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Josh
Donaldson
College Auburn
Team Atlanta Braves
203B
6'1"Height
210Weight
33Age
9Exp
R/RBats/Throws
Josh Donaldson's Fantasy Scouting Report

DAILY FANTASY VALUE

Projected for 7.8 DraftKings pts Josh Donaldson is the #13 ranked third baseman. At $4400 he is expected to be the #10 third baseman. At his projected points, he is worth a salary of $4.3K (expected pts per $ is calculated daily based on the average of healthy starters). Yoan Moncada is also priced at $4400, and Donaldson is a better option at this price. Instead of Donaldson consider these better options at lower salaries: Justin Turner (8.3 FP), Eugenio Suarez (8.6 FP), Jose Ramirez (8.6 FP), and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (8 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 8 FPs, a value reached in 49 of 131 games (37%). The combined 'cover percentage' for third basemen expected to start is 38%.

  • 6/26 VEGAS LINE EXPECTATION: ATL 4.9 (#12 Most Today) vs CHC 5.1 (#9 Most)
  • PROJECTION (POS RANK): 7.83 Fantasy Points (#12), 4.21 plate appearances (#8), 0.255 BA (#22), 0.803 OPS (#16), 0.19 HR (#8), 0.51 RBI (#15), 0.55 runs (#13), 0.02 stolen bases (#14),

FANDUEL VALUE: Donaldson is not the best option on FanDuel with a projected 10.4 FD pts (#14 among third basemen). He is the #13 highest priced third baseman ($3300). At his projected points, he is worth a salary of $3.4K. There are 2 other options at $3300 (Danny Santana, Jose Ramirez) and Donaldson is ranked #2 among the 3. Instead of Donaldson consider these better options at lower salaries: Justin Turner (10.7 FP), Eugenio Suarez (11.4 FP), Renato Nunez (10.8 FP), Yulieski Gurriel (11 FP), and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (10.5 FP). He is projected for more points than 4 higher priced options: Eduardo Escobar (7.3 FP), Miguel Sano (8.3 FP), Yoan Moncada (7.5 FP), and Hunter Dozier (9.4 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 10 FPs, a value reached in 47 of 131 games (36%). The combined 'cover percentage' for third basemen expected to start is 42%.

Donaldson 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

His market rank based on start percentage among third basemen for the rest of week 14 is #10, which is better than his market rank of #12. When compared to other third basemen in week 15 instead of Donaldson consider these better options at lower start percentages: Justin Turner (15.7 FP), Maikel Franco (15.4 FP), Tommy La Stella (19.2 FP), Eugenio Suarez (16 FP), and Travis Shaw (15 FP). Starting in 90% of leagues he is expected to produce 18.2 fantasy points (WK 15). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #8 third baseman of the week, but he is projected to be the #16 third baseman. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 3.3 short of expectations. His per game projected FP average is 2.7 which is less than his actual per game average (3.1).

He is projected for 14.9 fantasy points in week 15 (#16 3B) in 6 games.


  • Based on 6/26 start percentages, Josh Donaldson is valued behind Chapman and above Escobar and the projections agree for this week.
  • Josh Donaldson last five game log with fantasy points (CBS, FD, DK) and statline.

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    REST OF SEASON VALUE

    His latest projection based rank among third basemen is #14. Based on ownership percentage (96%), Josh Donaldson has a market rank of #12 among third basemen. Josh Donaldson's market rank is slightly better than our current projections indicate. There are other third basemen with virtually the same market rank (Justin Turner, Austin Riley 96% Owned) and Donaldson ranks #2 out of 3. He is projected for 206 fantasy points in 76 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#25) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Josh Donaldson behind Suarez and above Riley and the projections agree.

    His value comes in the form of stolen bases which can make him more valuable in certain leagues (rotisserie, higher points per SB).

    WEEKLY FANTASY RECAP

    Out of 14 fantasy weeks, he was +50% above his weekly average of 15.3 FPs in 3 of them. He had 3 bad weeks where he was 50% below average.

    DAILY FANTASY SEASON RECAP

    His FanDuel average was 10.7 points and on DraftKings it was 7.9 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 16 and on FanDuel it was 25.2 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
    2019ATL7627443701537398211.255.356.485
    2018CLE521873046823315420.246.351.449
    2017TOR1134156511233787611122.269.385.559
    2016TOR155577122164379910911971.284.404.549
    2015TOR158620122184411237313360.296.370.567
    2014OAK1586089315529987613080.254.342.455
    2013OAK1585798917424937611052.300.383.499
    2012OAK752743466933146141.240.289.397
    2011OAK0000000000.000.000.000
    2010OAK1432151421200.156.205.281
    Career (10 Seasons)9593566599976197588496812357.273.366.505
    YEARTEAM2B3BTBSFSHHPIBGDP
    2019ATL18013300408
    2018CLE1408410023
    2017TOR21023220315
    2016TOR325317329616
    2015TOR4123521026016
    2014OAK312277407516
    2013OAK373289616215
    2012OAK16010910506
    2011OAK00000000
    2010OAK10900000
    Career (10 Seasons)211121802275401685
    2019 Situational Stats
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    March3112100001400.167.091.091100000
    April2586182480513202801.421.547.2794700104
    May258611235029122900.357.395.2673400002
    June228712225081562010.323.586.2535100302
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Home381262236901020233900.408.595.2867500304
    Away37144213490517164211.317.403.2365800104
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Day1753810203771610.306.396.1892100201
    Night5821735601601230326501.375.516.27611200207
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    vs. Ariz.7212400123800.292.333.190700000
    vs. Chi-N4152300004400.368.200.200300001
    vs. Cin.3142320020500.214.357.214500001
    vs. Clev.3114500243401.5711.000.4551100000
    vs. Col.5155420145300.476.600.267900100
    vs. Det.3112100001400.167.091.091100000
    vs. LA-NL3130320010600.231.385.231500001
    vs. Miami9320530033900.250.250.156800102
    vs. Milw.372200113300.500.714.286500000
    vs. NY-NL72771230465500.5311.000.4442700001
    vs. Phil.6245820361500.385.792.3331900100
    vs. Pitt.7265510252910.276.462.1921200101
    vs. S.D.120000002100.500.000.000000000
    vs. S.F.3132500001300.429.385.385500000
    vs. St.L.6212410025900.346.238.190500001
    vs. Wash.5183620111300.368.611.3331100000
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Coors Field283210002100.400.375.250300000
    Dodger Stadium3130320010600.231.385.231500001
    Great American Ball Park3142320020500.214.357.214500001
    Progressive Field3114500243401.5711.000.4551100000
    Nationals Park3121410111100.385.667.333800000
    Marlins Park6240420032600.259.250.167600101
    Citizens Bank Park3112100001400.167.091.091100000
    SunTrust Park381262236901020233900.408.595.2867500304
    Wrigley Field140000000100.000.000.000000000
    PNC Park3123210132410.286.500.167600000
    Oracle Park3132500001300.429.385.385500000
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    vs. Lefthanded Pitcher375710114025152310.370.368.1932100103
    vs. Righthanded Pitcher7221333591401332245801.358.526.27711200305
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Turf4112300122200.385.545.273600000
    Grass7125941671801435377911.360.490.25912700408
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Pre All-Star7527043701801537398111.361.493.25913300408
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    RISP585528151042181400.385.509.2732800202
    RISP w/Two out29214400163500.320.333.190700100
    Runners on Base68110343170628153111.388.509.2825600408
    Bases Empty7116093911099245000.342.481.2447700000
    Bases Loaded1337000000000.000.000.000000000
    Late Inning Pressure323779302651310.333.486.2431800000
    LIP-Runners On19176510152610.368.529.294900000
    with 0 outs63104152870617123300.345.510.2695300003
    with 1 out66101212550611143100.345.475.2484800105
    with 2 outs56657176039131711.407.492.2623200300
    Leading Off4861414304472000.309.475.2302900000
    1st Inning5343610201291701.377.349.2331500101
    >= 7th Inning7286142170515142510.356.500.2444300103
    Extra Innings770000002300.222.000.000000000
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Lineup Slot 2311222132110618214101.375.500.2626100105
    Lineup Slot 438144223870919163810.350.500.2647200303
    Lineup Slot 7210000001100.500.000.000000000
    Lineup Slot 9430000001100.250.000.000000000
    CATEGORYGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVGTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
    Playing 3B6826342691801537357810.358.502.26213200408
    Designated Hitter131100002101.600.333.333100000
    Pinch Hitter640000002200.333.000.000000000
    2019 Game Log
    MARCH
    DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSHBPAVGSLG%YTD OBP%
    03/28@L10-4310000011000.000.000.200
    03/30@L8-6400000001000.000.000.111
    03/31@L5-1411000002000.091.091.154
    APRIL
    DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSHBPAVGSLG%YTD OBP%
    04/01vsW8-0412000011000.200.200.263
    04/03vsW6-4301000021000.222.222.308
    04/04vsW9-4410000011000.182.182.281
    04/05vsW4-0400000002000.154.154.250
    04/06vsL4-2100000000000.148.148.243
    04/07vsW4-3301100011000.167.200.262
    04/08@W8-6321000020000.182.212.286
    04/09@W7-1511100001000.184.237.278
    04/11vsL6-3501100002000.186.256.271
    04/12vsL6-2412100000000.213.298.286
    04/13vsW11-7332101120000.240.400.314
    04/14vsW7-3312001221000.264.472.338
    04/16vsL9-6400000013000.246.439.325
    04/17vsL3-2501000002000.242.419.318
    04/18vsL4-1100000001000.238.413.315
    04/20@L8-4712000023010.243.400.320
    04/21@W11-5433002411000.270.500.340
    04/23@L7-6511100103000.266.494.333
    04/24@W3-1501100102000.262.488.328
    04/25@L4-2411000000000.261.477.325
    04/26vsL8-4401100100000.261.478.323
    04/27vsL9-5000000010000.261.478.325
    04/28vsW8-7321001322000.263.505.331
    04/29vsW3-1200000021000.258.495.331
    MAY
    DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSHBPAVGSLG%YTD OBP%
    05/03@W7-2503100301000.275.510.340
    05/04@W9-2600000002000.259.481.327
    05/05@W3-1000000010000.259.481.329
    05/06@L5-3400000003000.250.464.321
    05/07@L9-0401100002000.250.466.319
    05/08@L9-4502100101000.256.471.321
    05/09@L3-2311001111000.258.492.324
    05/10@W2-1401000001000.258.484.322
    05/11@W6-4311000110000.260.481.324
    05/12@W5-3100000000000.258.477.322
    05/14vsL14-3200000021000.254.470.323
    05/15vsW4-0301100012000.255.474.325
    05/16vsW10-2501000101000.254.465.321
    05/17vsW12-8512001102000.259.483.323
    05/18vsW4-3110000030000.257.480.327
    05/19vsL3-2100000001000.255.477.325
    05/20@W4-1301000010000.257.474.327
    05/21@L4-3412000001000.263.474.330
    05/23@W5-4612000002000.265.469.330
    05/24@W5-2400000002000.259.458.325
    05/25@L6-3311000011000.260.456.326
    05/26@W4-3411000112000.260.451.326
    05/28vsL5-4422100001000.266.458.329
    05/29vsL14-4200000001000.263.453.327
    05/31vsL8-2411000001000.262.448.325
    JUNE
    DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSHBPAVGSLG%YTD OBP%
    06/01vsW10-5400000001000.257.439.320
    06/02vsW7-4310000012000.253.432.318
    06/04@W12-5421001321000.253.443.320
    06/05@L7-4411100002000.253.444.319
    06/06@L6-1400000001100.248.436.314
    06/07@W7-1501100001000.246.435.312
    06/08@W1-0300000001000.243.429.309
    06/09@W7-6500000011000.237.419.304
    06/10vsW13-7000000000000.237.419.304
    06/11vsW7-5411001102000.237.429.304
    06/12vsW8-7601000002000.236.422.301
    06/13vsW6-5411000101000.236.419.300
    06/14vsW9-8511001101000.235.427.299
    06/15vsL6-5413101300000.244.450.304
    06/16vsW15-1413101200000.252.471.310
    06/17vsW12-3502000000000.255.470.312
    06/18vsL10-2412001101000.259.482.314
    06/19vsW7-2311001211000.260.492.315
    06/21@L4-3302100011000.265.498.319
    06/22@W13-9500000000000.260.489.315
    06/23@W4-3412001100000.263.500.317
    06/24@L8-3400000001000.259.493.313
    06/25@W3-2400000001000.255.485.310
    Past Projections
  • 25 Jun 2019

    Does Donaldson's Latest DraftKings Projection Justify His $4.7K Salary?

    Does Donaldson's Latest DraftKings Projection Justify His $4.7K Salary?
  • 24 Jun 2019

    Does Donaldson's Latest FanDuel Projection Justify His $3K Salary?

    Does Donaldson's Latest FanDuel Projection Justify His $3K Salary?
  • 23 Jun 2019

    Daily Fantasy Projection: Josh Donaldson

    Daily Fantasy Projection: Josh Donaldson
  • 22 Jun 2019

    Daily Fantasy Projection: Josh Donaldson

    Daily Fantasy Projection: Josh Donaldson