Marcell Ozuna is Projected to Be the #8 Outfielder...Behind Bryce Harper and Ahead of Rhys Hoskins the Rest of the Season

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Marcell Ozuna to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 86.5 projected fantasy points puts him at #8 behind Bryce Harper and ahead of Rhys Hoskins. He has averaged 2.93 fantasy points in his past 252 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.34 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#16) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 99%, he is the #13 most highly owned outfielder. Marcell Ozuna is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #27 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#6 George Springer (100% OWN)89 FP, 3.73 per game421 FP, 138 gp, 3.05 per game (#17)
#7 Bryce Harper (100% OWN)87 FP, 3.32 per game532 FP, 158 gp, 3.37 per game (#6)
#8 Marcell Ozuna (99% OWN)86 FP, 3.34 per game395 FP, 148 gp, 2.67 per game (#36)
#9 Rhys Hoskins (99% OWN)84 FP, 3.22 per game485 FP, 152 gp, 3.19 per game (#12)
#10 Charlie Blackmon (100% OWN)84 FP, 3.51 per game504 FP, 155 gp, 3.25 per game (#10)

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WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Marcell Ozuna is projected for 6.58 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #1 ranked outfielder 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 the highest ranked outfielder the rest of the week, ahead of Aristides Aquino. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#9). He is projected for 21.7 fantasy points.

9/1 TO 9/1 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Marcell Ozuna6.6 FP (94% ST)3.34 FP
#2 Aristides Aquino5.2 FP (90% ST)3.05 FP
#3 Starling Marte4.66 FP (98% ST)3.19 FP
#4 Charlie Blackmon4.42 FP (98% ST)3.51 FP
#5 Bryan Reynolds4.33 FP (79% ST)2.99 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#7 Rhys Hoskins22.2 FP (93% ST)3.22 FP
#8 George Springer21.8 FP (98% ST)3.73 FP
#9 Marcell Ozuna21.7 FP (94% ST)3.34 FP
#10 Austin Meadows21.1 FP (89% ST)3.2 FP
#11 Yordan Alvarez21 FP (94% ST)3.55 FP

MARCELL OZUNA IS A BETTER VALUE ON FANDUEL AT $3.8K THAN ON DRAFTKINGS AT $5K ON 9/1

He is a better value on FanDuel than on DraftKings based on position specific points per dollar calculations. He is projected for 11.5 FD points and is worth $3.8K on FD. On DK he is projected for 8.5 points and is worth $5K. 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) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#18 Michael Brantley11.7 FD Points$4000
#19 Ian Desmond11.6 FD Points$3600
#20 Marcell Ozuna11.5 FD Points$3800
#21 Eddie Rosario11.4 FD Points$3600
#22 Nomar Mazara11.3 FD Points$3000
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#12 Eddie Rosario8.6 DK Points$4500
#13 Ian Desmond8.6 DK Points$4500
#14 Marcell Ozuna8.5 DK Points$5000
#15 Nomar Mazara8.5 DK Points$4200
#16 Shin-Soo Choo8.5 DK Points$4500

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.

MARCELL OZUNAFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019865.819.616.19.01.9
-- Per Game (26 Proj)3.30.230.760.620.350.07
8/26 to 9/1 (1.9 Games)6.60.491.51.30.690.16
9/2 to 9/8 (6.5 Games)21.71.44.94.02.10.47
2019 Season3432477684512
-- Per Game (104 GP)3.30.230.740.650.430.12
2018 to 2019738471651378316
-- Per Game (252 GP)2.90.190.650.540.330.06