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DEN
CLE
14
17
FINAL
WAS
GB
10
24
FINAL
KC
TEN
3
27
FINAL
ATL
MIA
30
28
FINAL
NYJ
NE
13
54
FINAL
CAR
NYG
3
25
FINAL
CIN
BAL
41
17
FINAL
PHI
LV
22
33
FINAL
DET
LAR
19
28
FINAL
HOU
ARI
5
31
FINAL
CHI
TB
3
38
FINAL
IND
SF
30
18
FINAL
NO
SEA
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Nicky Lopez or Byron Buxton

Who Should I Start? - Week 31 • Start New
Nicky Lopez

Nicky Lopez

2BKansas City Royals KC
Byron Buxton

Byron Buxton

CFMinnesota Twins MIN
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🔓 EXPERT ANALYSIS

Owners starting Lopez over Buxton

 
 
 
 
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Includes Detailed Projections

Latest News Nicky Lopez
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🔓 EXPERT ANALYSIS

Owners starting Buxton over Lopez

 
 
 
 
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Latest News Byron Buxton
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Performance Nicky Lopez
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AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
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Season stats based on the past 7 days

AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
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Season stats based on the past 14 days
Performance Byron Buxton
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AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
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Season stats based on the past 7 days

AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
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Season stats based on the past 14 days
Next Up Own/Start Comparison
OWN/START Nicky Lopez
OWN
68%
-14.27 compared to last week
START
57%
-15.28 compared to last week
OWN/START Byron Buxton
OWN
97%
-3.23 compared to last week
START
81%
-11.02 compared to last week
Next Up Consensus Rankings
Expert Consensus Nicky Lopez
Not Ranked
Average Ranking of Fantasy Experts
Expert Consensus Byron Buxton
20th
Average Ranking of Fantasy Experts
Next Up Player Breakdowns
Breakdown Nicky Lopez

    Overview

  • Experts don't even rank him among 2B's. Based on his stats from the past 60 days, he is currently ranked 4th.
  • The current leader among 2B's is Jose Altuve
  • In the past two weeks he has had an awful lot of time off. Either he isn't an every day player or he is coming back from an injury of some sort. I suggest checking out his news page to get a closer look.
  • Trending Batting Stats

  • Top 50 in BABIP (Batting Average on Balls In Play) with 0.386 and is currently ranked 37th
  • Top 20 in batting average with 0.350 and is currently ranked 20th
  • Top 35 on base percentage and is currently ranked 26th with 0.406
  • Not too impressive with slugging percentage currently ranked 160th with 0.441
  • Not too impressive with on base plus slugging currently ranked 101st with 0.847
  • Not very impressive in steals and is currently ranked 142nd with 4
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 295th in RBI with 11
  • Top 100 in runs scored and is currently ranked 91st with 27
  • Decline in numbers lately by 3.2 PPG.
  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: AVG: +0.101, OBP: +0.076, HRs: +1, RBI: +30, Runs: +63, Wlks: +31, Stls: +22,
Breakdown Byron Buxton

    Overview

  • Experts rank this player at 20th among OF's. Based on his stats from the past 60 days, he is currently ranked 32nd.
  • The current leader among OF's is Kyle Tucker
  • He should be doing a bit better than this. Look for him to bounce back.
  • In the past two weeks he has had an awful lot of time off. Either he isn't an every day player or he is coming back from an injury of some sort. I suggest checking out his news page to get a closer look.
  • Trending Batting Stats

  • Ranked 224th in BABIP (Batting Average on Balls In Play) with 0.291
  • Ranked 189th in batting average with 0.254
  • Not overly impressive with on base percentage currently ranked 192nd with 0.321
  • Top 75 in slugging percentage and is currently ranked 62nd with 0.541
  • Top 100 in on base plus slugging and is currently ranked 86th with 0.862
  • Not very impressive in steals and is currently ranked 118th with 4
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 284th in RBI with 11
  • Not too impressive and is currently ranked 127th in runs scored with 26
  • Decline in numbers lately by 4.2 PPG.
  • At this point in the season his numbers compared to last years: AVG: +0.053, OBP: +0.094, HRs: +5, RBI: +3, Runs: +28, Wlks: +11, Stls: +6,
Next Up Health Check
Injury Nicky Lopez

No Injury Reported

Injury Byron Buxton

No Injury Reported

Next Up Matchup Comparison
Matchups Nicky Lopez
DateOpponentResult
No games scheduled this week
AVG HR RBI R OBP SLG SB GP
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Season stats based on this weeks opponents
Matchups Byron Buxton
DateOpponentResult
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Season stats based on this weeks opponents
Next Up Ratings Comparison
Rating Nicky Lopez
7.39
FantasySP Player Rating
Rating Byron Buxton
11.17
FantasySP Player Rating
Next Up Career Comparison
Career Nicky Lopez
YEAR TM GP H HR R RBI SB BB AVG OBP SLG PTS
2019 KC 101 89 2 44 29 1 18 .241 .278 .324 188
2020 KC 56 34 1 15 13 0 18 .201 .286 .266 71
2021 KC 150 147 2 78 43 22 49 .302 .362 .383 478
3-YEAR AVG 79 62 2 30 21 1 18 .228 .280 .306 129
Career 307 270 5 137 85 23 85 .263 .320 .342
Career Byron Buxton
YEAR TM GP H HR R RBI SB BB AVG OBP SLG PTS
2015 MIN 46 27 2 16 6 2 6 .209 .250 .326 52
2016 MIN 92 67 10 44 38 10 23 .225 .284 .430 194
2017 MIN 140 117 16 69 51 29 38 .253 .314 .413 332
2018 MIN 28 14 0 8 4 5 3 .156 .183 .200 29
2019 MIN 87 71 10 48 46 15 19 .262 .314 .513 248
2020 MIN 41 33 13 19 27 3 2 .254 .267 .577 110
2021 MIN 60 69 18 47 30 9 13 .307 .361 .644 253
3-YEAR AVG 52 39 8 25 26 8 8 .240 .278 .473 129
Career 494 398 69 251 202 73 104 .248 .299 .460
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ARI vs HOU
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CAR @NYG
CHI @TB
CLE vs DEN
DAL vs BYE
DET @LAR
GB vs WAS
IND @SF
JAC vs BYE
KC @TEN
LAC vs BYE
LV vs PHI
MIN vs BYE
NE vs NYJ
NO @SEA
PIT vs BYE
Matchup Time Pitchers
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Matchup Time
ATL vs DET 7:30 PM EST
BKN vs WAS 7:30 PM EST
BOS @CHA 7:00 PM EST
CHI @TOR 7:30 PM EST
CLE @DEN 9:00 PM EST
IND vs MIL 7:00 PM EST
LAC vs POR 10:30 PM EST
MIA vs ORL 7:30 PM EST
MIN vs NO 8:00 PM EST
Matchup Time
ARI @FLA 7:00 PM EST
BUF vs TB 7:00 PM EST
CAR vs TOR 7:00 PM EST
CBJ vs DAL 7:00 PM EST
CGY @NYR 7:00 PM EST
LA @STL 8:00 PM EST
OTT vs WAS 7:00 PM EST