Cody Bellinger Is a Better Value on DraftKings at $5.8K Than on FanDuel at $4.7 on 8/17

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DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

For each platform we calculate a position specific points per dollar and our projection says he is a better value on DraftKings than on FanDuel. He is projected for 14.5 FD points and is worth +$199 more than $4.7K on FD. On DK he is projected for 10.8 points and is worth +$323 more than $5.8K. 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) 8/17 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Mookie Betts15.2 FD Points$4100
#2 Christian Yelich14.9 FD Points$4600
#3 Cody Bellinger14.5 FD Points$4700
#4 Mike Trout14.4 FD Points$4900
#5 Marcell Ozuna14.1 FD Points$3900
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 8/17 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Christian Yelich11.3 DK Points$5100
#2 Mookie Betts11.3 DK Points$5200
#3 Cody Bellinger10.8 DK Points$5800
#4 Marcell Ozuna10.6 DK Points$5300
#5 Mike Trout10.6 DK Points$5400

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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 131.4 projected fantasy points puts him at #3 behind Carlos Santana and ahead of Freddie Freeman. He has averaged 3.36 fantasy points in his past 278 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.82 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
#1 Nelson Cruz (98% OWN)137 FP, 4 per game440 FP, 144 gp, 3.06 per game (#11)
#2 Carlos Santana (100% OWN)134 FP, 3.79 per game466 FP, 161 gp, 2.89 per game (#15)
#3 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)131 FP, 3.82 per game414 FP, 159 gp, 2.61 per game (#27)
#4 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)129 FP, 3.49 per game524 FP, 162 gp, 3.23 per game (#6)
#5 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)124 FP, 3.22 per game487 FP, 150 gp, 3.25 per game (#5)

WEEK 21 AND 22 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Cody Bellinger is projected for 8.33 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #1 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 the highest ranked first baseman the rest of the week, ahead of Carlos Santana. Week 22 will not be as good based on projected rank (#10). He is projected for 19.64 fantasy points.

8/17 TO 8/18 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)8.3 FP (100% ST)3.82 FP
#2 Carlos Santana (100% OWN)7.8 FP (98% ST)3.79 FP
#3 J.D. Martinez (100% OWN)7.7 FP (98% ST)3.68 FP
#4 Jose Abreu (99% OWN)7.5 FP (96% ST)3.27 FP
#5 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)7.5 FP (98% ST)3.22 FP
8/19 TO 8/25 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#8 Paul Goldschmidt (100% OWN)20.3 FP (97% ST)3 FP
#9 Carlos Santana (100% OWN)19.8 FP (98% ST)3.79 FP
#10 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)19.6 FP (100% ST)3.82 FP
#11 Ji-Man Choi (9% OWN)18.1 FP (4% ST)2.78 FP
#12 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)17.9 FP (98% ST)3.22 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 20191319.7242516.82.9
-- Per Game (34 Proj)3.80.280.710.720.490.08
8/12 to 8/18 (2 Games)8.30.591.61.61.20.19
8/19 to 8/25 (5.3 Games)19.61.43.83.82.70.44
2019 Season5204194977210
-- Per Game (119 GP)4.40.340.790.820.610.08
2018 to 20199346516818014124
-- Per Game (278 GP)3.40.230.600.650.510.09