Ryan McMahon is a Great DFS Value on Fanduel ($3.6K) and DraftKings ($4.7K) for 8/31

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is projected for 10.8 FanDuel points and 8.1 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar he is worth +$284 more than $3.6K on FanDuel and +$59 more than $4.7K 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) 8/31 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#2 Jose Altuve11.7 FD Points$4300
#3 Whit Merrifield11.5 FD Points$3400
#4 Ryan McMahon10.8 FD Points$3600
#5 Gleyber Torres10.6 FD Points$4100
#6 Hanser Alberto10.3 FD Points$2900
DRAFTKINGS (2B) 8/31 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#2 Whit Merrifield8.8 DK Points$4600
#3 Kevin Newman8.6 DK Points$5500
#4 Ryan McMahon8.1 DK Points$4700
#5 Hanser Alberto8 DK Points$4000
#6 Josh VanMeter7.8 DK Points$3900

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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 60.53 projected fantasy points puts him at #32 behind C.J. Cron and ahead of Mark Trumbo. He has averaged 1.91 fantasy points in his past 203 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.5 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#47) 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)62 FP, 3.16 per game158 FP, 47 gp, 3.37 per game (#3)
#31 C.J. Cron (51% OWN)62 FP, 2.86 per game372 FP, 140 gp, 2.66 per game (#25)
#32 Ryan McMahon (78% OWN)61 FP, 2.5 per game91 FP, 87 gp, 1.05 per game (#52)
#33 Mark Trumbo (3% OWN)60 FP, 2.4 per game216 FP, 90 gp, 2.41 per game (#36)
#34 Ji-Man Choi (9% OWN)60 FP, 2.68 per game154 FP, 61 gp, 2.53 per game (#30)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Ryan McMahon is projected for 5.7 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week in week 23 which ranks him as the #20 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 Eric Hosmer but behind Matt Beaty the rest of the week. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#38). He is projected for 12.8 fantasy points.

8/31 TO 9/1 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#18 Ian Desmond (41% OWN)5.9 FP (27% ST)2.5 FP
#19 Matt Beaty (6% OWN)5.8 FP (4% ST)3.04 FP
#20 Ryan McMahon (78% OWN)5.7 FP (65% ST)2.5 FP
#21 Eric Hosmer (94% OWN)5.5 FP (80% ST)2.74 FP
#22 Ryan O'Hearn (11% OWN)5.3 FP (4% ST)2.44 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (1B/DH)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#36 Ryan O'Hearn (11% OWN)13.2 FP (4% ST)2.44 FP
#37 Rowdy Tellez (7% OWN)13.1 FP (2% ST)2.66 FP
#38 Ryan McMahon (78% OWN)12.8 FP (65% ST)2.5 FP
#39 Ian Desmond (41% OWN)12.8 FP (27% ST)2.5 FP
#40 Matt Skole (0% OWN)12.7 FP2.42 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 2019613.713.811.99.50.9
-- Per Game (24 Proj)2.50.150.570.490.390.04
8/26 to 9/1 (1.9 Games)5.70.321.31.20.760.07
9/2 to 9/8 (5.6 Games)12.80.832.92.52.10.19
2019 Season296187259495
-- Per Game (116 GP)2.60.160.620.510.420.04
2018 to 2019387239076676
-- Per Game (203 GP)1.90.110.440.370.330.03