Cody Bellinger Is a Better Value on DraftKings at $5.5K Than on FanDuel at $4.8 on 8/18

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is a better value on DrafKings than on FanDuel based on position specific points per dollar calculations. He is projected for 15.1 FD points and is worth +$269 more than $4.8K on FD. On DK he is projected for 11.2 points and is worth +$679 more than $5.5K. 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) 8/18 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#2 J.D. Martinez17 FD Points$4200
#3 Mike Trout16.4 FD Points$4900
#4 Cody Bellinger15.1 FD Points$4800
#5 Mookie Betts14.9 FD Points$4300
#6 Nick Castellanos13.5 FD Points$3700
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 8/18 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Christian Yelich13.7 DK Points$5600
#2 J.D. Martinez12.7 DK Points$5400
#3 Cody Bellinger11.2 DK Points$5500
#4 Mookie Betts11.1 DK Points$5300
#5 A.J. Pollock9.2 DK Points$4400

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Cody Bellinger to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 127.16 projected fantasy points puts him at #4 behind Freddie Freeman and ahead of Josh Bell. He has averaged 3.35 fantasy points in his past 279 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.81 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#2) 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 first baseman. He is projected to live up to these high expectations. Cody Bellinger is expected to come up slightly short of this season-to-date's #1 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (1B/DH) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#2 Carlos Santana (100% OWN)130 FP, 3.79 per game466 FP, 161 gp, 2.89 per game (#15)
#3 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)128 FP, 3.56 per game524 FP, 162 gp, 3.23 per game (#6)
#4 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)127 FP, 3.81 per game414 FP, 159 gp, 2.61 per game (#27)
#5 Josh Bell (99% OWN)121 FP, 3.35 per game370 FP, 148 gp, 2.5 per game (#32)
#6 Paul Goldschmidt (100% OWN)120 FP, 3.01 per game508 FP, 158 gp, 3.22 per game (#7)

WEEK 21 AND 22 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Cody Bellinger is projected for 4.24 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #2 ranked first baseman and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a better than average game with more fantasy points than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Carlos Santana but behind J.D. Martinez the rest of the week. Week 22 will not be as good based on projected rank (#10). He is projected for 19.46 fantasy points.

8/18 TO 8/18 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 J.D. Martinez (100% OWN)5 FP (98% ST)3.67 FP
#2 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)4.24 FP (100% ST)3.81 FP
#3 Carlos Santana (100% OWN)3.75 FP (98% ST)3.79 FP
#4 Pete Alonso (100% OWN)3.69 FP (97% ST)3.22 FP
#5 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)3.68 FP (98% ST)3.17 FP
8/19 TO 8/25 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#8 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)20.3 FP (100% ST)3.56 FP
#9 Carlos Santana (100% OWN)19.7 FP (98% ST)3.79 FP
#10 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)19.5 FP (100% ST)3.81 FP
#11 Ryan McMahon (64% OWN)18.4 FP (52% ST)2.66 FP
#12 Matt Thaiss (8% OWN)18.4 FP (4% ST)2.78 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 20191279.3242416.52.8
-- Per Game (33 Proj)3.80.280.710.720.490.08
8/12 to 8/18 (1 Game)4.20.290.910.780.610.09
8/19 to 8/25 (5.3 Games)19.51.43.73.72.80.44
2019 Season5214194977310
-- Per Game (120 GP)4.30.340.780.810.610.08
2018 to 20199366516818014224
-- Per Game (279 GP)3.40.230.600.650.510.09