Elvis Andrus is a Great DFS Value on Fanduel ($3.2K) and DraftKings ($4.4K) for 9/1

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 11.5 FanDuel points and 8.8 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$903 more than $3.2K on FanDuel and +$622 more than $4.4K on DraftKings. Their may be other options (see below) who are even better values, but barring a significant lineup change consider him a strong daily fantasy play. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (SS) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#7 Javier Baez11.9 FD Points$3800
#8 Kevin Newman11.7 FD Points$4200
#9 Elvis Andrus11.5 FD Points$3200
#10 Tim Anderson11.2 FD Points$2800
#11 Marcus Semien11.1 FD Points$4200
DRAFTKINGS (SS) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#3 Jorge Polanco9.7 DK Points$4700
#4 Javier Baez8.9 DK Points$4500
#5 Elvis Andrus8.8 DK Points$4400
#6 Francisco Lindor8.5 DK Points$4400
#7 Marcus Semien8.2 DK Points$5200

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Elvis Andrus to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 66.46 projected fantasy points puts him at #14 behind Adalberto Mondesi and ahead of Didi Gregorius. He has averaged 2.57 fantasy points in his past 220 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.93 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#15) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 93%, he is the #12 most highly owned shortstop. Elvis Andrus is expected to come up slightly short of this season-to-date's #11 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SS) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#12 Josh VanMeter (36% OWN)70 FP, 2.77 per game165 FP, 108 gp, 1.5 per game (#115)
#13 Adalberto Mondesi (92% OWN)67 FP, 2.97 per game204 FP, 75 gp, 2.71 per game (#11)
#14 Elvis Andrus (93% OWN)66 FP, 2.93 per game232 FP, 97 gp, 2.39 per game (#17)
#15 Didi Gregorius (88% OWN)64 FP, 3.15 per game450 FP, 133 gp, 3.38 per game (#3)
#16 Scott Kingery (72% OWN)63 FP, 2.63 per game209 FP, 138 gp, 1.51 per game (#32)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Elvis Andrus is projected for 3.26 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #10 ranked shortstop 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 Javier Baez but behind Kevin Newman the rest of the week. Week 24 will be better based on projected rank (#2). He is projected for 21.21 fantasy points.

9/1 TO 9/1 RANK (SS)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#8 Xander Bogaerts (100% OWN)3.35 FP (99% ST)3.48 FP
#9 Kevin Newman (48% OWN)3.27 FP (40% ST)2.49 FP
#10 Elvis Andrus (93% OWN)3.26 FP (78% ST)2.93 FP
#11 Javier Baez (100% OWN)3.09 FP (98% ST)3.06 FP
#12 Marcus Semien (97% OWN)3.07 FP (87% ST)3.21 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (SS)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Francisco Lindor (100% OWN)24.1 FP (99% ST)3.54 FP
#2 Elvis Andrus (93% OWN)21.2 FP (78% ST)2.93 FP
#3 Jorge Polanco (99% OWN)20.9 FP (91% ST)3.18 FP
#4 Xander Bogaerts (100% OWN)20.4 FP (99% ST)3.48 FP
#5 Trea Turner (100% OWN)19.7 FP (97% ST)3.08 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.

ELVIS ANDRUSFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019662.211.813.34.94.1
-- Per Game (23 Proj)2.90.100.520.590.210.18
8/26 to 9/1 (1 Game)3.30.140.530.660.280.15
9/2 to 9/8 (6.5 Games)21.20.703.74.21.41.3
2019 Season3341061672827
-- Per Game (123 GP)2.70.080.500.540.230.22
2018 to 201956616941205632
-- Per Game (220 GP)2.60.070.430.550.250.15