Juan Soto is a Bad DFS Value on Fanduel at $4K and DraftKings at $5K on 9/2

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 10.9 FanDuel points and 8.2 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$400 short of $4K on FanDuel and -$287 short of $5K on DraftKings. Their should be much better options (see below). Barring a significant lineup change consider him a daily fantasy player to fade. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (OF) 9/2 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#20 Jordan Luplow11.1 FD Points$2800
#21 Michael Conforto10.9 FD Points$3300
#22 Juan Soto10.9 FD Points$4000
#23 Kyle Schwarber10.8 FD Points$3100
#24 Aaron Judge10.7 FD Points$4300
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 9/2 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#12 Ronald Acuna8.3 DK Points$5600
#13 Michael Conforto8.2 DK Points$4700
#14 Juan Soto8.2 DK Points$5000
#15 Kyle Schwarber8.1 DK Points$4200
#16 Aaron Judge8 DK Points$4900

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Juan Soto to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 89.61 projected fantasy points puts him at #4 behind Mike Trout and ahead of George Springer. He has averaged 3.67 fantasy points in his past 239 games, which is slightly more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.49 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#7) 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 outfielder. He is projected to live up to these high expectations. Juan Soto is expected to slightly improve on this season-to-date's #5 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#2 Mookie Betts (100% OWN)92 FP, 3.8 per game594 FP, 136 gp, 4.36 per game (#1)
#3 Mike Trout (100% OWN)90 FP, 4.04 per game541 FP, 139 gp, 3.89 per game (#3)
#4 Juan Soto (100% OWN)90 FP, 3.49 per game387 FP, 115 gp, 3.37 per game (#6)
#5 George Springer (100% OWN)86 FP, 3.78 per game421 FP, 138 gp, 3.05 per game (#14)
#6 Bryce Harper (100% OWN)83 FP, 3.29 per game532 FP, 158 gp, 3.37 per game (#5)

WEEK 24 AND 25 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Juan Soto is projected for 22.36 fantasy points in 7 games which is good enough to be the #7 ranked outfielder 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 Thomas Pham but behind Mookie Betts. Week 25 will not be as good based on projected rank (#11). He is projected for 20.76 fantasy points.

9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#5 Austin Meadows22.7 FP (90% ST)3.25 FP
#6 Mookie Betts22.4 FP (96% ST)3.8 FP
#7 Juan Soto22.4 FP (99% ST)3.49 FP
#8 Thomas Pham22.1 FP (91% ST)3.2 FP
#9 Rhys Hoskins22.1 FP (93% ST)3.19 FP
9/9 TO 9/15 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#9 Aaron Judge21.3 FP (97% ST)3.29 FP
#10 Michael Brantley21.1 FP (97% ST)3.42 FP
#11 Juan Soto20.8 FP (99% ST)3.49 FP
#12 Charlie Blackmon20.6 FP (98% ST)3.49 FP
#13 Brett Gardner20.1 FP (41% ST)3.07 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.

JUAN SOTOFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019905.617.517.114.92.0
-- Per Game (26 Proj)3.50.220.680.670.580.08
9/2 to 9/8 (6.7 Games)22.41.34.34.33.80.51
9/9 to 9/15 (5.7 Games)20.81.24.04.03.30.45
2019 Season4903195948412
-- Per Game (124 GP)4.00.250.770.760.680.10
2018 to 20198775216317016317
-- Per Game (239 GP)3.70.220.680.710.680.07