Lane Thomas Is Not Projected Play Consistently and Is Not a Viable Fantasy Option

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Lane Thomas is not projected to be worth a roster spot. His 228.13 projected fantasy points puts him at #143 behind Rosell Herrera and ahead of Billy McKinney. He has averaged 1.81 fantasy points in his past 26 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.82 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#114) is better than his rank based on total fantasy points. In 26 games last season he was the #157 ranked outfielder.

NEXT SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS IN 2019
#141 D.J. Stewart (1% OWN)229 FP, 2.79 per game81 FP, 42 gp, 1.93 per game (#113)
#142 Rosell Herrera229 FP, 2.02 per game54 FP, 54 gp, 0.99 per game (#177)
#143 Lane Thomas (1% OWN)228 FP, 2.82 per game47 FP, 26 gp, 1.81 per game (#125)
#144 Billy McKinney (2% OWN)228 FP, 2.73 per game156 FP, 82 gp, 1.91 per game (#116)
#145 J.D. Davis (59% OWN)227 FP, 2.8 per game330 FP, 140 gp, 2.36 per game (#82)

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LANE THOMAS WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Lane Thomas is projected for 3.95 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week in week 1 which only ranks him as the #160 projected outfielder and not a fantasy relevant player. 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 Brent Rooker but behind Bubba Starling the rest of the week. Week 2 will be better based on projected rank (#124). He is projected for 8.89 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#158 Billy Hamilton4.09 FP1.71 FP
#159 Bubba Starling3.96 FP2.47 FP
#160 Lane Thomas3.95 FP2.82 FP
#161 Brent Rooker3.92 FP3.38 FP
#162 Luke Raley3.92 FP3.38 FP
WEEK 2 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#122 Billy McKinney9 FP2.73 FP
#123 Chad Pinder8.9 FP2.59 FP
#124 Lane Thomas8.9 FP2.82 FP
#125 Josh Naylor8.9 FP2.37 FP
#126 Jay Bruce8.7 FP3.04 FP

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Below the projection are actual stats from last season.

LANE THOMASFPHRRBIRBBSB
2020 Projection22813.24447316.1
-- Per Game (81 Proj)2.80.160.550.580.390.08
3/26 to 3/29 (1.5 Games)4.00.250.710.800.590.12
3/30 to 4/5 (3 Games)8.90.531.71.81.10.22
2019 Season47.0412641
-- Per Game (26 GP)1.80.150.460.230.150.04