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Josh
Donaldson
College None
Team Atlanta Braves
203B
6'1"Height
210Weight
33Age
8Exp
R/RBats/Throws
Josh Donaldson's Fantasy Scouting Report

2019 FANTASY OUTLOOK AND PROJECTION: LOOKING GOOD

Josh Donaldson is projected to be an elite fantasy third baseman and worth a high draft pick. His projected position rank based on season total fantasy points is #9 (at 3B). In 2018, he was owned in 90 percent of leagues and it will be at least this high next season as well. He is projected to average 3.02 fantasy points per game in 146 games.

SEASON FANTASY RECAP AND TREND

He was the #336 ranked fantasy player this season and the #32 3B. Not playing many games certainly was the main reason for the disappointing season. Based on average fantasy points he was the #13 3B. We split his 52 games into 3 segments (start, middle, and end). His production dropped throughout the season. In his first 17 games he averaged 3.5 FPs and that declined to 2.7 in his final 18 games. A fast start and slow end is somewhat expected given his age. Based on a relatively low standard deviation, Donaldson can be considered a consistent fantasy player. He averaged 2.7 FPs, but on any given day his projected ceiling is as high as 13 fantasy points.

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STATISTICAL DROPOFF FROM PREVIOUS SEASON

Getting older predictably resulted in a drop in production. His fantasy average dropped by 23 percent.

WEEKLY FANTASY RECAP

Out of 11 fantasy weeks, he was +50% above his weekly average of 12.8 FPs in 2 of them. He had 2 bad weeks where he was 50% below average.

DAILY FANTASY SEASON RECAP

His FanDuel average was 11 points and on DraftKings it was 8.8 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 14 and on FanDuel it was 18.7 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
2019ATL0000000000000
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)8833292556906182551457730346.275.367.507
YEARTEAM2B3BTBSFSHHPIBGDP
2019ATL00000000
2018CLE1408410023
2017TOR21023220315
2016TOR325317329616
2015TOR4123521026016
2014OAK312277407516
2013OAK373289616215
2012OAK16010910506
2011OAK00000000
2010OAK10900000
Career (10 Seasons)193121669275361677
2019 Game Log
DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTABRH2B3BHRRBIBBKSBCSHBPAVGSLG%YTD OBP%
Past Projections
  • 15 Mar 2019

    Josh Donaldson is Projected to Be an Elite Fantasy Player in 2019 (#9 3B)

    Josh Donaldson is Projected to Be an Elite Fantasy Player in 2019 (#9 3B)
  • 12 Mar 2019

    Josh Donaldson is Projected to Be an Elite Fantasy Player in 2019 (#9 3B)

    Josh Donaldson is Projected to Be an Elite Fantasy Player in 2019 (#9 3B)
  • 07 Mar 2019

    Josh Donaldson is Projected to Be an Elite Fantasy Player in 2019 (#11 3B)

    Josh Donaldson is Projected to Be an Elite Fantasy Player in 2019 (#11 3B)
  • 04 Mar 2019

    Josh Donaldson is Projected to Be an Elite Fantasy Player in 2019 (#8 3B)

    Josh Donaldson is Projected to Be an Elite Fantasy Player in 2019 (#8 3B)