Manny Machado is Projected to Be the #5 Shortstop...Behind Jorge Polanco and Ahead of Trevor Story the Rest of the Season

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Manny Machado to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 78.25 projected fantasy points puts him at #5 behind Jorge Polanco and ahead of Trevor Story. He has averaged 3.23 fantasy points in his past 292 games, which is slightly more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.04 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#11) 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 shortstop. He is projected to be very good, but not one of the very best at his position. Manny Machado is expected to slightly improve on this season-to-date's #7 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SS) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#3 Trea Turner (100% OWN)80 FP, 3.08 per game471 FP, 161 gp, 2.93 per game (#7)
#4 Jorge Polanco (99% OWN)80 FP, 3.18 per game213 FP, 77 gp, 2.77 per game (#9)
#5 Manny Machado (100% OWN)78 FP, 3.04 per game552 FP, 161 gp, 3.43 per game (#2)
#6 Trevor Story (100% OWN)77 FP, 3.42 per game505 FP, 156 gp, 3.24 per game (#5)
#7 Marcus Semien (97% OWN)75 FP, 3.21 per game406 FP, 157 gp, 2.59 per game (#14)

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WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Manny Machado is projected for 2.6 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week in week 23 which ranks him as the #18 projected shortstop for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. This is projected to be a below average game with fewer fantasy points than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Andrelton Simmons but behind Yairo Munoz the rest of the week. Week 24 will be better based on projected rank (#8). He is projected for 18.29 fantasy points.

9/1 TO 9/1 RANK (SS)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#16 Amed Rosario (65% OWN)2.78 FP (50% ST)2.75 FP
#17 Yairo Munoz (2% OWN)2.66 FP (1% ST)2.76 FP
#18 Manny Machado (100% OWN)2.6 FP (96% ST)3.04 FP
#19 Andrelton Simmons (38% OWN)2.57 FP (13% ST)2.66 FP
#20 Jean Segura (94% OWN)2.52 FP (75% ST)2.75 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (SS)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#6 Jean Segura (94% OWN)19.3 FP (75% ST)2.75 FP
#7 Paul DeJong (93% OWN)18.6 FP (76% ST)2.93 FP
#8 Manny Machado (100% OWN)18.3 FP (96% ST)3.04 FP
#9 Tim Anderson (87% OWN)18.2 FP (70% ST)2.98 FP
#10 Trevor Story (100% OWN)18 FP (99% ST)3.42 FP

MANNY MACHADO IS JUST THE #20 3B ON FANDUEL BUT IS THE #14 HIGHEST PRICED ON 9/1

Below are how he ranks on FanDuel. Look for players with comparable or more fantasy points at a lower or same salary.

FANDUEL (3B) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#18 Rio Ruiz9.5 FD Points$2000
#19 Josh Donaldson9.4 FD Points$3400
#20 Manny Machado9.4 FD Points$3300
#21 Logan Forsythe9.1 FD Points$2500
#22 Starlin Castro8.9 FD Points$2600

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.

MANNY MACHADOFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019785.015.413.710.01.3
-- Per Game (26 Proj)3.00.200.600.530.390.05
8/26 to 9/1 (1 Game)2.60.150.470.460.310.04
9/2 to 9/8 (5.7 Games)18.31.003.53.42.30.25
2019 Season391287573515
-- Per Game (131 GP)3.00.210.570.560.390.04
2018 to 20199446518215712117
-- Per Game (292 GP)3.20.220.620.540.410.06