Francisco Lindor is a Bad DFS Value on Fanduel at $4.1K and DraftKings at $4.7K on 8/13

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DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 10.2 FanDuel points and 7.7 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$470 short of $4.1K on FanDuel and -$265 short of $4.7K 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 (SS) 8/13 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#9 Trea Turner10.3 FD Points$3500
#10 J.P. Crawford10.2 FD Points$3000
#11 Francisco Lindor10.2 FD Points$4100
#12 Nick Ahmed10.1 FD Points$3700
#13 Amed Rosario10.1 FD Points$2500
DRAFTKINGS (SS) 8/13 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#8 Trea Turner7.9 DK Points$4900
#9 Amed Rosario7.8 DK Points$4100
#10 Francisco Lindor7.7 DK Points$4700
#11 Nick Ahmed7.7 DK Points$4300
#12 J.P. Crawford7.6 DK Points$3300

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Francisco Lindor to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 147.21 projected fantasy points puts him ahead of Trevor Story making him our #1 ranked shortstop. He has averaged 3.63 fantasy points in his past 257 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 3.59 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite shortstop. He is projected to live up to these high expectations. Francisco Lindor is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #6 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SS) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#1 Francisco Lindor (100% OWN)147 FP, 3.59 per game598 FP, 158 gp, 3.78 per game (#1)
#2 Trevor Story (100% OWN)138 FP, 3.54 per game505 FP, 156 gp, 3.24 per game (#5)
#3 Xander Bogaerts (100% OWN)135 FP, 3.47 per game456 FP, 135 gp, 3.38 per game (#4)
#4 Carlos Correa (99% OWN)134 FP, 3.28 per game288 FP, 110 gp, 2.61 per game (#14)
#5 Jorge Polanco (98% OWN)132 FP, 3.23 per game213 FP, 77 gp, 2.77 per game (#9)

WEEK 21 AND 22 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Francisco Lindor is projected for 19.81 fantasy points in 6 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #2 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 Tim Anderson but behind Carlos Correa the rest of the week. Week 22 will be slightly worse based on projected rank (#5). He is projected for 19.77 fantasy points.

8/13 TO 8/18 RANK (SS)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Carlos Correa (99% OWN)21.1 FP (93% ST)3.28 FP
#2 Francisco Lindor (100% OWN)19.8 FP (99% ST)3.59 FP
#3 Tim Anderson (83% OWN)18.2 FP (65% ST)2.93 FP
#4 Xander Bogaerts (100% OWN)17.8 FP (99% ST)3.47 FP
#5 Jorge Polanco (98% OWN)17.8 FP (83% ST)3.23 FP
8/19 TO 8/25 RANK (SS)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#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
#6 Trea Turner (100% OWN)19.5 FP (97% ST)3 FP
#7 Jorge Polanco (98% OWN)18.3 FP (83% ST)3.23 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.

FRANCISCO LINDORFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 20191479.1223014.36.2
-- Per Game (41 Proj)3.60.220.540.720.350.15
8/12 to 8/18 (5.8 Games)19.81.33.04.02.30.83
8/19 to 8/25 (5.8 Games)19.81.23.04.01.80.87
2019 Season3362047673618
-- Per Game (99 GP)3.40.200.470.680.360.18
2018 to 20199335813919610643
-- Per Game (257 GP)3.60.230.540.760.410.17