Kyle Seager is Projected to Be the #16 Third Baseman...Behind Michael Chavis and Ahead of Sheldon Neuse the Rest of the Season

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Kyle Seager to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 67.06 projected fantasy points puts him at #16 behind Michael Chavis and ahead of Sheldon Neuse. He has averaged 2.52 fantasy points in his past 235 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 2.65 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#31) 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 70%, he is the #15 most highly owned third baseman. Kyle Seager is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #22 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (3B) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#14 Josh Donaldson (99% OWN)70 FP, 2.89 per game141 FP, 52 gp, 2.71 per game (#13)
#15 Michael Chavis (62% OWN)70 FP, 2.76 per game141 FP, 52 gp, 2.71 per game (#13)
#16 Kyle Seager (70% OWN)67 FP, 2.65 per game349 FP, 155 gp, 2.25 per game (#20)
#17 Sheldon Neuse (3% OWN)66 FP, 3.02 per game349 FP, 155 gp, 2.25 per game (#20)
#18 Renato Nunez (65% OWN)65 FP, 2.78 per game141 FP, 71 gp, 1.99 per game (#26)

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WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Kyle Seager is projected for 5.77 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #12 ranked third 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. Davis but behind Miguel Sano the rest of the week. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#20). He is projected for 13.74 fantasy points.

8/31 TO 9/1 RANK (3B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#10 Kris Bryant (100% OWN)6.2 FP (94% ST)3.13 FP
#11 Miguel Sano (78% OWN)5.9 FP (65% ST)3.11 FP
#12 Kyle Seager (70% OWN)5.8 FP (60% ST)2.65 FP
#13 J.D. Davis (61% OWN)5.8 FP (48% ST)2.8 FP
#14 Mike Moustakas (99% OWN)5.6 FP (79% ST)3.27 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (3B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#18 Mike Moustakas (99% OWN)14.3 FP (79% ST)3.27 FP
#19 Eduardo Escobar (99% OWN)13.8 FP (90% ST)3.02 FP
#20 Kyle Seager (70% OWN)13.7 FP (60% ST)2.65 FP
#21 Jedd Gyorko (1% OWN)13.4 FP2.87 FP
#22 Matt Duffy (3% OWN)12.6 FP (1% ST)2.27 FP

KYLE SEAGER IS A BETTER VALUE ON FANDUEL AT $3.7K THAN ON DRAFTKINGS AT $4.9K ON 8/31

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 11 FD points and is worth +$114 more than $3.7K on FD. On DK he is projected for 8.2 points and is worth $4.9K. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (3B) 8/31 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#6 Justin Turner11.4 FD Points$3600
#7 Miguel Sano11 FD Points$3700
#8 Kyle Seager11 FD Points$3700
#9 Asdrubal Cabrera10.9 FD Points$2800
#10 Hunter Dozier10.9 FD Points$3300
DRAFTKINGS (3B) 8/31 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#3 Rafael Devers9 DK Points$5600
#4 Justin Turner8.6 DK Points$4500
#5 Kyle Seager8.2 DK Points$4900
#6 Hunter Dozier8.1 DK Points$4300
#7 Asdrubal Cabrera8 DK Points$4200

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.

KYLE SEAGERFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019674.714.712.18.40.5
-- Per Game (25 Proj)2.70.180.580.480.330.02
8/26 to 9/1 (2 Games)5.80.341.30.980.770.05
9/2 to 9/8 (5.9 Games)13.71.03.02.41.90.11
2019 Season244185043332
-- Per Game (80 GP)3.00.220.620.540.410.02
2018 to 201959240128105714
-- Per Game (235 GP)2.50.170.540.450.300.02