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Josh
Bell
College None
Team Pittsburgh Pirates
551B
6'4"Height
240Weight
26Age
4Exp
S/SBats/Throws
Josh Bell's Fantasy Scouting Report

DAILY FANTASY VALUE

Bell is not the best option on FanDuel with a projected 10.3 FD pts (#14 among outfielders). At $4500 he is expected to be the #1 C/1Bs. At his projected points, he is worth a salary of $3.8K (expected pts per $ is calculated daily based on the average of healthy starters). Gary Sanchez is also priced at $4500 and is a better option at this price. Instead of Bell consider these better options at lower salaries: Edwin Encarnacion (10.9 FP), Freddie Freeman (10.9 FP), Eric Hosmer (11.4 FP), Anthony Rizzo (11.4 FP), and Paul Goldschmidt (10.9 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 12.2 FPs, a value reached in 68 of 195 games (35%). The combined 'cover percentage' for outfielders expected to start is 46%.

  • 5/24 VEGAS LINE EXPECTATION: PIT 3.3 (#29 Most Today) vs LAD 5.6 (#2 Most)
  • PROJECTION (POS RANK): 10.33 Fantasy Points (#13), 3.7 plate appearances (#25), 0.277 BA (#18), 0.892 OPS (#11), 0.21 HR (#10), 0.58 RBI (#18), 0.52 runs (#15),

DRAFTKINGS VALUE: Bell is not the best option on DraftKings with a projected 7.8 DK pts (#15 among first basemen). He is the #2 highest priced first basemen ($5500). Using our calculation of expected points per dollar, Bell is worth $4.5K. These are 5 better options at lower salaries: Edwin Encarnacion (8.1 FP), Freddie Freeman (8.3 FP), Eric Hosmer (8.7 FP), Wil Myers (8.3 FP), and Paul Goldschmidt (8.2 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 9.6 FPs, a value reached in 57 of 195 games (29%). The combined 'cover percentage' for first basemen expected to start is 36%.

Bell is NOT in the SportsLine DraftKings optimal lineup or the FanDuel optimal lineup which are based on the computer model's projection. SportsLine.com also offers premium optimal lineups from Mike McClure, a professional DFS player who has over $1 million in career winnings. He uses his own proprietary model to find great DFS values and often differs from the computer in how a player is projected to play on a daily basis.

WEEKLY FANTASY VALUE

Josh Bell is a bad value the rest of the week. He has a market rank of #7 while his projection (rest of week 9) rank is #17. In week 10 rankings vs other 1B/DHs he is projected for more points than 4 other 1B/DHs starting in more leagues: Freddie Freeman (17.1 FP), Anthony Rizzo (18.8 FP), Jose Abreu (19.8 FP), and Cody Bellinger (23.6 FP). Starting in all virtually all leagues he is expected to produce 20.9 fantasy points (WK 10). It should be a very good week 10 as he is projected to be the #1 1B/DH. Even though his per game projected FP average is not better than normal, he will benefit from playing a projected 7 games.

He is projected for 24.2 fantasy points in week 10 (#1 1B/DH) in 7 games.


  • Based on 5/24 start percentages, Josh Bell is valued behind Abreu and above Martinez but the projections rank these players in reverse order in week 10.
  • Josh Bell last five game log with fantasy points (CBS, FD, DK) and statline.

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    REST OF SEASON VALUE

    Both the market and projections have virtually the same expectations for Josh Bell. Based on ownership percentage (99%), Josh Bell has a market rank of #7 among 1B/DHs. Projections rank him #6. Of the 4 1B/DHs (Giancarlo Stanton, Khris Davis, Pete Alonso) with this market rank (99% Owned), he is the top rated one. He is projected for 348 fantasy points in 104 remaining games. His projected average FP rank is the same as his rest of season total rank. The market ranks Josh Bell behind Goldschmidt and above Alonso but the projections rank Josh Bell over Goldschmidt.

    His value decreases in leagues where winning specific categories is important because he has more relative weaknesses than strengths.

    WEEKLY FANTASY RECAP

    Out of 9 fantasy weeks he had one where he was +50% above his weekly average of 23 fantasy points. He had one bad week where he came up 50% below average.

    DAILY FANTASY SEASON RECAP

    He averaged 15.4 FD points and 11.7 DK points per game. We looked at all of his games that were between the 10th and 90th percentile where the 10th percentile is his floor and the 90th is his ceiling. When he was bad in DFS, he was really bad with a floor of zero points. He had a relatively high ceiling. On DraftKings it was 30 and on FanDuel it was 40.6 FPs. He has had more bad FanDuel games (below average by 20%) than good games (20% above average), and the same was true on DraftKings. We are only including games where they were in the daily fantasy slate and played.

    Career Stats
    YEARTEAMGABRHHRRBIBBKOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
    2019PIT4717735601647214401.339.408.717
    2018PIT1485017413112627710425.261.356.411
    2017PIT1595497514026906611724.255.333.466
    2016PIT451281835319211901.273.368.406
    Career (4 Seasons)399135520236657218185284411.270.355.473
    YEARTEAM2B3BTBSFSHHPIBGDP
    2019PIT15212720143
    2018PIT314206500212
    2017PIT266256401415
    2016PIT805230004
    Career (4 Seasons)801264114021034
    2019 Situational Stats
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    March281200011200.333.250.250200000
    April2590152682620112501.365.622.2895620111
    May197516296092481600.446.827.3876200032
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Home207214217181881700.366.750.2925410121
    Away26101183671727122601.421.653.3566610022
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Day1970152511152171700.418.757.3575310120
    Night271031732311024132601.385.650.3116710023
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    vs. Ariz.72749213741100.419.815.3332200010
    vs. Chi-N3110300011101.333.273.273300000
    vs. Cin.6235930262500.440.783.3911800010
    vs. Col.281200110200.250.625.250500001
    vs. Det.272200011200.333.286.286210001
    vs. LA-NL3121310120500.250.583.250700000
    vs. Oak.3133410241300.357.846.3081100010
    vs. S.D.4154500252300.412.733.3331100001
    vs. S.F.382200122100.400.625.250500000
    vs. St.L.6223810192300.423.545.3641210110
    vs. Texas4163640143400.474.813.3751300000
    vs. Wash.3114421132300.4621.000.3641100000
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Dodger Stadium3121310120500.250.583.250700000
    Great American Ball Park281200011200.333.250.250200000
    Nationals Park3114421132300.4621.000.3641100000
    PETCO Park4154500252300.412.733.3331100001
    Wrigley Field3110300011101.333.273.273300000
    PNC Park207214217181881700.366.750.2925410121
    Comerica Park272200011200.333.286.286210001
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    vs. Lefthanded Pitcher26497131041141601.327.531.2652610101
    vs. Righthanded Pitcher4112425441321134162700.426.758.3559410042
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Turf3122610252400.5711.083.5001300010
    Grass4316130511321340183901.385.665.31710720133
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Pre All-Star4617332571421545204301.398.694.32912020143
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    RISP384517186133091200.491.778.4003520141
    RISP w/Two out25219740193700.440.667.3331400120
    Runners on Base4572232571636131901.443.722.3475220143
    Bases Empty46101932719972400.361.673.3176800000
    Bases Loaded923000010200.000.000.000010000
    Late Inning Pressure17163310172600.263.438.188710010
    LIP-Runners On1183310171300.400.875.375710010
    with 0 outs40639205181541300.353.810.3175110001
    with 1 out425411204141771001.435.704.3703810022
    with 2 outs415612175031392000.409.554.3043100120
    Leading Off3449716507731000.365.857.3274200000
    1st Inning292541140093600.500.600.4401500000
    >= 7th Inning4452510202971700.295.346.1921810132
    Extra Innings650000001100.167.000.000000001
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Lineup Slot 44617332571421545204301.398.694.32912020143
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Playing 1B4517031561421544194301.398.700.32911910142
    Designated Hitter131100011000.400.333.333110001
    2019 Game Log
    MARCH
    DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSHBPAVGSLG%YTD OBP%
    03/28@L5-3411000002000.250.250.250
    03/31@W5-0401000110000.250.250.300
    APRIL
    DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSHBPAVGSLG%YTD OBP%
    04/01vsL6-5200000200000.200.200.250
    04/03vsL5-4400000011000.143.143.222
    04/04vsW2-0402000100000.222.222.273
    04/05vsW2-0310000001000.190.190.240
    04/06vsW6-5513201201000.269.462.300
    04/07vsW7-5322101211000.310.621.343
    04/08@L10-0400000001000.273.545.308
    04/10@W5-2402000100000.297.541.326
    04/11@L2-0301000010010.300.525.333
    04/12@W6-3411001112000.295.568.333
    04/13@L3-2411010000000.292.583.328
    04/14@W4-3322200211000.314.627.349
    04/16@W5-3411000002000.309.600.343
    04/17@W3-2311000110000.310.586.347
    04/19vsW4-1311000010000.311.574.351
    04/20vsW3-1200000001000.302.556.342
    04/21vsL3-2311001210000.303.591.345
    04/22vsL12-4411010111000.300.600.344
    04/23vsL2-1400000003000.284.568.330
    04/24vsL11-2312101110000.299.623.343
    04/25vsL5-0400000003000.284.593.330
    04/26@L6-2411001102000.282.612.327
    04/27@L3-1400000001000.270.584.315
    04/28@L7-6402100102000.280.591.322
    04/30@W6-4502100212000.286.592.328
    MAY
    DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSHBPAVGSLG%YTD OBP%
    05/01@W7-5411100012000.284.588.328
    05/03vsL14-1401000101000.283.575.326
    05/04vsW6-4422002311000.291.627.333
    05/05vsW5-3511100001000.287.617.329
    05/07vsW5-4311100010000.288.619.331
    05/08vsL9-6412101200000.295.648.336
    05/09@L17-4401000101000.294.635.333
    05/10@W2-1402000000000.300.631.338
    05/11@W2-1401000101000.299.619.335
    05/12@W10-6434101510000.319.659.353
    05/13@L9-3402000112000.324.655.358
    05/14@W6-2422002411000.329.692.363
    05/15@L11-1402100001000.333.693.366
    05/16@L4-3400000002000.325.675.358
    05/17@W5-3411000000000.323.665.356
    05/18@W7-2423002411000.333.704.365
    05/19@W6-4311000110000.333.697.366
    05/21vsL5-0400000001000.325.680.359
    05/22vsL9-3412001101000.329.694.362
    05/23vsW14-6433101211000.339.718.370
    Past Projections
  • 23 May 2019

    Who is Worth More Over the Rest of the Season - Bell vs Stanton

    Who is Worth More Over the Rest of the Season - Bell vs Stanton
  • 22 May 2019

    Bell FanDuel Projection Provides Play and Fade Advice

    Bell FanDuel Projection Provides Play and Fade Advice
  • 21 May 2019

    Josh Bell's Rest of Season Value is Surprising

    Josh Bell's Rest of Season Value is Surprising
  • 20 May 2019

    Who is Worth More Over the Rest of the Season - Bell vs Stanton

    Who is Worth More Over the Rest of the Season - Bell vs Stanton