Yasiel Puig is a Great DFS Value on Fanduel ($3.4K) and DraftKings ($3.8K) for 8/30

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 12.4 FanDuel points and 9.4 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$544 more than $3.4K on FanDuel and +$1531 more than $3.8K 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 (OF) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#13 Michael Brantley12.5 FD Points$4000
#14 Ronald Acuna12.5 FD Points$4000
#15 Yasiel Puig12.4 FD Points$3400
#16 Andrew Benintendi12.3 FD Points$3300
#17 Eddie Rosario12.3 FD Points$3600
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#12 Michael Brantley9.6 DK Points$4800
#13 Ronald Acuna9.5 DK Points$5500
#14 Yasiel Puig9.4 DK Points$3800
#15 Andrew Benintendi9.3 DK Points$4300
#16 Eddie Rosario9.3 DK Points$4600

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Yasiel Puig to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 74.54 projected fantasy points puts him at #29 behind Corey Dickerson and ahead of Anthony Santander. He has averaged 2.68 fantasy points in his past 248 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.18 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 98%, he is the #22 most highly owned outfielder. Yasiel Puig is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #25 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#27 Danny Santana (94% OWN)77 FP, 3.05 per game340 FP, 154 gp, 2.2 per game (#73)
#28 Corey Dickerson (50% OWN)77 FP, 2.89 per game347 FP, 135 gp, 2.57 per game (#42)
#29 Yasiel Puig (98% OWN)75 FP, 3.18 per game321 FP, 124 gp, 2.59 per game (#40)
#30 Anthony Santander (42% OWN)74 FP, 2.74 per game40 FP, 30 gp, 1.35 per game (#120)
#31 Victor Robles (92% OWN)74 FP, 2.72 per game52 FP, 21 gp, 2.48 per game (#53)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Yasiel Puig is projected for 8.55 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of the week in week 23 which ranks him as the #25 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 Danny Santana but behind Alex Gordon the rest of the week. Week 24 will be better based on projected rank (#20). He is projected for 18.87 fantasy points.

8/30 TO 9/1 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#23 Rhys Hoskins8.8 FP (89% ST)3.19 FP
#24 Alex Gordon8.6 FP (52% ST)2.79 FP
#25 Yasiel Puig8.5 FP (88% ST)3.18 FP
#26 Danny Santana8.5 FP (85% ST)3.05 FP
#27 Kole Calhoun8.4 FP (56% ST)2.81 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#18 Adam Eaton19.1 FP (72% ST)3 FP
#19 Eddie Rosario19.1 FP (80% ST)3.38 FP
#20 Yasiel Puig18.9 FP (88% ST)3.18 FP
#21 Starling Marte18.8 FP (98% ST)3.28 FP
#22 Nick Castellanos18.6 FP (93% ST)3.39 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.

YASIEL PUIGFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019755.015.813.86.73.1
-- Per Game (23 Proj)3.20.210.670.590.290.13
8/26 to 9/1 (2.7 Games)8.50.561.81.60.570.37
9/2 to 9/8 (5.8 Games)18.91.24.03.51.50.79
2019 Season3422473623316
-- Per Game (124 GP)2.80.190.590.500.270.13
2018 to 2019664471361226931
-- Per Game (248 GP)2.70.190.550.490.280.12