Anthony Rendon Is a Better Value on DraftKings at $5.2K Than on FanDuel at $4.4 on 8/7

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DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

For each platform we calculate a position specific points per dollar and our projection says he is a better value on DraftKings than on FanDuel. He is projected for 11.9 FD points and is worth -$338 less than $4.4K on FD. On DK he is projected for 9.1 points and is worth +$374 more than $5.2K. 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) 8/7 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#6 Renato Nunez12.2 FD Points$2900
#7 Josh Donaldson12.1 FD Points$3600
#8 Anthony Rendon11.9 FD Points$4400
#9 Jose Ramirez11.4 FD Points$3400
#10 Kris Bryant10.4 FD Points$3800
DRAFTKINGS (3B) 8/7 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#3 Rafael Devers9.9 DK Points$5600
#4 Matt Chapman9.3 DK Points$4000
#5 Anthony Rendon9.1 DK Points$5200
#6 Josh Donaldson9 DK Points$4800
#7 Jose Ramirez8.6 DK Points$4100

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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 172.36 projected fantasy points puts him ahead of Jose Ramirez making him our #1 ranked third baseman. He has averaged 3.83 fantasy points in his past 233 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 3.75 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as 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)172 FP, 3.75 per game476 FP, 134 gp, 3.55 per game (#4)
#2 Jose Ramirez (100% OWN)172 FP, 3.65 per game619 FP, 157 gp, 3.94 per game (#1)
#3 Alex Bregman (100% OWN)168 FP, 3.73 per game592 FP, 157 gp, 3.77 per game (#2)
#4 Nolan Arenado (100% OWN)166 FP, 3.46 per game555 FP, 155 gp, 3.58 per game (#3)
#5 Kris Bryant (100% OWN)155 FP, 3.3 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 13.42 fantasy points in 4 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 20.49 fantasy points.

8/7 TO 8/11 RANK (3B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#6 Josh Donaldson (99% OWN)15.4 FP (94% ST)2.89 FP
#7 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (99% OWN)14.2 FP (93% ST)2.96 FP
#8 Anthony Rendon (100% OWN)13.4 FP (99% ST)3.75 FP
#9 Matt Chapman (99% OWN)13.1 FP (89% ST)3.39 FP
#10 Michael Chavis (75% OWN)11.9 FP (52% ST)2.78 FP
8/12 TO 8/18 RANK (3B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#3 Kris Bryant (100% OWN)22 FP (94% ST)3.3 FP
#4 Rafael Devers (100% OWN)20.9 FP (99% ST)3.39 FP
#5 Anthony Rendon (100% OWN)20.5 FP (99% ST)3.75 FP
#6 Nolan Arenado (100% OWN)19.9 FP (99% ST)3.46 FP
#7 Renato Nunez (69% OWN)18.2 FP (52% ST)2.9 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 20191729.8353219.31.0
-- Per Game (46 Proj)3.80.210.770.690.420.02
8/5 to 8/11 (3.8 Games)13.40.642.62.51.50.08
8/12 to 8/18 (5.5 Games)20.51.14.23.92.20.11
2019 Season418248780472
-- Per Game (99 GP)4.20.240.880.810.470.02
2018 to 2019894471781661024
-- Per Game (233 GP)3.80.200.760.710.440.02