Nicky Lopez is a Great DFS Value on Fanduel ($2.4K) and DraftKings ($3.1K) for 8/31

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 +$251 more than $2.4K on FanDuel and +$312 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) 8/31 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#27 Luis Urias7.9 FD Points$2500
#28 Nick Ahmed7.7 FD Points$3000
#29 Nicky Lopez7.6 FD Points$2400
#30 Jordy Mercer7.6 FD Points$2100
#31 Richie Martin7.2 FD Points$2000
DRAFTKINGS (2B) 8/31 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#16 Luis Urias6.1 DK Points$2600
#17 Eduardo Escobar5.8 DK Points$4500
#18 Nicky Lopez5.8 DK Points$3100
#19 Kolten Wong5.7 DK Points$3700
#20 Isan Diaz5.7 DK Points$2600

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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 51.82 projected fantasy points puts him at #37 behind J.P. Crawford and ahead of Brandon Crawford. He has averaged 1.79 fantasy points in his past 88 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.13 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)53 FP, 2.26 per game$8300
#36 J.P. Crawford (14% OWN)52 FP, 2.4 per game76 FP, 49 gp, 1.54 per game (#36)
#37 Nicky Lopez (6% OWN)52 FP, 2.13 per game76 FP, 49 gp, 1.54 per game (#36)
#38 Brandon Crawford (8% OWN)51 FP, 2.15 per game328 FP, 150 gp, 2.19 per game (#23)
#39 Austin Nola (22% OWN)51 FP, 2.44 per game328 FP, 150 gp, 2.19 per game (#23)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Nicky Lopez is projected for 4.39 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week in week 23 which ranks him as the #32 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 Willi Castro but behind Dansby Swanson the rest of the week. Week 24 will be slightly worse based on projected rank (#35). He is projected for 12.18 fantasy points.

8/31 TO 9/1 RANK (SS)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#30 Aledmys Diaz (8% OWN)4.64 FP (3% ST)3.37 FP
#31 Dansby Swanson (75% OWN)4.59 FP (25% ST)2.62 FP
#32 Nicky Lopez (6% OWN)4.39 FP (3% ST)2.13 FP
#33 Willi Castro (3% OWN)4.29 FP (1% ST)2.26 FP
#34 Chris Taylor (29% OWN)4.29 FP (15% ST)2.65 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (SS)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#33 Dansby Swanson (75% OWN)12.4 FP (25% ST)2.62 FP
#34 Jordy Mercer (1% OWN)12.3 FP (1% ST)2.05 FP
#35 Nicky Lopez (6% OWN)12.2 FP (3% ST)2.13 FP
#36 Mauricio Dubon (5% OWN)11.8 FP (1% ST)2.18 FP
#37 J.T. Riddle (1% OWN)11.6 FP2.01 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 2019521.39.711.55.30.7
-- Per Game (24 Proj)2.10.050.400.470.220.03
8/26 to 9/1 (1.9 Games)4.40.080.880.990.410.05
9/2 to 9/8 (5.6 Games)12.20.362.42.91.40.17
2019 Season15822437151
-- Per Game (88 GP)1.80.020.270.420.170.01