Anthony Rendon is a Bad DFS Value on Fanduel at $4.4K and DraftKings at $5K on 8/6

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DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 11.3 FanDuel points and 8.6 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is coming up -$692 short of $4.4K on FanDuel and -$141 short of $5K on DraftKings. Their should be much better options (see below). Barring a significant lineup change consider him a daily fantasy player to fade. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (3B) 8/6 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#7 Alex Bregman12.3 FD Points$3900
#8 Kris Bryant11.8 FD Points$4000
#9 Anthony Rendon11.3 FD Points$4400
#10 Vladimir Guerrero Jr.11.3 FD Points$3900
#11 DJ LeMahieu11.2 FD Points$3900
DRAFTKINGS (3B) 8/6 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#8 Kris Bryant9 DK Points$4400
#9 Vladimir Guerrero Jr.8.7 DK Points$4400
#10 Anthony Rendon8.6 DK Points$5000
#11 Josh Donaldson8.3 DK Points$4200
#12 Scott Kingery8 DK Points$4400

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Anthony Rendon to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 173.49 projected fantasy points puts him ahead of Jose Ramirez making him our #1 ranked third baseman. He has averaged 3.84 fantasy points in his past 232 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 3.69 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#2) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite third baseman. He is projected to live up to these high expectations. Anthony Rendon is expected to slightly improve on this season-to-date's #2 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (3B) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#1 Anthony Rendon (100% OWN)173 FP, 3.69 per game476 FP, 134 gp, 3.55 per game (#4)
#2 Jose Ramirez (100% OWN)173 FP, 3.69 per game619 FP, 157 gp, 3.94 per game (#1)
#3 Alex Bregman (100% OWN)170 FP, 3.69 per game592 FP, 157 gp, 3.77 per game (#2)
#4 Nolan Arenado (100% OWN)167 FP, 3.42 per game555 FP, 155 gp, 3.58 per game (#3)
#5 Kris Bryant (100% OWN)159 FP, 3.32 per game306 FP, 101 gp, 3.03 per game (#9)

PROJECTING A DOWN WEEK 20 FOR ANTHONY RENDON WITH FEWER FPS THAN VLADIMIR GUERRERO JR.

Anthony Rendon is projected for 16.75 fantasy points in 5 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #8 ranked third baseman and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points per game than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Matt Chapman but behind Vladimir Guerrero Jr. the rest of the week. Week 21 is projected to be slightly better based on projected rank (#5). He is projected for 20.4 fantasy points.

8/6 TO 8/11 RANK (3B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#6 Josh Donaldson (99% OWN)18.2 FP (95% ST)2.9 FP
#7 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (99% OWN)17.4 FP (94% ST)3 FP
#8 Anthony Rendon (100% OWN)16.7 FP (99% ST)3.69 FP
#9 Matt Chapman (99% OWN)16.7 FP (90% ST)3.39 FP
#10 Jeimer Candelario (8% OWN)14.5 FP (3% ST)2.23 FP
8/12 TO 8/18 RANK (3B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#3 Kris Bryant (100% OWN)22.3 FP (92% ST)3.32 FP
#4 Rafael Devers (100% OWN)20.6 FP (99% ST)3.36 FP
#5 Anthony Rendon (100% OWN)20.4 FP (99% ST)3.69 FP
#6 Nolan Arenado (100% OWN)19.4 FP (93% ST)3.42 FP
#7 Renato Nunez (69% OWN)18.3 FP (52% ST)2.92 FP

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

ANTHONY RENDONFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 20191739.9353219.41.0
-- Per Game (47 Proj)3.70.210.750.680.420.02
8/5 to 8/11 (4.8 Games)16.70.853.33.01.90.10
8/12 to 8/18 (5.5 Games)20.41.24.23.82.20.11
2019 Season415248679462
-- Per Game (98 GP)4.20.240.880.810.470.02
2018 to 2019890471771651014
-- Per Game (232 GP)3.80.200.760.710.440.02