Saquon Barkley Is a Better Value on FanDuel at $9.2K Than on DraftKings at $9K

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

For each platform we calculate a position specific points per dollar and our projection says he is a better value on FanDuel than on DraftKings. He is projected for 17.5 FD points and is worth +$1261 more than $9.2K on FD. On DK he is projected for 21.7 points and is worth +$536 more than $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 WEEK (RB) 2 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Christian McCaffrey19 FD Points$8900
#2 Alvin Kamara18.3 FD Points$8700
#3 Saquon Barkley17.5 FD Points$9200
#4 Nick Chubb15.5 FD Points$7400
#5 Dalvin Cook14.8 FD Points$7400
DRAFTKINGS WEEK (RB) 2 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Christian McCaffrey23.8 DK Points$8800
#2 Saquon Barkley21.7 DK Points$9000
#3 Dalvin Cook17.9 DK Points$6000
#4 Nick Chubb17.7 DK Points$6400
#5 Kerryon Johnson17.6 DK Points$5800

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Saquon Barkley to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 265 projected fantasy points puts him ahead of Alvin Kamara making him our #1 ranked running back. He has averaged 18.42 fantasy points in his past 16 games, which is more than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 16.6 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly less valuable in PPR leagues where he is the #2 ranked running back. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite running back. He is projected to live up to these high expectations. Saquon Barkley is expected to slightly improve on last season's #2 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RB RANKPROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#1 Saquon Barkley (100% OWN)265 FP, 16.6 per game295 FP, 16 gp, 18.4 per game (#4)
#2 Alvin Kamara (100% OWN)249 FP, 15.5 per game273 FP, 15 gp, 18.2 per game (#5)
#3 Christian McCaffrey (100% OWN)248 FP, 15.5 per game280 FP, 16 gp, 17.5 per game (#6)
#4 Ezekiel Elliott (100% OWN)241 FP, 15 per game250 FP, 15 gp, 16.7 per game (#8)
#5 Joe Mixon (100% OWN)208 FP, 13 per game200 FP, 14 gp, 14.3 per game (#9)

SAQUON BARKLEY WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Saquon Barkley is projected for 14.6 fantasy points which is good enough to be the #4 ranked running back and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a below average week with fewer fantasy points than he is projected to average the rest of the season. He is ranked above Joe Mixon but behind Nick Chubb. Week 2 is projected to be slightly better based on projected rank (#3). He is projected for 16.2 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 RB RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#2 Alvin Kamara (100% OWN)15.2 FP (99% ST)15.5 FP
#3 Nick Chubb (100% OWN)15 FP (98% ST)12.6 FP
#4 Saquon Barkley (100% OWN)14.6 FP (100% ST)16.6 FP
#5 Joe Mixon (100% OWN)13.2 FP (98% ST)13 FP
#6 Leonard Fournette (100% OWN)13.1 FP (95% ST)11.8 FP
WEEK 2 RB RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Christian McCaffrey (100% OWN)18.1 FP (99% ST)15.5 FP
#2 Nick Chubb (100% OWN)17 FP (98% ST)12.6 FP
#3 Saquon Barkley (100% OWN)16.2 FP (100% ST)16.6 FP
#4 Alvin Kamara (100% OWN)15.9 FP (99% ST)15.5 FP
#5 Damien Williams (98% OWN)13.9 FP (91% ST)9.8 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.

SAQUON BARKLEYFPPPRRUSHYDTDRECRECYD
2019 Projection26535526312199.390.4688
-- Per Game (16 Proj)16.622.216.476.20.585.643.0
Week 1 @DAL14.620.316.6670.495.741
Week 2 vs BUF16.221.816.4730.655.637
2018 Season29538626113071191721
-- Per Game (16 GP)18.424.116.381.70.695.745.1