Jose Altuve Is a Better Value on DraftKings at $5.1K Than on FanDuel at $4.2 on 8/30

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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 DraftKings than on FanDuel. He is projected for 12.6 FD points and is worth +$382 more than $4.2K on FD. On DK he is projected for 9.6 points and is worth +$534 more than $5.1K. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (2B) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Michael Chavis13.4 FD Points$2500
#2 Jose Altuve12.6 FD Points$4200
#3 Whit Merrifield11.5 FD Points$3200
#4 Ryan McMahon11.1 FD Points$3500
#5 Hanser Alberto10.7 FD Points$2800
DRAFTKINGS (2B) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Jose Altuve9.6 DK Points$5100
#2 Jonathan Villar9.4 DK Points$5000
#3 Whit Merrifield8.8 DK Points$4500
#4 Hanser Alberto8.4 DK Points$4000
#5 Ryan McMahon8.2 DK Points$4600

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Jose Altuve to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 100.05 projected fantasy points puts him ahead of DJ LeMahieu making him our #1 ranked second baseman. He has averaged 3.33 fantasy points in his past 236 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.82 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite second baseman. He is projected to live up to these high expectations. Jose Altuve is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #8 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (2B) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#1 Jose Altuve (100% OWN)100 FP, 3.82 per game412 FP, 137 gp, 3 per game (#4)
#2 DJ LeMahieu (99% OWN)83 FP, 3.41 per game383 FP, 127 gp, 3.02 per game (#3)
#3 Asdrubal Cabrera (56% OWN)82 FP, 2.94 per game378 FP, 147 gp, 2.57 per game (#11)
#4 Javier Baez (100% OWN)81 FP, 3.08 per game508 FP, 158 gp, 3.21 per game (#1)
#5 Whit Merrifield (100% OWN)80 FP, 3.19 per game446 FP, 158 gp, 2.82 per game (#7)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Jose Altuve is projected for 10.22 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #1 ranked second 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 the highest ranked second baseman the rest of the week, ahead of Whit Merrifield. His projected rank in Week 24 is the same as it is in Week 23. He is projected for 21.23 fantasy points.

8/30 TO 9/1 RANK (2B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Jose Altuve (100% OWN)10.2 FP (99% ST)3.82 FP
#2 Whit Merrifield (100% OWN)10.2 FP (98% ST)3.19 FP
#3 Jonathan Villar (97% OWN)9.7 FP (84% ST)2.85 FP
#4 Daniel Murphy (92% OWN)9 FP (78% ST)2.92 FP
#5 Nick Senzel (77% OWN)8.7 FP (54% ST)2.56 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (2B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Jose Altuve (100% OWN)21.2 FP (99% ST)3.82 FP
#2 Asdrubal Cabrera (56% OWN)19 FP (39% ST)2.94 FP
#3 DJ LeMahieu (99% OWN)18.7 FP (95% ST)3.41 FP
#4 Whit Merrifield (100% OWN)18.2 FP (98% ST)3.19 FP
#5 Luis Arraez (54% OWN)17.8 FP (42% ST)2.87 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.

JOSE ALTUVEFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 20191005.716.1219.12.4
-- Per Game (26 Proj)3.80.220.610.790.350.09
8/26 to 9/1 (3 Games)10.20.561.52.01.20.27
9/2 to 9/8 (5.8 Games)21.21.33.44.41.90.52
2019 Season374256177365
-- Per Game (99 GP)3.80.250.620.780.360.05
2018 to 2019785381221619122
-- Per Game (236 GP)3.30.160.520.680.390.09