Start Tyler Lockett in Week 9: Great DFS Value on Fanduel ($7.4K) and DraftKings ($6.8K)

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 14.3 FanDuel points and 18.7 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$1025 more than $7.4K on FanDuel and +$747 more than $6.8K on DraftKings. There may be other options (see below) who are even better values, but barring a significant lineup change consider him a strong daily fantasy play. 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 (WR) 10 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#8 Will Fuller14.6 FD Points$7100
#9 Stefon Diggs14.4 FD Points$7600
#10 Tyler Lockett14.3 FD Points$7400
#11 Terry McLaurin13.9 FD Points$7200
#12 Brandon Aiyuk13.4 FD Points$6700
DRAFTKINGS WEEK (WR) 10 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#5 Tyreek Hill19.5 DK Points$7100
#6 Stefon Diggs19 DK Points$7400
#7 Tyler Lockett18.7 DK Points$6800
#8 Will Fuller18.6 DK Points$6800
#9 Adam Thielen18.4 DK Points$6700

These projections power SportsLine's Computer Picks and Fantasy Data. But for contest winning DFS optimal lineups by top experts like Mike McClure visit SportsLine's new Daily Fantasy Hub.

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Tyler Lockett to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 111 projected fantasy points puts him at #3 behind Davante Adams and ahead of DeAndre Hopkins. He has averaged 10.53 fantasy points in his past 40 games, which is less than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 12.4 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#4) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly less valuable in PPR leagues where he is the #4 ranked wide receiver. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite wide receiver. He is projected to live up to these high expectations. Tyler Lockett is expected to come up slightly short of this season-to-date's #1 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON WR RANKPROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#1 DK Metcalf (100% OWN)130 FP, 14.4 per game129 FP, 16 gp, 8.1 per game (#39)
#2 Davante Adams (100% OWN)129 FP, 14.3 per game130 FP, 12 gp, 10.8 per game (#12)
#3 Tyler Lockett (100% OWN)111 FP, 12.4 per game153 FP, 16 gp, 9.6 per game (#26)
#4 DeAndre Hopkins (100% OWN)107 FP, 11.9 per game167 FP, 15 gp, 11.1 per game (#8)
#5 Tyreek Hill (100% OWN)106 FP, 13.2 per game130 FP, 12 gp, 10.9 per game (#11)

PROJECTING A DOWN WEEK 9 FOR TYLER LOCKETT WITH FEWER FPS THAN STEFON DIGGS

Tyler Lockett is projected for 11.1 fantasy points which is good enough to be the #10 ranked wide receiver 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 Terry McLaurin but behind Stefon Diggs. Week 10 will be better based on projected rank (#4). He is projected for 11.2 fantasy points.

WEEK 9 WR RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#8 Will Fuller (100% OWN)11.9 FP (56% ST)10.6 FP
#9 Stefon Diggs (100% OWN)11.3 FP (96% ST)10.6 FP
#10 Tyler Lockett (100% OWN)11.1 FP (99% ST)12.4 FP
#11 Terry McLaurin (99% OWN)11.1 FP (57% ST)10 FP
#12 Brandon Aiyuk (92% OWN)10.9 FP (77% ST)8.5 FP
WEEK 10 WR RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#2 DK Metcalf (100% OWN)13.1 FP (99% ST)14.4 FP
#3 Keenan Allen (100% OWN)11.3 FP (97% ST)11.1 FP
#4 Tyler Lockett (100% OWN)11.2 FP (99% ST)12.4 FP
#5 Chase Claypool (94% OWN)11.2 FP (57% ST)9.9 FP
#6 Robert Woods (99% OWN)11.1 FP (39% ST)10.9 FP

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.

TYLER LOCKETTFPPPRTARRECYDTDRUSHYD
Rest of 202011116873.456.47256.37.3
-- Per Game (9 Proj)12.418.68.26.380.60.700.81
Week 9 @BUF11.117.58.36.4730.620.88
Week 10 @LAR11.217.68.36.4760.590.77
2020 Season268411190143178615-5
-- Per Game (24 GP)11.217.17.96.074.40.62-0.21
2019 to 2020278422192144183016-5
-- Per Game (25 GP)11.116.97.75.873.20.64-0.20