DJ LeMahieu is a Bad DFS Value on Fanduel at $4.1K and DraftKings at $4.9K on 9/2

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DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 10.5 FanDuel points and 8 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$320 short of $4.1K on FanDuel and -$36 short of $4.9K 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 (3B) 9/2 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#4 Kris Bryant10.6 FD Points$4100
#5 Manny Machado10.5 FD Points$3400
#6 DJ LeMahieu10.5 FD Points$4100
#7 Scott Kingery10.4 FD Points$3000
#8 Matt Carpenter10.4 FD Points$3200
DRAFTKINGS (2B) 9/2 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Eric Sogard8.5 DK Points$4300
#2 Luis Arraez8.2 DK Points$4000
#3 DJ LeMahieu8 DK Points$4900
#4 Gleyber Torres7.8 DK Points$4400
#5 Joe Wendle7.7 DK Points$3000

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect DJ LeMahieu to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 76.32 projected fantasy points puts him at #2 behind Jose Altuve and ahead of Asdrubal Cabrera. He has averaged 3.38 fantasy points in his past 251 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 3.52 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. He is underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 99%, he is the #6 most highly owned second baseman. He is also currently the #2 ranked second baseman.

REST OF SEASON RANK (2B) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#1 Jose Altuve (100% OWN)90 FP, 3.87 per game412 FP, 137 gp, 3 per game (#4)
#2 DJ LeMahieu (99% OWN)76 FP, 3.52 per game383 FP, 127 gp, 3.02 per game (#3)
#3 Asdrubal Cabrera (57% OWN)74 FP, 2.95 per game378 FP, 147 gp, 2.57 per game (#11)
#4 Yoan Moncada (98% OWN)74 FP, 3.06 per game332 FP, 149 gp, 2.22 per game (#26)
#5 Javier Baez (100% OWN)71 FP, 3.02 per game508 FP, 158 gp, 3.21 per game (#1)

WEEK 24 AND 25 FANTASY OUTLOOK

DJ LeMahieu is projected for 19.31 fantasy points in 5 games which is good enough to be the #2 ranked second 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 ranked above Whit Merrifield but behind Jose Altuve. His projected rank in Week 25 is the same as it is in Week 24. He is projected for 21.69 fantasy points.

9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (2B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Jose Altuve (100% OWN)21.3 FP (99% ST)3.87 FP
#2 DJ LeMahieu (99% OWN)19.3 FP (98% ST)3.52 FP
#3 Whit Merrifield (100% OWN)18.7 FP (96% ST)3.1 FP
#4 Asdrubal Cabrera (57% OWN)18.4 FP (40% ST)2.95 FP
#5 Luis Arraez (51% OWN)18.3 FP (40% ST)2.86 FP
9/9 TO 9/15 RANK (2B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Jose Altuve (100% OWN)24.9 FP (99% ST)3.87 FP
#2 DJ LeMahieu (99% OWN)21.7 FP (98% ST)3.52 FP
#3 Gleyber Torres (100% OWN)20.9 FP (97% ST)3.24 FP
#4 Ketel Marte (99% OWN)19.9 FP (94% ST)3.1 FP
#5 Javier Baez (100% OWN)19.5 FP (98% ST)3.02 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.

DJ LEMAHIEUFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019763.414.216.57.70.8
-- Per Game (22 Proj)3.50.150.650.760.360.04
9/2 to 9/8 (5.4 Games)19.30.823.54.21.90.22
9/9 to 9/15 (6.4 Games)21.71.04.24.52.40.20
2019 Season466249096404
-- Per Game (124 GP)3.80.190.730.770.320.03
2018 to 2019850391521867710
-- Per Game (251 GP)3.40.160.610.740.310.04