Yordan Alvarez Is a Better Value on FanDuel at $3.9K Than on DraftKings at $5.6K on 8/30

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 FanDuel than on DraftKings. He is projected for 14.3 FD points and is worth +$649 more than $3.9K on FD. On DK he is projected for 10.6 points and is worth +$414 more than $5.6K. 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) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#4 Mookie Betts15.1 FD Points$3700
#5 Starling Marte14.8 FD Points$4200
#6 Yordan Alvarez14.3 FD Points$3900
#7 George Springer13.7 FD Points$4000
#8 Bryan Reynolds13.6 FD Points$3900
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 8/30 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#4 Starling Marte11.3 DK Points$5800
#5 Nelson Cruz11.3 DK Points$5400
#6 Yordan Alvarez10.6 DK Points$5600
#7 Bryan Reynolds10.3 DK Points$5600
#8 George Springer10.3 DK Points$5100

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Yordan Alvarez to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 89.05 projected fantasy points puts him at #10 behind Rhys Hoskins and ahead of Ronald Acuna. He has averaged 4.31 fantasy points in his past 62 games, which is more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.53 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#6) is better than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 98%, he is the #20 most highly owned outfielder. Yordan Alvarez is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #53 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#8 Bryce Harper (100% OWN)91 FP, 3.24 per game532 FP, 158 gp, 3.37 per game (#5)
#9 Rhys Hoskins (99% OWN)89 FP, 3.19 per game485 FP, 152 gp, 3.19 per game (#11)
#10 Yordan Alvarez (98% OWN)89 FP, 3.53 per game485 FP, 152 gp, 3.19 per game (#11)
#11 Ronald Acuna (100% OWN)88 FP, 3.44 per game376 FP, 111 gp, 3.39 per game (#4)
#12 Nick Castellanos (98% OWN)88 FP, 3.39 per game468 FP, 157 gp, 2.98 per game (#19)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Yordan Alvarez is projected for 11.6 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #7 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 George Springer but behind Charlie Blackmon the rest of the week. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#12). He is projected for 20.61 fantasy points.

8/30 TO 9/1 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#5 Mookie Betts12.2 FP (96% ST)3.86 FP
#6 Charlie Blackmon11.8 FP (99% ST)3.54 FP
#7 Yordan Alvarez11.6 FP (94% ST)3.53 FP
#8 George Springer11.1 FP (98% ST)3.66 FP
#9 Aristides Aquino10.9 FP (89% ST)2.99 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#10 George Springer21 FP (98% ST)3.66 FP
#11 Thomas Pham21 FP (90% ST)3.15 FP
#12 Yordan Alvarez20.6 FP (94% ST)3.53 FP
#13 Max Kepler20.2 FP (90% ST)3.52 FP
#14 Trey Mancini20.1 FP (83% ST)3.31 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.

YORDAN ALVAREZFPHRRBIRBBSB
Rest of 2019895.918.516.111.10.8
-- Per Game (25 Proj)3.50.230.730.640.440.03
8/26 to 9/1 (2.9 Games)11.60.832.22.01.70.08
9/2 to 9/8 (5.6 Games)20.61.54.33.82.40.16
2019 Season267216243380
-- Per Game (62 GP)4.30.341.00.690.610.00