Carlos Santana is Projected to Be the #2 First Baseman-DH...Behind Nelson Cruz and Ahead of Cody Bellinger the Rest of the Season

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 126.22 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 283 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.77 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)138 FP, 4.01 per game440 FP, 144 gp, 3.06 per game (#11)
#2 Carlos Santana (100% OWN)126 FP, 3.77 per game466 FP, 161 gp, 2.89 per game (#15)
#3 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)124 FP, 3.8 per game414 FP, 159 gp, 2.61 per game (#27)
#4 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)122 FP, 3.5 per game524 FP, 162 gp, 3.23 per game (#6)
#5 Paul Goldschmidt (100% OWN)120 FP, 3.11 per game508 FP, 158 gp, 3.22 per game (#7)

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PROJECTING A DOWN WEEK 22 FOR CARLOS SANTANA WITH FEWER FPS THAN FREDDIE FREEMAN

Carlos Santana is projected for 20.34 fantasy points in 6 games which is good enough to be the #9 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 Cody Bellinger but behind Freddie Freeman. Week 23 is projected to be slightly better based on projected rank (#6). He is projected for 20.33 fantasy points.

8/19 TO 8/25 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#7 Jose Abreu (99% OWN)21 FP (97% ST)3.23 FP
#8 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)20.4 FP (98% ST)3.5 FP
#9 Carlos Santana (100% OWN)20.3 FP (96% ST)3.77 FP
#10 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)20.1 FP (98% ST)3.8 FP
#11 Matt Carpenter (75% OWN)18.7 FP (44% ST)2.82 FP
8/26 TO 9/1 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#4 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)23 FP (98% ST)3.5 FP
#5 Max Muncy (100% OWN)20.9 FP (90% ST)3.33 FP
#6 Carlos Santana (100% OWN)20.3 FP (96% ST)3.77 FP
#7 Paul Goldschmidt (100% OWN)20.3 FP (98% ST)3.11 FP
#8 Khris Davis (84% OWN)20.1 FP (39% ST)2.97 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 20191267.92325210.7
-- Per Game (33 Proj)3.80.240.700.750.620.02
8/19 to 8/25 (5.5 Games)20.31.33.83.93.20.13
8/26 to 9/1 (5.5 Games)20.31.43.64.03.20.10
2019 Season460297889913
-- Per Game (122 GP)3.80.240.640.730.750.02
2018 to 2019926531641712015
-- Per Game (283 GP)3.30.190.580.600.710.02