Start Yasiel Puig in Week 24... Ahead of Kevin Kiermaier

SHORT TERM FANTASY OUTLOOK AND WEEKLY RANKINGS

Yasiel Puig is projected for 18.89 fantasy points in 6 games in week 24 which ranks him as the #23 projected outfielder for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. 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 Eddie Rosario. Week 25 will not be as good based on projected rank (#30). He is projected for 16.53 fantasy points.

9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#21 Michael Brantley19.1 FP (97% ST)3.42 FP
#22 Eddie Rosario19.1 FP (87% ST)3.22 FP
#23 Yasiel Puig18.9 FP (85% ST)3.16 FP
#24 Kevin Kiermaier18.8 FP (21% ST)2.62 FP
#25 Adam Eaton18.5 FP (62% ST)2.97 FP
9/9 TO 9/15 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#28 Gregory Polanco16.8 FP (2% ST)2.7 FP
#29 Adam Eaton16.7 FP (62% ST)2.97 FP
#30 Yasiel Puig16.5 FP (85% ST)3.16 FP
#31 Wil Myers16.4 FP (27% ST)2.48 FP
#32 Joc Pederson16.3 FP (52% ST)3.22 FP

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

You can expect Yasiel Puig to be a good bench player who will start in certain weeks the rest of the season. His 66.08 projected fantasy points puts him at #33 behind Mike Yastrzemski and ahead of Michael Conforto. He has averaged 2.64 fantasy points in his past 251 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.16 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#27) 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 97%, he is the #23 most highly owned outfielder. Yasiel Puig is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #28 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#31 Anthony Santander (45% OWN)66 FP, 2.73 per game40 FP, 30 gp, 1.35 per game (#125)
#32 Mike Yastrzemski (48% OWN)66 FP, 2.73 per game40 FP, 30 gp, 1.35 per game (#125)
#33 Yasiel Puig (97% OWN)66 FP, 3.16 per game321 FP, 124 gp, 2.59 per game (#40)
#34 Michael Conforto (99% OWN)66 FP, 3.26 per game416 FP, 153 gp, 2.72 per game (#29)
#35 Victor Robles (91% OWN)66 FP, 2.68 per game52 FP, 21 gp, 2.48 per game (#53)

YASIEL PUIG IS JUST THE #38 OF ON FANDUEL BUT IS THE #23 HIGHEST PRICED ON 9/2

Below are how he ranks on FanDuel. Look for players with comparable or more fantasy points at a lower or same salary.

FANDUEL (OF) 9/2 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#36 Aristides Aquino9.6 FD Points$4500
#37 J.D. Davis9.6 FD Points$3000
#38 Yasiel Puig9.5 FD Points$3400
#39 Wil Myers9.5 FD Points$2500
#40 Mallex Smith9.4 FD Points$3000

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.

YASIEL PUIGFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019664.414.012.56.82.7
-- Per Game (21 Proj)3.20.210.670.600.320.13
9/2 to 9/8 (6 Games)18.91.34.13.61.60.78
9/9 to 9/15 (5 Games)16.51.13.43.12.00.67
2019 Season3422473633316
-- Per Game (127 GP)2.70.190.570.500.260.13
2018 to 2019664471361236931
-- Per Game (251 GP)2.60.190.540.490.270.12