Waiver Wire Candidate: Shohei Ohtani is Projected to Be Just the #62 OF the Rest of the Season

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Shohei Ohtani may be worth a roster spot in deeper leagues or may be a decent waiver wire pick up. His 54.85 projected fantasy points puts him at #62 behind Jackie Bradley and ahead of Dexter Fowler. He has averaged 2.78 fantasy points in his past 201 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 2.86 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#63) 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 92%, he is the #27 most highly owned outfielder. Shohei Ohtani is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #54 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#60 Hunter Renfroe (68% OWN)55 FP, 2.81 per game304 FP, 117 gp, 2.59 per game (#39)
#61 Jackie Bradley (26% OWN)55 FP, 2.49 per game314 FP, 138 gp, 2.28 per game (#65)
#62 Shohei Ohtani (92% OWN)55 FP, 2.86 per game292 FP, 103 gp, 2.83 per game (#24)
#63 Dexter Fowler (19% OWN)55 FP, 2.61 per game162 FP, 90 gp, 1.79 per game (#97)
#64 Kevin Kiermaier (34% OWN)54 FP, 2.62 per game188 FP, 87 gp, 2.17 per game (#75)

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WEEK 24 AND 25 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Shohei Ohtani is projected for 14.45 fantasy points in 5 games which projects to being the #57 ranked outfielder. This may be a week you want to sit Shohei Ohtani. 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 Hunter Renfroe but behind Wil Myers. Week 25 will be better based on projected rank (#53). He is projected for 14.76 fantasy points.

9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#55 Avisail Garcia14.9 FP (23% ST)2.81 FP
#56 Wil Myers14.6 FP (27% ST)2.48 FP
#57 Shohei Ohtani14.4 FP (60% ST)2.86 FP
#58 Hunter Renfroe14.3 FP (41% ST)2.81 FP
#59 Brett Gardner14.3 FP (41% ST)3.07 FP
9/9 TO 9/15 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#51 Danny Santana15 FP (84% ST)3.03 FP
#52 Victor Robles14.9 FP (74% ST)2.68 FP
#53 Shohei Ohtani14.8 FP (60% ST)2.86 FP
#54 Corey Dickerson14.7 FP (44% ST)2.91 FP
#55 Kevin Pillar14.6 FP (49% ST)2.57 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.

SHOHEI OHTANIFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019554.011.19.86.22.1
-- Per Game (19 Proj)2.90.210.580.510.320.11
9/2 to 9/8 (4.8 Games)14.41.12.82.51.70.55
9/9 to 9/15 (4.8 Games)14.81.13.12.61.40.54
2019 Season2681654483211
-- Per Game (98 GP)2.70.160.550.490.330.11
2018 to 2019560381151066721
-- Per Game (201 GP)2.80.190.570.530.330.10