Max Fried Is a Better Value on DraftKings at $7.5K Than on FanDuel at $8.8 on 8/30

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 31.7 FD points and is worth +$193 more than $8.8K on FD. On DK he is projected for 16.8 points and is worth +$2260 more than $7.5K. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (P) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#6 Kyle Gibson32.7 FD Points$8400
#7 Jose Quintana32.1 FD Points$9400
#8 Max Fried31.7 FD Points$8800
#9 Dinelson Lamet30.9 FD Points$8200
#10 Wade Miley30.8 FD Points$9000
DRAFTKINGS (SP) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#7 Dinelson Lamet17.4 DK Points$10700
#8 Wade Miley16.9 DK Points$10000
#9 Max Fried16.8 DK Points$7500
#10 Tony Gonsolin16.4 DK Points$7900
#11 Anibal Sanchez16.3 DK Points$8800

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

You can expect Max Fried to be a good bench player who will start in certain weeks the rest of the season. His 4.22 projected fantasy points puts him at #81 behind Steven Matz and ahead of Josh James. He has averaged 1.05 fantasy points in his past 44 games, which is more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 0.74 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#92) 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 94%, he is the #40 most highly owned starting pitcher. Max Fried is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #34 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#79 Zach Plesac (78% OWN)4.3 FP, 0.76 per game34 FP, 31 gp, 1.1 per game (#58)
#80 Steven Matz (77% OWN)4.3 FP, 0.76 per game34 FP, 31 gp, 1.1 per game (#58)
#81 Max Fried (94% OWN)4.2 FP, 0.74 per game34 FP, 31 gp, 1.1 per game (#58)
#82 Josh James (13% OWN)4.1 FP, 1.38 per game21 FP, 6 gp, 3.54 per game (#24)
#83 Eduardo Rodriguez (96% OWN)3.9 FP, 0.83 per game66 FP, 27 gp, 2.46 per game (#38)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Max Fried is projected for 1.69 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #27 ranked starting pitcher 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 Zack Wheeler but behind Marco Gonzales the rest of the week. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#135). He is projected for -0.92 fantasy points.

8/30 TO 9/1 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#25 Dinelson Lamet (70% OWN)1.8 FP (37% ST)1.76 FP
#26 Marco Gonzales (84% OWN)1.75 FP (53% ST)0.45 FP
#27 Max Fried (94% OWN)1.69 FP (65% ST)0.74 FP
#28 Zack Wheeler (95% OWN)1.66 FP (58% ST)2.19 FP
#29 John Means (44% OWN)1.52 FP (19% ST)1.11 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#133 Steven Brault (12% OWN)-0.89 FP (7% ST)-0.02 FP
#134 Reynaldo Lopez (51% OWN)-0.91 FP (21% ST)0.77 FP
#135 Max Fried (94% OWN)-0.92 FP (65% ST)0.74 FP
#136 Dallas Keuchel (95% OWN)-0.95 FP (73% ST)0.67 FP
#137 Gregory Soto (0% OWN)-1.02 FP-2.67 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.

MAX FRIEDFPWINLOSSIPKBB
Rest of 20194.22.21.830319.5
-- Per Game (6 Proj)0.740.380.315.35.51.7
8/26 to 9/1 (2 Games)1.70.400.275.26.21.3
9/2 to 9/8 (2 Games)-0.920.350.325.15.32.0
2019 Season6014413613941
-- Per Game (30 GP)2.00.470.134.54.61.4
2018 to 201946.315816918361
-- Per Game (44 GP)1.10.340.183.84.21.4