Max Muncy Is a Better Value on DraftKings at $5.3K Than on FanDuel at $4 on 8/26

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 10.9 FD points and is worth -$318 less than $4K on FD. On DK he is projected for 8.2 points and is worth +$250 more than $5.3K. 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) 8/26 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#3 Whit Merrifield11.8 FD Points$3000
#4 Ryan McMahon11 FD Points$3600
#5 Max Muncy10.9 FD Points$4000
#6 Keston Hiura10.6 FD Points$3600
#7 Ketel Marte9.8 FD Points$4100
DRAFTKINGS (1B) 8/26 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Cody Bellinger9.4 DK Points$5700
#2 Rhys Hoskins8.3 DK Points$4500
#3 Max Muncy8.2 DK Points$5300
#4 Paul Goldschmidt8.1 DK Points$4500
#5 Josh Bell8 DK Points$4900

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Max Muncy to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 88.54 projected fantasy points puts him at #12 behind Khris Davis and ahead of Matt Olson. He has averaged 3.14 fantasy points in his past 262 games, which is slightly less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.32 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#10) is better than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite first baseman. He is not projected for elite value. Max Muncy is expected to come up slightly short of this season-to-date's #9 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (1B/DH) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#10 Jose Abreu (100% OWN)92 FP, 3.27 per game376 FP, 128 gp, 2.93 per game (#13)
#11 Khris Davis (82% OWN)90 FP, 2.94 per game520 FP, 150 gp, 3.46 per game (#2)
#12 Max Muncy (100% OWN)89 FP, 3.32 per game394 FP, 136 gp, 2.9 per game (#14)
#13 Matt Olson (86% OWN)87 FP, 3.08 per game428 FP, 159 gp, 2.69 per game (#23)
#14 Yulieski Gurriel (99% OWN)87 FP, 3.4 per game380 FP, 136 gp, 2.8 per game (#20)

START MAX MUNCY IN WEEK 23... AHEAD OF KHRIS DAVIS

Max Muncy is projected for 20.98 fantasy points in 6 games which is good enough to be the #5 ranked first 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 ranked above Khris Davis but behind Freddie Freeman. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#14). He is projected for 18.12 fantasy points.

8/26 TO 9/1 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#3 Nelson Cruz (98% OWN)23.1 FP (77% ST)3.97 FP
#4 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)23 FP (100% ST)3.42 FP
#5 Max Muncy (100% OWN)21 FP (98% ST)3.32 FP
#6 Khris Davis (82% OWN)20.3 FP (43% ST)2.94 FP
#7 Matt Olson (86% OWN)20.2 FP (74% ST)3.08 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#12 Eric Hosmer (94% OWN)18.4 FP (80% ST)2.68 FP
#13 Josh Bell (99% OWN)18.3 FP (95% ST)3.42 FP
#14 Max Muncy (100% OWN)18.1 FP (98% ST)3.32 FP
#15 Giancarlo Stanton (94% OWN)18.1 FP (3% ST)3.07 FP
#16 Joey Votto (84% OWN)17.3 FP (25% ST)2.68 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 MUNCYFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019896.717.318.016.10.9
-- Per Game (27 Proj)3.30.250.650.670.600.03
8/26 to 9/1 (6.4 Games)21.01.64.14.24.00.20
9/2 to 9/8 (5.2 Games)18.11.33.43.83.30.18
2019 Season427338887794
-- Per Game (126 GP)3.40.260.700.690.630.03
2018 to 2019822671651601587
-- Per Game (262 GP)3.10.260.630.610.600.03