Blackmon To The IL With A Injured Calf


Charlie Blackmon was placed on the IL over the weekend with a strained calf, retroactive to last Friday. He is not expected to miss more than the minimum IL time. With Blackmon injured, Ian Desmond will most likely get the extra playing time in the outfield. With Blackmon coming off the IL after the minimum, I would not suggest picking up Desmond.


There are 12 outfielders owned in 100% of leagues and Charlie Blackmon is projected to be the #3 among them. Using actual fantasy production and current start percentage as the first and second tie-breaker, his market rank is #2. The projections expect his value to decrease slightly. He is projected for 298 fantasy points in 80 remaining games. His projected average FP rank is the same as his rest of season total rank. The market ranks Charlie Blackmon behind Yelich and above Trout but the projections rank Trout over Charlie Blackmon.

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Projected StatRelative StrengthOverallRelative Weakness
Fantasy Points 
298 (#3) 
Avg0.32 (#2) 
0.955 (#4) 
Home Runs 
19 (#4) 
Runs63 (#1) 
48 (#11) 
Stolen Bases 
4 (#53)
65 (#95)

Depending on your league's scoring system his value could be quite different because he has clear strengths and weaknesses.


His market rank based on start percentage among outfielders for the rest of week 14 is #6, which is less than his market rank of #2. In week 15 rankings vs other outfielders instead of Blackmon consider these better options at lower start percentages: Justin Upton (20 FP), Starling Marte (20.7 FP), Thomas Pham (20.5 FP), Joey Gallo (21 FP), and Nomar Mazara (18.7 FP). Starting in all virtually all leagues he is expected to produce 21 fantasy points (WK 15). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #5 outfielder of the week, but he is projected to be the #15 outfielder. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 2.3 short of expectations. His per game projected FP average is 3.9 which is less than his actual per game average (4.5). In addition to a below average projected FP average, he also is expected to play just 4.812 games.

Lower Start%C. Blackmon WK 15Higher Start%
J. Upton (20 FP)19 FPR. Acuna (18 FP)
S. Marte (21 FP)#5 Outfield 
T. Pham (20 FP) 
J. Gallo (21 FP) 
N. Mazara (19 FP) 

He is projected for 18.7 fantasy points in week 15 (#15 OF) in 5 games.

Projected StatRelative StrengthWK OverallRelative Weakness
Fantasy Points 
18.68 (#15) 
Avg0.323 (#2) 
OPS0.928 (#2) 
Home Runs 
1.24 (#19) 
3.96 (#9) 
3.02 (#39)
Stolen Bases 
0.27 (#59)

  • Based on 6/26 start percentages, Charlie Blackmon is valued behind Betts and above Hoskins but the projections rank Charlie Blackmon over Betts in week 15.
  • Jul 2Jul 3Jul 5Jul 6Jul 7
    3.8 FP vs HOU3.6 FP vs HOU3.1 FP @ARI3.7 FP @ARI4.5 FP @ARI

    Charlie Blackmon last five game log with fantasy points (CBS, FD, DK) and statline.

    6/25 @SF2 FP, 9 FD, 7 DK1-4, 1 R
    6/24 @SF1 FP, 6 FD, 5 DK1-4, 1 R
    6/23 @LAD0 FP, 0 FD, 0 DK0-1
    6/22 @LAD0 FP, 3 FD, 2 DK0-5, 1 R
    6/21 @LAD6 FP, 22 FD, 17 DK2-4, 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R


    FANDUEL VALUE (6/26): There are 2 other options at $4300 (Joey Gallo, Yordan Alvarez) and Blackmon is the best option of these 3. These are 2 better options at lower salaries: Michael Brantley (13.7 FP) and Aaron Judge (14.1 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 13.1 FPs, a value reached in 78 of 222 games (35%). The combined 'cover percentage' for outfielders expected to start is 42%.

    DRAFTKINGS VALUE: Blackmon is projected for 10.5 DraftKings points and is fairly ranked. He is the #4 highest priced outfielder ($5700). At his projected points, he is worth a salary of $5.8K (expected pts per $ is calculated daily based on the average of healthy starters). George Springer (11.1 FP) is projected for more points at a lower salary. Based on salary, he is expected to have 10.3 FPs, a value reached in 77 of 222 games (35%). The combined 'cover percentage' for outfielders expected to start is 39%.

    Blackmon is NOT in the SportsLine DraftKings optimal lineup or the FanDuel optimal lineup which are based on the computer model's projection. 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.


    He has averaged 21 fantasy points per week and had 4 weeks where he came up short (below 50% of average) and had 3 weeks where he was +50% above average.

    WeekFantasy Points (GP)Good WeekBad Week
    ALL21 FP per Week34
    Week 111 (4 games 2.8 per game)
    Week 213.5 (6 games 2.2 per game)
    Week 34 (4 games 1 per game)-17.3
    Week 432 (6 games 5.3 per game)+10.7
    Week 524.5 (6 games 4.1 per game)
    Week 629 (6 games 4.8 per game)
    Week 737.5 (5 games 7.5 per game)+16.2
    Week 817 (5 games 3.4 per game)
    Week 910.5 (3 games 3.5 per game)-10.8
    Week 115 (2 games 2.5 per game)-16.3
    Week 1270 (7 games 10 per game)+48.7
    Week 1319.5 (6 games 3.2 per game)
    Week 143.5 (2 games 1.8 per game)-17.8


    He averaged 14.8 FD points and 11.3 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. On DraftKings his floor was 0 and on FanDuel it was 3 fantasy points. He had a relatively high ceiling. On DraftKings it was 20 and on FanDuel it was 31.2 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.

    GameFD Pts (Sal)Good or BadDK Pts (Sal)Good or Bad
    All14.8 ($4.1K)14 G, 24 B11.3 ($5.2K)14 G, 20 B
    6/25 @SF9.2 ($4.4K)--7 ($5.6K)--
    6/24 @SF6.2 ($4.4K)-8.65 ($5.5K)-6.3
    6/23 @LAD0 ($4.5K)-14.80-11.3
    6/22 @LAD3.2 ($4.3K)-11.62 ($5.3K)-9.3
    6/21 @LAD21.7 ($4.3K)--17 ($5.6K)+5.7
    6/20 @ARI18.7 ($4.4K)--14 ($5.5K)--
    6/19 @ARI3 ($4.4K)-11.83 ($5.8K)-8.3
    6/18 @ARI18.4 ($4.5K)--15 ($5.8K)--
    6/16 SD31.7 ($4.4K)+16.924+12.7
    6/15 SD31.6 ($4.3K)+16.824 ($5.7K)+12.7
    6/14 SD37.1 ($4.3K)+22.329 ($5.8K)+17.7
    6/13 SD56.4--43--
    6/12 CHC3 ($4.4K)-11.83 ($5.3K)-8.3
    6/11 CHC34.9 ($4.3K)+20.125 ($5.7K)+13.7
    6/10 CHC31.2 ($4.3K)+16.424 ($5.8K)+12.7
    6/9 @NYM6.2 ($3.8K)-8.64 ($5.2K)-7.3
    6/8 @NYM12.7 ($3.8K)--9 ($5.2K)--
    5/23 @PIT3--3--
    5/22 @PIT9.7 ($4.1K)--7 ($5.6K)--
    5/21 @PIT22 ($4K)--20 ($5.3K)+8.7
    5/19 @PHI24.9 ($4K)+10.119 ($5.5K)+7.7
    5/18 @PHI3 ($4K)-11.83 ($5.6K)-8.3
    5/17 @PHI9.2 ($3.9K)--7 ($5.4K)--
    5/15 @BOS6.2 ($3.9K)-8.64 ($5.3K)-7.3
    5/14 @BOS22.2 ($4K)--16 ($5.2K)--
    5/12 SD43.9 ($4.2K)+29.132+20.7
    5/11 SD18.7 ($4.2K)--14 ($5.6K)--
    5/10 SD21.6 ($4.3K)--16 ($5.8K)--
    5/9 SF18.4 ($4.4K)--14 ($5.7K)--
    5/7 SF21.7 ($4.5K)--16 ($5.5K)--
    5/5 ARI9.2 ($4.5K)--7--
    5/4 ARI21.7 ($4.2K)--17 ($5.5K)+5.7
    5/3 ARI25.2 ($4.2K)+10.419 ($5.3K)+7.7
    5/2 @MIL15.7 ($4K)--12 ($4.6K)--
    5/1 @MIL21.9 ($4.2K)--15 ($5.3K)--
    4/29 @MIL0 ($4.1K)-14.80 ($4.9K)-11.3
    4/28 @ATL27.7 ($3.9K)+12.920 ($4.7K)+8.7
    4/27 @ATL16.2 ($4K)--11 ($4.8K)--
    4/26 @ATL6.5 ($3.9K)-8.35 ($4.8K)-6.3
    4/24 WAS24.9 ($4.2K)+10.118 ($5.2K)+6.7
    4/23 WAS6.2 ($4.1K)-8.65 ($4.9K)-6.3
    4/22 WAS6 ($4K)-8.85 ($5.4K)-6.3
    4/21 PHI18 ($3.7K)--16 ($5K)--
    4/20 PHI40.4 ($3.6K)+25.632 ($5K)+20.7
    4/19 PHI28.2 ($3.5K)+13.423 ($5K)+11.7
    4/18 PHI6 ($3.6K)-8.85 ($5.1K)-6.3
    4/16 @SD9.5 ($3.3K)--7 ($4.2K)--
    4/15 @SD3.5 ($3.2K)-11.32 ($4.3K)-9.3
    4/14 @SF6.2 ($3.4K)-8.65-6.3
    4/13 @SF6.2 ($3.4K)-8.65-6.3
    4/11 @SF0 ($3.7K)-14.80 ($4.4K)-11.3
    4/8 ATL6.2 ($4K)-8.64 ($5.2K)-7.3
    4/7 LAD27.7 ($4.1K)+12.921+9.7
    4/6 LAD3 ($4.4K)-11.82 ($5K)-9.3
    4/5 LAD9 ($4.6K)--9--
    4/3 @TB3 ($4.2K)-11.83-8.3
    4/2 @TB0 ($4.1K)-14.80 ($4.1K)-11.3
    4/1 @TB6.2 ($4.3K)-8.64 ($4.5K)-7.3
    3/31 @MIA6 ($4.3K)-8.85 ($4.9K)-6.3
    3/30 @MIA9.5 ($4.3K)--8--
    3/29 @MIA28.2 ($4.2K)+13.420 ($4.8K)+8.7
    3/28 @MIA0 ($4K)-14.80 ($5.2K)-11.3