Josh Bell Is a Better Value on FanDuel at $4.4K Than on DraftKings at $5.7K on 8/30

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DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is a better value on FanDuel than on DraftKings based on position specific points per dollar calculations. He is projected for 14.6 FD points and is worth +$971 more than $4.4K on FD. On DK he is projected for 10.8 points and is worth +$746 more than $5.7K. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (C/1B) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Josh Bell14.6 FD Points$4400
#2 Carlos Santana13.4 FD Points$3900
#3 Freddie Freeman12.4 FD Points$4100
#4 Sam Travis12.2 FD Points$2500
#5 Jose Abreu11.8 FD Points$3600
DRAFTKINGS (1B) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Josh Bell10.8 DK Points$5700
#2 Michael Chavis10.2 DK Points$3600
#3 Carlos Santana10 DK Points$4400
#4 Cody Bellinger9.9 DK Points$5400
#5 Freddie Freeman9.3 DK Points$5600

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Josh Bell to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 88.23 projected fantasy points puts him at #7 behind Anthony Rizzo and ahead of Paul Goldschmidt. He has averaged 3.08 fantasy points in his past 278 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.48 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 first baseman. He is projected to be very good, but not one of the very best at his position. Josh Bell is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #3 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (1B/DH) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#5 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)89 FP, 3.4 per game524 FP, 162 gp, 3.23 per game (#6)
#6 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)89 FP, 3.3 per game487 FP, 150 gp, 3.25 per game (#5)
#7 Josh Bell (100% OWN)88 FP, 3.48 per game370 FP, 148 gp, 2.5 per game (#32)
#8 Paul Goldschmidt (100% OWN)88 FP, 3.02 per game508 FP, 158 gp, 3.22 per game (#7)
#9 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)86 FP, 3.65 per game414 FP, 159 gp, 2.61 per game (#27)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Josh Bell is projected for 13.5 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #2 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 J.D. Martinez the rest of the week. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#10). He is projected for 18.91 fantasy points.

8/30 TO 9/1 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 J.D. Martinez (100% OWN)13.9 FP (96% ST)3.81 FP
#2 Josh Bell (100% OWN)13.5 FP (95% ST)3.48 FP
#3 Nelson Cruz (98% OWN)12.1 FP (86% ST)3.94 FP
#4 Jose Osuna (9% OWN)10.7 FP (7% ST)2.75 FP
#5 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)10.6 FP (97% ST)3.4 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#8 Jose Abreu (100% OWN)19.1 FP (97% ST)3.31 FP
#9 Pete Alonso (100% OWN)19 FP (97% ST)3.37 FP
#10 Josh Bell (100% OWN)18.9 FP (95% ST)3.48 FP
#11 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)18.9 FP (97% ST)3.4 FP
#12 Eric Hosmer (94% OWN)18.8 FP (81% ST)2.72 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.

JOSH BELLFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019886.018.016.013.40.1
-- Per Game (25 Proj)3.50.240.710.630.530.01
8/26 to 9/1 (2.9 Games)13.50.832.82.41.80.01
9/2 to 9/8 (5.3 Games)18.91.23.93.42.90.01
2019 Season4883410689660
-- Per Game (130 GP)3.80.260.820.680.510.00
2018 to 2019858461681631432
-- Per Game (278 GP)3.10.170.600.590.510.01