Anthony Rizzo Is a Better Value on DraftKings at $4.3K Than on FanDuel at $4.3 on 8/25

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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 10.7 FD points and is worth -$384 less than $4.3K on FD. On DK he is projected for 7.9 points and is worth +$373 more than $4.3K. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (C/1B) 8/25 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#9 Trey Mancini10.7 FD Points$3500
#10 Pete Alonso10.7 FD Points$3700
#11 Anthony Rizzo10.7 FD Points$4300
#12 Freddie Freeman10.6 FD Points$4100
#13 Matt Olson10.5 FD Points$3300
DRAFTKINGS (1B) 8/25 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#11 Freddie Freeman8.1 DK Points$5200
#12 Pete Alonso8 DK Points$4800
#13 Anthony Rizzo7.9 DK Points$4300
#14 Yulieski Gurriel7.5 DK Points$4800
#15 Ji-Man Choi7.5 DK Points$4000

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Anthony Rizzo to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 103.81 projected fantasy points puts him at #4 behind Cody Bellinger and ahead of Freddie Freeman. He has averaged 3.39 fantasy points in his past 275 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 3.27 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#12) 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 first baseman. He is projected to live up to these high expectations. Anthony Rizzo is expected to slightly improve on this season-to-date's #6 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (1B/DH) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#2 Carlos Santana (100% OWN)106 FP, 3.68 per game466 FP, 161 gp, 2.89 per game (#15)
#3 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)104 FP, 3.71 per game414 FP, 159 gp, 2.61 per game (#27)
#4 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)104 FP, 3.27 per game487 FP, 150 gp, 3.25 per game (#5)
#5 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)104 FP, 3.45 per game524 FP, 162 gp, 3.23 per game (#6)
#6 J.D. Martinez (100% OWN)102 FP, 3.64 per game600 FP, 150 gp, 4 per game (#1)

WEEK 22 AND 23 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Anthony Rizzo is projected for 3.07 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #12 ranked first baseman and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a slightly below average game with fewer fantasy points than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Matt Carpenter but behind Brandon Dixon the rest of the week. Week 23 will be slightly worse based on projected rank (#13). He is projected for 18.04 fantasy points.

8/25 TO 8/25 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#10 Shin-Soo Choo (88% OWN)3.13 FP (74% ST)3 FP
#11 Brandon Dixon (7% OWN)3.09 FP (5% ST)2.38 FP
#12 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)3.07 FP (96% ST)3.27 FP
#13 Matt Carpenter (73% OWN)3.04 FP (39% ST)2.82 FP
#14 Pete Alonso (100% OWN)3.02 FP (97% ST)3.25 FP
8/26 TO 9/1 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#11 Paul Goldschmidt (100% OWN)19.2 FP (98% ST)3.05 FP
#12 Ryan McMahon (77% OWN)18.8 FP (65% ST)2.58 FP
#13 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)18 FP (96% ST)3.27 FP
#14 J.D. Martinez (100% OWN)17.9 FP (97% ST)3.64 FP
#15 Pete Alonso (100% OWN)17.9 FP (97% ST)3.25 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 RIZZOFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 20191045.219.918.415.21.2
-- Per Game (32 Proj)3.30.160.630.580.480.04
8/19 to 8/25 (1 Game)3.10.150.580.580.430.04
8/26 to 9/1 (5.8 Games)18.00.943.53.22.70.21
2019 Season444258280634
-- Per Game (125 GP)3.60.200.660.640.500.03
2018 to 20199324918215313310
-- Per Game (275 GP)3.40.180.660.560.480.04