Lorenzo Cain is a Great DFS Value on Fanduel ($2.8K) and DraftKings ($3.9K) for 8/7

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 8.9 FanDuel points and 6.9 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$284 more than $2.8K on FanDuel and +$147 more than $3.9K 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) 8/7 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#55 Bubba Starling9 FD Points$2700
#56 Tyler Naquin8.9 FD Points$2300
#57 Lorenzo Cain8.9 FD Points$2800
#58 Ender Inciarte8.9 FD Points$2700
#59 Josh Reddick8.8 FD Points$2500
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 8/7 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#51 Jackie Bradley7 DK Points$3800
#52 Nomar Mazara6.9 DK Points$4300
#53 Lorenzo Cain6.9 DK Points$3900
#54 Ender Inciarte6.8 DK Points$3900
#55 Tyler Naquin6.8 DK Points$3400

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

According to our projection, you can expect Lorenzo Cain to be a bench player or a good option off the waiver wire. His 109.07 projected fantasy points puts him at #55 behind Ryan Braun and ahead of Christin Stewart. He has averaged 2.69 fantasy points in his past 243 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 2.6 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#102) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 87%, he is the #32 most highly owned outfielder. Lorenzo Cain is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #40 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#53 Kevin Kiermaier (37% OWN)109 FP, 2.67 per game188 FP, 87 gp, 2.17 per game (#75)
#54 Ryan Braun (75% OWN)109 FP, 2.88 per game310 FP, 124 gp, 2.5 per game (#50)
#55 Lorenzo Cain (87% OWN)109 FP, 2.6 per game391 FP, 139 gp, 2.81 per game (#26)
#56 Christin Stewart (21% OWN)109 FP, 2.48 per game46 FP, 17 gp, 2.74 per game (#29)
#57 Michael Conforto (98% OWN)109 FP, 3.02 per game416 FP, 153 gp, 2.72 per game (#30)

WEEK 20 AND 21 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Lorenzo Cain is projected for 9.91 fantasy points in 4 games the rest of the week which projects to being the #57 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 Trey Mancini but behind Teoscar Hernandez the rest of the week. Week 21 will not be as good based on projected rank (#75). He is projected for 11.64 fantasy points.

8/7 TO 8/11 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#55 Ryan Braun10.1 FP (53% ST)2.88 FP
#56 Teoscar Hernandez9.9 FP (10% ST)2.72 FP
#57 Lorenzo Cain9.9 FP (61% ST)2.6 FP
#58 Trey Mancini9.8 FP (94% ST)3.24 FP
#59 Melky Cabrera9.8 FP (3% ST)2.58 FP
8/12 TO 8/18 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#73 Avisail Garcia11.7 FP (31% ST)2.8 FP
#74 Ryan Braun11.7 FP (53% ST)2.88 FP
#75 Lorenzo Cain11.6 FP (61% ST)2.6 FP
#76 Garrett Cooper11.6 FP (19% ST)2.5 FP
#77 Jake Marisnick11.5 FP (1% ST)3.2 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.

LORENZO CAINFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 20191093.214.82515.85.8
-- Per Game (42 Proj)2.60.070.350.590.370.14
8/5 to 8/11 (3.7 Games)9.90.311.32.21.40.49
8/12 to 8/18 (4.5 Games)11.60.361.52.61.60.60
2019 Season262837603712
-- Per Game (104 GP)2.50.080.360.580.360.12
2018 to 2019653187415010842
-- Per Game (243 GP)2.70.070.300.620.440.17