Manny Machado Is a Better Value on DraftKings at $3.9K Than on FanDuel at $3.4 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 9.3 FD points and is worth -$173 less than $3.4K on FD. On DK he is projected for 7.2 points and is worth +$447 more than $3.9K. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (3B) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#15 Rio Ruiz9.8 FD Points$2000
#16 Josh Donaldson9.8 FD Points$3400
#17 Manny Machado9.3 FD Points$3400
#18 Yoan Moncada9.3 FD Points$3000
#19 Evan Longoria8.9 FD Points$3100
DRAFTKINGS (3B) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#13 Rio Ruiz7.5 DK Points$3100
#14 Josh Donaldson7.4 DK Points$4500
#15 Manny Machado7.2 DK Points$3900
#16 J.D. Davis7.1 DK Points$3900
#17 Yoan Moncada7 DK Points$4900

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Manny Machado to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 80.95 projected fantasy points puts him at #8 behind Tim Anderson and ahead of Paul DeJong. He has averaged 3.21 fantasy points in his past 290 games, which is slightly more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.93 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#16) 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 shortstop. He is not projected for elite value. Manny Machado is expected to come up slightly short of this season-to-date's #6 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SS) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#6 Marcus Semien (97% OWN)83 FP, 3.26 per game406 FP, 157 gp, 2.59 per game (#14)
#7 Tim Anderson (87% OWN)82 FP, 3.01 per game338 FP, 153 gp, 2.21 per game (#21)
#8 Manny Machado (100% OWN)81 FP, 2.93 per game552 FP, 161 gp, 3.43 per game (#2)
#9 Paul DeJong (93% OWN)79 FP, 2.95 per game312 FP, 114 gp, 2.74 per game (#10)
#10 Jean Segura (94% OWN)78 FP, 2.72 per game410 FP, 144 gp, 2.85 per game (#8)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Manny Machado is projected for 7.93 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of the week in week 23 which ranks him as the #16 projected shortstop for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. 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 Corey Seager but behind Andrelton Simmons the rest of the week. Week 24 will be better based on projected rank (#11). He is projected for 17.73 fantasy points.

8/30 TO 9/1 RANK (SS)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#14 Jurickson Profar (50% OWN)8.1 FP (31% ST)2.97 FP
#15 Andrelton Simmons (38% OWN)8 FP (12% ST)2.7 FP
#16 Manny Machado (100% OWN)7.9 FP (96% ST)2.93 FP
#17 Corey Seager (94% OWN)7.7 FP (79% ST)2.77 FP
#18 Jean Segura (94% OWN)7.7 FP (73% ST)2.72 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (SS)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#9 Tim Anderson (87% OWN)18.3 FP (71% ST)3.01 FP
#10 Marcus Semien (97% OWN)17.9 FP (88% ST)3.26 FP
#11 Manny Machado (100% OWN)17.7 FP (96% ST)2.93 FP
#12 Trevor Story (100% OWN)17.5 FP (99% ST)3.45 FP
#13 Josh VanMeter (37% OWN)16.8 FP (30% ST)2.72 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.

MANNY MACHADOFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019815.416.113.910.41.4
-- Per Game (28 Proj)2.90.200.580.500.380.05
8/26 to 9/1 (2.9 Games)7.90.581.41.30.960.14
9/2 to 9/8 (5.7 Games)17.71.03.43.32.20.25
2019 Season377277470505
-- Per Game (129 GP)2.90.210.570.540.390.04
2018 to 20199306418115412017
-- Per Game (290 GP)3.20.220.620.530.410.06