Nolan Arenado Finishes the Season as an Elite Third Baseman (#4) as Expected

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Nolan Arenado was an elite fantasy third baseman this season (#4 based on total FP). He is also the #4 third baseman based on fantasy average per game (3.8 FP). He ranked lower than expected based on his ADP (#1 third baseman). He is trending up. His per game fantasy average was up significantly from last season's average (3.58 FPs).


As expected he ranked well in many weeks. His best week based on fantasy production was Week 9 where he put up 44 fantasy points. Nolan Arenado had more below average weeks than above average weeks. The table below has his weekly games played, fantasy points and weekly position rank.


Nolan Arenado averaged 13.23 FPs on FanDuel at an average salary of $4.4K. On DraftKings his average salary was $5.1K and averaged 13.23 fantasy points. On average Nolan Arenado did not deliver positive DFS value. His rank based on average fantasy points was worse than his rank based on salary on both FD and DK.


The table below reviews his stats for this most recent season, last season, daily fantasy (only main slate starts) and each active week.

Season154580#4 3B
Season Avg--3.77#4
Last Season155555#3
Avg Last Season--4#3
FanDuel146 Starts 13.23 Avg#5
DraftKings120 Starts 9.87 Avg#6
Week 147.5#12
Week 2619#5
Week 3514#10
Week 4520#7
Week 5636++#2
Week 6737++#3
Week 7526.5#6
Week 8513.5#13
Week 9644++#2
Week 10733.5++#1 Best WK
Week 1168#27
Week 12716#16
Week 13626.5#3
Week 14720.5#12
Week 1556#31
Week 1639.5#14
Week 17719#13
Week 1879.5#20
Week 19627#2
Week 20520#12
Week 21629.5#10
Week 22630#3
Week 23730#4
Week 24619.5#7
Week 25536++#2
Week 26513.5#10
Week 2748.5#22