Josh Bell Is a Better Value on FanDuel at $4.4K Than on DraftKings at $5.7K on 9/1

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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 16.2 FD points and is worth +$1610 more than $4.4K on FD. On DK he is projected for 12 points and is worth +$1600 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) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Josh Bell16.2 FD Points$4400
#2 Pete Alonso13.5 FD Points$4000
#3 Freddie Freeman11.8 FD Points$4200
#4 Matt Olson11.5 FD Points$3400
#5 Jose Abreu11.3 FD Points$3700
DRAFTKINGS (1B) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Josh Bell12 DK Points$5700
#2 Jose Osuna9.8 DK Points$5500
#3 Renato Nunez8.8 DK Points$4300
#4 Matt Olson8.5 DK Points$4800
#5 Danny Santana8.3 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 79.61 projected fantasy points puts him at #7 behind Freddie Freeman and ahead of Cody Bellinger. He has averaged 3.11 fantasy points in his past 280 games, which is slightly less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.4 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#8) 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 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 Paul Goldschmidt (100% OWN)82 FP, 3.02 per game508 FP, 158 gp, 3.22 per game (#5)
#6 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)80 FP, 3.31 per game524 FP, 162 gp, 3.23 per game (#4)
#7 Josh Bell (100% OWN)80 FP, 3.4 per game370 FP, 148 gp, 2.5 per game (#27)
#8 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)79 FP, 3.64 per game414 FP, 159 gp, 2.61 per game (#22)
#9 Jose Abreu (100% OWN)79 FP, 3.31 per game376 FP, 128 gp, 2.93 per game (#9)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Josh Bell is projected for 4.79 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #3 ranked first baseman and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a better than average game with more fantasy points 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 (#9). He is projected for 19.13 fantasy points.

9/1 TO 9/1 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Paul Goldschmidt (100% OWN)5.5 FP (97% ST)3.02 FP
#2 Joey Votto (83% OWN)4.86 FP (38% ST)2.67 FP
#3 Josh Bell (100% OWN)4.79 FP (96% ST)3.4 FP
#4 J.D. Martinez (100% OWN)4.51 FP (99% ST)3.69 FP
#5 Pete Alonso (100% OWN)3.82 FP (97% ST)3.51 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#7 Pete Alonso (100% OWN)19.4 FP (97% ST)3.51 FP
#8 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)19.4 FP (86% ST)3.3 FP
#9 Josh Bell (100% OWN)19.1 FP (96% ST)3.4 FP
#10 Eric Hosmer (94% OWN)19.1 FP (80% ST)2.78 FP
#11 Jesus Aguilar (42% OWN)18.9 FP (24% ST)2.89 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 2019805.516.314.412.10.1
-- Per Game (23 Proj)3.40.240.700.620.520.01
8/26 to 9/1 (1 Game)4.80.291.00.890.590.00
9/2 to 9/8 (5.3 Games)19.11.34.03.52.90.01
2019 Season5003510991670
-- Per Game (132 GP)3.80.270.830.690.510.00
2018 to 2019870471711651442
-- Per Game (280 GP)3.10.170.610.590.510.01