Recent Games

date h
Hits
r
Runs
hr
Home Runs
rbi
Runs Batted In
FPTS
Fantasy Points
Apr 21, 2024 0 0 0 0 -1
Apr 20, 2024 0 0 0 0 -0.5
Apr 20, 2024 0 0 0 0 -0.5
Apr 19, 2024 2 2 0 1 6.5
Apr 17, 2024 2 1 0 0 4.5

Share Video

Link copied!
Player Outlook
Fresh off signing a seven-year, $177 million contract with the Cubs last offseason, Dansby Swanson underwhelmed at the plate in 2023 with a .744 OPS, which was his lowest mark since 2018. He still eclipsed 20 homers and 80 RBI for the third straight year, but his nine stolen bases were only half his total from 2022 despite the rule changes in favor of base stealers. He spent some rare time on the injured list with a heel issue, which is the first time he's missed more than two games in a season since 2019. Swanson provided elite defense at shortstop, as his 18 DRS led the league. He also cut his strikeout rate two points to 24.1 percent and improved his walk rate over three points to 10.5 percent, though his hard-hit rate dropped below 40 percent for the first time in five seasons. Now entering his age-30 campaign, Swanson is a safe option for another productive campaign in 2024 and is a decent bet for a minor rebound.

Fantasy Stats

Year fpts
Fantasy Points
fpts/g
Fantasy Points per Game
r
Runs
hr
Home Runs
rbi
Runs Batted In
bb
Base on Balls (Walk)
sb
Stolen Bases
avg
Batting Average
2024 48.52.2 12 2 8 8 2 .231
2023 4072.8 81 22 80 66 9 .244
2022 4712.9 99 25 96 49 18 .277
3y Avg. 4332.8 86 25 88 56 12 .258
Projections Powered by
Fantasy Performance by Week
98%
Roster
77%
Start
#15
SS Rank

Fantasy News

  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Reaches three times Friday

    Swanson went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, an RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 8-3 win over the Marlins. Swanson extended his hitting streak to three games, which has helped push his season average up to .254. That's in line with the .244 mark he posted last year, though he batted .277 in his last season in Atlanta back in 2022, so there is room for growth. The shortstop also only has two home runs so far, but he's posted 20 or more long balls in three straight seasons and should find his power stroke soon.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Swipes bag in win

    Swanson went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored in Wednesday's 5-3 win over the Diamondbacks. Playing against the team that drafted him first overall back in 2015, Swanson notched his first multi-hit performance in 12 days. The shortstop hasn't really gotten going yet, as he's batting just .235 with two home runs and two stolen bases across 18 games. However, Swanson is at no real risk of losing playing time, and he has the talent to heat up in a hurry.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Goes deep in Friday's win

    Swanson went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Friday's 9-7 win over the Dodgers. Swanson is off to a hot start, as he now has two home runs and a robust 1.100 OPS across seven games. The shortstop got off to a bit of a slow start in his first campaign with the Cubs last year, and while he picked things up a bit, the .744 OPS he finished with was his lowest mark since 2018. It looks like Swanson could be primed for bigger numbers in his second season in Chicago.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Hits first 2024 home run

    Swanson went 1-for-2 with a walk and a two-run home run in Saturday's loss to the Rangers. Swanson's second-inning blast, his first of the year, ended up being Chicago's only offense in an 11-2 blowout loss. The shortstop has hit 20 or more long balls in each of the last three seasons, and he should be able to reach that plateau again in 2024 assuming he stays healthy. Swanson remains a strong fantasy asset in the middle infield.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Looks ready to go

    Swanson, who went 1-for-2 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored in a Cactus League game against the Mariners on Friday, is now batting .357 this spring. Swanson appears to be in midseason form with his bat, as he's gone 5-for-14 so far with four walks and only four strikeouts. The shortstop batted just .244 in his first season with the Cubs in 2023, though he batted .278 a year earlier with Atlanta, so there is room for improvement in that area. Swanson's other numbers were fairly similar last season, and he reached the 20-homer plateau for the third straight year.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Closes season on bench

    Swanson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers. Swanson started the last 64 games after his stint on the injured list with a heel issue in July, but he'll receive Sunday off with the Cubs eliminated from playoff contention. The 29-year-old joined Chicago on a seven-year, $177 million contract last December and is set to finish the season with an underwhelming .244/.328/.416 slash line, 22 homers, nine steals, 80 RBI and 81 runs in 147 contests.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Launches 22nd home run

    Swanson went 2-for-5 with a home run and three total RBI in Thursday's loss to the Pirates. Swanson singled home a run in the seventh inning, then plated two more on a home run in the ninth, his 22nd of the season. The shortstop had 25 long balls last year and a career-best 27 a year before that, so he'll need a strong final nine games of 2023 to reach either of those figures. Swanson has still been a solid contributor for the Cubs as they fight for a playoff spot.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Triples, scores twice Tuesday

    Swanson went 2-for-3 with a walk, a triple and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Rockies. Swanson delivered his fourth straight multi-hit effort and also tallied just his third triple of the season. The shortstop is heating up at the right time as the Cubs look to chase down a playoff spot. Swanson is batting .327 this month with nine runs scored in 13 games.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Leads team to win Sunday

    Swanson went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Diamondbacks. Swanson hit a solo home run in the third inning, giving him 20 long balls for the third straight season. The shortstop added an RBI single in the fifth for good measure. While he's not been quite as productive as he was with Atlanta last year, Swanson has still been pretty good in his first season in Chicago. He should remain a key player for the Cubs down the stretch as they look to lock up a playoff spot.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Scores three times in critical win

    Swanson went 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI and three runs scored in Tuesday's 11-8 win over the Giants. Swanson played a key role as the Cubs secured a big win over San Francisco, a team they're trying to hold off for a playoff spot. The shortstop is batting a disappointing .246 after hitting .277 for Atlanta last year, though he's still been fairly productive with 19 home runs, 67 runs scored and 70 RBI across 125 games. Swanson should remain an important cog for Chicago's offense down the stretch.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Hits 19th home run

    Swanson went 2-for-4 with a home run and four total RBI in Monday's 8-6 loss to the Tigers. Swanson hit a two-run home run in the fourth inning, then drove in two more runs on a single later in the game. The shortstop needs one more long ball to reach 20 homers for the third straight year. Swanson also now has 64 RBI this season, which is still a ways away from the career-high 96 he recorded last year with Atlanta.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Clubs three-run shot

    Swanson went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Saturday's 5-4 win over Toronto. Swanson came up big with a three-run home run off Chris Bassitt in the top of the fourth to put the Cubs up 4-1. The shortstop now has five long balls and 13 RBI in August, though he's batting just .171 for the month and came into Saturday's contest having failed to record a hit in each of his previous four games. He's also struck out 15 times already this month while drawing only two walks.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Hits another home run

    Swanson went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's win over Atlanta. Swanson recently had a stretch of three straight games with a home run, and while that run ended, he still has five long balls across his last six contests. The impressive power production has the shortstop up to 17 total home runs, putting him within reach of his third straight season with at least 20 homers.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Goes deep in third straight game

    Swanson went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's 16-6 win over the Reds. Swanson also struck out three times, but that can be overlooked because he's now gone deep in three straight games, including hitting two long balls Tuesday. The shortstop got off to a relatively slow start in the power department with the Cubs, but he now has 16 home runs on the season and could match or exceed the 25 long balls he tallied a year ago with Atlanta.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Clubs two more home runs

    Swanson went 2-for-4 with two home runs and five RBI in Tuesday's 20-9 win over the Reds. Chicago exploded on offense and Swanson was a big part of it, hitting his 14th and 15th home runs of the season a night after hitting his 13th home run of the year. The shortstop had a solid July with an .846 OPS and four home runs across 14 games, and he's off to a promising start in August.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Pops solo home run

    Swanson went 1-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run in Monday's loss to the Reds. Swanson went deep in the second inning against Cincinnati starter Andrew Abbott, giving him 13 home runs for the season. The shortstop has four of those long balls over his last 14 games after recording just nine home runs across his first 78 games with the Cubs. Swanson's recent pace suggests he could finish the year with a power surge and possibly get to the 25-homer plateau for the third straight season.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Tallies two hits again Sunday

    Swanson went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in Sunday's 7-2 win over the Cardinals. Swanson has tallied two hits in consecutive contests and four times over his last five games. The burst has pushed his season batting average up to .264, which is still a bit below the .277 figure the shortstop posted last year with Atlanta. However, Swanson could reach that mark if he keeps up his recent level of performance.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Returns from injury

    Swanson (heel) was activated off the 10-day injured list Saturday, Taylor McGregor of Marquee Sports Network reports. Swanson hasn't played in a little over two weeks after bruising his heel in early July, but he's ready to go without a rehab assignment. The shortstop has had a fine first season in Chicago, slashing .258/.343/.409, though his four steals in 83 games are a disappointment from a fantasy perspective after he swiped a career-high 18 bags last season. It remains to be seen if the heel issue will have any lingering effects on his willingness to take off on the bases. Jared Young was optioned to clear space for Swanson's return.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Aims for weekend return

    Cubs manager David Ross said Wednesday that he's optimistic Swanson (heel) will be able to return this weekend, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports. Swanson began taking batting practice Monday and has increased his level of baseball activity in the days since with no apparent issues. The shortstop has been on the shelf since July 8 because of a bruised left heel.
    ... See More ... See Less
  • Cubs' Dansby Swanson: Likely won't return Sunday

    Cubs manager David Ross said Saturday that Swanson (heel) likely won't return from the injured list when first eligible Sunday, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports. Swanson has been on the IL since July 8 with a bruised left heel, and while he's been making steady progress, it will likely be a few more days before he's ready to return. Swanson has been able to hit and field grounders, but running is reportedly the main thing holding him back at this point.
    ... See More ... See Less