Anthony Rizzo Out With Back Injury

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SCOUT ANALYST JOHN BOLLMAN'S TAKE

Anthony Rizzo left early over the weekend with a back injury. The injury is not expected to be serious, and he is listed as day-to-day. Victor Caratini will play 1B in his absence, he is worth a look in fantasy if he gets everyday playing time.

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Anthony Rizzo to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 85.72 projected fantasy points puts him at #3 behind J.D. Martinez and ahead of Carlos Santana. He has averaged 3.38 fantasy points in his past 276 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 3.3 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 first baseman. He is projected to live up to these high expectations. Anthony Rizzo is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #8 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (1B/DH) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#1 Pete Alonso (100% OWN)88 FP, 3.51 per game368 FP, 151 gp, 2.4 per game (#16)
#2 J.D. Martinez (100% OWN)87 FP, 3.69 per game600 FP, 150 gp, 4 per game (#1)
#3 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)86 FP, 3.3 per game487 FP, 150 gp, 3.25 per game (#3)
#4 Carlos Santana (100% OWN)86 FP, 3.64 per game466 FP, 161 gp, 2.89 per game (#11)
#5 Paul Goldschmidt (100% OWN)82 FP, 3.02 per game508 FP, 158 gp, 3.22 per game (#5)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Anthony Rizzo is projected for 2.82 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week in week 23 which ranks him as the #18 projected first baseman for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. This is projected to be a below average game with fewer fantasy points than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Ryan O'Hearn but behind Mark Trumbo the rest of the week. Week 24 will be better based on projected rank (#8). He is projected for 19.39 fantasy points.

9/1 TO 9/1 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#16 Danny Santana (94% OWN)2.96 FP (82% ST)3.13 FP
#17 Mark Trumbo (3% OWN)2.91 FP2.38 FP
#18 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)2.82 FP (86% ST)3.3 FP
#19 Ryan O'Hearn (11% OWN)2.8 FP (5% ST)2.47 FP
#20 Ryan Zimmerman (10% OWN)2.66 FP (1% ST)2.8 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#6 Jose Abreu (100% OWN)19.4 FP (97% ST)3.31 FP
#7 Pete Alonso (100% OWN)19.4 FP (97% ST)3.51 FP
#8 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)19.4 FP (86% ST)3.3 FP
#9 Josh Bell (100% OWN)19.1 FP (96% ST)3.4 FP
#10 Eric Hosmer (94% OWN)19.1 FP (80% ST)2.78 FP

ANTHONY RIZZO IS A BAD DFS VALUE ON FANDUEL AT $3.9K AND DRAFTKINGS AT $5.2K ON 9/1

He is projected for 10 FanDuel points and 7.3 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$189 short of $3.9K on FanDuel and -$755 short of $5.2K on DraftKings. Their should be much better options (see below). Barring a significant lineup change consider him a daily fantasy player to fade. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (C/1B) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#13 Yulieski Gurriel10.2 FD Points$3700
#14 Ryan O'Hearn10.1 FD Points$2600
#15 Anthony Rizzo10 FD Points$3900
#16 Paul Goldschmidt9.8 FD Points$3700
#17 Daniel Vogelbach9.7 FD Points$3200
DRAFTKINGS (1B) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#12 Paul Goldschmidt7.4 DK Points$4200
#13 Daniel Vogelbach7.3 DK Points$4000
#14 Anthony Rizzo7.3 DK Points$5200
#15 Eric Thames7.2 DK Points$4000
#16 Ryan Zimmerman7.2 DK Points$3700

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.

ANTHONY RIZZOFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019864.216.415.212.21.0
-- Per Game (26 Proj)3.30.160.630.580.470.04
8/26 to 9/1 (1 Game)2.80.160.720.460.440.02
9/2 to 9/8 (5.8 Games)19.40.993.73.42.70.22
2019 Season446258280634
-- Per Game (126 GP)3.50.200.650.630.500.03
2018 to 20199344918215313310
-- Per Game (276 GP)3.40.180.660.550.480.04