Mike Trout Is a Better Value on DraftKings at $5.2K Than on FanDuel at $4.6 on 8/27

As you may have noticed we have transformed Scout into a data and stats driven service geared towards helping invested fans make the right decisions on a daily basis. This is our new Fantasy Scouting Report that we produce for each fantasy relevant player. We treat them like a stock and report their value in season long fantasy, the current fantasy week, and if applicable, on FanDuel and on DraftKings. We establish what is expected of the player based on fantasy ownership %, start %, and DFS Salary and see if our proprietary forecasting model projects a better or worse than expected performance. For complete recaps of the best and worst values for each market (season, weekly, daily), injury reports and team outlooks be sure to check out the new Scout.

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 12.3 FD points and is worth -$497 less than $4.6K on FD. On DK he is projected for 9.2 points and is worth $5.2K. 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) 8/27 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#12 Christian Yelich12.6 FD Points$4800
#13 Cody Bellinger12.4 FD Points$4600
#14 Mike Trout12.3 FD Points$4600
#15 Yasiel Puig12.3 FD Points$3400
#16 Victor Robles12.1 FD Points$3400
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 8/27 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#13 Yasiel Puig9.3 DK Points$4100
#14 Adam Eaton9.3 DK Points$5000
#15 Mike Trout9.2 DK Points$5200
#16 Victor Robles9 DK Points$4400
#17 Bryce Harper8.7 DK Points$5100

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Mike Trout to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 110.8 projected fantasy points puts him at #3 behind Mookie Betts and ahead of Juan Soto. He has averaged 4.14 fantasy points in his past 264 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 4.1 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#1) 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 projected to live up to these high expectations. Mike Trout is expected to come up slightly short of this season-to-date's #1 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#1 Christian Yelich (100% OWN)118 FP, 4 per game580 FP, 145 gp, 4 per game (#2)
#2 Mookie Betts (100% OWN)116 FP, 3.96 per game594 FP, 136 gp, 4.36 per game (#1)
#3 Mike Trout (100% OWN)111 FP, 4.1 per game541 FP, 139 gp, 3.89 per game (#3)
#4 Juan Soto (100% OWN)105 FP, 3.46 per game387 FP, 115 gp, 3.37 per game (#6)
#5 Charlie Blackmon (100% OWN)103 FP, 3.58 per game504 FP, 155 gp, 3.25 per game (#9)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Mike Trout is projected for 20.09 fantasy points in 5 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #5 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 Marcell Ozuna but behind Mookie Betts the rest of the week. Week 24 will be better based on projected rank (#1). He is projected for 23.72 fantasy points.

8/27 TO 9/1 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#3 Bryan Reynolds22.5 FP (78% ST)3.11 FP
#4 Mookie Betts22 FP (97% ST)3.96 FP
#5 Mike Trout20.1 FP (98% ST)4.1 FP
#6 Marcell Ozuna20 FP (95% ST)3.4 FP
#7 Max Kepler19.7 FP (92% ST)3.48 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Mike Trout23.7 FP (98% ST)4.1 FP
#2 Willie Calhoun22.8 FP (67% ST)3.12 FP
#3 Danny Santana22.1 FP (81% ST)3.02 FP
#4 Mookie Betts22.1 FP (97% ST)3.96 FP
#5 Bryce Harper22.1 FP (96% 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.

MIKE TROUTFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 20191118.519.22119.12.8
-- Per Game (27 Proj)4.10.320.710.760.710.10
8/26 to 9/1 (4.7 Games)20.11.43.53.83.60.51
9/2 to 9/8 (5.6 Games)23.71.83.94.24.30.61
2019 Season553429910310110
-- Per Game (125 GP)4.40.340.790.820.810.08
2018 to 201910948017720322333
-- Per Game (264 GP)4.10.300.670.770.840.12