Shohei Ohtani is a Better Fantasy Option Than Harrison Bader But Not as Good as Dexter Fowler the Rest of the Season

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

According to our projection, you can expect Shohei Ohtani to be a bench player or a good option off the waiver wire. His 62.02 projected fantasy points puts him at #51 behind Dexter Fowler and ahead of Harrison Bader. He has averaged 2.81 fantasy points in his past 199 games, which is slightly less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.98 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#45) is better than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 93%, he is the #27 most highly owned outfielder. Shohei Ohtani is expected to slightly improve on this season-to-date's #53 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#49 Lorenzo Cain (82% OWN)62 FP, 2.45 per game391 FP, 139 gp, 2.81 per game (#26)
#50 Dexter Fowler (18% OWN)62 FP, 2.56 per game162 FP, 90 gp, 1.79 per game (#96)
#51 Shohei Ohtani (93% OWN)62 FP, 2.98 per game292 FP, 103 gp, 2.83 per game (#24)
#52 Harrison Bader (14% OWN)62 FP, 2.55 per game240 FP, 128 gp, 1.88 per game (#93)
#53 Franmil Reyes (73% OWN)62 FP, 3.04 per game181 FP, 86 gp, 2.1 per game (#78)

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WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Shohei Ohtani is projected for 4.87 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which projects to being the #49 ranked outfielder. 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 Kevin Kiermaier but behind Victor Robles the rest of the week. Week 24 will be slightly worse based on projected rank (#52). He is projected for 14.8 fantasy points.

8/31 TO 9/1 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#47 Kevin Pillar4.97 FP (51% ST)2.56 FP
#48 Victor Robles4.95 FP (74% ST)2.68 FP
#49 Shohei Ohtani4.87 FP (65% ST)2.98 FP
#50 Kevin Kiermaier4.84 FP (19% ST)2.56 FP
#51 Michael Conforto4.78 FP (87% ST)3.29 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#50 Greg Allen15 FP (3% ST)2.53 FP
#51 A.J. Pollock15 FP (60% ST)3.09 FP
#52 Shohei Ohtani14.8 FP (65% ST)2.98 FP
#53 Harrison Bader14.8 FP (8% ST)2.55 FP
#54 Dexter Fowler14.7 FP (14% ST)2.56 FP

SHOHEI OHTANI IS A BETTER VALUE ON FANDUEL AT $3.4K THAN ON DRAFTKINGS AT $8.6K ON 8/31

He is a better value on FanDuel than on DraftKings based on position specific points per dollar calculations. He is projected for 10.9 FD points and is worth +$219 more than $3.4K on FD. On DK he is projected for 8.2 points and is worth $8.6K. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (OF) 8/31 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#26 Steve Wilkerson11 FD Points$2000
#27 Marcell Ozuna10.9 FD Points$3800
#28 Shohei Ohtani10.9 FD Points$3400
#29 Jackie Bradley10.8 FD Points$2700
#30 Aristides Aquino10.7 FD Points$4400
DRAFTKINGS (UT) 8/31 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#7 Michael Chavis9 DK Points$3600
#8 Jose Abreu9 DK Points$4600
#9 Shohei Ohtani8.2 DK Points$8600
#10 Sam Travis8.1 DK Points$3600
#11 Renato Nunez7.9 DK Points$4400

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.

SHOHEI OHTANIFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019624.312.511.06.82.3
-- Per Game (21 Proj)3.00.210.600.530.330.11
8/26 to 9/1 (1.6 Games)4.90.291.000.900.670.18
9/2 to 9/8 (4.8 Games)14.80.992.92.61.80.55
2019 Season2671654483111
-- Per Game (96 GP)2.80.170.560.500.320.11
2018 to 2019559381151066621
-- Per Game (199 GP)2.80.190.580.530.330.11