Carlos Santana Is a Better Value on FanDuel at $4.1K Than on DraftKings at $5.3K on 8/18

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 FanDuel than on DraftKings. He is projected for 12.6 FD points and is worth +$404 more than $4.1K on FD. On DK he is projected for 9.4 points and is worth $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 (C/1B) 8/18 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#3 Paul Goldschmidt12.7 FD Points$3500
#4 Anthony Rizzo12.6 FD Points$4100
#5 Carlos Santana12.6 FD Points$4100
#6 Danny Santana11.8 FD Points$3600
#7 Freddie Freeman11.5 FD Points$4300
DRAFTKINGS (1B) 8/18 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#3 Pete Alonso9.6 DK Points$5400
#4 Paul Goldschmidt9.4 DK Points$4200
#5 Carlos Santana9.4 DK Points$5300
#6 Sam Travis8.6 DK Points$3800
#7 Freddie Freeman8.5 DK Points$5100

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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 130.01 projected fantasy points puts him at #2 behind Nelson Cruz and ahead of Freddie Freeman. He has averaged 3.28 fantasy points in his past 282 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, 4.01 per game440 FP, 144 gp, 3.06 per game (#11)
#2 Carlos Santana (100% OWN)130 FP, 3.79 per game466 FP, 161 gp, 2.89 per game (#15)
#3 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)128 FP, 3.56 per game524 FP, 162 gp, 3.23 per game (#6)
#4 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)127 FP, 3.81 per game414 FP, 159 gp, 2.61 per game (#27)
#5 Josh Bell (99% OWN)121 FP, 3.35 per game370 FP, 148 gp, 2.5 per game (#32)

WEEK 21 AND 22 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Carlos Santana is projected for 3.75 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #3 ranked first baseman and a must start for most owners. His projected fantasy production is the same as his rest of season per game projection. He is ranked above Pete Alonso 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 19.73 fantasy points.

8/18 TO 8/18 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 J.D. Martinez (100% OWN)5 FP (98% ST)3.67 FP
#2 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)4.24 FP (100% ST)3.81 FP
#3 Carlos Santana (100% OWN)3.75 FP (98% ST)3.79 FP
#4 Pete Alonso (100% OWN)3.69 FP (97% ST)3.22 FP
#5 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)3.68 FP (98% ST)3.17 FP
8/19 TO 8/25 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#7 Paul Goldschmidt (100% OWN)20.6 FP (98% ST)3.01 FP
#8 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)20.3 FP (100% ST)3.56 FP
#9 Carlos Santana (100% OWN)19.7 FP (98% ST)3.79 FP
#10 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)19.5 FP (100% ST)3.81 FP
#11 Ryan McMahon (64% OWN)18.4 FP (52% ST)2.66 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 20191308.22426210.7
-- Per Game (34 Proj)3.80.240.700.750.630.02
8/12 to 8/18 (1 Game)3.70.260.580.770.700.01
8/19 to 8/25 (5.4 Games)19.71.23.73.83.10.13
2019 Season458297889903
-- Per Game (121 GP)3.80.240.640.740.740.02
2018 to 2019924531641712005
-- Per Game (282 GP)3.30.190.580.610.710.02