Shohei Ohtani is a Better Fantasy Option Than Jorge Soler But Not as Good as Mark Canha 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 65.49 projected fantasy points puts him at #46 behind Mark Canha and ahead of Jorge Soler. He has averaged 2.83 fantasy points in his past 198 games, which is slightly less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.03 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#41) 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 improve on this season-to-date's #52 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#44 Gerardo Parra (2% OWN)66 FP, 3.08 per game259 FP, 135 gp, 1.92 per game (#88)
#45 Mark Canha (50% OWN)66 FP, 3.17 per game271 FP, 118 gp, 2.3 per game (#64)
#46 Shohei Ohtani (93% OWN)65 FP, 3.03 per game292 FP, 103 gp, 2.83 per game (#24)
#47 Jorge Soler (96% OWN)65 FP, 3.22 per game158 FP, 61 gp, 2.58 per game (#41)
#48 Jason Heyward (54% OWN)65 FP, 2.78 per game314 FP, 124 gp, 2.53 per game (#47)

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WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Shohei Ohtani is projected for 7.69 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which projects to being the #42 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 Mallex Smith but behind Ryan Braun the rest of the week. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#51). He is projected for 14.96 fantasy points.

8/30 TO 9/1 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#40 Victor Robles7.7 FP (72% ST)2.72 FP
#41 Ryan Braun7.7 FP (55% ST)2.98 FP
#42 Shohei Ohtani7.7 FP (63% ST)3.03 FP
#43 Mallex Smith7.5 FP (44% ST)2.44 FP
#44 D.J. Stewart7.5 FP (1% ST)2.53 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#49 Greg Allen15.1 FP (3% ST)2.58 FP
#50 Alex Gordon15 FP (52% ST)2.79 FP
#51 Shohei Ohtani15 FP (63% ST)3.03 FP
#52 Gerardo Parra15 FP (1% ST)3.08 FP
#53 Jorge Soler14.9 FP (86% ST)3.22 FP

Shohei Ohtani Is a Better Value on FanDuel at $3.3K Than on DraftKings at $8.4K on 8/30

For each platform we calculate a position specific points per dollar and our projection says he is a better value on FanDuel than on DraftKings. He is projected for 10.4 FD points and is worth $3.3K on FD. On DK he is projected for 7.8 points and is worth $8.4K. 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) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#31 Aristides Aquino10.4 FD Points$4100
#32 Oscar Mercado10.4 FD Points$3000
#33 Shohei Ohtani10.4 FD Points$3300
#34 A.J. Pollock10.3 FD Points$3400
#35 Anthony Santander10.3 FD Points$2900
DRAFTKINGS (UT) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#15 Daniel Murphy8.1 DK Points$4500
#16 Matt Adams7.9 DK Points$4400
#17 Shohei Ohtani7.8 DK Points$8400
#18 Mitch Moreland7.8 DK Points$4200
#19 Matt Olson7.8 DK Points$4600

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 2019654.413.311.67.32.4
-- Per Game (22 Proj)3.00.210.610.540.340.11
8/26 to 9/1 (2.4 Games)7.70.451.61.40.970.28
9/2 to 9/8 (4.8 Games)15.01.002.92.61.80.56
2019 Season2681654473111
-- Per Game (95 GP)2.80.170.570.490.330.12
2018 to 2019560381151056621
-- Per Game (198 GP)2.80.190.580.530.330.11