Michael Brantley Is a Better Value on DraftKings at $4.8K Than on FanDuel at $4 on 8/30

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 12.5 FD points and is worth $4K on FD. On DK he is projected for 9.6 points and is worth +$647 more than $4.8K. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (OF) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#11 Charlie Blackmon13.1 FD Points$4400
#12 Cody Bellinger13.1 FD Points$4600
#13 Michael Brantley12.5 FD Points$4000
#14 Ronald Acuna12.5 FD Points$4000
#15 Yasiel Puig12.4 FD Points$3400
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#10 Juan Soto9.9 DK Points$5500
#11 Max Kepler9.8 DK Points$5200
#12 Michael Brantley9.6 DK Points$4800
#13 Ronald Acuna9.5 DK Points$5500
#14 Yasiel Puig9.4 DK Points$3800

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Michael Brantley to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 82.13 projected fantasy points puts him at #17 behind Eddie Rosario and ahead of Adam Eaton. He has averaged 3.38 fantasy points in his past 268 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 3.36 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#15) 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 outfielder. He is not projected for elite value. Michael Brantley is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #8 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#15 Starling Marte (100% OWN)86 FP, 3.28 per game412 FP, 145 gp, 2.84 per game (#23)
#16 Eddie Rosario (99% OWN)84 FP, 3.38 per game412 FP, 136 gp, 3.03 per game (#15)
#17 Michael Brantley (100% OWN)82 FP, 3.36 per game455 FP, 143 gp, 3.18 per game (#12)
#18 Adam Eaton (89% OWN)81 FP, 3 per game238 FP, 93 gp, 2.55 per game (#45)
#19 Bryan Reynolds (85% OWN)80 FP, 3.08 per game238 FP, 93 gp, 2.55 per game (#45)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Michael Brantley is projected for 10.38 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #11 ranked outfielder 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 Trey Mancini but behind Max Kepler the rest of the week. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#23). He is projected for 18.44 fantasy points.

8/30 TO 9/1 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#9 Aristides Aquino10.9 FP (89% ST)2.99 FP
#10 Max Kepler10.8 FP (90% ST)3.52 FP
#11 Michael Brantley10.4 FP (98% ST)3.36 FP
#12 Trey Mancini10.3 FP (83% ST)3.31 FP
#13 Juan Soto10.2 FP (95% ST)3.46 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#21 Starling Marte18.8 FP (98% ST)3.28 FP
#22 Nick Castellanos18.6 FP (93% ST)3.39 FP
#23 Michael Brantley18.4 FP (98% ST)3.36 FP
#24 Kevin Kiermaier18.4 FP (20% ST)2.6 FP
#25 Corey Dickerson18.4 FP (36% ST)2.89 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.

MICHAEL BRANTLEYFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019823.214.615.88.11.4
-- Per Game (24 Proj)3.40.130.600.640.330.06
8/26 to 9/1 (2.9 Games)10.40.471.71.81.10.11
9/2 to 9/8 (5.4 Games)18.40.813.33.51.60.25
2019 Season450198082453
-- Per Game (125 GP)3.60.150.640.660.360.02
2018 to 2019905361551719315
-- Per Game (268 GP)3.40.130.580.640.350.06