Max Muncy is Projected to Be the #13 First Baseman-DH...Behind Khris Davis and Ahead of Matt Olson the Rest of the Season

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Max Muncy to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 85.53 projected fantasy points puts him at #13 behind Khris Davis and ahead of Matt Olson. He has averaged 3.13 fantasy points in his past 263 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 short of this season-to-date's #9 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (1B/DH) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#11 Yulieski Gurriel (99% OWN)87 FP, 3.4 per game380 FP, 136 gp, 2.8 per game (#20)
#12 Khris Davis (82% OWN)87 FP, 2.95 per game520 FP, 150 gp, 3.46 per game (#2)
#13 Max Muncy (100% OWN)86 FP, 3.32 per game394 FP, 136 gp, 2.9 per game (#14)
#14 Matt Olson (87% OWN)85 FP, 3.09 per game428 FP, 159 gp, 2.69 per game (#23)
#15 Eric Hosmer (95% OWN)83 FP, 2.67 per game381 FP, 157 gp, 2.43 per game (#35)

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START MAX MUNCY IN WEEK 23... AHEAD OF PETE ALONSO

Max Muncy is projected for 18.32 fantasy points in 6 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #6 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 Pete Alonso but behind J.D. Martinez the rest of the week. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#13). He is projected for 18.14 fantasy points.

8/27 TO 9/1 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#4 Carlos Santana (100% OWN)20.6 FP (96% ST)3.6 FP
#5 J.D. Martinez (100% OWN)20.4 FP (96% ST)3.76 FP
#6 Max Muncy (100% OWN)18.3 FP (98% ST)3.32 FP
#7 Pete Alonso (100% OWN)18.2 FP (95% ST)3.29 FP
#8 Khris Davis (82% OWN)18 FP (48% ST)2.95 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#11 Freddie Freeman (100% OWN)18.7 FP (100% ST)3.36 FP
#12 Josh Bell (100% OWN)18.3 FP (94% ST)3.47 FP
#13 Max Muncy (100% OWN)18.1 FP (98% ST)3.32 FP
#14 Matt Carpenter (73% OWN)18 FP (46% ST)2.83 FP
#15 Khris Davis (82% OWN)17.4 FP (48% ST)2.95 FP

Max Muncy Is a Better Value on FanDuel at $4.1K Than on DraftKings at $5.1K on 8/27

He is a better value on FanDuel than on DraftKings based on position specific points per dollar calculations. He is projected for 11.6 FD points and is worth +$169 more than $4.1K on FD. On DK he is projected for 8.5 points and is worth $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) 8/27 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Gleyber Torres13.5 FD Points$4300
#2 Max Muncy11.6 FD Points$4100
#3 Corban Joseph10.9 FD Points$2200
#4 Ryan McMahon10.8 FD Points$3600
#5 Jurickson Profar10.7 FD Points$2600
DRAFTKINGS (1B) 8/27 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#7 Pete Alonso9 DK Points$4900
#8 Matt Olson8.9 DK Points$4800
#9 Max Muncy8.5 DK Points$5100
#10 Jose Abreu8.4 DK Points$4300
#11 Paul Goldschmidt8.3 DK Points$4800

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 2019866.416.617.516.10.8
-- Per Game (26 Proj)3.30.250.640.680.620.03
8/26 to 9/1 (5.5 Games)18.31.43.53.73.60.19
9/2 to 9/8 (5.2 Games)18.11.33.43.83.40.18
2019 Season429338888804
-- Per Game (127 GP)3.40.260.690.690.630.03
2018 to 2019824671651611597
-- Per Game (263 GP)3.10.250.630.610.600.03