J.D. Martinez is a Bad DFS Value on Fanduel at $4.2K and DraftKings at $5K on 8/6

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 11.2 FanDuel points and 8.5 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$443 short of $4.2K on FanDuel and -$64 short of $5K 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 (OF) 8/6 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#25 Wil Myers11.2 FD Points$2600
#26 David Peralta11.2 FD Points$3500
#27 J.D. Martinez11.2 FD Points$4200
#28 Michael Brantley11.1 FD Points$3700
#29 Eloy Jimenez11 FD Points$3100
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 8/6 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#23 Andrew Benintendi8.5 DK Points$5000
#24 Michael Brantley8.5 DK Points$4300
#25 J.D. Martinez8.5 DK Points$5000
#26 Eloy Jimenez8.4 DK Points$3700
#27 Michael Conforto8.4 DK Points$4600

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect J.D. Martinez to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 148.7 projected fantasy points puts him at #6 behind Anthony Rizzo and ahead of Paul Goldschmidt. He has averaged 3.78 fantasy points in his past 253 games, which is slightly more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.54 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#4) is better than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite first baseman. He is projected to be very good, but not one of the very best at his position. J.D. Martinez is expected to slightly improve on this season-to-date's #9 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (1B/DH) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#4 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)158 FP, 3.75 per game414 FP, 159 gp, 2.61 per game (#26)
#5 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)156 FP, 3.24 per game487 FP, 150 gp, 3.25 per game (#5)
#6 J.D. Martinez (100% OWN)149 FP, 3.54 per game600 FP, 150 gp, 4 per game (#1)
#7 Paul Goldschmidt (100% OWN)148 FP, 3.02 per game508 FP, 158 gp, 3.22 per game (#7)
#8 Josh Bell (100% OWN)146 FP, 3.25 per game370 FP, 148 gp, 2.5 per game (#31)

WEEK 20 AND 21 FANTASY OUTLOOK

J.D. Martinez is projected for 19.24 fantasy points in 6 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #4 ranked first 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 Anthony Rizzo but behind Nelson Cruz the rest of the week. Week 21 will not be as good based on projected rank (#16). He is projected for 17.05 fantasy points.

8/6 TO 8/11 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#2 Carlos Santana (99% OWN)20.7 FP (97% ST)3.67 FP
#3 Nelson Cruz (98% OWN)20.2 FP (94% ST)3.77 FP
#4 J.D. Martinez (100% OWN)19.2 FP (94% ST)3.54 FP
#5 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)19 FP (99% ST)3.24 FP
#6 Jose Abreu (99% OWN)17.3 FP (92% ST)3.08 FP
8/12 TO 8/18 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#14 Matt Thaiss (13% OWN)17.1 FP (8% ST)2.95 FP
#15 Joey Votto (90% OWN)17.1 FP (77% ST)2.67 FP
#16 J.D. Martinez (100% OWN)17 FP (94% ST)3.54 FP
#17 Eric Hosmer (93% OWN)16.1 FP (75% ST)2.71 FP
#18 Matt Carpenter (80% OWN)16 FP (33% ST)2.81 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.

J.D. MARTINEZFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 201914911.1302718.00.7
-- Per Game (42 Proj)3.50.260.720.630.420.02
8/5 to 8/11 (5.5 Games)19.21.34.03.52.40.10
8/12 to 8/18 (5.4 Games)17.01.23.23.22.50.10
2019 Season356246565501
-- Per Game (103 GP)3.50.230.630.630.490.01
2018 to 2019956671951761197
-- Per Game (253 GP)3.80.260.770.700.470.03