Ryan McMahon is a Great DFS Value on Fanduel ($3.5K) and DraftKings ($4.6K) for 8/30

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 11.1 FanDuel points and 8.2 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$538 more than $3.5K on FanDuel and +$211 more than $4.6K 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 (2B) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#2 Jose Altuve12.6 FD Points$4200
#3 Whit Merrifield11.5 FD Points$3200
#4 Ryan McMahon11.1 FD Points$3500
#5 Hanser Alberto10.7 FD Points$2800
#6 Luis Arraez10.6 FD Points$2800
DRAFTKINGS (2B) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#3 Whit Merrifield8.8 DK Points$4500
#4 Hanser Alberto8.4 DK Points$4000
#5 Ryan McMahon8.2 DK Points$4600
#6 Kevin Newman8.2 DK Points$5200
#7 DJ LeMahieu8.1 DK Points$5300

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

You can expect Ryan McMahon to be a good bench player who will start in certain weeks the rest of the season. His 63.28 projected fantasy points puts him at #32 behind Brandon Dixon and ahead of Ji-Man Choi. He has averaged 1.91 fantasy points in his past 202 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.51 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#45) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 78%, he is the #22 most highly owned first baseman. Ryan McMahon is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #24 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (1B/DH) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#30 Luke Voit (88% OWN)64 FP, 3.16 per game158 FP, 47 gp, 3.37 per game (#3)
#31 Brandon Dixon (7% OWN)64 FP, 2.3 per game50 FP, 61 gp, 0.81 per game (#53)
#32 Ryan McMahon (78% OWN)63 FP, 2.51 per game91 FP, 87 gp, 1.05 per game (#52)
#33 Ji-Man Choi (9% OWN)63 FP, 2.73 per game154 FP, 61 gp, 2.53 per game (#30)
#34 C.J. Cron (50% OWN)63 FP, 2.82 per game372 FP, 140 gp, 2.66 per game (#25)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Ryan McMahon is projected for 8.52 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of the week in week 23 which ranks him as the #16 projected first baseman for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. 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 Shin-Soo Choo but behind Matt Beaty the rest of the week. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#39). He is projected for 12.81 fantasy points.

8/30 TO 9/1 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#14 Yulieski Gurriel (99% OWN)8.8 FP (95% ST)3.58 FP
#15 Matt Beaty (6% OWN)8.8 FP (4% ST)3.04 FP
#16 Ryan McMahon (78% OWN)8.5 FP (66% ST)2.51 FP
#17 Shin-Soo Choo (88% OWN)8.5 FP (75% ST)2.94 FP
#18 Matt Olson (87% OWN)8.4 FP (76% ST)2.96 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#37 Ryan O'Hearn (11% OWN)13.2 FP (4% ST)2.46 FP
#38 Brandon Belt (28% OWN)13.1 FP (18% ST)2.41 FP
#39 Ryan McMahon (78% OWN)12.8 FP (66% ST)2.51 FP
#40 Matt Skole (0% OWN)12.8 FP2.42 FP
#41 Ian Desmond (41% OWN)12.6 FP (28% ST)2.45 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.

RYAN MCMAHONFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019634.014.412.59.90.9
-- Per Game (25 Proj)2.50.160.570.500.390.04
8/26 to 9/1 (2.9 Games)8.50.502.01.71.10.11
9/2 to 9/8 (5.6 Games)12.80.862.92.52.10.19
2019 Season294187159495
-- Per Game (115 GP)2.60.160.620.510.430.04
2018 to 2019386238976676
-- Per Game (202 GP)1.90.110.440.380.330.03