As you may have noticed we have transformed Scout into a data and stats driven service geared towards helping invested fans make the right decisions on a daily basis. This is our new Fantasy Scouting Report that we produce for each fantasy relevant player. We treat them like a stock and report their value in season long fantasy, the current fantasy week, and if applicable, on FanDuel and on DraftKings. We establish what is expected of the player based on fantasy ownership %, start %, and DFS Salary and see if our proprietary forecasting model projects a better or worse than expected performance. For complete recaps of the best and worst values for each market (season, weekly, daily), injury reports and team outlooks be sure to check out the new Scout.
DAILY FANTASY VALUE (FANDUEL & DRAFTKINGS)
He is one of the very best FanDuel values at wide receiver. He is projected for 12.5 FanDuel points and based on his $5.4K price he is expected to put up just 10 points. He is worth +$1350 more than his salary. He reached his expected point total of 10 FanDuel points 4 times (50%). He is 1-7 reaching his projected point total of 12.5. With a better than expected projection rank there are other wide receivers you should avoid that are projected for fewer points with the same or higher salary. Doug Baldwin (8.7 FP), Sammy Watkins (7.6 FP), Allen Robinson (7.6 FP), Brandin Cooks (11.4 FP), and Jarvis Landry (12 FP) are all worse options. He is a great value at the wide receiver position on DraftKings. He is projected for 15.5 DraftKings points and based on his $5K price he is expected to put up just 13.6 points. He is worth +$699 more than his salary. He reached his expected point total of 13.6 DraftKings points 3 times (38%). With a better than expected projection rank there are other wide receivers you should avoid that are projected for fewer points with the same or higher salary. Doug Baldwin (10.7 FP), Sammy Watkins (9.3 FP), Allen Robinson (9.5 FP), Golden Tate (10.9 FP), and Alshon Jeffery (12.6 FP) are all worse options.
WEEKLY FANTASY VALUE
Marquez Valdes-Scantling is projected to be the #20 wide receiver the rest of the season. This week he is projected to be #11 at his position. He is projected to beat market expectations where he is the #33 wide receiver based on ownership. Most fantasy players have roughly 30% of their weekly projections deviate significantly from their season average, but he is projected to be more stable and consistent than most. Owners will like the projection that he is not projected for any really bad weeks but is projected for one good one.
|WEEK||FP||RANK||PROJECTION (Bold = Good WK)|
|WK 10 to 16 Totals||72||#20||30 Rec, 538 Yd, 3.1 Td, 54 Tar, 0.95 Rushyd, 0 Td, 0.22 Fl|
|WK 10 MIA||10.5||#11||4.1 Rec, 77 Yd, 0.47 Td, 7.2 Tar, 0.13 Rushyd, 0 Td, 0.02 Fl|
|WK 11 @SEA||8.4||#29||3.6 Rec, 65 Yd, 0.33 Td, 6.7 Tar, 0.12 Rushyd, 0 Td, 0.03 Fl|
|WK 12 @MIN||8.6||#29||3.7 Rec, 66 Yd, 0.34 Td, 6.8 Tar, 0.1 Rushyd, 0 Td, 0.03 Fl|
|WK 13 ARI||8.6||#29||3.6 Rec, 62 Yd, 0.39 Td, 6.6 Tar, 0.11 Rushyd, 0 Td, 0.03 Fl|
|WK 14 ATL||9.1||#24||3.9 Rec, 65 Yd, 0.42 Td, 6.7 Tar, 0.13 Rushyd, 0 Td, 0.02 Fl|
|WK 15 @CHI||9.0||#27||3.9 Rec, 69 Yd, 0.36 Td, 6.8 Tar, 0.11 Rushyd, 0 Td, 0.03 Fl|
|WK 16 @NYJ||9.2||#24||3.7 Rec, 68 Yd, 0.41 Td, 6.9 Tar, 0.12 Rushyd, 0 Td, 0.03 Fl|
EXPERT RANKINGS (WEEK)
The Scout projections have a higher ranking than the market, and two experts agree with the market ranking (#20 WR). The expert consensus rank is #18. The experts rank him behind Calvin Ridley and ahead of DeSean Jackson. But the projections rank Valdes-Scantling above Ridley. He has the same expert consensus ranking in PPR leagues.
|RANK||PROJECTION||DAVE RICHARD||JAMEY EISENBERG||HEATH CUMMINGS|
|PPR RANK||PROJECTION||DAVE RICHARD||JAMEY EISENBERG||HEATH CUMMINGS|
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REST OF SEASON FANTASY VALUE
Based on ownership and draft position expectations are high and he is projected to exceed these high expectations. He is owned in 90 percent of CBS leagues and this translates to an expected wide receiver rank of #33. He is projected to average 9 FPs which translates to a position rank of #20. With a better than expected projection rank there are other wide receivers you should avoid considering that are projected for fewer points. A.J. Green (67 FP), Sammy Watkins (55 FP), Golden Tate (58 FP), Alshon Jeffery (66 FP), and Demaryius Thomas (50 FP) are all worse options. His value goes down in PPR leagues. Marquez Valdes-Scantling is ranked as the #23 wide receiver with a 12.9 projected fantasy average. Marquez Valdes-Scantling is only the #25 ranked wide receiver based on his projected average.
|Projected Average per Game||3.8||67.3||0.1||0.4||9.0|
|Actual Avg Since Last Season||2.1||44.8||0.0||0.2||6.0|
PAST FANTASY PERFORMANCE (2018)
With 8 games played this season Valdes-Scantling is the #57 ranked WR. He is stronger in certain categories which are bolded below.
|2018 & Season||FP||REC||RECYD||RECTD||RECTARGET||RUSHYD||RUSHTD||FUML|
|Stats (8 Games)||48||17||358||2||32||0||0||0|
|WR Rank (Averages)||#62||#101||#62||#62||#81||#1||#1||#1|