Justin Upton is a Great DFS Value on Fanduel ($3.1K) and DraftKings ($3.7K) for 8/31

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 12 FanDuel points and 8.8 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$883 more than $3.1K on FanDuel and +$1204 more than $3.7K on DraftKings. Their may be other options (see below) who are even better values, but barring a significant lineup change consider him a strong daily fantasy play. 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) 8/31 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#14 Willie Calhoun12.1 FD Points$3700
#15 Anthony Santander12.1 FD Points$3000
#16 Justin Upton12 FD Points$3100
#17 Mallex Smith11.8 FD Points$2900
#18 Michael Brantley11.8 FD Points$4000
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 8/31 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#10 Willie Calhoun9.2 DK Points$5300
#11 Mallex Smith9.1 DK Points$4700
#12 Justin Upton8.8 DK Points$3700
#13 Andrew Benintendi8.6 DK Points$4400
#14 Kole Calhoun8.5 DK Points$4400

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

You can expect Justin Upton to be a good bench player who will start in certain weeks the rest of the season. His 66.48 projected fantasy points puts him at #38 behind Ryan Braun and ahead of Brett Gardner. He has averaged 2.67 fantasy points in his past 198 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 2.71 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#84) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 81%, he is the #36 most highly owned outfielder. Justin Upton is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #103 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#36 Alex Dickerson (9% OWN)68 FP, 2.59 per game34 FP, 26 gp, 1.3 per game (#34)
#37 Ryan Braun (76% OWN)67 FP, 2.98 per game310 FP, 124 gp, 2.5 per game (#49)
#38 Justin Upton (81% OWN)66 FP, 2.71 per game399 FP, 144 gp, 2.77 per game (#28)
#39 Brett Gardner (57% OWN)66 FP, 2.97 per game352 FP, 138 gp, 2.55 per game (#44)
#40 Oscar Mercado (70% OWN)66 FP, 2.62 per game352 FP, 138 gp, 2.55 per game (#44)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Justin Upton is projected for 5.38 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which projects to being the #40 ranked outfielder. 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 Mallex Smith but behind Eloy Jimenez the rest of the week. Week 24 will be slightly worse based on projected rank (#42). He is projected for 16.22 fantasy points.

8/31 TO 9/1 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#38 A.J. Pollock5.4 FP (60% ST)3.09 FP
#39 Eloy Jimenez5.4 FP (63% ST)2.72 FP
#40 Justin Upton5.4 FP (53% ST)2.71 FP
#41 Mallex Smith5.4 FP (43% ST)2.43 FP
#42 Brett Gardner5.4 FP (41% ST)2.97 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#40 Eloy Jimenez16.2 FP (63% ST)2.72 FP
#41 Franmil Reyes16.2 FP (58% ST)3.04 FP
#42 Justin Upton16.2 FP (53% ST)2.71 FP
#43 Victor Robles16.1 FP (74% ST)2.68 FP
#44 Kole Calhoun16.1 FP (58% ST)2.77 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.

JUSTIN UPTONFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019665.015.213.511.20.9
-- Per Game (24 Proj)2.70.200.620.550.460.04
8/26 to 9/1 (1.9 Games)5.40.361.31.11.10.07
9/2 to 9/8 (5.7 Games)16.21.23.53.22.90.23
2019 Season12993329291
-- Per Game (54 GP)2.40.170.610.540.540.02
2018 to 201952839118108929
-- Per Game (198 GP)2.70.200.600.550.460.05