Tim Anderson is a Great DFS Value on Fanduel ($2.8K) and DraftKings ($4.5K) for 8/31

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 11.1 FanDuel points and 8.6 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$1070 more than $2.8K on FanDuel and +$539 more than $4.5K on DraftKings. Their may be other options (see below) who are even better values, but barring a significant lineup change consider him a strong daily fantasy play. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (SS) 8/31 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#8 Francisco Lindor11.5 FD Points$4500
#9 Kevin Newman11.2 FD Points$4200
#10 Tim Anderson11.1 FD Points$2800
#11 Javier Baez10.9 FD Points$3700
#12 Elvis Andrus10.3 FD Points$3200
DRAFTKINGS (SS) 8/31 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#2 Xander Bogaerts9.3 DK Points$5400
#3 Trea Turner9.1 DK Points$5300
#4 Tim Anderson8.6 DK Points$4500
#5 Elvis Andrus7.9 DK Points$4600
#6 Andrelton Simmons7.5 DK Points$3800

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Tim Anderson to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 78.21 projected fantasy points puts him at #9 behind Paul DeJong and ahead of Jean Segura. He has averaged 2.45 fantasy points in his past 251 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.99 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#12) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 87%, he is the #16 most highly owned shortstop. Tim Anderson is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #21 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SS) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#7 Manny Machado (100% OWN)79 FP, 2.97 per game552 FP, 161 gp, 3.43 per game (#2)
#8 Paul DeJong (93% OWN)78 FP, 2.93 per game312 FP, 114 gp, 2.74 per game (#10)
#9 Tim Anderson (87% OWN)78 FP, 2.99 per game338 FP, 153 gp, 2.21 per game (#21)
#10 Jean Segura (94% OWN)76 FP, 2.73 per game410 FP, 144 gp, 2.85 per game (#8)
#11 Josh VanMeter (37% OWN)74 FP, 2.73 per game410 FP, 144 gp, 2.85 per game (#8)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Tim Anderson is projected for 5.74 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #13 ranked shortstop and a must start for most owners. 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 Jurickson Profar but behind Elvis Andrus the rest of the week. Week 24 is projected to be slightly better based on projected rank (#10). He is projected for 17.92 fantasy points.

8/31 TO 9/1 RANK (SS)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#11 Francisco Lindor (100% OWN)6 FP (99% ST)3.46 FP
#12 Elvis Andrus (94% OWN)6 FP (78% ST)2.9 FP
#13 Tim Anderson (87% OWN)5.7 FP (71% ST)2.99 FP
#14 Jurickson Profar (51% OWN)5.7 FP (32% ST)3.01 FP
#15 Trea Turner (100% OWN)5.7 FP (97% ST)3.08 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (SS)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#8 Paul DeJong (93% OWN)18.4 FP (76% ST)2.93 FP
#9 Marcus Semien (97% OWN)18.1 FP (87% ST)3.27 FP
#10 Tim Anderson (87% OWN)17.9 FP (71% ST)2.99 FP
#11 Manny Machado (100% OWN)17.8 FP (95% ST)2.97 FP
#12 Trevor Story (100% OWN)17.6 FP (99% ST)3.47 FP

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.

TIM ANDERSONFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019784.113.616.53.64.5
-- Per Game (26 Proj)3.00.160.520.630.140.17
8/26 to 9/1 (2 Games)5.70.300.971.20.360.34
9/2 to 9/8 (6.5 Games)17.90.973.03.80.881.0
2019 Season2761447601016
-- Per Game (98 GP)2.80.140.480.610.100.16
2018 to 2019615341111374042
-- Per Game (251 GP)2.50.140.440.550.160.17