Ryan McMahon is Projected to Be the #23 Second Baseman...Behind Starlin Castro and Ahead of Luis Urias the Rest of the Season

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Ryan McMahon to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 55.81 projected fantasy points puts him at #23 behind Starlin Castro and ahead of Luis Urias. He has averaged 1.92 fantasy points in his past 204 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.39 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#42) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 77%, he is the #11 most highly owned second baseman. Ryan McMahon is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #16 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (2B) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#21 Brian Dozier (46% OWN)59 FP, 2.62 per game382 FP, 151 gp, 2.53 per game (#11)
#22 Starlin Castro (29% OWN)56 FP, 2.33 per game357 FP, 153 gp, 2.33 per game (#18)
#23 Ryan McMahon (77% OWN)56 FP, 2.39 per game91 FP, 87 gp, 1.05 per game (#45)
#24 Luis Urias (34% OWN)55 FP, 2.26 per game26 FP, 12 gp, 2.17 per game (#24)
#25 Joe Panik (5% OWN)54 FP, 2.51 per game197 FP, 101 gp, 1.95 per game (#33)

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WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Ryan McMahon is projected for 2.59 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #15 ranked second baseman and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a slightly better than average game with more fantasy points than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Freddy Galvis but behind Eric Sogard the rest of the week. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#28). He is projected for 12.65 fantasy points.

9/1 TO 9/1 RANK (2B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#13 Ketel Marte (99% OWN)2.68 FP (88% ST)3.14 FP
#14 Eric Sogard (38% OWN)2.63 FP (27% ST)2.91 FP
#15 Ryan McMahon (77% OWN)2.59 FP (63% ST)2.39 FP
#16 Freddy Galvis (45% OWN)2.58 FP (35% ST)2.75 FP
#17 Ozzie Albies (100% OWN)2.52 FP (96% ST)2.83 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (2B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#26 Luis Urias (34% OWN)13.5 FP (15% ST)2.26 FP
#27 Logan Forsythe (3% OWN)13.3 FP (2% ST)2.07 FP
#28 Ryan McMahon (77% OWN)12.6 FP (63% ST)2.39 FP
#29 Jed Lowrie (10% OWN)12.2 FP2.91 FP
#30 Joe Panik (5% OWN)12 FP (2% ST)2.51 FP

RYAN MCMAHON IS A BAD DFS VALUE ON FANDUEL AT $3.6K AND DRAFTKINGS AT $4.5K ON 9/1

He is projected for 9.6 FanDuel points and 7.3 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$15 short of $3.6K on FanDuel and -$267 short of $4.5K on DraftKings. Their should be much better options (see below). Barring a significant lineup change consider him a daily fantasy player to fade. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (2B) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#7 Hanser Alberto10.4 FD Points$2900
#8 Adam Frazier9.9 FD Points$3800
#9 Ryan McMahon9.6 FD Points$3600
#10 Ketel Marte9.5 FD Points$3900
#11 Ronny Rodriguez9.4 FD Points$2400
DRAFTKINGS (2B) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#12 Dee Gordon7.4 DK Points$3400
#13 Ronny Rodriguez7.3 DK Points$3700
#14 Ryan McMahon7.3 DK Points$4500
#15 Eric Sogard7.2 DK Points$4100
#16 Josh VanMeter7.2 DK Points$3900

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.

RYAN MCMAHONFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019563.012.011.38.31.1
-- Per Game (23 Proj)2.40.130.510.480.360.05
8/26 to 9/1 (1 Game)2.60.090.520.560.330.06
9/2 to 9/8 (5.7 Games)12.60.712.72.61.90.27
2019 Season301197360495
-- Per Game (117 GP)2.60.160.620.510.420.04
2018 to 2019392249177676
-- Per Game (204 GP)1.90.120.450.380.330.03