As you may have noticed we have transformed Scout into a data and stats driven service geared towards helping invested fans make the right decisions on a daily basis. This is our new Fantasy Scouting Report that we produce for each fantasy relevant player. We treat them like a stock and report their value in season long fantasy, the current fantasy week, and if applicable, on FanDuel and on DraftKings. We establish what is expected of the player based on fantasy ownership %, start %, and DFS Salary and see if our proprietary forecasting model projects a better or worse than expected performance. For complete recaps of the best and worst values for each market (season, weekly, daily), injury reports and team outlooks be sure to check out the new Scout.
DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE
He is projected for 10.5 FanDuel points and priced at $3.4K. Using average points per dollar in the player pool, he is expected to produce 9.44 FPs, making him worth +$382 more than $3.4K. Below are how he ranks on FanDuel. Look for players with comparable or more fantasy points at a lower or same salary.
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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK
Expect Manny Machado to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 74.75 projected fantasy points puts him at #5 behind Jorge Polanco and ahead of Trevor Story. He has averaged 3.23 fantasy points in his past 293 games, which is slightly more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.02 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#12) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite shortstop. He is projected to be very good, but not one of the very best at his position. Manny Machado is expected to slightly improve on this season-to-date's #6 fantasy position rank.
WEEK 24 AND 25 FANTASY OUTLOOK
Manny Machado is projected for 18.32 fantasy points in 6 games which is good enough to be the #9 ranked shortstop and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points per game than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Tim Anderson but behind Marcus Semien. Week 25 will be better based on projected rank (#2). He is projected for 21.7 fantasy points.
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.