Mike Trout is a Great DFS Value on Fanduel ($4.6K) and DraftKings ($5.4K) for 8/28

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DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 17 FanDuel points and 12.4 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$903 more than $4.6K on FanDuel and +$1539 more than $5.4K on DraftKings. Their may be other options (see below) who are even better values, but barring a significant lineup change consider him a strong daily fantasy play. 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) 8/28 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Mike Trout17 FD Points$4600
#2 Mookie Betts16.5 FD Points$4500
#3 Nelson Cruz14.9 FD Points$4200
#4 J.D. Martinez14.5 FD Points$4700
#5 Christian Yelich14.1 FD Points$4700
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 8/28 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Mike Trout12.4 DK Points$5400
#2 Mookie Betts12.4 DK Points$5700
#3 Nelson Cruz11 DK Points$5500
#4 J.D. Martinez10.9 DK Points$5600
#5 Charlie Blackmon10.6 DK Points$5300

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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 108.19 projected fantasy points puts him at #3 behind Mookie Betts and ahead of Juan Soto. He has averaged 4.15 fantasy points in his past 265 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 4.15 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)113 FP, 3.95 per game580 FP, 145 gp, 4 per game (#2)
#2 Mookie Betts (100% OWN)109 FP, 3.86 per game594 FP, 136 gp, 4.36 per game (#1)
#3 Mike Trout (100% OWN)108 FP, 4.15 per game541 FP, 139 gp, 3.89 per game (#3)
#4 Juan Soto (100% OWN)101 FP, 3.43 per game387 FP, 115 gp, 3.37 per game (#6)
#5 George Springer (100% OWN)100 FP, 3.63 per game421 FP, 138 gp, 3.05 per game (#14)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Mike Trout is projected for 16.71 fantasy points in 4 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 Max Kepler but behind Yordan Alvarez the rest of the week. Week 24 will be better based on projected rank (#1). He is projected for 23.82 fantasy points.

8/28 TO 9/1 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#3 Charlie Blackmon19.1 FP (99% ST)3.54 FP
#4 Yordan Alvarez16.9 FP (93% ST)3.58 FP
#5 Mike Trout16.7 FP (99% ST)4.15 FP
#6 Max Kepler16.6 FP (89% ST)3.46 FP
#7 Mookie Betts16.6 FP (99% ST)3.86 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Mike Trout23.8 FP (99% ST)4.15 FP
#2 Juan Soto22.5 FP (98% ST)3.43 FP
#3 Bryce Harper22.2 FP (97% ST)3.25 FP
#4 Willie Calhoun21.9 FP (70% ST)3.09 FP
#5 Mookie Betts21.8 FP (99% ST)3.86 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 20191088.418.92018.52.7
-- Per Game (26 Proj)4.20.320.730.770.710.10
8/26 to 9/1 (3.7 Games)16.71.13.13.23.00.41
9/2 to 9/8 (5.6 Games)23.81.83.94.24.30.60
2019 Season5584310010410110
-- Per Game (126 GP)4.40.340.790.830.800.08
2018 to 201910998117820422333
-- Per Game (265 GP)4.10.310.670.770.840.12