Jesse James is Projected to Be the #42 TE the Rest of the 2019 Season... Keep on the Waiver Wire

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Jesse James is not projected to be worth a roster spot based on total fantasy points the rest of the season. His 26 projected fantasy points puts him at #42 behind Tyler Eifert and ahead of Cole Kmet. He has averaged 1.43 fantasy points in his past 29 games, which is less than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 2.9 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#45) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly more valuable in PPR leagues where he is the #41 ranked tight end. Jesse James is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #58 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON TE RANKPROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#40 Virgil Green27 FP, 3.79 per game64 FP, 14 gp, 4.5 per game (#101)
#41 Tyler Eifert (4% OWN)26 FP, 2.87 per game64 FP, 16 gp, 4 per game (#34)
#42 Jesse James26 FP, 2.85 per game64 FP, 16 gp, 4 per game (#34)
#43 Cole Kmet (3% OWN)24 FP, 2.99 per game64 FP, 16 gp, 4 per game (#34)
#44 Ian Thomas (6% OWN)24 FP, 2.94 per game64 FP, 16 gp, 4 per game (#34)

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JESSE JAMES PROJECTED TO FINISH AHEAD OF TYLER EIFERT IN WEEK 9

Jesse James is projected for 3.1 fantasy points in week 9 which only ranks him as the #31 projected tight end and not a fantasy relevant player for the week. This is projected to be a slightly better than average week with more fantasy points than he is projected to average the rest of the season. He is ranked above Tyler Eifert but behind Mo Alie-Cox. Week 10 will not be as good based on projected rank (#36). He is projected for 2.9 fantasy points.

WEEK 9 TE RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#29 Kyle Rudolph (9% OWN)3.32 FP (2% ST)3.1 FP
#30 Mo Alie-Cox (10% OWN)3.26 FP (1% ST)3.73 FP
#31 Jesse James3.06 FP2.85 FP
#32 Tyler Eifert (4% OWN)3.05 FP2.87 FP
#33 Greg Olsen (13% OWN)2.92 FP (3% ST)3.22 FP
WEEK 10 TE RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#34 Drew Sample (4% OWN)3.06 FP (1% ST)3.42 FP
#35 Dan Arnold (1% OWN)3.04 FP3.37 FP
#36 Jesse James2.94 FP2.85 FP
#37 Greg Olsen (13% OWN)2.94 FP (3% ST)3.22 FP
#38 Cole Kmet (3% OWN)2.89 FP2.99 FP

JESSE JAMES IS A BETTER VALUE ON DRAFTKINGS AT $2.5K THAN ON FANDUEL AT $4.3

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 4 FD points and is worth -$1600 less than $4.3K on FD. On DK he is projected for 5 points and is worth -$506 less than $2.5K. 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 (TE) 10 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#31 Tyler Eifert4.2 FD Points$4500
#32 Greg Olsen4 FD Points$4800
#33 Jesse James4 FD Points$4300
#34 Mo Alie-Cox4 FD Points$5000
#35 Marcedes Lewis3.7 FD Points$4300
DRAFTKINGS WEEK (TE) 10 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#25 Greg Olsen5.2 DK Points$3100
#26 Kyle Rudolph5.2 DK Points$3100
#27 Jesse James5 DK Points$2500
#28 Mo Alie-Cox4.7 DK Points$3000
#29 Ian Thomas4.7 DK Points$2800

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.

JESSE JAMESFPPPRTARRECYDTDRUSHYD
Rest of 202025.740.521.514.81911.10.0
-- Per Game (9 Proj)2.864.52.391.6421.20.120.00
Week 9 @MIN3.14.92.611.80240.120.00
Week 10 vs WAS2.944.542.391.60210.140.00
2020 Season27.248.2352121210
-- Per Game (16 GP)1.703.012.191.3113.20.060.00
2019 to 202028.750.7362222710
-- Per Game (17 GP)1.692.982.121.2913.40.060.00