REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK
Based on our latest projection, you can expect Alvin Kamara to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 142 projected fantasy points puts him at #3 behind Dalvin Cook and ahead of Josh Jacobs. He has averaged 16.7 fantasy points in his past 21 games, which is slightly more than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 15.8 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly more valuable in PPR leagues where he is the #2 ranked running back. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite running back. He is projected to live up to these high expectations. Alvin Kamara is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #15 fantasy position rank.
|REST OF SEASON RB RANK||PROJECTION||FANTASY STATS SINCE 2018|
|#1 Christian McCaffrey (100% OWN)||193 FP, 19.3 per game||280 FP, 16 gp, 17.5 per game (#6)|
|#2 Dalvin Cook (100% OWN)||153 FP, 17 per game||112 FP, 11 gp, 10.2 per game (#23)|
|#3 Alvin Kamara (100% OWN)||142 FP, 15.8 per game||273 FP, 15 gp, 18.2 per game (#5)|
|#4 Josh Jacobs (100% OWN)||133 FP, 13.3 per game||273 FP, 15 gp, 18.2 per game (#5)|
|#5 Nick Chubb (100% OWN)||132 FP, 13.2 per game||174 FP, 16 gp, 10.9 per game (#18)|
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ALVIN KAMARA WEEK 8 FANTASY PROJECTION AND RANK
Alvin Kamara is projected for 10.9 fantasy points which is good enough to be the #17 ranked running back and a starter for most owners. He is listed as questionable which lowers his projection. This is projected to be a below average week with fewer fantasy points than he is projected to average the rest of the season. He is ranked above Marlon Mack but behind Le`Veon Bell. His rest of season rank is better than his week 8 rank. His rank is better in PPR leagues (#10 RB).
|WEEK 8 RB RANK||PROJECTION||ROS FP PROJ AVG|
|#15 Tevin Coleman (99% OWN)||11 FP (83% ST)||10.1 FP|
|#16 Le`Veon Bell (100% OWN)||10.9 FP (95% ST)||12.1 FP|
|#17 Alvin Kamara (100% OWN)||10.9 FP (7% ST)||15.8 FP|
|#18 Marlon Mack (100% OWN)||10.5 FP (85% ST)||10.8 FP|
|#19 Phillip Lindsay (100% OWN)||10.5 FP (95% ST)||10.2 FP|
ALVIN KAMARA IS A BAD DFS VALUE ON FANDUEL AT $8.1K AND DRAFTKINGS AT $7.6K
He is projected for 13.1 FanDuel points and 16 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$590 short of $8.1K on FanDuel and -$319 short of $7.6K on DraftKings. There should be much better options (see below). Barring a significant lineup change consider him a daily fantasy player to fade. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.
|FANDUEL WEEK (RB) 9 RANK||PROJECTION||SALARY|
|#10 Latavius Murray||14.3 FD Points||$6200|
|#11 Derrick Henry||14.3 FD Points||$6900|
|#12 Alvin Kamara||13.1 FD Points||$8100|
|#13 Le`Veon Bell||13 FD Points||$7000|
|#14 Devonta Freeman||12.7 FD Points||$6200|
|DRAFTKINGS WEEK (RB) 9 RANK||PROJECTION||SALARY|
|#9 Todd Gurley||16.8 DK Points||$7400|
|#10 Latavius Murray||16.2 DK Points||$5800|
|#11 Alvin Kamara||16 DK Points||$7600|
|#12 Le`Veon Bell||16 DK Points||$6900|
|#13 Derrick Henry||15.8 DK Points||$6000|
FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS
The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and current week. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.
|Rest of 2019||142||195||133||580||4.7||53.0||448|
|-- Per Game (9 Proj)||15.8||21.7||14.8||64.4||0.52||5.9||49.8|
|Week 8 vs ARI||10.9||15.4||8.8||42||0.32||4.5||38|
|-- Per Game (6 GP)||12.9||18.4||14.3||62.2||0.17||5.5||46.0|
|2018 to 2019||351||465||280||1256||15||114||985|
|-- Per Game (21 GP)||16.7||22.1||13.3||59.8||0.71||5.4||46.9|