Gerrit Cole Is a Better Value on DraftKings at $12.7K Than on FanDuel at $12.4 on 8/13

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 47.1 FD points and is worth +$889 more than $12.4K on FD. On DK he is projected for 27.1 points and is worth +$1411 more than $12.7K. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (P) 8/13 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Gerrit Cole47.1 FD Points$12400
#2 Zack Greinke42.8 FD Points$10800
#3 Clayton Kershaw40.7 FD Points$12000
#4 Lance Lynn37.5 FD Points$10300
#5 Matt Boyd36.7 FD Points$10400
DRAFTKINGS (SP) 8/13 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Gerrit Cole27.1 DK Points$12700
#2 Zack Greinke24.2 DK Points$10700
#3 Clayton Kershaw22.7 DK Points$11800
#4 Chris Sale20.5 DK Points$10700
#5 Domingo German20.5 DK Points$10000

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Gerrit Cole to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 65.59 projected fantasy points puts him at #3 behind Justin Verlander and ahead of Walker Buehler. He has averaged 6.98 fantasy points in his past 57 games, which is slightly less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 7.29 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 98%, he is the #2 most highly owned starting pitcher. Gerrit Cole is expected to come up slightly short of this season-to-date's #2 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#1 Max Scherzer (98% OWN)71 FP, 8.9 per game271 FP, 35 gp, 7.73 per game (#2)
#2 Justin Verlander (98% OWN)69 FP, 8.6 per game243 FP, 34 gp, 7.15 per game (#4)
#3 Gerrit Cole (98% OWN)66 FP, 7.3 per game200 FP, 32 gp, 6.26 per game (#8)
#4 Walker Buehler (98% OWN)53 FP, 6.7 per game92 FP, 23 gp, 3.99 per game (#20)
#5 Jacob deGrom (98% OWN)52 FP, 6.5 per game216 FP, 32 gp, 6.77 per game (#5)

WEEK 21 AND 22 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Gerrit Cole is projected for 8.84 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #5 ranked starting pitcher and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a better than average game with more fantasy points than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Max Scherzer but behind Domingo German the rest of the week. Week 22 will be better based on projected rank (#1). He is projected for 15.18 fantasy points.

8/13 TO 8/18 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#3 Chris Sale (98% OWN)10 FP (89% ST)5.7 FP
#4 Domingo German (97% OWN)9.1 FP (89% ST)3.2 FP
#5 Gerrit Cole (98% OWN)8.8 FP (94% ST)7.3 FP
#6 Max Scherzer (98% OWN)8.5 FP (24% ST)8.9 FP
#7 Justin Verlander (98% OWN)7.8 FP (91% ST)8.6 FP
8/19 TO 8/25 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Gerrit Cole (98% OWN)15.2 FP (94% ST)7.3 FP
#2 Justin Verlander (98% OWN)10.9 FP (91% ST)8.6 FP
#3 Shane Bieber (98% OWN)10.1 FP (88% ST)5.3 FP
#4 Stephen Strasburg (98% OWN)8.9 FP (89% ST)5.1 FP
#5 Walker Buehler (98% OWN)7.4 FP (89% ST)6.7 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.

GERRIT COLEFPWINLOSSIPKBB
Rest of 2019665.21.5557515.3
-- Per Game (9 Proj)7.30.580.176.18.41.7
8/12 to 8/18 (1 Game)8.80.570.146.58.81.1
8/19 to 8/25 (2 Games)15.21.30.2311.416.93.4
2019 Season19814515722639
-- Per Game (25 GP)7.90.560.206.39.01.6
2018 to 20193982910355502103
-- Per Game (57 GP)7.00.510.186.28.81.8