Freddie Freeman Is a Better Value on FanDuel at $4.2K Than on DraftKings at $5.5K on 8/31

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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 FanDuel than on DraftKings. He is projected for 13 FD points and is worth +$384 more than $4.2K on FD. On DK he is projected for 9.6 points and is worth $5.5K. 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) 8/31 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Josh Bell16.1 FD Points$4400
#2 Trey Mancini15 FD Points$3600
#3 Freddie Freeman13 FD Points$4200
#4 Danny Santana12.6 FD Points$3100
#5 Jose Abreu11.7 FD Points$3700
DRAFTKINGS (1B) 8/31 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#4 Danny Santana9.7 DK Points$5100
#5 Jose Osuna9.6 DK Points$5400
#6 Freddie Freeman9.6 DK Points$5500
#7 Michael Chavis9 DK Points$3600
#8 Jose Abreu9 DK Points$4600

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Freddie Freeman to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 86.93 projected fantasy points puts him at #6 behind Paul Goldschmidt and ahead of Carlos Santana. He has averaged 3.58 fantasy points in his past 297 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 3.45 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#7) 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 short of this season-to-date's #2 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (1B/DH) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#4 Pete Alonso (100% OWN)89 FP, 3.41 per game349 FP, 155 gp, 2.3 per game (#20)
#5 Paul Goldschmidt (100% OWN)87 FP, 3 per game508 FP, 158 gp, 3.22 per game (#7)
#6 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)87 FP, 3.45 per game524 FP, 162 gp, 3.23 per game (#6)
#7 Carlos Santana (100% OWN)86 FP, 3.53 per game466 FP, 161 gp, 2.89 per game (#15)
#8 Josh Bell (100% OWN)84 FP, 3.45 per game370 FP, 148 gp, 2.5 per game (#32)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Freddie Freeman is projected for 7.09 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #9 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 Pete Alonso but behind Cody Bellinger the rest of the week. His projected rank in Week 24 is the same as it is in Week 23. He is projected for 19.05 fantasy points.

8/31 TO 9/1 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#7 Jose Osuna (10% OWN)7.6 FP (7% ST)2.72 FP
#8 Cody Bellinger (100% OWN)7.2 FP (100% ST)3.67 FP
#9 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)7.1 FP (99% ST)3.45 FP
#10 Pete Alonso (100% OWN)6.9 FP (97% ST)3.41 FP
#11 Jose Abreu (100% OWN)6.4 FP (97% ST)3.31 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#7 Shin-Soo Choo (88% OWN)19.7 FP (74% ST)2.89 FP
#8 Josh Bell (100% OWN)19.2 FP (95% ST)3.45 FP
#9 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)19 FP (99% ST)3.45 FP
#10 Pete Alonso (100% OWN)19 FP (97% ST)3.41 FP
#11 Jose Abreu (100% OWN)19 FP (97% ST)3.31 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 2019875.417.516.611.81.1
-- Per Game (25 Proj)3.40.210.690.660.470.05
8/26 to 9/1 (1.9 Games)7.10.451.51.41.10.10
9/2 to 9/8 (5.7 Games)19.01.23.93.62.70.27
2019 Season53936109104756
-- Per Game (135 GP)4.00.270.810.770.560.04
2018 to 201910635920719815116
-- Per Game (297 GP)3.60.200.700.670.510.05