Jose Altuve is Projected to Be the #1 Second Baseman...Ahead of DJ LeMahieu the Rest of the Season

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Jose Altuve to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 93.22 projected fantasy points puts him ahead of DJ LeMahieu making him our #1 ranked second baseman. He has averaged 3.3 fantasy points in his past 238 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.84 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite second baseman. He is projected to live up to these high expectations. Jose Altuve is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #7 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (2B) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#1 Jose Altuve (100% OWN)93 FP, 3.84 per game412 FP, 137 gp, 3 per game (#3)
#2 DJ LeMahieu (99% OWN)76 FP, 3.38 per game383 FP, 127 gp, 3.02 per game (#2)
#3 Yoan Moncada (98% OWN)75 FP, 2.98 per game332 FP, 149 gp, 2.22 per game (#22)
#4 Whit Merrifield (100% OWN)74 FP, 3.18 per game446 FP, 158 gp, 2.82 per game (#7)
#5 Ketel Marte (99% OWN)74 FP, 3.14 per game370 FP, 151 gp, 2.45 per game (#14)

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WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Jose Altuve is projected for 3.33 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #3 ranked second baseman and a must start for most owners. 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 Jeff McNeil but behind Whit Merrifield the rest of the week. Week 24 is projected to be slightly better based on projected rank (#1). He is projected for 21.47 fantasy points.

9/1 TO 9/1 RANK (2B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Kolten Wong (45% OWN)4.56 FP (27% ST)2.75 FP
#2 Whit Merrifield (100% OWN)3.44 FP (98% ST)3.18 FP
#3 Jose Altuve (100% OWN)3.33 FP (99% ST)3.84 FP
#4 Jeff McNeil (96% OWN)3.27 FP (73% ST)3.21 FP
#5 Yoan Moncada (98% OWN)3.26 FP (76% ST)2.98 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (2B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Jose Altuve (100% OWN)21.5 FP (99% ST)3.84 FP
#2 Eric Sogard (38% OWN)18.5 FP (27% ST)2.91 FP
#3 DJ LeMahieu (99% OWN)18.4 FP (97% ST)3.38 FP
#4 Whit Merrifield (100% OWN)18.2 FP (98% ST)3.18 FP
#5 Luis Arraez (53% OWN)18.1 FP (39% ST)2.87 FP

JOSE ALTUVE IS A BETTER VALUE ON FANDUEL AT $4.3K THAN ON DRAFTKINGS AT $5.3K ON 9/1

He is a better value on FanDuel than on DraftKings based on position specific points per dollar calculations. He is projected for 11.6 FD points and is worth $4.3K on FD. On DK he is projected for 8.8 points and is worth -$197 less than $5.3K. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (2B) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Whit Merrifield12.3 FD Points$3400
#2 Jose Altuve11.6 FD Points$4300
#3 Jeff McNeil11 FD Points$3000
#4 Gleyber Torres10.5 FD Points$4000
#5 Jurickson Profar10.5 FD Points$3100
DRAFTKINGS (2B) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#2 Jonathan Villar9.4 DK Points$5200
#3 Kevin Newman9 DK Points$5500
#4 Jose Altuve8.8 DK Points$5300
#5 Mike Moustakas8.6 DK Points$4300
#6 Hanser Alberto8.2 DK Points$4100

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.

JOSE ALTUVEFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019935.315.019.38.42.3
-- Per Game (24 Proj)3.80.220.620.800.350.09
8/26 to 9/1 (1 Game)3.30.180.470.620.430.09
9/2 to 9/8 (5.8 Games)21.51.23.44.51.90.52
2019 Season375256177365
-- Per Game (101 GP)3.70.250.600.760.360.05
2018 to 2019786381221619122
-- Per Game (238 GP)3.30.160.510.680.380.09