Buy Low Alert: Patrick Laird is Projected to Be the #38 RB the Rest of the 2019 Season...Behind Royce Freeman and Ahead of Peyton Barber

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

You can expect Patrick Laird to be a good bench player who will start in certain weeks the rest of the season. His 7 projected fantasy points puts him at #38 behind Royce Freeman and ahead of Peyton Barber. He is more valuable in PPR leagues where he is the #33 ranked running back. He is underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 52%, he is the #42 most highly owned running back. Patrick Laird is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #70 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RB RANKPROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#36 Tarik Cohen (74% OWN)7 FP, 7 per game165 FP, 16 gp, 10.3 per game (#23)
#37 Royce Freeman (59% OWN)6.9 FP, 6.9 per game87 FP, 14 gp, 6.2 per game (#45)
#38 Patrick Laird (52% OWN)6.9 FP, 6.9 per game87 FP, 14 gp, 6.2 per game (#45)
#39 Peyton Barber (44% OWN)6.8 FP, 6.8 per game130 FP, 16 gp, 8.1 per game (#33)
#40 Duke Johnson (70% OWN)6.7 FP, 6.7 per game85 FP, 16 gp, 5.3 per game (#55)

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WEEKLY FANTASY PERFORMANCE

Week 13 was his best week where he put up 12.8 FPs and was the #16 running back. Patrick Laird had more below average weeks than above average weeks. The table below has his weekly games played, fantasy points and weekly position rank.

PATRICK LAIRD IS A BETTER VALUE ON DRAFTKINGS AT $4.3K THAN ON FANDUEL AT $5.1

For each platform we calculate a position specific points per dollar and our projection says he is a better value on DraftKings than on FanDuel. He is projected for 8.3 FD points and is worth -$284 less than $5.1K on FD. On DK he is projected for 10.1 points and is worth +$118 more than $4.3K. 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) 18 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#31 Gus Edwards8.7 FD Points$6600
#32 Kerryon Johnson8.5 FD Points$4500
#33 Patrick Laird8.3 FD Points$5100
#34 Royce Freeman8.3 FD Points$5400
#35 Duke Johnson8.1 FD Points$5200
DRAFTKINGS WEEK (RB) 18 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#29 Boston Scott11.3 DK Points$4100
#30 Latavius Murray10.8 DK Points$5600
#31 Patrick Laird10.1 DK Points$4300
#32 Royce Freeman10 DK Points$4300
#33 Gus Edwards9.8 DK Points$4800

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and current week. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

PATRICK LAIRDFPPPRRUSHYDTDRECRECYD
Rest of 20196.99.810.233.90.22.922.3
Week 17 @NE6.99.810.2340.202.9022
2019 Season38.357.351147119156
-- Per Game (8 GP)4.87.26.418.40.122.3819.5