Christian Yelich Is a Better Value on DraftKings at $5.3K Than on FanDuel at $4.6 on 9/1

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DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is a better value on DrafKings than on FanDuel based on position specific points per dollar calculations. He is projected for 14.9 FD points and is worth +$331 more than $4.6K on FD. On DK he is projected for 11.2 points and is worth +$1281 more than $5.3K. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (OF) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#3 Charlie Blackmon15.1 FD Points$4500
#4 Bryan Reynolds15 FD Points$3900
#5 Christian Yelich14.9 FD Points$4600
#6 Nelson Cruz14.7 FD Points$4000
#7 Mookie Betts13.8 FD Points$3800
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#2 Bryan Reynolds11.4 DK Points$5600
#3 Charlie Blackmon11.4 DK Points$5800
#4 Christian Yelich11.2 DK Points$5300
#5 Nelson Cruz10.9 DK Points$5600
#6 Yordan Alvarez10 DK Points$5700

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Christian Yelich to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 101.92 projected fantasy points puts him ahead of Mike Trout making him our #1 ranked outfielder. He has averaged 4.14 fantasy points in his past 266 games, which is slightly more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.96 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 outfielder. He is projected to live up to these high expectations. Christian Yelich is expected to slightly improve on this season-to-date's #2 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#1 Christian Yelich (100% OWN)102 FP, 3.96 per game580 FP, 145 gp, 4 per game (#2)
#2 Mike Trout (100% OWN)97 FP, 4.17 per game541 FP, 139 gp, 3.89 per game (#3)
#3 Mookie Betts (100% OWN)97 FP, 3.85 per game594 FP, 136 gp, 4.36 per game (#1)
#4 Nelson Cruz (98% OWN)96 FP, 3.92 per game440 FP, 144 gp, 3.06 per game (#16)
#5 Juan Soto (100% OWN)93 FP, 3.48 per game387 FP, 115 gp, 3.37 per game (#7)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Christian Yelich is projected for 4.1 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #9 ranked outfielder and a must start for most owners. His projected fantasy production is the same as his rest of season per game projection. He is ranked above Harrison Bader but behind Dexter Fowler the rest of the week. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#17). He is projected for 19.31 fantasy points.

9/1 TO 9/1 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#7 Nelson Cruz4.19 FP (86% ST)3.92 FP
#8 Dexter Fowler4.18 FP (14% ST)2.63 FP
#9 Christian Yelich4.1 FP (99% ST)3.96 FP
#10 Harrison Bader4.06 FP (8% ST)2.58 FP
#11 Mookie Betts4 FP (99% ST)3.85 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#15 Nomar Mazara20 FP (21% ST)2.91 FP
#16 Charlie Blackmon19.8 FP (98% ST)3.51 FP
#17 Christian Yelich19.3 FP (99% ST)3.96 FP
#18 Yasiel Puig19.3 FP (85% ST)3.17 FP
#19 Nick Castellanos19.2 FP (94% ST)3.44 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.

CHRISTIAN YELICHFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 20191026.818.619.912.94.2
-- Per Game (26 Proj)4.00.260.720.770.500.16
8/26 to 9/1 (1 Game)4.10.300.740.780.530.17
9/2 to 9/8 (5.7 Games)19.31.33.53.82.50.85
2019 Season5204189947126
-- Per Game (121 GP)4.30.340.740.780.590.21
2018 to 201911007719821213947
-- Per Game (266 GP)4.10.290.740.800.520.18