Alvin Kamara is Projected to Be the #3 RB the Rest of the 2019 Season...Behind Dalvin Cook and Ahead of Josh Jacobs

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 RANKPROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#1 Christian McCaffrey (100% OWN)193 FP, 19.3 per game280 FP, 16 gp, 17.5 per game (#6)
#2 Dalvin Cook (100% OWN)153 FP, 17 per game112 FP, 11 gp, 10.2 per game (#23)
#3 Alvin Kamara (100% OWN)142 FP, 15.8 per game273 FP, 15 gp, 18.2 per game (#5)
#4 Josh Jacobs (100% OWN)133 FP, 13.3 per game273 FP, 15 gp, 18.2 per game (#5)
#5 Nick Chubb (100% OWN)132 FP, 13.2 per game174 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 RANKPROJECTIONROS 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 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#10 Latavius Murray14.3 FD Points$6200
#11 Derrick Henry14.3 FD Points$6900
#12 Alvin Kamara13.1 FD Points$8100
#13 Le`Veon Bell13 FD Points$7000
#14 Devonta Freeman12.7 FD Points$6200
DRAFTKINGS WEEK (RB) 9 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#9 Todd Gurley16.8 DK Points$7400
#10 Latavius Murray16.2 DK Points$5800
#11 Alvin Kamara16 DK Points$7600
#12 Le`Veon Bell16 DK Points$6900
#13 Derrick Henry15.8 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.

ALVIN KAMARAFPPPRRUSHYDTDRECRECYD
Rest of 20191421951335804.753.0448
-- Per Game (9 Proj)15.821.714.864.40.525.949.8
Week 8 vs ARI10.915.48.8420.324.538
2019 Season7711086373133276
-- Per Game (6 GP)12.918.414.362.20.175.546.0
2018 to 2019351465280125615114985
-- Per Game (21 GP)16.722.113.359.80.715.446.9