Does Brassard's Latest DraftKings Projection Justify His $3.3K Salary?

DAILY FANTASY VALUE

Projected for 2.7 DraftKings pts Derick Brassard is the #25 ranked center. He is the #37 highest priced center ($3300). Based on the projection, Brassard is worth $4.1K. Jared McCann is also priced at $3300, and Brassard is a better option at this price. Brad Richardson (1.1 FP), Casey Cizikas (2.1 FP), Frans Nielsen (2.5 FP), Jean-Gabriel Pageau (2.4 FP), and Chris Tierney (2.4 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Brassard but have higher salaries. Based on salary, he is expected to have 2.2 FPs, a value reached in 10 of 37 games (27%). The combined 'cover percentage' for center priced at $4.0K and above is 39%.

  • 1/18 VEGAS LINE EXPECTATION: PIT 3.2 (#6 Most Today) @ ARI 2.8 (#10 Most)
  • PROJECTION (POS RANK): 2.66 Fantasy Points (#25), 0.59 points (#21), 0.3 goals (#18), 0.29 assists (#29), 2.04 shots on goal (#21), 0.5 PIM (#10 most), 0.3 blocked shots (#55)

FANDUEL VALUE: Projected for 9.8 FanDuel pts Derick Brassard is the #23 ranked center. At $4300 he is expected to be the #28 center. Based on the projection, Brassard is worth $4.5K. Colin White is also priced at $4300, and Brassard is a better option at this price. Henrik Borgstrom (10 FP) is projected for more points at a lower salary. Lars Eller (9.7 FP), Brock Nelson (9.7 FP), Frans Nielsen (9.1 FP), Chris Tierney (8.8 FP), and Phillip Danault (9.4 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Brassard but have higher salaries. Based on salary, he is expected to have 9.3 FPs, a value reached in 10 of 37 games (27%). The combined 'cover percentage' for centers priced at $4.0K and above is 41%.

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REST OF SEASON VALUE

His latest projection based rank among centers is #42. As of 1/18, Derick Brassard is the #48 ranked center based on ownership percentage (34%). Our projections indicate that Derick Brassard is underrated by the market. There could be an opportunity to acquire him while the market is still not as high on them as the projections are. Unless someone offers an even better center value, we advise you to hold on to him. He is projected for 71 fantasy points in 35 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#45) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Derick Brassard behind Nelson and above Strome but the projections rank Derick Brassard over Nelson.

Projected StatRelative StrengthOverallRelative Weakness
Fantasy Points 
71 (#41) 
Points 
 
20 (#53)
Goals 
10 (#40) 
Assists 
 
10 (#64)
SOG 
74 (#43) 
PIM 
16 (#38) 
Blocks 
 
11 (#125)
+/-15 (#1) 
 

His rank in goals is better than his SOG rank indicating a relatively high shooting %.