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REST OF SEASON VALUE

Most already consider Elvis Andrus to be a good starting shortstop, but the projections indicate he is an elite fantasy option. Ranking by ownership percentage (96%), Elvis Andrus is expected to be the #12 shortstop for the rest of the season. The projections have him 9 spots higher in the rankings. Even as an established quality fantasy option, if he lives up to projections he is still undervalued and there could be an opportunity to buy 'low'. Owners should hold onto him and probably decline offers unless there is an even better shortstop option available. He is projected for more FPs than Corey Seager who has virtually the same market rank (96% Owned) as Andrus. He is projected for 365 fantasy points in 111 remaining games. His projected average FP rank is the same as his rest of season total rank. The market ranks Elvis Andrus behind Tatis Jr. and above Seager but the projections rank Elvis Andrus over Tatis Jr..

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Projected StatRelative StrengthOverallRelative Weakness
Fantasy Points?
365 (#3)?
Avg0.307 (#1)?
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OPS?
0.841 (#8)?
Home Runs?
17 (#7)?
Runs73 (#3)?
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RBI?
65 (#7)?
Stolen Bases?
16 (#5)?
Strikeouts?
?
76 (#22)

He has more relative strengths than weaknesses which makes him a better value in leagues that score based on production in individual categories.

WEEKLY FANTASY VALUE

Elvis Andrus is someone to keep in the lineup and he is a good value the rest of the week. He has a market rank of #12 while his projection rank for the rest of week 8 is #2. In week 9 rankings vs other shortstops Trea Turner (19.2 FP) is projected for more points and is starting in fewer leagues. Manny Machado (15.7 FP), Jean Segura (17.9 FP), Adalberto Mondesi (12.6 FP), Tim Anderson (16 FP), and Paul DeJong (14.1 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Andrus but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 85% of leagues he is expected to produce 16.3 fantasy points (WK 9). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #11 shortstop of week 9. He is projected to be better than that (the #7 shortstop). Even though his per game projected FP average is not better than normal, he will benefit from playing a projected 5 games.

Lower Start%E. Andrus WK 9Higher Start%
T. Turner (19 FP)18 FPM. Machado (16 FP)
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#11 ShortstopJ. Segura (18 FP)
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A. Mondesi (13 FP)
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T. Anderson (16 FP)
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P. DeJong (14 FP)

He is projected for 18.5 fantasy points in week 9 (#7 SS) in 5 games.

Projected StatRelative StrengthWK OverallRelative Weakness
Fantasy Points?
18.52 (#7)?
Avg0.318 (#1)?
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OPS0.83 (#3)?
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Home Runs?
0.97 (#6)?
Runs?
3.62 (#5)?
RBI?
3.21 (#8)?
Stolen Bases?
0.72 (#9)?

  • Based on 5/15 start percentages, Elvis Andrus is valued behind Segura and above Seager but the projections rank Elvis Andrus over Segura in week 9.
  • May 20May 21May 22May 24May 25May 26
    3 FP vs SEA3.3 FP vs SEA3 FP vs SEA3.4 FP @LAA3 FP @LAA2.8 FP @LAA

    Elvis Andrus last five game log with fantasy points (CBS, FD, DK) and statline.

    OPPFANTASYSTATLINE
    5/14 @KC3 FP, 10 FD, 7 DK1-4, 1 RBI, 1 R
    5/12 @HOU8 FP, 28 FD, 21 DK2-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R
    5/11 @HOU2 FP, 3 FD, 5 DK1-4
    5/10 @HOU0 FP, 0 FD, 0 DK0-4
    5/9 @HOU2 FP, 6 FD, 5 DK1-4, 1 R

    DAILY FANTASY VALUE

    FANDUEL VALUE (5/15): Elvis Andrus is underrated on FanDuel with a projected 13.5 FD pts (#2 among shortstops). He is the #8 highest priced shortstop ($3900). Using our calculation of expected points per dollar, Andrus is worth $4.4K. Carlos Correa is also priced at $3900, and Andrus is a better option at this price. Gleyber Torres (21.6 FP) is projected for more points at a lower salary. Javier Baez (10.9 FP), Xander Bogaerts (11.1 FP), Jorge Polanco (11.9 FP), Adalberto Mondesi (12.8 FP), and Trevor Story (12.9 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Andrus but have higher salaries. Based on salary, he is expected to have 12.1 FPs, a value reached in 41 of 135 games (30%). The combined 'cover percentage' for shortstops expected to start is 41%.

    DRAFTKINGS VALUE: Elvis Andrus is underrated on DraftKings with a projected 10.3 DK pts (#1 among shortstops). He is the #2 highest priced shortstop ($5100). Using our calculation of expected points per dollar, Andrus is worth $6K. Jorge Polanco is also priced at $5100, and Andrus is a better option at this price. Based on salary, he is expected to have 8.8 FPs, a value reached in 40 of 135 games (30%). The combined 'cover percentage' for shortstops expected to start is 39%.

    Andrus is NOT in the SportsLine DraftKings optimal lineup or the FanDuel optimal lineup which are based on the computer model's projection. SportsLine.com also offers premium optimal lineups from Mike McClure, a professional DFS player who has over $1 million in career winnings. He uses his own proprietary model to find great DFS values and often differs from the computer in how a player is projected to play on a daily basis.

    WEEKLY FANTASY RECAP

    Out of 8 fantasy weeks, he was +50% above his weekly average of 16.5 FPs in 2 of them. He had one bad week where he came up 50% below average.

    WeekFantasy Points (GP)Good WeekBad Week
    ALL16.5 FP per Week21
    Week 113.5 (3 games 4.5 per game)
    Week 212 (7 games 1.7 per game)
    Week 329.5 (4 games 7.4 per game)+13
    Week 417.5 (6 games 2.9 per game)
    Week 530 (6 games 5 per game)+13.5
    Week 68.5 (5 games 1.7 per game)
    Week 718 (6 games 3 per game)
    Week 83 (1 games)-13.5

    DAILY FANTASY SEASON RECAP

    He averaged 13 FD points and 9.2 DK points per game. We looked at all of his games that were between the 10th and 90th percentile where the 10th percentile is his floor and the 90th is his ceiling. When he was bad in DFS, he was really bad with a floor of zero points. He had a relatively high ceiling. On DraftKings it was 21 and on FanDuel it was 31.4 FPs. He has had more bad FanDuel games (below average by 20%) than good games (20% above average), and an equal number of good and bad games on DraftKings. We are only including games where they were in the daily fantasy slate and played.

    GameFD Pts (Sal)Good or BadDK Pts (Sal)Good or Bad
    All13 ($3.7K)8 G, 16 B9.2 ($4.4K)6 G, 6 B
    5/14 @KC9.7 ($3.9K)--7 ($4.9K)--
    5/12 @HOU28.4 ($3.9K)+15.421 ($4.7K)+11.8
    5/11 @HOU3 ($3.9K)-105 ($4.7K)--
    5/10 @HOU0 ($4.1K)-130 ($4.9K)-9.2
    5/9 @HOU6.2 ($4.1K)-6.85 ($4.9K)--
    5/8 @PIT27.2 ($4.1K)+14.219+9.8
    5/7 @PIT6.2 ($3.9K)-6.85 ($5K)--
    5/5 TOR10 ($3.9K)--7--
    5/4 TOR6.5 ($4.2K)-6.55 ($5K)--
    5/3 TOR6 ($4.2K)-75 ($5.1K)--
    5/1 PIT0 ($4.3K)-130 ($5.2K)-9.2
    4/30 PIT15.2 ($4.4K)--10 ($4.9K)--
    4/28 @SEA31.4 ($3.9K)+18.423+13.8
    4/27 @SEA41.1 ($3.9K)+28.130 ($4.6K)+20.8
    4/26 @SEA12 ($4K)--9 ($4.7K)--
    4/25 @SEA6 ($3.9K)-76 ($4.2K)--
    4/23 @OAK12.2 ($3.6K)--8 ($4.6K)--
    4/22 @OAK3 ($3.4K)-102 ($4.4K)-7.2
    4/21 HOU28.4 ($3.6K)+15.420 ($4.6K)+10.8
    4/20 HOU9.2 ($3.6K)--6 ($4.2K)--
    4/19 HOU0 ($3.8K)-130 ($4.5K)-9.2
    4/17 LAA3 ($4.2K)-104 ($5K)-5.2
    4/16 LAA6 ($4.1K)-76 ($4.9K)--
    4/15 LAA12.7 ($3.8K)--9 ($4.2K)--
    4/14 OAK46.4 ($3.6K)+33.434+24.8
    4/12 OAK34.7 ($3.4K)+21.726 ($4.2K)+16.8
    4/10 @ARI9 ($3.3K)--8 ($3.8K)--
    4/9 @ARI16 ($3.5K)--12 ($3.9K)--
    4/7 @LAA3 ($4K)-103-6.2
    4/6 @LAA0 ($3.7K)-130-9.2
    4/5 @LAA12 ($3.3K)--9 ($4K)--
    4/4 @LAA19.2 ($3.2K)--15 ($3.9K)+5.8
    4/3 HOU12.2 ($2.8K)--8 ($3.7K)--
    4/2 HOU15.7 ($3.1K)--12 ($3.7K)--
    4/1 HOU0 ($3.2K)-130 ($4.4K)-9.2
    3/31 CHC3 ($3.2K)-103-6.2
    3/30 CHC12.2 ($3.2K)--10 ($3.8K)--
    3/28 CHC28.2 ($2.8K)+15.222 ($3.3K)+12.8