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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK
Based on our latest projection, you can expect Jose Altuve to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 98.28 projected fantasy points puts him ahead of Asdrubal Cabrera making him our #1 ranked second baseman. He has averaged 3.32 fantasy points in his past 237 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.89 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 second baseman. He is projected to live up to these high expectations. Jose Altuve is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #8 fantasy position rank.
|REST OF SEASON RANK (2B)||PROJECTION||FANTASY STATS SINCE 2018|
|#1 Jose Altuve (100% OWN)||98 FP, 3.89 per game||412 FP, 137 gp, 3 per game (#4)|
|#2 Asdrubal Cabrera (57% OWN)||79 FP, 2.93 per game||378 FP, 147 gp, 2.57 per game (#11)|
|#3 DJ LeMahieu (99% OWN)||79 FP, 3.35 per game||383 FP, 127 gp, 3.02 per game (#3)|
|#4 Javier Baez (100% OWN)||78 FP, 3.08 per game||508 FP, 158 gp, 3.21 per game (#1)|
|#5 Yoan Moncada (98% OWN)||77 FP, 2.95 per game||332 FP, 149 gp, 2.22 per game (#25)|
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WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK
Jose Altuve is projected for 6.75 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #3 ranked second 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 Jonathan Villar but behind Nick Senzel the rest of the week. Week 24 is projected to be slightly better based on projected rank (#1). He is projected for 21.8 fantasy points.
|8/31 TO 9/1 RANK (2B)||PROJECTION||ROS FP PROJ AVG|
|#1 Kolten Wong (44% OWN)||8.8 FP (25% ST)||2.67 FP|
|#2 Nick Senzel (77% OWN)||8.7 FP (53% ST)||2.56 FP|
|#3 Jose Altuve (100% OWN)||6.7 FP (99% ST)||3.89 FP|
|#4 Jonathan Villar (97% OWN)||6.7 FP (87% ST)||2.84 FP|
|#5 Whit Merrifield (100% OWN)||6.6 FP (98% ST)||3.16 FP|
|9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (2B)||PROJECTION||ROS FP PROJ AVG|
|#1 Jose Altuve (100% OWN)||21.8 FP (99% ST)||3.89 FP|
|#2 DJ LeMahieu (99% OWN)||18.7 FP (97% ST)||3.35 FP|
|#3 Asdrubal Cabrera (57% OWN)||18.2 FP (40% ST)||2.93 FP|
|#4 Whit Merrifield (100% OWN)||18.1 FP (98% ST)||3.16 FP|
|#5 Luis Arraez (54% OWN)||17.8 FP (41% ST)||2.87 FP|
JOSE ALTUVE IS JUST THE #2 2B ON FANDUEL BUT IS THE #1 HIGHEST PRICED ON 8/31
Below are how he ranks on FanDuel. Look for players with comparable or more fantasy points at a lower or same salary.
|FANDUEL (2B) 8/31 RANK||PROJECTION||SALARY|
|#1 Michael Chavis||11.9 FD Points||$2500|
|#2 Jose Altuve||11.7 FD Points||$4300|
|#3 Whit Merrifield||11.5 FD Points||$3400|
|#4 Ryan McMahon||10.8 FD Points||$3600|
|#5 Gleyber Torres||10.6 FD Points||$4100|
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.
|Rest of 2019||98||5.6||15.8||20||8.8||2.4|
|-- Per Game (25 Proj)||3.9||0.22||0.63||0.81||0.35||0.09|
|8/26 to 9/1 (2 Games)||6.7||0.37||0.98||1.3||0.78||0.18|
|9/2 to 9/8 (5.8 Games)||21.8||1.3||3.5||4.5||1.9||0.53|
|-- Per Game (100 GP)||3.7||0.25||0.61||0.77||0.36||0.05|
|2018 to 2019||786||38||122||161||91||22|
|-- Per Game (237 GP)||3.3||0.16||0.51||0.68||0.38||0.09|