Nicky Lopez is a Great DFS Value on Fanduel ($2.4K) and DraftKings ($3.2K) for 9/1

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 8 FanDuel points and 6.1 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$453 more than $2.4K on FanDuel and +$336 more than $3.2K 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) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#21 J.P. Crawford8.5 FD Points$2700
#22 Nick Ahmed8.1 FD Points$3000
#23 Nicky Lopez8 FD Points$2400
#24 Orlando Arcia7.9 FD Points$2500
#25 Mike Freeman7.8 FD Points$2300
DRAFTKINGS (2B) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#21 Joe Wendle6.5 DK Points$3000
#22 Kolten Wong6.1 DK Points$4000
#23 Nicky Lopez6.1 DK Points$3200
#24 Brian Dozier6 DK Points$3600
#25 Mike Freeman5.9 DK Points$3400

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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 49.73 projected fantasy points puts him at #33 behind Brandon Crawford and ahead of Jordy Mercer. He has averaged 1.78 fantasy points in his past 89 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 (#42) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. Nicky Lopez is expected to come up slightly short of this season-to-date's #32 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SS) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#31 Willi Castro (3% OWN)51 FP, 2.26 per game58 FP, 22 gp, 2.7 per game (#21)
#32 Brandon Crawford (8% OWN)51 FP, 2.19 per game328 FP, 150 gp, 2.19 per game (#22)
#33 Nicky Lopez (5% OWN)50 FP, 2.13 per game328 FP, 150 gp, 2.19 per game (#22)
#34 Jordy Mercer (1% OWN)49 FP, 2.07 per game226 FP, 116 gp, 1.95 per game (#27)
#35 Mauricio Dubon (5% OWN)47 FP, 2.18 per game226 FP, 116 gp, 1.95 per game (#27)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Nicky Lopez is projected for 2.28 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week in week 23 which ranks him as the #24 projected shortstop for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. His projected fantasy production is the same as his rest of season per game projection. He is ranked above J.P. Crawford but behind Aledmys Diaz the rest of the week. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#31). He is projected for 12.15 fantasy points.

9/1 TO 9/1 RANK (SS)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#22 Trea Turner (100% OWN)2.49 FP (97% ST)3.08 FP
#23 Aledmys Diaz (8% OWN)2.3 FP (3% ST)3.34 FP
#24 Nicky Lopez (5% OWN)2.28 FP (3% ST)2.13 FP
#25 J.P. Crawford (13% OWN)2.22 FP (7% ST)2.43 FP
#26 Dansby Swanson (75% OWN)2.17 FP (26% ST)2.6 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (SS)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#29 Jordy Mercer (1% OWN)12.7 FP (1% ST)2.07 FP
#30 Dansby Swanson (75% OWN)12.3 FP (26% ST)2.6 FP
#31 Nicky Lopez (5% OWN)12.2 FP (3% ST)2.13 FP
#32 Mauricio Dubon (5% OWN)12 FP (1% ST)2.18 FP
#33 J.P. Crawford (13% OWN)10.5 FP (7% ST)2.43 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 201949.71.39.511.15.00.7
-- Per Game (23 Proj)2.10.050.410.480.220.03
8/26 to 9/1 (1 Game)2.30.040.460.500.190.02
9/2 to 9/8 (5.6 Games)12.20.382.42.91.30.17
2019 Season15822537151
-- Per Game (89 GP)1.80.020.280.420.170.01