Michael Brantley Is a Better Value on DraftKings at $4.9K Than on FanDuel at $4 on 9/1

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 11.7 FD points and is worth -$129 less than $4K on FD. On DK he is projected for 8.9 points and is worth +$329 more than $4.9K. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (OF) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#16 Bryce Harper11.8 FD Points$4200
#17 Ronald Acuna11.7 FD Points$4000
#18 Michael Brantley11.7 FD Points$4000
#19 Ian Desmond11.6 FD Points$3600
#20 Marcell Ozuna11.5 FD Points$3800
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#9 Max Kepler9.4 DK Points$5100
#10 Mallex Smith9.3 DK Points$4400
#11 Michael Brantley8.9 DK Points$4900
#12 Eddie Rosario8.6 DK Points$4500
#13 Ian Desmond8.6 DK Points$4500

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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 76.74 projected fantasy points puts him at #16 behind Starling Marte and ahead of Adam Eaton. He has averaged 3.36 fantasy points in his past 270 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 3.39 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
#14 Max Kepler (99% OWN)81 FP, 3.48 per game388 FP, 156 gp, 2.49 per game (#56)
#15 Starling Marte (100% OWN)77 FP, 3.19 per game412 FP, 145 gp, 2.84 per game (#27)
#16 Michael Brantley (100% OWN)77 FP, 3.39 per game455 FP, 143 gp, 3.18 per game (#13)
#17 Adam Eaton (89% OWN)76 FP, 2.99 per game238 FP, 93 gp, 2.55 per game (#50)
#18 Eddie Rosario (99% OWN)76 FP, 3.26 per game412 FP, 136 gp, 3.03 per game (#18)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Michael Brantley is projected for 3.5 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week in week 23 which ranks him as the #17 projected outfielder for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. His projected fantasy production is the same as his rest of season per game projection. He is ranked above Mike Trout but behind Khris Davis the rest of the week. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#21). He is projected for 19.03 fantasy points.

9/1 TO 9/1 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#15 Max Kepler3.76 FP (92% ST)3.48 FP
#16 Khris Davis3.51 FP (40% ST)2.93 FP
#17 Michael Brantley3.5 FP (96% ST)3.39 FP
#18 Mike Trout3.49 FP (99% ST)4.17 FP
#19 Michael Conforto3.44 FP (87% ST)3.4 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#19 Nick Castellanos19.2 FP (94% ST)3.44 FP
#20 Corey Dickerson19.1 FP (41% ST)2.93 FP
#21 Michael Brantley19 FP (96% ST)3.39 FP
#22 Starling Marte19 FP (98% ST)3.19 FP
#23 Eddie Rosario19 FP (83% ST)3.26 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 2019772.913.614.77.51.3
-- Per Game (23 Proj)3.40.130.600.650.330.06
8/26 to 9/1 (1 Game)3.50.160.560.570.410.04
9/2 to 9/8 (5.5 Games)19.00.813.43.61.70.26
2019 Season452198082453
-- Per Game (127 GP)3.60.150.630.650.350.02
2018 to 2019907361551719315
-- Per Game (270 GP)3.40.130.570.630.340.06