Sammy Watkins Dominates Daily Fantasy on 9/10... Josh Rosen Crushes DFS Owners

DraftKings Most Valuable and Least Valuable Players

Out of 173 qualifying players (projected and expected for full game performance), 72 delivered at least a $100 value over their salary. Of these players, 65 were worth at least $500 over their price. With 49.8 fantasy points, Sammy Watkins delivered +$13262 more than expected based on salary. Our Fade Rating on Sportsline for Sammy Watkins looks pretty bad in hindsight. John Ross was the #2 most valuable player on DraftKings (worth +$9976 over salary). Our projected value was NOT correct in this case. We gave John Ross a Fade value rating on Sportsline. There were 96 players who underperformed and cost their owners at least $100. Josh Rosen cost owners -$5999. Worst on DraftKings. Our projected value was right in this case. We gave Josh Rosen a low value rating on Sportsline.

FANDUEL MVPsEXPECTEDPROJECTEDACTUALVALUE
Sammy Watkins $5K12.410.242.3+$13262
John Ross $3.9K9.65.831.3+$9976
DeSean Jackson $4.5K11.110.731.4+$9661
Austin Ekeler $5.5K12.914.536.4+$9370
Christian McCaffrey $8.8K20.723.337.9+$8924
Marquise Brown $3.8K9.46.528.7+$8609
T.J. Hockenson $3.1K8.19.522.1+$7079
Mark Andrews $3K7.89.520.8+$7065
D.J. Chark $3.3K8.26.622.6+$6888
Evan Engram $4.8K12.614.523.1+$6743
FANDUEL LVPsEXPECTEDPROJECTEDACTUALVALUE
Josh Rosen $4.7K16.11.3-0.8-$5999
Cam Newton $6.5K22.3216.36-$5652
Daniel Jones $4.3K14.82.9-0.82-$5517
Mike Evans $7.9K19.519.13.8-$5209
Tyreek Hill $7.6K18.8183.1-$5195
Jameis Winston $6.6K22.72210.06-$4462
Corey Davis $4.9K12.111.40-$4285
Joe Mixon $6.7K15.817.42.7-$4271
Nick Foles $5.3K18.217.17-$3966
Stefon Diggs $6.7K16.614.84.7-$3842

FanDuel Most Valuable and Least Valuable Players

There were 71 players (out of 188 qualifiers) who exceeded their price by $100 or more when you translate their actual FanDuel production vs their expected. These players include 67 who delivered a $500+ dollar value. The #1 most valuable player was Sammy Watkins who delivered +$17150 more than their salary projected to. Our projection model incorrectly assigned Sammy Watkins a Fade value rating on Sportsline. Austin Ekeler was the #2 most valuable player on FanDuel (worth +$13716 over salary). Our Buy Rating on Sportsline for Austin Ekeler was right on. There were 112 players who underperformed and cost their owners at least $100. Josh Rosen was the worst player of the night in terms of what was expected for $6200. He cost owners -$8886. Our projected value was right in this case. We gave Josh Rosen a low value rating on Sportsline.

FANDUEL MVPsEXPECTEDPROJECTEDACTUALVALUE
Sammy Watkins $6.3K10.6842.3+$17150
Austin Ekeler $6.4K1112.236.4+$13716
Christian McCaffrey $8.9K15.418.837.9+$12196
John Ross $5.4K9.1531.3+$12017
DeSean Jackson $5.6K9.48.631.4+$11893
Marquise Brown $5K8.45.628.7+$10979
Derrick Henry $6.8K11.710.528.4+$9016
Phillip Dorsett $4.9K8.2523.5+$8253
T.J. Hockenson $4.9K7.17.422.1+$8129
Lamar Jackson $7.4K18.621.533.6+$8064
FANDUEL LVPsEXPECTEDPROJECTEDACTUALVALUE
Josh Rosen $6.2K15.61.3-0.8-$8886
Daniel Jones $6K15.12.9-0.8-$8621
Cam Newton $7.9K19.919.96.4-$7328
Joe Mixon $7.8K13.414.52.7-$5814
Quincy Enunwa $5.2K8.77.1-1.9-$5755
Corey Davis $6.2K10.48.90-$5636
Sony Michel $6.6K11.411.31.4-$5398
Tyreek Hill $7.6K12.814.43.1-$5230
Mike Evans $7.9K13.314.63.8-$5127
Nick Foles $6.5K16.416.27-$5073