Yordan Alvarez Is a Better Value on FanDuel at $4.1K Than on DraftKings at $5.7K on 9/1

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is a better value on FanDuel than on DraftKings based on position specific points per dollar calculations. He is projected for 13.4 FD points and is worth +$334 more than $4.1K on FD. On DK he is projected for 10 points and is worth +$176 more than $5.7K. 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) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#6 Nelson Cruz14.7 FD Points$4000
#7 Mookie Betts13.8 FD Points$3800
#8 Yordan Alvarez13.4 FD Points$4100
#9 George Springer13.1 FD Points$4200
#10 Khris Davis12.9 FD Points$2900
DRAFTKINGS (OF) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#4 Christian Yelich11.2 DK Points$5300
#5 Nelson Cruz10.9 DK Points$5600
#6 Yordan Alvarez10 DK Points$5700
#7 George Springer9.8 DK Points$5400
#8 Khris Davis9.5 DK Points$3600

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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 82.86 projected fantasy points puts him at #12 behind Nick Castellanos and ahead of Ronald Acuna. He has averaged 4.23 fantasy points in his past 64 games, which is more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.55 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
#10 Charlie Blackmon (100% OWN)84 FP, 3.51 per game504 FP, 155 gp, 3.25 per game (#10)
#11 Nick Castellanos (99% OWN)83 FP, 3.44 per game468 FP, 157 gp, 2.98 per game (#22)
#12 Yordan Alvarez (98% OWN)83 FP, 3.55 per game468 FP, 157 gp, 2.98 per game (#22)
#13 Ronald Acuna (100% OWN)81 FP, 3.42 per game376 FP, 111 gp, 3.39 per game (#5)
#14 Max Kepler (99% OWN)81 FP, 3.48 per game388 FP, 156 gp, 2.49 per game (#56)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Yordan Alvarez is projected for 3.88 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #12 ranked outfielder and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a slightly better than average game with more fantasy points than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Derek Dietrich but behind Mookie Betts the rest of the week. Week 24 is projected to be slightly better based on projected rank (#11). He is projected for 21.03 fantasy points.

9/1 TO 9/1 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#10 Harrison Bader4.06 FP (8% ST)2.58 FP
#11 Mookie Betts4 FP (99% ST)3.85 FP
#12 Yordan Alvarez3.88 FP (94% ST)3.55 FP
#13 Derek Dietrich3.86 FP (7% ST)2.89 FP
#14 George Springer3.77 FP (98% ST)3.73 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#9 Marcell Ozuna21.7 FP (94% ST)3.34 FP
#10 Austin Meadows21.1 FP (89% ST)3.2 FP
#11 Yordan Alvarez21 FP (94% ST)3.55 FP
#12 Thomas Pham20.9 FP (90% ST)3.16 FP
#13 Max Kepler20.8 FP (92% ST)3.48 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 2019835.417.115.210.30.8
-- Per Game (23 Proj)3.60.230.730.650.440.03
8/26 to 9/1 (1 Game)3.90.280.720.640.650.03
9/2 to 9/8 (5.6 Games)21.01.54.43.92.50.16
2019 Season270216245400
-- Per Game (64 GP)4.20.330.970.700.620.00