Lorenzo Cain Fouls Ball Off Knee

SCOUT ANALYST JOHN BOLLMAN'S TAKE

Lorenzo Cain is listed as day-to-day after fouling a ball off his knee. The injury is not expected to be serious, and they are hopeful he can get back in the lineup tonight with an off-day tomorrow. His replacement is not worth a look if he is not added to the IL.

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

According to our projection, you can expect Lorenzo Cain to be a bench player or a good option off the waiver wire. His 59.79 projected fantasy points puts him at #55 behind Josh Naylor and ahead of A.J. Pollock. He has averaged 2.61 fantasy points in his past 261 games, which is slightly more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.44 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#125) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 81%, he is the #36 most highly owned outfielder. Lorenzo Cain is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #46 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#53 Jason Heyward (53% OWN)60 FP, 2.76 per game314 FP, 124 gp, 2.53 per game (#52)
#54 Josh Naylor (6% OWN)60 FP, 2.49 per game314 FP, 124 gp, 2.53 per game (#52)
#55 Lorenzo Cain (81% OWN)60 FP, 2.44 per game391 FP, 139 gp, 2.81 per game (#30)
#56 A.J. Pollock (81% OWN)59 FP, 3.07 per game318 FP, 113 gp, 2.81 per game (#29)
#57 Dexter Fowler (18% OWN)59 FP, 2.63 per game162 FP, 90 gp, 1.79 per game (#99)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Lorenzo Cain is projected for 2.37 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week which projects to being the #55 ranked outfielder. His projected fantasy production is the same as his rest of season per game projection. He is ranked above Steve Wilkerson but behind Jay Bruce the rest of the week. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#83). He is projected for 11.99 fantasy points.

9/1 TO 9/1 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#53 Jake Cave2.39 FP (4% ST)2.75 FP
#54 Jay Bruce2.39 FP (4% ST)2.91 FP
#55 Lorenzo Cain2.37 FP (50% ST)2.44 FP
#56 Steve Wilkerson2.35 FP2.19 FP
#57 D.J. Stewart2.33 FP (1% ST)2.42 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#81 Josh Reddick12.3 FP (16% ST)2.59 FP
#82 Robbie Grossman12.2 FP (2% ST)2.47 FP
#83 Lorenzo Cain12 FP (50% ST)2.44 FP
#84 Marwin Gonzalez11.9 FP (24% ST)2.52 FP
#85 Bubba Starling11.2 FP (1% ST)2.25 FP

LORENZO CAIN IS A GREAT DFS VALUE ON FANDUEL ($2.8K) AND DRAFTKINGS ($3.5K) FOR 9/1

He is projected for 9.2 FanDuel points and 7 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$245 more than $2.8K on FanDuel and +$611 more than $3.5K on DraftKings. Their may be other options (see below) who are even better values, but barring a significant lineup change consider him a strong daily fantasy play. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (OF) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#47 Brandon Nimmo9.4 FD Points$2300
#48 Josh VanMeter9.3 FD Points$2800
#49 Lorenzo Cain9.2 FD Points$2800
#50 Steve Wilkerson9 FD Points$2000
#51 Jay Bruce8.9 FD Points$2800
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#29 Adam Eaton7.4 DK Points$4300
#30 Kevin Kiermaier7.3 DK Points$4000
#31 Lorenzo Cain7 DK Points$3500
#32 Steve Wilkerson6.8 DK Points$3200
#33 Delino DeShields6.7 DK Points$4000

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.

LORENZO CAINFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019601.58.414.48.63.3
-- Per Game (24 Proj)2.40.060.340.590.350.13
8/26 to 9/1 (1 Game)2.40.050.340.570.350.13
9/2 to 9/8 (5.4 Games)12.00.321.62.81.70.68
2019 Season290841644516
-- Per Game (122 GP)2.40.070.340.520.370.13
2018 to 2019681187815411646
-- Per Game (261 GP)2.60.070.300.590.440.18