Brantley is the #19 Most Expensive OF on FanDuel and is Projected to Be...


Brantley is not the best option on FanDuel with a projected 9.9 FD pts (#46 among outfielders). At $3800 he is expected to be the #19 outfielder. Using our calculation of expected points per dollar, Brantley is worth $3.3K. There are 4 other options at $3800 (Domingo Santana, Eddie Rosario, Austin Riley, Austin Meadows) and Brantley is ranked #2 among the 5. Instead of Brantley consider these better options at lower salaries: Shin-Soo Choo (12.9 FP), Nelson Cruz (10.5 FP), Ian Desmond (10.5 FP), Nick Markakis (10.6 FP), and Lorenzo Cain (10.4 FP). He is projected for more points than 2 higher priced options: Max Kepler (7.6 FP) and Yordan Alvarez (9.4 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 11.3 FPs, a value reached in 95 of 221 games (43%). The combined 'cover percentage' for outfielders expected to start is 43%.

  • 6/25 VEGAS LINE EXPECTATION: HOU 5 (#10 Most Today) vs PIT 3.5 (#29 Most)
  • PROJECTION (POS RANK): 9.93 Fantasy Points (#45), 3.82 plate appearances (#51), 0.328 BA (#6), 0.879 OPS (#25), 0.11 HR (#72), 0.52 RBI (#44), 0.51 runs (#49), 0.04 stolen bases (#67),
Lower SalaryM. BrantleyHigher Salary
S. Choo (13 FP)10 FPM. Kepler (8 FP)
N. Cruz (10 FP)#19 OutfieldY. Alvarez (9 FP)
I. Desmond (10 FP) 
N. Markakis (11 FP) 
L. Cain (10 FP) 

DRAFTKINGS VALUE: Projected for 7.7 DraftKings pts Michael Brantley is the #43 ranked outfielder. At $4300 he is expected to be the #41 outfielder. At his projected points, he is worth a salary of $4.4K. There are 5 other options at $4300 (Ian Desmond, Lonnie Chisenhall, Avisail Garcia, David Dahl, Eloy Jimenez) and Brantley is ranked #2 among the 6. These are 5 better options at lower salaries: Nick Markakis (8.1 FP), Justin Upton (8.4 FP), Lorenzo Cain (8.1 FP), Aaron Hicks (9.2 FP), and Starling Marte (8.3 FP). Ryan Braun (7.4 FP), Brett Gardner (4.8 FP), Jarrod Dyson (6.4 FP), Leury Garcia (4.2 FP), and Joc Pederson (3.6 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Brantley but have higher salaries. Based on salary, he is expected to have 7.5 FPs, a value reached in 104 of 221 games (47%). The combined 'cover percentage' for outfielders expected to start is 39%.

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His market rank based on start percentage among outfielders for the rest of week 14 is #12, which is less than his market rank of #11. In week 15 rankings vs other outfielders instead of Brantley consider these better options at lower start percentages: Nick Markakis (15.6 FP), Hunter Pence (17.1 FP), Justin Upton (19.4 FP), Alex Gordon (16.3 FP), and Ryan Braun (16.6 FP). Starting in 94% of leagues he is expected to produce 19.6 fantasy points (WK 15). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #9 outfielder of the week, but he is projected to be the #47 outfielder. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 4.7 short of expectations. In addition to a below average projected FP average, he also is expected to play just 4.48875 games.

He is projected for 14.9 fantasy points in week 15 (#47 OF) in 4 games.

Projected StatRelative StrengthWK OverallRelative Weakness
Fantasy Points 
14.9 (#47) 
Avg0.328 (#1) 
OPS0.831 (#8) 
Home Runs 
0.63 (#73)
2.6 (#75)
2.63 (#59)
Stolen Bases 
0.26 (#63)

  • Based on 6/25 start percentages, Michael Brantley is valued behind Soto and above Rosario and the projections agree for this week.
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    3 FP @COL3.3 FP @COL2.4 FP vs LAA3.1 FP vs LAA3.1 FP vs LAA

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

    6/23 @NYY4 FP, 16 FD, 12 DK2-4, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB
    6/22 @NYY5 FP, 15 FD, 13 DK3-4, 1 R, 1 BB
    6/21 @NYY-1 FP, 0 FD, 0 DK0-5
    6/20 @NYY1 FP, 3 FD, 3 DK1-5
    6/19 @CIN9 FP, 28 FD, 22 DK3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R

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    There are 13 outfielders owned in 100% of leagues and Michael Brantley is projected to be the #11 among them. If you sort these 13 players based on their actual fantasy production and then by their current start percentage, he is the #11 rated player. He can be considered overvalued and expect his ranking among 100% owned outfielders to go down. He is projected for 244 fantasy points in 75 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#15) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Michael Brantley behind Hoskins and above Harper and the projections agree.

    Lower Own%M. Brantley ROSHigher Own%
    S. Marte (245 FP)244 FPE. Rosario (228 FP)
    T. Pham (246 FP)#11 Outfield 
    A. Judge (261 FP) 
    A. Meadows (250 FP) 
    Projected StatRelative StrengthOverallRelative Weakness
    Fantasy Points 
    244 (#14) 
    Avg0.325 (#1) 
    0.889 (#12) 
    Home Runs 
    10 (#50)
    42 (#37)
    43 (#25)
    Stolen Bases 
    5 (#42)
    32 (#22) 

    He has more relative weaknesses than strengths which hurts his value in leagues that score based on production in individual categories.


    Out of 13 fantasy weeks he had one where he was +50% above his weekly average of 19.1 fantasy points. He had one bad week where he came up 50% below average.

    WeekFantasy Points (GP)Good WeekBad Week
    ALL19.1 FP per Week11
    Week 113.5 (4 games 3.4 per game)
    Week 215.5 (6 games 2.6 per game)
    Week 318.5 (6 games 3.1 per game)
    Week 418.5 (5 games 3.7 per game)
    Week 525.5 (7 games 3.6 per game)
    Week 629.5 (5 games 5.9 per game)+10.4
    Week 728.5 (7 games 4.1 per game)
    Week 817.5 (6 games 2.9 per game)
    Week 912.5 (6 games 2.1 per game)
    Week 1020 (6 games 3.3 per game)
    Week 117.5 (5 games 1.5 per game)-11.6
    Week 1215 (5 games 3 per game)
    Week 1326 (7 games 3.7 per game)


    His FanDuel average was 11.1 points and on DraftKings it was 8.6 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 17 and on FanDuel it was 24.9 FPs. He has had more bad FanDuel games (below average by 20%) than good games (20% above average), and the same was true 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
    All11.1 ($3.9K)18 G, 20 B8.6 ($4.6K)16 G, 20 B
    6/23 @NYY15.7 ($3.7K)--12 ($4.5K)--
    6/22 @NYY15.2 ($3.7K)--13 ($4.1K)+4.4
    6/21 @NYY0 ($3.8K)-11.10 ($4.4K)-8.6
    6/20 @NYY3 ($3.7K)-8.13 ($4.1K)-5.6
    6/19 @CIN28.2 ($3.7K)+17.122+13.4
    6/18 @CIN15.2 ($3.9K)--13 ($4.5K)+4.4
    6/17 @CIN9.5 ($3.8K)--7 ($4.2K)--
    6/16 TOR6 ($3.9K)--5 ($4.4K)--
    6/15 TOR3 ($3.8K)-8.12-6.6
    6/14 TOR12.4 ($3.9K)--8 ($4.5K)--
    6/12 MIL3 ($3.8K)-8.13 ($4.3K)-5.6
    6/11 MIL24.9 ($3.9K)+13.819 ($4.1K)+10.4
    6/8 BAL0 ($4.2K)-11.10-8.6
    6/7 BAL0 ($4.2K)-11.10 ($4.7K)-8.6
    6/6 @SEA6 ($4.1K)--5--
    6/5 @SEA6 ($3.9K)--5 ($4.6K)--
    6/4 @SEA15.5 ($3.8K)--12 ($4.6K)--
    6/2 @OAK6.5 ($3.9K)--5--
    6/1 @OAK9 ($3.9K)--8 ($4.4K)--
    5/31 @OAK3 ($4K)-8.13 ($4.1K)-5.6
    5/29 CHC12 ($3.7K)--10 ($4.3K)--
    5/28 CHC22 ($3.7K)+10.916 ($4.3K)+7.4
    5/27 CHC9.2--7--
    5/26 BOS0 ($4K)-11.10 ($4.6K)-8.6
    5/25 BOS6 ($3.9K)--5 ($4.4K)--
    5/23 CHW6 ($4.1K)--6 ($5.3K)--
    5/22 CHW6.2 ($4K)--5 ($5.2K)--
    5/21 CHW13 ($4K)--9 ($5K)--
    5/20 CHW9 ($3.9K)--8 ($5.6K)--
    5/19 @BOS0 ($3.8K)-11.10 ($4.8K)-8.6
    5/18 @BOS18.7 ($4K)+7.615 ($5.3K)+6.4
    5/17 @BOS6.2 ($4K)--4 ($5.2K)-4.6
    5/15 @DET6 ($4.1K)--6 ($5.2K)--
    5/14 @DET19.2 ($4.2K)+8.114 ($5.4K)+5.4
    5/13 @DET6 ($4.3K)--6 ($5.3K)--
    5/12 TEX0 ($4.2K)-11.10 ($5.5K)-8.6
    5/11 TEX28.1 ($4.3K)+1721 ($5.2K)+12.4
    5/10 TEX3 ($4.3K)-8.13 ($5.6K)-5.6
    5/9 TEX6.5 ($4K)--4 ($4.4K)-4.6
    5/8 KC43.9 ($4.1K)+32.832 ($5.1K)+23.4
    5/7 KC9 ($4.1K)--8 ($5K)--
    5/6 KC0 ($4.1K)-11.10 ($4.9K)-8.6
    5/5 @LAA31.4 ($4K)+20.323+14.4
    5/4 @LAA35.2 ($4K)+24.125 ($4.6K)+16.4
    5/2 @MIN3 ($4K)-8.13 ($4.7K)-5.6
    4/30 @MIN21.4 ($4.1K)+10.317 ($4.8K)+8.4
    4/29 @MIN6 ($4K)--6 ($4.8K)--
    4/28 CLE6.2 ($3.9K)--5--
    4/27 CLE0 ($4K)-11.10 ($4.9K)-8.6
    4/26 CLE9 ($3.8K)--8 ($4.7K)--
    4/25 CLE6 ($3.6K)--6 ($4.2K)--
    4/24 MIN31.4 ($3.8K)+20.323 ($4.8K)+14.4
    4/23 MIN6.5 ($3.9K)--5 ($4.5K)--
    4/22 MIN24.9 ($3.8K)+13.819 ($4.4K)+10.4
    4/21 @TEX22.2 ($3.9K)+11.116 ($4.6K)+7.4
    4/20 @TEX9 ($3.9K)--8 ($4.6K)--
    4/19 @TEX18.2 ($3.7K)+7.112 ($4.5K)--
    4/17 @OAK9.5 ($3.9K)--7 ($4.1K)--
    4/16 @OAK6 ($3.8K)--5 ($4.2K)--
    4/14 @SEA19 ($3.7K)+7.913+4.4
    4/13 @SEA6.5 ($4.1K)--5 ($4.1K)--
    4/12 @SEA6.2 ($3.9K)--4 ($4.1K)-4.6
    4/10 NYY15.4 ($3.6K)--12 ($3.7K)--
    4/9 NYY21.7 ($3.6K)+10.617 ($4K)+8.4
    4/8 NYY3 ($3.5K)-8.13 ($3.9K)-5.6
    4/7 OAK15.7 ($3.5K)--12 ($4.2K)--
    4/6 OAK28.4 ($3.5K)+17.321 ($4.2K)+12.4
    4/5 OAK0 ($3.5K)-11.10 ($4.2K)-8.6
    4/3 @TEX0 ($3.6K)-11.10 ($4.3K)-8.6
    4/2 @TEX12.5 ($3.7K)--7 ($4.5K)--
    4/1 @TEX3 ($3.8K)-8.12 ($4.4K)-6.6
    3/31 @TB0 ($3.9K)-11.10 ($4K)-8.6
    3/30 @TB3 ($4K)-8.13-5.6
    3/29 @TB16 ($3.5K)--12 ($3.5K)--
    3/28 @TB21.7 ($3.4K)+10.619 ($4.1K)+10.4