Carlos Santana is a Great DFS Value on Fanduel ($3.9K) and DraftKings ($4.4K) for 8/30

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 13.4 FanDuel points and 10 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$1030 more than $3.9K on FanDuel and +$1562 more than $4.4K on DraftKings. Their may be other options (see below) who are even better values, but barring a significant lineup change consider him a strong daily fantasy play. 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) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Josh Bell14.6 FD Points$4400
#2 Carlos Santana13.4 FD Points$3900
#3 Freddie Freeman12.4 FD Points$4100
#4 Sam Travis12.2 FD Points$2500
#5 Jose Abreu11.8 FD Points$3600
DRAFTKINGS (1B) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Josh Bell10.8 DK Points$5700
#2 Michael Chavis10.2 DK Points$3600
#3 Carlos Santana10 DK Points$4400
#4 Cody Bellinger9.9 DK Points$5400
#5 Freddie Freeman9.3 DK Points$5600

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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 90.15 projected fantasy points puts him at #4 behind Pete Alonso and ahead of Freddie Freeman. He has averaged 3.26 fantasy points in his past 292 games, which is slightly less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.55 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#5) 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. He is also currently the #4 ranked first baseman.

REST OF SEASON RANK (1B/DH) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#2 J.D. Martinez (100% OWN)97 FP, 3.81 per game600 FP, 150 gp, 4 per game (#1)
#3 Pete Alonso (100% OWN)91 FP, 3.37 per game600 FP, 150 gp, 4 per game (#1)
#4 Carlos Santana (100% OWN)90 FP, 3.55 per game466 FP, 161 gp, 2.89 per game (#15)
#5 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)89 FP, 3.4 per game524 FP, 162 gp, 3.23 per game (#6)
#6 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)89 FP, 3.3 per game487 FP, 150 gp, 3.25 per game (#5)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Carlos Santana is projected for 10.04 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #10 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 Pete Alonso but behind Matt Carpenter the rest of the week. Week 24 will be better based on projected rank (#2). He is projected for 22.45 fantasy points.

8/30 TO 9/1 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#8 Joey Votto (83% OWN)10.2 FP (35% ST)2.61 FP
#9 Matt Carpenter (72% OWN)10.1 FP (42% ST)2.83 FP
#10 Carlos Santana (100% OWN)10 FP (98% ST)3.55 FP
#11 Pete Alonso (100% OWN)9.6 FP (97% ST)3.37 FP
#12 Jose Abreu (100% OWN)9.4 FP (97% ST)3.31 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Nelson Cruz (98% OWN)23.5 FP (86% ST)3.94 FP
#2 Carlos Santana (100% OWN)22.4 FP (98% ST)3.55 FP
#3 Paul Goldschmidt (100% OWN)20.8 FP (95% ST)3.02 FP
#4 Shin-Soo Choo (88% OWN)20.3 FP (75% ST)2.94 FP
#5 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)20.3 FP (100% ST)3.65 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 2019905.416.618.015.00.5
-- Per Game (25 Proj)3.60.210.650.710.590.02
8/26 to 9/1 (2.9 Games)10.00.601.91.91.50.07
9/2 to 9/8 (6.3 Games)22.41.34.24.43.50.14
2019 Season486308095963
-- Per Game (131 GP)3.70.230.610.730.730.02
2018 to 2019952541661772065
-- Per Game (292 GP)3.30.180.570.610.710.02