Jacob Realmuto Is a Better Value on DraftKings at $4.5K Than on FanDuel at $3.6 on 8/30

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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 8.1 FD points and is worth -$621 less than $3.6K on FD. On DK he is projected for 6.2 points and is worth +$657 more than $4.5K. 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) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#32 Brandon Dixon8.4 FD Points$2300
#33 Josh Phegley8.2 FD Points$2800
#34 Jacob Realmuto8.1 FD Points$3600
#35 Brandon Belt8.1 FD Points$3000
#36 Ji-Man Choi8 FD Points$2400
DRAFTKINGS (C) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Will Smith6.8 DK Points$5000
#2 Jacob Realmuto6.2 DK Points$4500
#3 Josh Phegley6.2 DK Points$3800
#4 Buster Posey6.1 DK Points$3100
#5 Christian Vazquez5.9 DK Points$4000

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Jacob Realmuto to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 69.44 projected fantasy points puts him ahead of Gary Sanchez making him our #1 ranked catcher. He has averaged 2.94 fantasy points in his past 251 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 2.98 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#6) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 99%, he is the #2 most highly owned catcher. He is also currently the #1 ranked catcher.

REST OF SEASON RANK (C) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#1 Jacob Realmuto (99% OWN)69 FP, 2.98 per game377 FP, 125 gp, 3.02 per game (#1)
#2 Gary Sanchez (100% OWN)64 FP, 3.01 per game232 FP, 88 gp, 2.64 per game (#4)
#3 Yadier Molina (80% OWN)63 FP, 2.59 per game338 FP, 123 gp, 2.75 per game (#2)
#4 Wilson Ramos (98% OWN)61 FP, 2.81 per game286 FP, 109 gp, 2.62 per game (#5)
#5 Buster Posey (85% OWN)60 FP, 2.28 per game262 FP, 105 gp, 2.49 per game (#10)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Jacob Realmuto is projected for 7.21 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #2 ranked catcher 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 Gary Sanchez but behind Yadier Molina the rest of the week. Week 24 is projected to be slightly better based on projected rank (#1). He is projected for 16.66 fantasy points.

8/30 TO 9/1 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Yadier Molina (80% OWN)8.3 FP (58% ST)2.59 FP
#2 Jacob Realmuto (99% OWN)7.2 FP (96% ST)2.98 FP
#3 Gary Sanchez (100% OWN)7.1 FP (91% ST)3.01 FP
#4 Will Smith (91% OWN)7 FP (84% ST)2.74 FP
#5 Wilson Ramos (98% OWN)6.6 FP (91% ST)2.81 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Jacob Realmuto (99% OWN)16.7 FP (96% ST)2.98 FP
#2 Yadier Molina (80% OWN)14.9 FP (58% ST)2.59 FP
#3 Jose Trevino (1% OWN)14.5 FP (1% ST)2.32 FP
#4 Gary Sanchez (100% OWN)14.4 FP (91% ST)3.01 FP
#5 Buster Posey (85% OWN)13.8 FP (67% ST)2.28 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.

JACOB REALMUTOFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019694.013.314.77.51.1
-- Per Game (23 Proj)3.00.170.570.630.320.05
8/26 to 9/1 (2.4 Games)7.20.421.41.60.730.11
9/2 to 9/8 (5.5 Games)16.71.03.13.51.80.27
2019 Season362206981377
-- Per Game (126 GP)2.90.160.550.640.290.06
2018 to 2019739411431557510
-- Per Game (251 GP)2.90.160.570.620.300.04