Freddie Freeman Is a Better Value on FanDuel at $4.1K Than on DraftKings at $5.6K on 8/30

As you may have noticed we have transformed Scout into a data and stats driven service geared towards helping invested fans make the right decisions on a daily basis. This is our new Fantasy Scouting Report that we produce for each fantasy relevant player. We treat them like a stock and report their value in season long fantasy, the current fantasy week, and if applicable, on FanDuel and on DraftKings. We establish what is expected of the player based on fantasy ownership %, start %, and DFS Salary and see if our proprietary forecasting model projects a better or worse than expected performance. For complete recaps of the best and worst values for each market (season, weekly, daily), injury reports and team outlooks be sure to check out the new Scout.

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is a better value on FanDuel than on DraftKings based on position specific points per dollar calculations. He is projected for 12.4 FD points and is worth +$460 more than $4.1K on FD. On DK he is projected for 9.3 points and is worth $5.6K. 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) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Josh Bell14.6 FD Points$4400
#2 Carlos Santana13.4 FD Points$3900
#3 Freddie Freeman12.4 FD Points$4100
#4 Sam Travis12.2 FD Points$2500
#5 Jose Abreu11.8 FD Points$3600
DRAFTKINGS (1B) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#3 Carlos Santana10 DK Points$4400
#4 Cody Bellinger9.9 DK Points$5400
#5 Freddie Freeman9.3 DK Points$5600
#6 Renato Nunez9.2 DK Points$4300
#7 Sam Travis9.2 DK Points$3500

These projections power SportsLine's Computer Picks and Fantasy Data. But for contest winning DFS optimal lineups by top experts like Mike McClure visit SportsLine's new Daily Fantasy Hub.

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Freddie Freeman to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 89.07 projected fantasy points puts him at #5 behind Carlos Santana and ahead of Anthony Rizzo. He has averaged 3.57 fantasy points in his past 296 games, which is slightly more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.4 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#9) 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 be very good, but not one of the very best at his position. Freddie Freeman is expected to come up slightly short of this season-to-date's #2 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (1B/DH) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#3 Pete Alonso (100% OWN)91 FP, 3.37 per game104 FP, 118 gp, 0.9 per game (#37)
#4 Carlos Santana (100% OWN)90 FP, 3.55 per game466 FP, 161 gp, 2.89 per game (#15)
#5 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)89 FP, 3.4 per game524 FP, 162 gp, 3.23 per game (#6)
#6 Anthony Rizzo (100% OWN)89 FP, 3.3 per game487 FP, 150 gp, 3.25 per game (#5)
#7 Josh Bell (100% OWN)88 FP, 3.48 per game370 FP, 148 gp, 2.5 per game (#32)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Freddie Freeman is projected for 10.63 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #5 ranked first 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 Cody Bellinger but behind Jose Osuna the rest of the week. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#11). He is projected for 18.9 fantasy points.

8/30 TO 9/1 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#3 Nelson Cruz (98% OWN)12.1 FP (86% ST)3.94 FP
#4 Jose Osuna (9% OWN)10.7 FP (7% ST)2.75 FP
#5 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)10.6 FP (97% ST)3.4 FP
#6 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)10.6 FP (100% ST)3.65 FP
#7 Paul Goldschmidt (100% OWN)10.5 FP (95% ST)3.02 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#9 Pete Alonso (100% OWN)19 FP (97% ST)3.37 FP
#10 Josh Bell (100% OWN)18.9 FP (95% ST)3.48 FP
#11 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)18.9 FP (97% ST)3.4 FP
#12 Eric Hosmer (94% OWN)18.8 FP (81% ST)2.72 FP
#13 Jesus Aguilar (42% OWN)18.6 FP (26% ST)2.84 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.

FREDDIE FREEMANFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019895.517.817.012.21.2
-- Per Game (26 Proj)3.40.210.680.650.470.05
8/26 to 9/1 (2.9 Games)10.60.642.22.11.50.15
9/2 to 9/8 (5.7 Games)18.91.13.93.62.70.27
2019 Season53336107103756
-- Per Game (134 GP)4.00.270.800.770.560.04
2018 to 201910575920519715116
-- Per Game (296 GP)3.60.200.690.670.510.05