Who Should I Draft?

Anthony Rizzo or Khris Davis (2019)

 
Experts' Pick
 
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Khris Davis
LF,DH - OAK
Khris Davis
Expert
Recommendation
75%
Recommended by
44 of 59 experts
25%
Recommended by
15 of 59 experts
Rankings 
   
ECR# 24# 28
Best Rank# 17# 19
Worst Rank# 36# 57
   
ADP 
   
Composite# 34# 42
Best Rank# 29# 37
Worst Rank# 37# 43
   
Projections 
   
Runs8891
Home Runs2942
RBI100111
Stolen Bases71
Batting Average.281.248
   
Misc 
   
Injury Alert--
   
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The Fake Baseball
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# 27# 26
   
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# 36# 25
   
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Khris Davis
LF,DH - OAK
Khris Davis
2018 Stats 
   
   
At Bats566576
   
Runs7498
   
Hits160142
   
Singles10565
   
Doubles2928
   
Triples11
   
Home Runs2548
   
RBI101123
   
Stolen Bases60
   
Caught Stealing40
   
Walks7059
   
Strikeouts80175
   
Batting Average.283.247
   
On Base Pct.376.326
   
Slugging Pct.470.549
   
On-base Plus Slugging.846.874
   
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Khris Davis
LF,DH - OAK
Khris Davis
2019 Projections 
   
   
At Bats557565
   
Runs8891
   
Hits157140
   
Singles9371
   
Doubles3227
   
Triples21
   
Home Runs2942
   
RBI100111
   
Stolen Bases71
   
Caught Stealing41
   
Walks7561
   
Strikeouts87174
   
Batting Average.281.248
   
On Base Pct.367.322
   
Slugging Pct.501.523
   
On-base Plus Slugging.867.844
   
  Anthony Rizzo
1B - CHC
Anthony Rizzo
Khris Davis
LF,DH - OAK
Khris Davis
News 
 Anthony Rizzo (ankle) is absent from the Cubs' lineup on Friday.
Brendan Tuma - Too Much Tuma
Fri, Sep 27th
Khris Davis is absent from Wednesday's lineup against the Angels due to the stomach flu.
Brad Camara
Thu, Sep 26th
 Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Cardinals.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 20th
Khris Davis went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Oakland's 3-2 loss to the Angels on Tuesday.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 25th
 Anthony Rizzo exited Sunday's game against the Pirates in the third inning with an apparent right ankle injury.
Connor Rooney
Sun, Sep 15th
Khris Davis went 0-for-3 with a walk in Wednesday's 1-0 win over the Royals.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 18th
 Anthony Rizzo went 3-for-5 with a grand slam and two runs in Friday's win over the Pirates.
Connor Rooney
Sat, Sep 14th
Khris Davis went 2-for-4 with a walk, two home runs and four RBI in Friday's 14-9 win over the Rangers.
Brad Camara
Sat, Sep 14th
 Anthony Rizzo went 1-for-3 with a walk, a double and three RBI in Thursday's win over the Brewers.
Connor Rooney
Fri, Sep 6th
Khris Davis went 3-for-6 with a home run, three RBI, and two runs scored in Tuesday’s 21-7 win over the Astros.
Brad Camara
Wed, Sep 11th
Notes 
 Rizzo took a major step backwards in the first half last year, but his final line of 25 homers, 101 RBIs and a .283 batting average ended up being about as good as his average season. We were drafting him in the 3rd round last year so don't hesitate to scoop him up for a discount this season
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
Looking for 40 homers? Draft Davis and write it in ink. He has knocked 133 over the last three seasons with 335 RBIs in that time. The floor is as high as you'll find in the first five rounds but the batting average is almost certainly going to be around .250 again
Bobby Sylvester - FantasyPros
 Rizzo's streak of four consecutive 30-HR seasons came to an end in 2018, but he's still working on a streak of four straight 100-RBI seasons, and his batted ball profile suggests he's still the same player he's always been. He's an asset in all five standard rotisserie categories, and has finished as a top-five fantasy first baseman in four of the last five seasons (he was eighth in 2016). With that level of high-end production and consistency, Rizzo belongs in the same breath as Freddie Freeman and Paul Goldschmidt as the top options at an increasingly-scarce position.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
Consistency may be the most under-appreciated asset in fantasy baseball. Davis isn't young and flashy, and he won't help you in terms of speed or batting average, but he has delivered 40+ home runs and 100+ RBIs in three straight seasons, establishing himself as an incredibly reliable top-40 hitter in standard roto/categories leagues. In fact, he was so good last year that he finished as the 11th-best hitter. That will likely prove to be his high water mark, but there is little risk associated with using a fourth round pick on Davis.
Andrew Seifter - FantasyPros
 For the first time since 2014, Rizzo fell short of 30 homers (25) and a .500 slugging percentage (.470). An atrocious April in which he batted .149 with one extra-base hit is entirely to blame. He hit his fewest fly balls (37.3%) since 2012, but the accompanying career bests in contact (85.1%), strikeout (12.0%) and line-drive (24.7%) rate did not show fully in his .283 average. Either he sustains these profile changes and inches closer to batting .300, or he regains enough of his power stroke to leap back to 30 long balls. Or both. Either way, Rizzo, who batted .303/.393/.512 after an atrocious April, is a sturdy foundational piece worth grabbing in the third or fourth round.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros
Davis' consistently extends his uncanny streak of batting .247 in four straight seasons. He's also the only player to deposit at least 40 homers in each of the last three seasons. MLB's league-wide batting average dipped to .248 last season, so Oakland's slugger won't torpedo that category. And while power is now easier to find later in drafts, elite power remains a major asset. Having only played 11 games in the outfield, he won't have a position in some leagues. That utility-only label could turn him into a value, as drafters are needlessly reticent of taking such players.
Andrew Gould - FantasyPros