Draft Josh Bell as the #11 First Baseman-DH... Ahead of Rhys Hoskins and After J.D. Martinez

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Draft Josh Bell as a weekly fantasy starter in 2019-2020. His 458.7 projected fantasy points puts him at #11 behind J.D. Martinez and ahead of Rhys Hoskins. He has averaged 3.71 fantasy points in his past 143 games, which is more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.15 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#18) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 93%, he is the #14 most highly owned first baseman. Josh Bell is expected to come up short of last season's #5 fantasy position rank.

NEXT SEASON RANK (1B/DH) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS IN 2019
#9 Yulieski Gurriel (98% OWN)483 FP, 3.31 per game504 FP, 144 gp, 3.5 per game (#9)
#10 J.D. Martinez (99% OWN)475 FP, 3.26 per game530 FP, 145 gp, 3.66 per game (#6)
#11 Josh Bell (93% OWN)459 FP, 3.15 per game530 FP, 143 gp, 3.71 per game (#4)
#12 Rhys Hoskins (99% OWN)455 FP, 3.02 per game472 FP, 159 gp, 2.97 per game (#16)
#13 Paul Goldschmidt (99% OWN)449 FP, 2.86 per game476 FP, 160 gp, 2.98 per game (#15)

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SIT EM ALERT: JOSH BELL WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Josh Bell is projected for 7.56 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of the week in week 1 which ranks him as the #32 projected first baseman for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. 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 Albert Pujols but behind Paul Goldschmidt the rest of the week. Week 2 will be better based on projected rank (#13). He is projected for 16.92 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#30 Christian Walker (57% OWN)7.7 FP2.73 FP
#31 Paul Goldschmidt (99% OWN)7.7 FP2.86 FP
#32 Josh Bell (93% OWN)7.6 FP3.15 FP
#33 Albert Pujols (28% OWN)7.5 FP3.01 FP
#34 Ryan O'Hearn (10% OWN)7.1 FP2.54 FP
WEEK 2 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#11 Paul Goldschmidt (99% OWN)17.6 FP2.86 FP
#12 Michael Chavis (47% OWN)17.4 FP2.6 FP
#13 Josh Bell (93% OWN)16.9 FP3.15 FP
#14 Jorge Soler (96% OWN)16.8 FP3.47 FP
#15 Eric Hosmer (93% OWN)16.5 FP2.61 FP

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Below the projection are actual stats from last season.

JOSH BELLFPHRRBIRBBSB
2020 Projection459349880711.0
-- Per Game (146 Proj)3.10.230.670.550.490.01
3/26 to 3/29 (2.7 Games)7.60.531.61.31.30.02
3/30 to 4/5 (5.4 Games)16.91.33.62.92.70.04
2019 Season5303711694740
-- Per Game (143 GP)3.70.260.810.660.520.00