Nolan Arenado Is a Better Value on DraftKings at $5.3K Than on FanDuel at $4.6 on 8/17

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 12.9 FD points and is worth -$211 less than $4.6K on FD. On DK he is projected for 9.5 points and is worth +$161 more than $5.3K. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (3B) 8/17 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#3 Anthony Rendon14 FD Points$4200
#4 Jose Ramirez13.9 FD Points$3800
#5 Nolan Arenado12.9 FD Points$4600
#6 Alex Bregman12.5 FD Points$4300
#7 Miguel Sano11.7 FD Points$3500
DRAFTKINGS (3B) 8/17 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#3 Jose Ramirez10.6 DK Points$4200
#4 Anthony Rendon10.4 DK Points$5000
#5 Nolan Arenado9.5 DK Points$5300
#6 Alex Bregman9.3 DK Points$4900
#7 Evan Longoria8.9 DK Points$4400

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Nolan Arenado to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 139.32 projected fantasy points puts him at #3 behind Jose Ramirez and ahead of Alex Bregman. He has averaged 3.6 fantasy points in his past 274 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 3.59 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#4) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite third baseman. He is projected to live up to these high expectations. Nolan Arenado is expected to slightly improve on this season-to-date's #4 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (3B) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#1 Anthony Rendon (100% OWN)150 FP, 3.91 per game476 FP, 134 gp, 3.55 per game (#4)
#2 Jose Ramirez (100% OWN)141 FP, 3.83 per game619 FP, 157 gp, 3.94 per game (#1)
#3 Nolan Arenado (100% OWN)139 FP, 3.59 per game555 FP, 155 gp, 3.58 per game (#3)
#4 Alex Bregman (100% OWN)137 FP, 3.78 per game592 FP, 157 gp, 3.77 per game (#2)
#5 Kris Bryant (100% OWN)127 FP, 3.32 per game306 FP, 101 gp, 3.03 per game (#9)

WEEK 21 AND 22 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Nolan Arenado is projected for 7.3 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #5 ranked third 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 Justin Turner but behind Jose Ramirez the rest of the week. Week 22 is projected to be slightly better based on projected rank (#3). He is projected for 24.26 fantasy points.

8/17 TO 8/18 RANK (3B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#3 Anthony Rendon (100% OWN)7.8 FP (99% ST)3.91 FP
#4 Jose Ramirez (100% OWN)7.6 FP (99% ST)3.83 FP
#5 Nolan Arenado (100% OWN)7.3 FP (99% ST)3.59 FP
#6 Justin Turner (97% OWN)7 FP (89% ST)3.18 FP
#7 Alex Bregman (100% OWN)6.8 FP (99% ST)3.78 FP
8/19 TO 8/25 RANK (3B)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Anthony Rendon (100% OWN)25.9 FP (99% ST)3.91 FP
#2 Alex Bregman (100% OWN)25.9 FP (99% ST)3.78 FP
#3 Nolan Arenado (100% OWN)24.3 FP (99% ST)3.59 FP
#4 Jose Ramirez (100% OWN)21 FP (99% ST)3.83 FP
#5 Kris Bryant (100% OWN)17.4 FP (99% ST)3.32 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.

NOLAN ARENADOFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 20191399.7302513.80.4
-- Per Game (39 Proj)3.60.250.770.650.350.01
8/12 to 8/18 (1.9 Games)7.30.551.71.40.780.01
8/19 to 8/25 (6.9 Games)24.31.85.14.32.40.06
2019 Season430289178441
-- Per Game (119 GP)3.60.240.760.660.370.01
2018 to 2019986652001811173
-- Per Game (274 GP)3.60.240.730.660.430.01