Cody Bellinger is a Bad DFS Value on Fanduel at $4.7K and DraftKings at $5.4K on 8/16

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 11.9 FanDuel points and 9.1 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$501 short of $4.7K on FanDuel and -$139 short of $5.4K on DraftKings. Their should be much better options (see below). Barring a significant lineup change consider him a daily fantasy player to fade. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (OF) 8/16 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#12 Yasiel Puig12.1 FD Points$3400
#13 Austin Meadows12 FD Points$3800
#14 Cody Bellinger11.9 FD Points$4700
#15 Charlie Blackmon11.7 FD Points$4600
#16 Bryce Harper11.6 FD Points$4200
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 8/16 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#12 Yasiel Puig9.2 DK Points$4400
#13 Austin Meadows9.1 DK Points$4600
#14 Cody Bellinger9.1 DK Points$5400
#15 Charlie Blackmon8.7 DK Points$5500
#16 Michael Brantley8.7 DK Points$4300

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Cody Bellinger to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 132.92 projected fantasy points puts him at #9 behind Ronald Acuna and ahead of Marcell Ozuna. He has averaged 3.35 fantasy points in his past 277 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.76 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#5) is better 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 not projected for elite value. Cody Bellinger is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #2 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#7 Juan Soto (100% OWN)136 FP, 3.41 per game387 FP, 115 gp, 3.37 per game (#8)
#8 Ronald Acuna (100% OWN)136 FP, 3.67 per game376 FP, 111 gp, 3.39 per game (#6)
#9 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)133 FP, 3.76 per game414 FP, 159 gp, 2.61 per game (#43)
#10 Marcell Ozuna (99% OWN)130 FP, 3.27 per game395 FP, 148 gp, 2.67 per game (#37)
#11 Bryce Harper (100% OWN)128 FP, 3.36 per game532 FP, 158 gp, 3.37 per game (#7)

WEEK 21 AND 22 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Cody Bellinger is projected for 11.23 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #3 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 J.D. Martinez but behind Mookie Betts the rest of the week. Week 22 will not be as good based on projected rank (#18). He is projected for 19.71 fantasy points.

8/16 TO 8/18 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Mike Trout13.7 FP (100% ST)4.07 FP
#2 Mookie Betts13.3 FP (95% ST)3.89 FP
#3 Cody Bellinger11.2 FP (100% ST)3.76 FP
#4 J.D. Martinez11.2 FP (94% ST)3.68 FP
#5 Nick Castellanos11 FP (92% ST)3.33 FP
8/19 TO 8/25 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#16 Yordan Alvarez20.3 FP (94% ST)3.43 FP
#17 Starling Marte20 FP (92% ST)3.03 FP
#18 Cody Bellinger19.7 FP (100% ST)3.76 FP
#19 Kevin Kiermaier19.5 FP (23% ST)2.74 FP
#20 Kole Calhoun19.3 FP (63% ST)2.76 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.

CODY BELLINGERFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 20191339.6252517.53.0
-- Per Game (35 Proj)3.80.270.700.720.500.09
8/12 to 8/18 (2.9 Games)11.20.752.12.11.60.27
8/19 to 8/25 (5.3 Games)19.71.43.83.82.80.44
2019 Season5124093967210
-- Per Game (118 GP)4.30.340.790.810.610.08
2018 to 20199276416717914124
-- Per Game (277 GP)3.30.230.600.650.510.09