $9K Than on DraftKings at $8.9K on 10/23

He is a better value on FanDuel than on DraftKings based on position specific points per dollar calculations. He is projected for 39.4 FD points and is worth $9K on FD. On DK he is projected for 42.2 points and is worth -$170 less than $8.9K. 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) 10/23 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#2 Damian Lillard44.4 FD Points$9500
#3 Ben Simmons40.4 FD Points$9600
#4 Kyrie Irving39.4 FD Points$9000
#5 Mike Conley38.6 FD Points$7800
#6 Kemba Walker37.4 FD Points$8700
DRAFTKINGS (PG) 10/23 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#3 Devin Booker44.8 DK Points$8700
#4 Ben Simmons43.6 DK Points$8500
#5 Kyrie Irving42.2 DK Points$8900
#6 Mike Conley40.1 DK Points$7500
#7 Chris Paul38.7 DK Points$7400

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Below the projection are actual stats from last season.

KYRIE IRVINGFPPTSREBAST3PMSTL+BLK
'19-20 Projection30771915340467207111
-- Per Game (82 Proj)37.523.44.15.72.51.35
10/22 to 10/27 (3 Games)1157212.817.27.84.0
10/28 to 11/3 (3 Games)1147112.717.27.63.9
'18-20 Season28281596336465174138
-- Per Game (67 GP)42.223.85.06.92.62.1