Ian Desmond Is a Better Value on FanDuel at $2.5K Than on DraftKings at $3.8K on 8/25

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 8.6 FD points and is worth +$367 more than $2.5K on FD. On DK he is projected for 6.5 points and is worth $3.8K. 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) 8/25 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#60 Jason Heyward8.7 FD Points$2800
#61 Billy Hamilton8.6 FD Points$2000
#62 Ian Desmond8.6 FD Points$2500
#63 Alex Gordon8.6 FD Points$2800
#64 Anthony Santander8.5 FD Points$2900
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 8/25 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#45 Alex Gordon6.6 DK Points$3600
#46 Harrison Bader6.5 DK Points$3100
#47 Ian Desmond6.5 DK Points$3800
#48 Billy Hamilton6.5 DK Points$2600
#49 Melky Cabrera6.3 DK Points$2900

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

You can expect Ian Desmond to be a good bench player who will start in certain weeks the rest of the season. His 70.6 projected fantasy points puts him at #33 behind Edwin Encarnacion and ahead of C.J. Cron. He has averaged 2.42 fantasy points in his past 271 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 2.44 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#49) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 42%, he is the #28 most highly owned first baseman. Ian Desmond is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #27 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (1B/DH) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#31 Mitch Moreland (19% OWN)72 FP, 3.06 per game297 FP, 120 gp, 2.48 per game (#34)
#32 Edwin Encarnacion (91% OWN)71 FP, 3.55 per game423 FP, 137 gp, 3.09 per game (#10)
#33 Ian Desmond (42% OWN)71 FP, 2.44 per game394 FP, 159 gp, 2.48 per game (#33)
#34 C.J. Cron (50% OWN)70 FP, 2.75 per game372 FP, 140 gp, 2.66 per game (#25)
#35 Ji-Man Choi (9% OWN)69 FP, 2.62 per game154 FP, 61 gp, 2.53 per game (#30)

WEEK 22 AND 23 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Ian Desmond is projected for 2.12 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week in week 22 which ranks him as the #31 projected first baseman for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. This is projected to be a below average game with fewer fantasy points than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Rowdy Tellez but behind Hunter Dozier the rest of the week. Week 23 will be better based on projected rank (#19). He is projected for 17.38 fantasy points.

8/25 TO 8/25 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#29 Matt Thaiss (8% OWN)2.33 FP (3% ST)2.68 FP
#30 Hunter Dozier (93% OWN)2.28 FP (81% ST)3.21 FP
#31 Ian Desmond (42% OWN)2.12 FP (26% ST)2.44 FP
#32 Rowdy Tellez (7% OWN)2.1 FP (2% ST)2.7 FP
#33 Matt Beaty (6% OWN)2.08 FP (4% ST)3.2 FP
8/26 TO 9/1 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#17 Corban Joseph (1% OWN)17.5 FP (1% ST)3.01 FP
#18 Yonder Alonso (5% OWN)17.5 FP (2% ST)2.51 FP
#19 Ian Desmond (42% OWN)17.4 FP (26% ST)2.44 FP
#20 Shin-Soo Choo (88% OWN)17 FP (74% ST)3 FP
#21 Matt Carpenter (73% OWN)16.9 FP (39% ST)2.82 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.

IAN DESMONDFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019713.514.614.99.22.0
-- Per Game (29 Proj)2.40.120.510.520.320.07
8/19 to 8/25 (1 Game)2.10.090.410.460.360.07
8/26 to 9/1 (6.3 Games)17.40.793.73.72.10.46
2019 Season261145453303
-- Per Game (112 GP)2.30.120.480.470.270.03
2018 to 2019655361421358223
-- Per Game (271 GP)2.40.130.520.500.300.08