Carlos Santana Is a Better Value on DraftKings at $4.8K Than on FanDuel at $4.2 on 8/17

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

For each platform we calculate a position specific points per dollar and our projection says he is a better value on DraftKings than on FanDuel. He is projected for 13.5 FD points and is worth +$605 more than $4.2K on FD. On DK he is projected for 10 points and is worth +$711 more than $4.8K. 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) 8/17 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Jose Abreu15 FD Points$4000
#2 Carlos Santana13.5 FD Points$4200
#3 Anthony Rizzo12.9 FD Points$4000
#4 Pete Alonso12.8 FD Points$4100
#5 Paul Goldschmidt12.2 FD Points$3400
DRAFTKINGS (1B) 8/17 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Jose Abreu11.3 DK Points$4600
#2 Carlos Santana10 DK Points$4800
#3 Max Muncy9.6 DK Points$4900
#4 Pete Alonso9.6 DK Points$5100
#5 Anthony Rizzo9.5 DK Points$4400

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Carlos Santana to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 134.04 projected fantasy points puts him at #2 behind Nelson Cruz and ahead of Cody Bellinger. He has averaged 3.27 fantasy points in his past 281 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.79 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#3) 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. Carlos Santana is expected to slightly improve on this season-to-date's #3 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (1B/DH) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#1 Nelson Cruz (98% OWN)137 FP, 4 per game440 FP, 144 gp, 3.06 per game (#11)
#2 Carlos Santana (100% OWN)134 FP, 3.79 per game466 FP, 161 gp, 2.89 per game (#15)
#3 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)131 FP, 3.82 per game414 FP, 159 gp, 2.61 per game (#27)
#4 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)129 FP, 3.49 per game524 FP, 162 gp, 3.23 per game (#6)
#5 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)124 FP, 3.22 per game487 FP, 150 gp, 3.25 per game (#5)

WEEK 21 AND 22 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Carlos Santana is projected for 7.79 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #2 ranked first baseman and a must start for most owners. 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 J.D. Martinez but behind Cody Bellinger the rest of the week. Week 22 will not be as good based on projected rank (#9). He is projected for 19.83 fantasy points.

8/17 TO 8/18 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)8.3 FP (100% ST)3.82 FP
#2 Carlos Santana (100% OWN)7.8 FP (98% ST)3.79 FP
#3 J.D. Martinez (100% OWN)7.7 FP (98% ST)3.68 FP
#4 Jose Abreu (99% OWN)7.5 FP (96% ST)3.27 FP
#5 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)7.5 FP (98% ST)3.22 FP
8/19 TO 8/25 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#7 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)20.5 FP (100% ST)3.49 FP
#8 Paul Goldschmidt (100% OWN)20.3 FP (97% ST)3 FP
#9 Carlos Santana (100% OWN)19.8 FP (98% ST)3.79 FP
#10 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)19.6 FP (100% ST)3.82 FP
#11 Ji-Man Choi (9% OWN)18.1 FP (4% ST)2.78 FP

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.

CARLOS SANTANAFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 20191348.52427220.7
-- Per Game (35 Proj)3.80.240.680.760.630.02
8/12 to 8/18 (2 Games)7.80.571.11.61.50.02
8/19 to 8/25 (5.4 Games)19.81.23.73.93.20.13
2019 Season453297589903
-- Per Game (120 GP)3.80.240.620.740.750.02
2018 to 2019918531611712005
-- Per Game (281 GP)3.30.190.570.610.710.02