Elvis Andrus is a Great DFS Value on Fanduel ($3.4K) and DraftKings ($4.3K) for 8/13

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DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 10.4 FanDuel points and 8 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$303 more than $3.4K on FanDuel and +$305 more than $4.3K 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) 8/13 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#6 Jonathan Villar10.9 FD Points$3600
#7 Jorge Polanco10.8 FD Points$3600
#8 Elvis Andrus10.4 FD Points$3400
#9 Trea Turner10.3 FD Points$3500
#10 J.P. Crawford10.2 FD Points$3000
DRAFTKINGS (SS) 8/13 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#5 Xander Bogaerts8.4 DK Points$4500
#6 Jorge Polanco8.3 DK Points$4700
#7 Elvis Andrus8 DK Points$4300
#8 Trea Turner7.9 DK Points$4900
#9 Amed Rosario7.8 DK Points$4100

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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 119.28 projected fantasy points puts him at #12 behind Manny Machado and ahead of Paul DeJong. He has averaged 2.59 fantasy points in his past 203 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.98 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#14) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. At 93% ownership, he is also the #12 most highly owned shortstop. He is also currently the #12 ranked shortstop.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SS) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#10 Jean Segura (95% OWN)121 FP, 2.88 per game410 FP, 144 gp, 2.85 per game (#8)
#11 Manny Machado (100% OWN)121 FP, 2.88 per game552 FP, 161 gp, 3.43 per game (#2)
#12 Elvis Andrus (93% OWN)119 FP, 2.98 per game232 FP, 97 gp, 2.39 per game (#19)
#13 Paul DeJong (93% OWN)115 FP, 2.81 per game312 FP, 114 gp, 2.74 per game (#10)
#14 Jurickson Profar (54% OWN)108 FP, 2.84 per game421 FP, 145 gp, 2.9 per game (#7)

WEEK 21 AND 22 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Elvis Andrus is projected for 16.81 fantasy points in 6 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #7 ranked shortstop 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 Paul DeJong but behind Trevor Story the rest of the week. Week 22 will be better based on projected rank (#3). He is projected for 22.39 fantasy points.

8/13 TO 8/18 RANK (SS)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#5 Jorge Polanco (98% OWN)17.8 FP (83% ST)3.23 FP
#6 Trevor Story (100% OWN)17.2 FP (98% ST)3.54 FP
#7 Elvis Andrus (93% OWN)16.8 FP (78% ST)2.98 FP
#8 Paul DeJong (93% OWN)16.5 FP (66% ST)2.81 FP
#9 Aledmys Diaz (10% OWN)15.6 FP (5% ST)3.18 FP
8/19 TO 8/25 RANK (SS)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Carlos Correa (99% OWN)22.8 FP (93% ST)3.28 FP
#2 Trevor Story (100% OWN)22.6 FP (98% ST)3.54 FP
#3 Elvis Andrus (93% OWN)22.4 FP (78% ST)2.98 FP
#4 Tim Anderson (83% OWN)20.1 FP (65% ST)2.93 FP
#5 Francisco Lindor (100% OWN)19.8 FP (99% ST)3.59 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 20191193.922248.86.8
-- Per Game (40 Proj)3.00.100.550.610.220.17
8/12 to 8/18 (5.5 Games)16.80.483.23.41.10.99
8/19 to 8/25 (7.2 Games)22.40.684.14.51.71.3
2019 Season294955572423
-- Per Game (106 GP)2.80.080.520.540.230.22
2018 to 201952615881105228
-- Per Game (203 GP)2.60.070.430.540.260.14