Carlos Santana is a Great DFS Value on Fanduel ($4.1K) and DraftKings ($5K) for 8/15

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 13.1 FanDuel points and 9.7 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$632 more than $4.1K on FanDuel and +$774 more than $5K 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) 8/15 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Danny Santana13.7 FD Points$3500
#2 Carlos Santana13.1 FD Points$4100
#3 Anthony Rizzo12.4 FD Points$3800
#4 Pete Alonso12.2 FD Points$4000
#5 Jose Abreu12.1 FD Points$3600
DRAFTKINGS (1B) 8/15 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Danny Santana10.5 DK Points$4900
#2 Carlos Santana9.7 DK Points$5000
#3 Jose Abreu9.2 DK Points$3900
#4 Anthony Rizzo9.1 DK Points$4700
#5 Pete Alonso9.1 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 137.01 projected fantasy points puts him ahead of Nelson Cruz making him our #1 ranked first baseman. He has averaged 3.23 fantasy points in his past 279 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.69 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#4) is worse than 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 #4 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (1B/DH) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#1 Carlos Santana (99% OWN)137 FP, 3.69 per game466 FP, 161 gp, 2.89 per game (#15)
#2 Nelson Cruz (98% OWN)136 FP, 3.98 per game440 FP, 144 gp, 3.06 per game (#11)
#3 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)135 FP, 3.73 per game414 FP, 159 gp, 2.61 per game (#27)
#4 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)132 FP, 3.4 per game524 FP, 162 gp, 3.23 per game (#6)
#5 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)130 FP, 3.22 per game487 FP, 150 gp, 3.25 per game (#5)

WEEK 21 AND 22 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Carlos Santana is projected for 14.18 fantasy points in 4 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #3 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 Jose Abreu but behind Anthony Rizzo the rest of the week. Week 22 will not be as good based on projected rank (#10). He is projected for 18.33 fantasy points.

8/15 TO 8/18 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)14.5 FP (100% ST)3.73 FP
#2 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)14.4 FP (98% ST)3.22 FP
#3 Carlos Santana (99% OWN)14.2 FP (98% ST)3.69 FP
#4 Jose Abreu (99% OWN)14.1 FP (96% ST)3.27 FP
#5 Pete Alonso (100% OWN)13.6 FP (97% ST)3.1 FP
8/19 TO 8/25 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#8 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)19.9 FP (100% ST)3.4 FP
#9 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)19 FP (100% ST)3.73 FP
#10 Carlos Santana (99% OWN)18.3 FP (98% ST)3.69 FP
#11 Ji-Man Choi (9% OWN)18 FP (4% ST)2.77 FP
#12 Matt Carpenter (76% OWN)17.9 FP (40% ST)2.79 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 20191378.42527230.8
-- Per Game (37 Proj)3.70.230.670.730.630.02
8/12 to 8/18 (3.8 Games)14.20.972.42.82.50.07
8/19 to 8/25 (5.4 Games)18.31.13.43.53.10.13
2019 Season434277285883
-- Per Game (118 GP)3.70.230.610.720.750.03
2018 to 2019900511581671985
-- Per Game (279 GP)3.20.180.570.600.710.02