Cody Bellinger is Projected to Be the #3 First Baseman-DH...Behind Nelson Cruz and Ahead of Freddie Freeman the Rest of the Season

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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 135.01 projected fantasy points puts him at #3 behind Nelson Cruz and ahead of Freddie Freeman. He has averaged 3.32 fantasy points in his past 276 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.73 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 Carlos Santana (99% OWN)137 FP, 3.69 per game466 FP, 161 gp, 2.89 per game (#15)
#2 Nelson Cruz (98% OWN)136 FP, 3.98 per game440 FP, 144 gp, 3.06 per game (#11)
#3 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)135 FP, 3.73 per game414 FP, 159 gp, 2.61 per game (#27)
#4 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)132 FP, 3.4 per game524 FP, 162 gp, 3.23 per game (#6)
#5 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)130 FP, 3.22 per game487 FP, 150 gp, 3.25 per game (#5)

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WEEK 21 AND 22 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Cody Bellinger is projected for 14.46 fantasy points in 4 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 Anthony Rizzo. Week 22 will not be as good based on projected rank (#9). He is projected for 19.03 fantasy points.

8/15 TO 8/18 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)14.5 FP (100% ST)3.73 FP
#2 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)14.4 FP (98% ST)3.22 FP
#3 Carlos Santana (99% OWN)14.2 FP (98% ST)3.69 FP
#4 Jose Abreu (99% OWN)14.1 FP (96% ST)3.27 FP
#5 Pete Alonso (100% OWN)13.6 FP (97% ST)3.1 FP
8/19 TO 8/25 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#7 Jose Abreu (99% OWN)20.1 FP (96% ST)3.27 FP
#8 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)19.9 FP (100% ST)3.4 FP
#9 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)19 FP (100% ST)3.73 FP
#10 Carlos Santana (99% OWN)18.3 FP (98% ST)3.69 FP
#11 Ji-Man Choi (9% OWN)18 FP (4% ST)2.77 FP

Cody Bellinger Is Just The #3 OF on FanDuel But Is The #2 Highest Priced on 8/15

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

FANDUEL (OF) 8/15 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Mike Trout16.4 FD Points$4800
#2 Max Kepler13.7 FD Points$4000
#3 Cody Bellinger13.3 FD Points$4700
#4 Nick Castellanos13 FD Points$3600
#5 Eddie Rosario12.7 FD Points$3800

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 20191359.9252617.82.9
-- Per Game (36 Proj)3.70.270.680.710.490.08
8/12 to 8/18 (3.8 Games)14.51.02.82.72.10.30
8/19 to 8/25 (5.3 Games)19.01.43.53.62.70.40
2019 Season502399095709
-- Per Game (117 GP)4.30.330.770.810.600.08
2018 to 20199176316417813923
-- Per Game (276 GP)3.30.230.590.640.500.08