Lamar Jackson is a Great DFS Value on Fanduel ($7.4K) and DraftKings ($6K)

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 21.9 FanDuel points and 23.2 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$1308 more than $7.4K on FanDuel and +$754 more than $6K on DraftKings. There 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 WEEK (QB) 2 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Lamar Jackson21.9 FD Points$7400
#2 Russell Wilson21 FD Points$8200
#3 Kyler Murray20.7 FD Points$7300
#4 Jameis Winston20.4 FD Points$7500
#5 Patrick Mahomes20.4 FD Points$8700
DRAFTKINGS WEEK (QB) 2 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Lamar Jackson23.2 DK Points$6000
#2 Kyler Murray22 DK Points$5600
#3 Jameis Winston21.9 DK Points$6600
#4 Russell Wilson21.8 DK Points$6300
#5 Patrick Mahomes21.8 DK Points$7200

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

You can expect Lamar Jackson to be a good bench player who will start in certain weeks the rest of the season. His 344 projected fantasy points puts him at #14 behind Tom Brady and ahead of Philip Rivers. He has averaged 10.61 fantasy points in his past 16 games, which is less than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 21.5 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 92%, he is the #15 most highly owned quarterback. Lamar Jackson is expected to improve on last season's #29 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON QB RANKPROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#12 Drew Brees (99% OWN)350 FP, 21.8 per game366 FP, 15 gp, 24.4 per game (#5)
#13 Tom Brady (98% OWN)349 FP, 21.8 per game338 FP, 16 gp, 21.1 per game (#15)
#14 Lamar Jackson (92% OWN)344 FP, 21.5 per game170 FP, 16 gp, 10.6 per game (#36)
#15 Philip Rivers (95% OWN)336 FP, 21 per game339 FP, 16 gp, 21.2 per game (#13)
#16 Kyler Murray (88% OWN)329 FP, 20.6 per game339 FP, 16 gp, 21.2 per game (#13)

LAMAR JACKSON WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Lamar Jackson is projected for 24.4 fantasy points which is good enough to be the #2 ranked quarterback and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points than he is projected to average the rest of the season. He is ranked above Drew Brees but behind Russell Wilson. Week 2 will not be as good based on projected rank (#6). He is projected for 23.2 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 QB RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Russell Wilson (98% OWN)25 FP (69% ST)22.1 FP
#2 Lamar Jackson (92% OWN)24.4 FP (43% ST)21.5 FP
#3 Drew Brees (99% OWN)23.7 FP (84% ST)21.8 FP
#4 Patrick Mahomes (100% OWN)23.7 FP (99% ST)27.8 FP
#5 Carson Wentz (98% OWN)23.5 FP (79% ST)22.1 FP
WEEK 2 QB RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#4 Tom Brady (98% OWN)24 FP (53% ST)21.8 FP
#5 Jameis Winston (93% OWN)23.5 FP (51% ST)22.2 FP
#6 Lamar Jackson (92% OWN)23.2 FP (43% ST)21.5 FP
#7 Jared Goff (99% OWN)22.6 FP (77% ST)22.3 FP
#8 Ben Roethlisberger (98% OWN)22.1 FP (66% ST)22.1 FP

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.

LAMAR JACKSONFPPASSYDPASSTDINTRUSHYDRUSHTD
2019 Projection344295522.411.18435.9
-- Per Game (16 Proj)21.51851.400.6952.70.37
Week 1 @MIA24.42181.600.74550.40
Week 2 vs ARI23.21721.600.59570.43
2018 Season1701201636975
-- Per Game (16 GP)10.675.10.380.1943.60.31