J.D. Martinez is Projected to Be the #2 First Baseman-DH...Behind Nelson Cruz and Ahead of Pete Alonso the Rest of the Season

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect J.D. Martinez to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 82.88 projected fantasy points puts him at #2 behind Nelson Cruz and ahead of Pete Alonso. He has averaged 3.95 fantasy points in his past 275 games, which is slightly more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.67 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#3) is worse 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 live up to these high expectations. J.D. Martinez is expected to slightly improve on this season-to-date's #5 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (1B/DH) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#1 Nelson Cruz (98% OWN)91 FP, 3.88 per game440 FP, 144 gp, 3.06 per game (#11)
#2 J.D. Martinez (100% OWN)83 FP, 3.67 per game600 FP, 150 gp, 4 per game (#1)
#3 Pete Alonso (100% OWN)83 FP, 3.42 per game600 FP, 150 gp, 4 per game (#1)
#4 Carlos Santana (100% OWN)82 FP, 3.62 per game466 FP, 161 gp, 2.89 per game (#15)
#5 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)82 FP, 3.27 per game487 FP, 150 gp, 3.25 per game (#5)

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WEEK 24 AND 25 FANTASY OUTLOOK

J.D. Martinez is projected for 20.64 fantasy points in 5 games which is good enough to be the #5 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 Paul Goldschmidt but behind Shin-Soo Choo. Week 25 will not be as good based on projected rank (#11). He is projected for 19.05 fantasy points.

9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#3 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)21.6 FP (100% ST)3.81 FP
#4 Shin-Soo Choo (87% OWN)20.9 FP (70% ST)2.86 FP
#5 J.D. Martinez (100% OWN)20.6 FP (96% ST)3.67 FP
#6 Paul Goldschmidt (100% OWN)20.5 FP (97% ST)2.98 FP
#7 Jesus Aguilar (41% OWN)20.1 FP (23% ST)2.94 FP
9/9 TO 9/15 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#9 Giancarlo Stanton (93% OWN)19.8 FP (3% ST)3.13 FP
#10 Pete Alonso (100% OWN)19.4 FP (97% ST)3.42 FP
#11 J.D. Martinez (100% OWN)19 FP (96% ST)3.67 FP
#12 Paul Goldschmidt (100% OWN)18.7 FP (97% ST)2.98 FP
#13 Max Muncy (98% OWN)18.6 FP (48% 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 2019836.017.215.09.90.4
-- Per Game (23 Proj)3.70.260.760.670.440.02
9/2 to 9/8 (5.4 Games)20.61.54.33.82.30.09
9/9 to 9/15 (5.4 Games)19.01.43.83.32.60.09
2019 Season486349389611
-- Per Game (125 GP)3.90.270.740.710.490.01
2018 to 20191086772232001307
-- Per Game (275 GP)3.90.280.810.730.470.03