Javier Baez Is a Better Value on FanDuel at $4.1K Than on DraftKings at $4.9K on 8/16

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

For each platform we calculate a position specific points per dollar and our projection says he is a better value on FanDuel than on DraftKings. He is projected for 12.9 FD points and is worth +$428 more than $4.1K on FD. On DK he is projected for 9.8 points and is worth +$348 more than $4.9K. 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) 8/16 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#3 Tim Anderson13.2 FD Points$3000
#4 Francisco Lindor13 FD Points$4200
#5 Javier Baez12.9 FD Points$4100
#6 Trea Turner12.8 FD Points$3600
#7 Jonathan Villar11.3 FD Points$3700
DRAFTKINGS (SS) 8/16 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#4 Trea Turner9.9 DK Points$5200
#5 Trevor Story9.9 DK Points$5700
#6 Javier Baez9.8 DK Points$4900
#7 Carlos Correa8 DK Points$4400
#8 Elvis Andrus8 DK Points$4100

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Javier Baez to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 117.97 projected fantasy points puts him at #7 behind Trea Turner and ahead of Tim Anderson. He has averaged 3.23 fantasy points in his past 276 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 3.18 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 be very good, but not one of the very best at his position. Javier Baez is expected to come up slightly short of this season-to-date's #4 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SS) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#5 Jorge Polanco (98% OWN)122 FP, 3.2 per game213 FP, 77 gp, 2.77 per game (#8)
#6 Trea Turner (100% OWN)119 FP, 3.04 per game471 FP, 161 gp, 2.93 per game (#6)
#7 Javier Baez (100% OWN)118 FP, 3.18 per game508 FP, 158 gp, 3.21 per game (#5)
#8 Tim Anderson (84% OWN)116 FP, 2.96 per game338 FP, 153 gp, 2.21 per game (#18)
#9 Elvis Andrus (93% OWN)114 FP, 3.09 per game232 FP, 97 gp, 2.39 per game (#15)

WEEK 21 AND 22 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Javier Baez is projected for 10.84 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #4 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 Francisco Lindor the rest of the week. Week 22 will not be as good based on projected rank (#11). He is projected for 16.03 fantasy points.

8/16 TO 8/18 RANK (SS)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#2 Trevor Story (100% OWN)11.1 FP (94% ST)3.62 FP
#3 Francisco Lindor (100% OWN)10.9 FP (99% ST)3.63 FP
#4 Javier Baez (100% OWN)10.8 FP (98% ST)3.18 FP
#5 Tim Anderson (84% OWN)10.1 FP (66% ST)2.96 FP
#6 Trea Turner (100% OWN)9.7 FP (93% ST)3.04 FP
8/19 TO 8/25 RANK (SS)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#9 Paul DeJong (93% OWN)17.6 FP (71% ST)2.84 FP
#10 Aledmys Diaz (10% OWN)16.4 FP (5% ST)3.23 FP
#11 Javier Baez (100% OWN)16 FP (98% ST)3.18 FP
#12 Xander Bogaerts (100% OWN)15.2 FP (95% ST)3.56 FP
#13 Josh VanMeter (25% OWN)14.7 FP (15% ST)2.61 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.

JAVIER BAEZFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 20191187.726257.23.7
-- Per Game (37 Proj)3.20.210.690.670.190.10
8/12 to 8/18 (2.9 Games)10.80.702.32.30.620.34
8/19 to 8/25 (5.3 Games)16.01.03.53.40.870.45
2019 Season3852881822310
-- Per Game (118 GP)3.30.240.690.690.190.08
2018 to 2019892621921825131
-- Per Game (276 GP)3.20.220.700.660.180.11