J.D. Martinez is a Great DFS Value on Fanduel ($4.2K) and DraftKings ($5.1K) for 8/5

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 15.8 FanDuel points and 11.7 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$1071 more than $4.2K on FanDuel and +$1567 more than $5.1K 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 (OF) 8/5 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Christian Yelich16 FD Points$4600
#2 J.D. Martinez15.8 FD Points$4200
#3 Mike Trout15.6 FD Points$4700
#4 Aaron Judge14.8 FD Points$4100
#5 Mookie Betts14.1 FD Points$4300
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 8/5 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Christian Yelich12.1 DK Points$5700
#2 J.D. Martinez11.7 DK Points$5100
#3 Mike Trout11.5 DK Points$5500
#4 Aaron Judge11 DK Points$4600
#5 Mookie Betts10.5 DK Points$5500

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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 152.25 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)159 FP, 3.7 per game414 FP, 159 gp, 2.61 per game (#26)
#5 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)158 FP, 3.23 per game487 FP, 150 gp, 3.25 per game (#5)
#6 J.D. Martinez (100% OWN)152 FP, 3.54 per game600 FP, 150 gp, 4 per game (#1)
#7 Paul Goldschmidt (100% OWN)150 FP, 3 per game508 FP, 158 gp, 3.22 per game (#7)
#8 Josh Bell (99% OWN)150 FP, 3.26 per game370 FP, 148 gp, 2.5 per game (#31)

WEEK 20 AND 21 FANTASY OUTLOOK

J.D. Martinez is projected for 23.68 fantasy points in 6 games which is good enough to be the #3 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 Nelson Cruz but behind Carlos Santana. Week 21 will not be as good based on projected rank (#13). He is projected for 17.2 fantasy points.

8/5 TO 8/11 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)24.4 FP (95% ST)3.32 FP
#2 Carlos Santana (99% OWN)23.8 FP (96% ST)3.68 FP
#3 J.D. Martinez (100% OWN)23.7 FP (100% ST)3.54 FP
#4 Nelson Cruz (98% OWN)22.6 FP (92% ST)3.8 FP
#5 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)21.7 FP (99% ST)3.23 FP
8/12 TO 8/18 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#11 Max Muncy (100% OWN)17.7 FP (95% ST)3.22 FP
#12 Josh Bell (99% OWN)17.5 FP (90% ST)3.26 FP
#13 J.D. Martinez (100% OWN)17.2 FP (100% ST)3.54 FP
#14 Matt Thaiss (11% OWN)17.2 FP (6% ST)2.93 FP
#15 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)17.1 FP (95% ST)3.32 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 201915211.2312718.70.7
-- Per Game (43 Proj)3.50.260.720.630.430.02
8/5 to 8/11 (6.4 Games)23.71.75.04.32.70.11
8/12 to 8/18 (5.4 Games)17.21.13.33.22.50.10
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