Brantley is the #22 Most Expensive OF on FanDuel and is Projected to Be...


Brantley is not the best option on FanDuel with a projected 10.1 FD pts (#37 among outfielders). At $3800 he is expected to be the #22 outfielder. Using our calculation of expected points per dollar, Brantley is worth $3.4K. There are 5 other options at $3800 (Jay Bruce, Thomas Pham, Khris Davis, Austin Meadows, Yordan Alvarez) and Brantley is ranked #5 among the 6. These are 5 better options at lower salaries: Shin-Soo Choo (11.4 FP), Alex Gordon (10.7 FP), Brett Gardner (10.4 FP), Wil Myers (10.7 FP), and Joc Pederson (12 FP). He is projected for more points than 2 higher priced options: Juan Soto (10.1 FP) and Shohei Ohtani (9.2 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 11.1 FPs, a value reached in 93 of 218 games (43%). The combined 'cover percentage' for outfielders expected to start is 44%.

  • 6/21 VEGAS LINE EXPECTATION: HOU 4.4 (#19 Most Today) vs NYY 5.1 (#6 Most)
  • PROJECTION (POS RANK): 10.06 Fantasy Points (#36), 4.34 plate appearances (#2), 0.28 BA (#40), 0.755 OPS (#78), 0.11 HR (#69), 0.48 RBI (#49), 0.5 runs (#56), 0.1 stolen bases (#28),
Lower SalaryM. BrantleyHigher Salary
S. Choo (11 FP)10 FPJ. Soto (10 FP)
A. Gordon (11 FP)#22 OutfieldS. Ohtani (9 FP)
B. Gardner (10 FP) 
W. Myers (11 FP) 
J. Pederson (12 FP) 

DRAFTKINGS VALUE: Projected for 7.7 DraftKings pts Michael Brantley is the #33 ranked outfielder. At $4400 he is expected to be the #32 outfielder. Based on 6/21 salaries and projected points per dollar, Brantley is worth $4.5K. There are many other options (9) at $4400 and Brantley is ranked #9 among the 10. Instead of Brantley consider these better options at lower salaries: Justin Upton (7.9 FP), Alex Gordon (8.1 FP), Wil Myers (8.1 FP), Joc Pederson (8.9 FP), and Kevin Kiermaier (8.3 FP). Jarrod Dyson (7.7 FP), Leury Garcia (4.8 FP), Starling Marte (6.7 FP), Jorge Soler (4.8 FP), and Hunter Renfroe (7.5 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Brantley but have higher salaries. Based on salary, he is expected to have 7.6 FPs, a value reached in 102 of 218 games (47%). The combined 'cover percentage' for outfielders expected to start is 38%.

Brantley is NOT in the SportsLine DraftKings optimal lineup or the FanDuel optimal lineup which are based on the computer model's projection. also offers premium optimal lineups from Mike McClure, a professional DFS player who has over $1 million in career winnings. He uses his own proprietary model to find great DFS values and often differs from the computer in how a player is projected to play on a daily basis.


Michael Brantley is a bad value the rest of the week. He has a market rank of #13 while his projection (rest of week 13) rank is #23. When compared to other outfielders in week 14 these are 5 better options at lower start percentages: Nick Markakis (18.4 FP), Thomas Pham (18.2 FP), Adam Eaton (17.9 FP), Joc Pederson (23.6 FP), and George Springer (21 FP). He is projected for more points than 2 other outfielders starting in more leagues: Marcell Ozuna (13.2 FP) and Eddie Rosario (15.6 FP). Starting in all virtually all leagues he is expected to produce 20.1 fantasy points (WK 14). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #9 outfielder of the week, but he is projected to be the #19 outfielder. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 2.4 short of expectations.

Lower Start%M. Brantley WK 14Higher Start%
N. Markakis (18 FP)18 FPM. Ozuna (13 FP)
T. Pham (18 FP)#9 OutfieldE. Rosario (16 FP)
A. Eaton (18 FP) 
J. Pederson (24 FP) 
G. Springer (21 FP) 

He is projected for 17.7 fantasy points in week 14 (#19 OF) in 5 games.

Projected StatRelative StrengthWK OverallRelative Weakness
Fantasy Points 
17.74 (#19) 
Avg0.337 (#1) 
OPS0.848 (#7) 
Home Runs 
0.72 (#57)
3.12 (#38)
3.19 (#24) 
Stolen Bases 
0.38 (#44)

  • Based on 6/21 start percentages, Michael Brantley is valued behind Rosario and above Pham but the projections rank these players in reverse order in week 14.
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    2.7 FP vs PIT3.1 FP vs PIT3.3 FP vs PIT3.4 FP vs SEA2.8 FP vs SEA2.5 FP vs SEA

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

    6/20 @NYY1 FP, 3 FD, 3 DK1-5
    6/19 @CIN9 FP, 28 FD, 22 DK3-4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R
    6/18 @CIN5 FP, 15 FD, 13 DK3-4, 1 R
    6/17 @CIN2 FP, 10 FD, 7 DK1-5, 1 RBI
    6/16 vs TOR2 FP, 6 FD, 5 DK1-2, 1 BB

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    His latest projection based rank among outfielders is #17. Ranking by ownership percentage (99%), Michael Brantley is expected to be the #13 outfielder for the rest of the season. Our projections indicate that Michael Brantley is overrated by the market. He is projected for 248 fantasy points in 78 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#18) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Michael Brantley behind Harper and above Pham but the projections rank Pham over Michael Brantley.

    Lower Own%M. Brantley ROSHigher Own%
    T. Pham (255 FP)248 FPE. Rosario (239 FP)
    D. Dietrich (250 FP)#13 Outfield 
    M. Kepler (253 FP) 
    T. Mancini (252 FP) 
    A. Meadows (254 FP) 
    Projected StatRelative StrengthOverallRelative Weakness
    Fantasy Points 
    248 (#17) 
    Avg0.319 (#3) 
    0.884 (#12) 
    Home Runs 
    11 (#43)
    42 (#44)
    43 (#32)
    Stolen Bases 
    5 (#44)
    34 (#21) 

    He does not score as many fantasy points and has fewer RBI than you might expect given his OPS projection.


    Out of 13 fantasy weeks, he was +50% above his weekly average of 18.4 FPs in 2 of them. He had one bad week where he came up 50% below average.

    WeekFantasy Points (GP)Good WeekBad Week
    ALL18.4 FP per Week21
    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)+11.1
    Week 728.5 (7 games 4.1 per game)+10.1
    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)-10.9
    Week 1215 (5 games 3 per game)
    Week 1317.5 (4 games 4.4 per game)


    He averaged 11.1 FD points and 8.6 DK points 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, 19 B8.6 ($4.6K)15 G, 19 B
    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