DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE
He is a better value on FanDuel than on DraftKings based on position specific points per dollar calculations. He is projected for 11.8 FD points and is worth +$255 more than $4.3K on FD. On DK he is projected for 8.8 points and is worth +$239 more than $4.9K. 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) 7/19 RANK||PROJECTION||SALARY|
|#5 Justin Smoak||12.1 FD Points||$3100|
|#6 Pete Alonso||12 FD Points||$4300|
|#7 Carlos Santana||11.8 FD Points||$4300|
|#8 Mark Reynolds||11.7 FD Points||$2300|
|#9 Eric Thames||11.1 FD Points||$2800|
|DRAFTKINGS (1B) 7/19 RANK||PROJECTION||SALARY|
|#5 Jesus Aguilar||9 DK Points||$4100|
|#6 Justin Smoak||8.9 DK Points||$3700|
|#7 Carlos Santana||8.8 DK Points||$4900|
|#8 Mark Reynolds||8.7 DK Points||$3200|
|#9 Eric Thames||8.4 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 217.7 projected fantasy points puts him at #2 behind Edwin Encarnacion and ahead of Freddie Freeman. He has averaged 3.16 fantasy points in his past 255 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.57 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. He is underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 99%, he is the #9 most highly owned first baseman. Carlos Santana is expected to slightly improve on this season-to-date's #5 fantasy position rank.
|REST OF SEASON RANK (1B/DH)||PROJECTION||FANTASY STATS SINCE 2018|
|#1 Edwin Encarnacion (99% OWN)||218 FP, 3.41 per game||423 FP, 137 gp, 3.09 per game (#9)|
|#2 Carlos Santana (99% OWN)||218 FP, 3.57 per game||466 FP, 161 gp, 2.89 per game (#14)|
|#3 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)||216 FP, 3.48 per game||524 FP, 162 gp, 3.23 per game (#6)|
|#4 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)||215 FP, 3.76 per game||414 FP, 159 gp, 2.61 per game (#25)|
|#5 Nelson Cruz (96% OWN)||213 FP, 3.55 per game||440 FP, 144 gp, 3.06 per game (#10)|
WEEK 17 AND 18 FANTASY OUTLOOK
Carlos Santana is projected for 10.23 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of week which is good enough to be the #4 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 Justin Smoak but behind Edwin Encarnacion the rest of the week. Week 18 is projected to be slightly better based on projected rank (#2). He is projected for 24.14 fantasy points.
|7/19 TO 7/21 RANK (1B/DH)||PROJECTION||ROS FP PROJ AVG|
|#2 Josh Bell (100% OWN)||11.4 FP (89% ST)||3.46 FP|
|#3 Edwin Encarnacion (99% OWN)||10.4 FP (91% ST)||3.41 FP|
|#4 Carlos Santana (99% OWN)||10.2 FP (97% ST)||3.57 FP|
|#5 Justin Smoak (46% OWN)||10.2 FP (23% ST)||2.8 FP|
|#6 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)||9.7 FP (100% ST)||3.76 FP|
|7/22 TO 7/28 RANK (1B/DH)||PROJECTION||ROS FP PROJ AVG|
|#1 Edwin Encarnacion (99% OWN)||24.2 FP (91% ST)||3.41 FP|
|#2 Carlos Santana (99% OWN)||24.1 FP (97% ST)||3.57 FP|
|#3 Nelson Cruz (96% OWN)||23.8 FP (80% ST)||3.55 FP|
|#4 Josh Bell (100% OWN)||21.4 FP (89% ST)||3.46 FP|
|#5 J.D. Martinez (100% OWN)||20.3 FP (99% ST)||3.37 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.