Ketel Marte is a Bad DFS Value on Fanduel at $3.9K and DraftKings at $5K on 8/31

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DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 10 FanDuel points and 7.7 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$306 short of $3.9K on FanDuel and -$476 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 (2B) 8/31 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#7 Ozzie Albies10.1 FD Points$3200
#8 Jurickson Profar10 FD Points$2900
#9 Ketel Marte10 FD Points$3900
#10 Luis Arraez10 FD Points$2900
#11 Rougned Odor9.9 FD Points$2600
DRAFTKINGS (2B) 8/31 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#5 Hanser Alberto8 DK Points$4000
#6 Josh VanMeter7.8 DK Points$3900
#7 Ketel Marte7.7 DK Points$5000
#8 Ozzie Albies7.6 DK Points$4300
#9 Adam Frazier7.4 DK Points$4900

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Ketel Marte to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 75.83 projected fantasy points puts him at #7 behind Whit Merrifield and ahead of Keston Hiura. He has averaged 3.03 fantasy points in his past 278 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 3.11 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. At 99% ownership, he is also the #7 most highly owned second baseman. Ketel Marte is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #1 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (2B) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#5 Yoan Moncada (98% OWN)77 FP, 2.95 per game332 FP, 149 gp, 2.22 per game (#25)
#6 Whit Merrifield (100% OWN)77 FP, 3.16 per game446 FP, 158 gp, 2.82 per game (#7)
#7 Ketel Marte (99% OWN)76 FP, 3.11 per game370 FP, 151 gp, 2.45 per game (#16)
#8 Keston Hiura (88% OWN)75 FP, 2.99 per game370 FP, 151 gp, 2.45 per game (#16)
#9 Luis Arraez (54% OWN)75 FP, 2.87 per game370 FP, 151 gp, 2.45 per game (#16)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Ketel Marte is projected for 5.64 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #11 ranked second 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 Yoan Moncada but behind Gleyber Torres the rest of the week. Week 24 is projected to be slightly better based on projected rank (#9). He is projected for 16.71 fantasy points.

8/31 TO 9/1 RANK (2B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#9 Adam Frazier (21% OWN)5.8 FP (14% ST)2.53 FP
#10 Gleyber Torres (100% OWN)5.7 FP (97% ST)3.14 FP
#11 Ketel Marte (99% OWN)5.6 FP (90% ST)3.11 FP
#12 Yoan Moncada (98% OWN)5.5 FP (77% ST)2.95 FP
#13 Jeff McNeil (96% OWN)5.4 FP (75% ST)3.09 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (2B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#7 Gleyber Torres (100% OWN)17.4 FP (97% ST)3.14 FP
#8 Jonathan Villar (97% OWN)17.1 FP (87% ST)2.84 FP
#9 Ketel Marte (99% OWN)16.7 FP (90% ST)3.11 FP
#10 Mike Freeman (1% OWN)16.5 FP (1% ST)2.56 FP
#11 Yoan Moncada (98% OWN)16.5 FP (77% ST)2.95 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.

KETEL MARTEFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019764.312.313.79.61.4
-- Per Game (24 Proj)3.10.170.500.560.390.06
8/26 to 9/1 (1.9 Games)5.60.310.931.10.570.11
9/2 to 9/8 (5.4 Games)16.70.882.62.92.30.32
2019 Season473287788489
-- Per Game (127 GP)3.70.220.610.690.380.07
2018 to 20198444213615610215
-- Per Game (278 GP)3.00.150.490.560.370.05