Nicky Lopez is a Great DFS Value on Fanduel ($2.3K) and DraftKings ($3.1K) for 8/30

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 7.6 FanDuel points and 5.8 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$309 more than $2.3K on FanDuel and +$305 more than $3.1K 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 (SS) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#23 Brandon Crawford7.8 FD Points$2700
#24 Jose Iglesias7.7 FD Points$2800
#25 Nicky Lopez7.6 FD Points$2300
#26 Nick Ahmed7.5 FD Points$2900
#27 Bo Bichette7.5 FD Points$3900
DRAFTKINGS (2B) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#31 Cavan Biggio6.1 DK Points$3600
#32 Isan Diaz5.9 DK Points$3000
#33 Nicky Lopez5.8 DK Points$3100
#34 Luis Urias5.7 DK Points$2400
#35 Tommy Edman5.5 DK Points$4200

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

You can expect Nicky Lopez to be a good bench player who will start in certain weeks the rest of the season. His 54.28 projected fantasy points puts him at #37 behind Carlos Correa and ahead of Austin Nola. He has averaged 1.82 fantasy points in his past 87 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.15 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#53) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is also currently the #37 ranked shortstop.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SS) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#35 Willi Castro (3% OWN)55 FP, 2.28 per game-0.84 FP
#36 Carlos Correa (98% OWN)55 FP, 3.46 per game288 FP, 110 gp, 2.61 per game (#13)
#37 Nicky Lopez (6% OWN)54 FP, 2.15 per game288 FP, 110 gp, 2.61 per game (#13)
#38 Austin Nola (22% OWN)54 FP, 2.47 per game288 FP, 110 gp, 2.61 per game (#13)
#39 Brandon Crawford (8% OWN)53 FP, 2.16 per game328 FP, 150 gp, 2.19 per game (#23)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Nicky Lopez is projected for 6.87 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of the week in week 23 which ranks him as the #27 projected shortstop 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 Dansby Swanson but behind Aledmys Diaz the rest of the week. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#35). He is projected for 12.12 fantasy points.

8/30 TO 9/1 RANK (SS)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#25 Scott Kingery (72% OWN)7 FP (52% ST)2.63 FP
#26 Aledmys Diaz (8% OWN)6.9 FP (3% ST)3.3 FP
#27 Nicky Lopez (6% OWN)6.9 FP (3% ST)2.15 FP
#28 Dansby Swanson (76% OWN)6.8 FP (23% ST)2.58 FP
#29 Harold Castro (3% OWN)6.7 FP (2% ST)2.24 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (SS)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#33 Jordy Mercer (1% OWN)12.4 FP (1% ST)2.05 FP
#34 Dansby Swanson (76% OWN)12.3 FP (23% ST)2.58 FP
#35 Nicky Lopez (6% OWN)12.1 FP (3% ST)2.15 FP
#36 Mauricio Dubon (5% OWN)11.8 FP (1% ST)2.22 FP
#37 J.T. Riddle (1% OWN)11.6 FP1.98 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.

NICKY LOPEZFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019541.410.112.15.50.8
-- Per Game (25 Proj)2.20.060.400.480.220.03
8/26 to 9/1 (2.9 Games)6.90.211.31.60.580.09
9/2 to 9/8 (5.6 Games)12.10.382.32.81.30.18
2019 Season15822437151
-- Per Game (87 GP)1.80.020.280.430.170.01