As you may have noticed we have transformed Scout into a data and stats driven service geared towards helping invested fans make the right decisions on a daily basis. This is our new Fantasy Scouting Report that we produce for each fantasy relevant player. We treat them like a stock and report their value in season long fantasy, the current fantasy week, and if applicable, on FanDuel and on DraftKings. We establish what is expected of the player based on fantasy ownership %, start %, and DFS Salary and see if our proprietary forecasting model projects a better or worse than expected performance. For complete recaps of the best and worst values for each market (season, weekly, daily), injury reports and team outlooks be sure to check out the new Scout.
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 16.1 FD points and is worth +$1276 more than $4.4K on FD. On DK he is projected for 11.9 points and is worth +$1003 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) 8/31 RANK||PROJECTION||SALARY|
|#1 Josh Bell||16.1 FD Points||$4400|
|#2 Trey Mancini||15 FD Points||$3600|
|#3 Freddie Freeman||13 FD Points||$4200|
|#4 Danny Santana||12.6 FD Points||$3100|
|#5 Jose Abreu||11.7 FD Points||$3700|
|DRAFTKINGS (1B) 8/31 RANK||PROJECTION||SALARY|
|#1 Josh Bell||11.9 DK Points||$5700|
|#2 Trey Mancini||11.3 DK Points||$4500|
|#3 Cody Bellinger||9.7 DK Points||$5200|
|#4 Danny Santana||9.7 DK Points||$5100|
|#5 Jose Osuna||9.6 DK Points||$5400|
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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 84.31 projected fantasy points puts him at #8 behind Carlos Santana and ahead of Cody Bellinger. He has averaged 3.1 fantasy points in his past 279 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.45 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#6) 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 not projected for elite value. Josh Bell is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #3 fantasy position rank.
|REST OF SEASON RANK (1B/DH)||PROJECTION||FANTASY STATS SINCE 2018|
|#6 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)||87 FP, 3.45 per game||524 FP, 162 gp, 3.23 per game (#6)|
|#7 Carlos Santana (100% OWN)||86 FP, 3.53 per game||466 FP, 161 gp, 2.89 per game (#15)|
|#8 Josh Bell (100% OWN)||84 FP, 3.45 per game||370 FP, 148 gp, 2.5 per game (#32)|
|#9 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)||83 FP, 3.67 per game||414 FP, 159 gp, 2.61 per game (#27)|
|#10 Jose Abreu (100% OWN)||82 FP, 3.31 per game||376 FP, 128 gp, 2.93 per game (#13)|
WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK
Josh Bell is projected for 9.68 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #4 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 J.D. Martinez but behind Joey Votto the rest of the week. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#8). He is projected for 19.21 fantasy points.
|8/31 TO 9/1 RANK (1B/DH)||PROJECTION||ROS FP PROJ AVG|
|#2 Matt Carpenter (72% OWN)||10.2 FP (43% ST)||2.81 FP|
|#3 Joey Votto (83% OWN)||10.1 FP (36% ST)||2.61 FP|
|#4 Josh Bell (100% OWN)||9.7 FP (95% ST)||3.45 FP|
|#5 J.D. Martinez (100% OWN)||9.1 FP (99% ST)||3.75 FP|
|#6 Nelson Cruz (98% OWN)||8.2 FP (86% ST)||3.94 FP|
|9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (1B/DH)||PROJECTION||ROS FP PROJ AVG|
|#6 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)||19.8 FP (79% ST)||3.32 FP|
|#7 Shin-Soo Choo (88% OWN)||19.7 FP (74% ST)||2.89 FP|
|#8 Josh Bell (100% OWN)||19.2 FP (95% ST)||3.45 FP|
|#9 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)||19 FP (99% ST)||3.45 FP|
|#10 Pete Alonso (100% OWN)||19 FP (97% ST)||3.41 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.
|Rest of 2019||84||5.7||17.3||15.3||12.9||0.1|
|-- Per Game (24 Proj)||3.5||0.24||0.71||0.63||0.53||0.01|
|8/26 to 9/1 (2 Games)||9.7||0.59||2.0||1.8||1.3||0.01|
|9/2 to 9/8 (5.3 Games)||19.2||1.2||4.0||3.5||2.9||0.01|
|-- Per Game (131 GP)||3.8||0.26||0.82||0.69||0.51||0.00|
|2018 to 2019||864||46||170||164||144||2|
|-- Per Game (279 GP)||3.1||0.16||0.61||0.59||0.52||0.01|