Nick Castellanos is a Great DFS Value on Fanduel ($3.4K) and DraftKings ($4.3K) for 9/2

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 12.3 FanDuel points and 9.4 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$660 more than $3.4K on FanDuel and +$1104 more than $4.3K 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) 9/2 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#8 Thomas Pham12.7 FD Points$3600
#9 Marcell Ozuna12.4 FD Points$4000
#10 Nick Castellanos12.3 FD Points$3400
#11 Michael Brantley12.1 FD Points$4000
#12 Corey Dickerson12 FD Points$3500
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 9/2 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#4 Max Kepler9.7 DK Points$5300
#5 Thomas Pham9.6 DK Points$4600
#6 Nick Castellanos9.4 DK Points$4300
#7 Marcell Ozuna9.2 DK Points$5000
#8 Corey Dickerson9.2 DK Points$4900

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Nick Castellanos to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 79.77 projected fantasy points puts him at #10 behind Yordan Alvarez and ahead of Marcell Ozuna. He has averaged 2.99 fantasy points in his past 286 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.42 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#11) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 99%, he is the #12 most highly owned outfielder. Nick Castellanos is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #17 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#8 Charlie Blackmon (100% OWN)81 FP, 3.49 per game504 FP, 155 gp, 3.25 per game (#9)
#9 Yordan Alvarez (98% OWN)80 FP, 3.59 per game504 FP, 155 gp, 3.25 per game (#9)
#10 Nick Castellanos (99% OWN)80 FP, 3.42 per game468 FP, 157 gp, 2.98 per game (#19)
#11 Marcell Ozuna (99% OWN)79 FP, 3.27 per game395 FP, 148 gp, 2.67 per game (#32)
#12 Ronald Acuna (100% OWN)78 FP, 3.42 per game376 FP, 111 gp, 3.39 per game (#4)

PROJECTING A DOWN WEEK 24 FOR NICK CASTELLANOS WITH FEWER FPS THAN COREY DICKERSON

Nick Castellanos is projected for 19.16 fantasy points in 6 games in week 24 which ranks him as the #20 projected outfielder for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. 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 Michael Brantley but behind Corey Dickerson. Week 25 will be better based on projected rank (#6). He is projected for 21.58 fantasy points.

9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#18 Christian Yelich19.3 FP (99% ST)3.96 FP
#19 Corey Dickerson19.3 FP (44% ST)2.91 FP
#20 Nick Castellanos19.2 FP (94% ST)3.42 FP
#21 Michael Brantley19.1 FP (97% ST)3.42 FP
#22 Eddie Rosario19.1 FP (87% ST)3.22 FP
9/9 TO 9/15 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#4 Yordan Alvarez23.1 FP (94% ST)3.59 FP
#5 Ronald Acuna22.7 FP (99% ST)3.42 FP
#6 Nick Castellanos21.6 FP (94% ST)3.42 FP
#7 Mookie Betts21.3 FP (96% ST)3.8 FP
#8 Marcell Ozuna21.3 FP (93% ST)3.27 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.

NICK CASTELLANOSFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019804.514.516.58.30.5
-- Per Game (23 Proj)3.40.190.620.710.350.02
9/2 to 9/8 (5.5 Games)19.21.13.43.92.00.11
9/9 to 9/15 (6.2 Games)21.61.33.94.52.00.12
2019 Season388225781372
-- Per Game (129 GP)3.00.170.440.630.290.02
2018 to 201985545146169864
-- Per Game (286 GP)3.00.160.510.590.300.01