Christian Yelich Is Just The #23 OF on FanDuel But Is The #2 Highest Priced on 8/31

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DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

Below are how he ranks on FanDuel. Look for players with comparable or more fantasy points at a lower or same salary.

FANDUEL (OF) 8/31 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#21 Andrew Benintendi11.4 FD Points$3400
#22 Kole Calhoun11.4 FD Points$3300
#23 Christian Yelich11.2 FD Points$4600
#24 Aaron Judge11.1 FD Points$4500
#25 Bryce Harper11.1 FD Points$4200

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Christian Yelich to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 107.09 projected fantasy points puts him ahead of Mookie Betts making him our #1 ranked outfielder. He has averaged 4.15 fantasy points in his past 265 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 4.01 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#2) 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 outfielder. He is projected to live up to these high expectations. Christian Yelich is expected to slightly improve on this season-to-date's #2 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#1 Christian Yelich (100% OWN)107 FP, 4.01 per game580 FP, 145 gp, 4 per game (#2)
#2 Mookie Betts (100% OWN)102 FP, 3.88 per game594 FP, 136 gp, 4.36 per game (#1)
#3 Mike Trout (100% OWN)100 FP, 4.14 per game541 FP, 139 gp, 3.89 per game (#3)
#4 Juan Soto (100% OWN)94 FP, 3.42 per game387 FP, 115 gp, 3.37 per game (#6)
#5 Marcell Ozuna (99% OWN)94 FP, 3.37 per game395 FP, 148 gp, 2.67 per game (#32)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Christian Yelich is projected for 7.26 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #15 ranked outfielder 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 Michael Brantley but behind Max Kepler the rest of the week. Week 24 is projected to be slightly better based on projected rank (#14). He is projected for 19.66 fantasy points.

8/31 TO 9/1 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#13 Trey Mancini7.4 FP (86% ST)3.3 FP
#14 Max Kepler7.4 FP (91% ST)3.52 FP
#15 Christian Yelich7.3 FP (99% ST)4.01 FP
#16 Michael Brantley7 FP (98% ST)3.41 FP
#17 Juan Soto6.6 FP (98% ST)3.42 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#12 Thomas Pham20.6 FP (90% ST)3.12 FP
#13 Max Kepler20.2 FP (91% ST)3.52 FP
#14 Christian Yelich19.7 FP (99% ST)4.01 FP
#15 Trey Mancini19.5 FP (86% ST)3.3 FP
#16 Charlie Blackmon19.4 FP (95% ST)3.54 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.

CHRISTIAN YELICHFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 20191077.319.42113.34.3
-- Per Game (27 Proj)4.00.270.730.770.500.16
8/26 to 9/1 (2 Games)7.30.511.31.30.920.31
9/2 to 9/8 (5.6 Games)19.71.33.53.82.40.83
2019 Season5194189937025
-- Per Game (120 GP)4.30.340.740.780.580.21
2018 to 201910997719821113846
-- Per Game (265 GP)4.10.290.750.800.520.17