Michael Thomas Is a Better Value on FanDuel at $8.5K Than on DraftKings at $8K

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 18.3 FD points and is worth +$2548 more than $8.5K on FD. On DK he is projected for 24.9 points and is worth +$2348 more than $8K. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL WEEK (WR) 9 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Michael Thomas18.3 FD Points$8500
#2 DeAndre Hopkins17.9 FD Points$8200
#3 Stefon Diggs16.3 FD Points$7400
#4 Cooper Kupp15.8 FD Points$7700
#5 Julio Jones15.8 FD Points$7800
DRAFTKINGS WEEK (WR) 9 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#1 Michael Thomas24.9 DK Points$8000
#2 DeAndre Hopkins23.5 DK Points$8100
#3 Julio Jones21.1 DK Points$7700
#4 Stefon Diggs20.8 DK Points$8000
#5 Chris Godwin20.4 DK Points$7100

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Michael Thomas to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 127 projected fantasy points puts him at #2 behind Chris Godwin and ahead of Mike Evans. He has averaged 12.38 fantasy points in his past 23 games, which is less than our projected per game average. His projected per game average is 14.1 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#1) is better than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly more valuable in PPR leagues where he is the #1 ranked wide receiver. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite wide receiver. He is projected to live up to these high expectations. He is also currently the #2 ranked wide receiver.

REST OF SEASON WR RANKPROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#1 Chris Godwin (100% OWN)138 FP, 13.8 per game126 FP, 16 gp, 7.9 per game (#34)
#2 Michael Thomas (100% OWN)127 FP, 14.1 per game191 FP, 16 gp, 11.9 per game (#8)
#3 Mike Evans (100% OWN)112 FP, 11.2 per game204 FP, 16 gp, 12.8 per game (#6)
#4 Julio Jones (100% OWN)107 FP, 11.9 per game213 FP, 16 gp, 13.3 per game (#4)
#5 Tyreek Hill (100% OWN)106 FP, 11.8 per game241 FP, 16 gp, 15.1 per game (#1)

MICHAEL THOMAS WEEK 8 FANTASY PROJECTION AND RANK

Michael Thomas is projected for 13.8 fantasy points which is good enough to be the #2 ranked wide receiver and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a slightly below average week with fewer fantasy points than he is projected to average the rest of the season. He is ranked above Stefon Diggs but behind DeAndre Hopkins. This is a typical week based on his weekly ranking being the same as his rest of season ranking. His rank is slightly better in PPR leagues (#1 WR).

WEEK 8 WR RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 DeAndre Hopkins (100% OWN)14.2 FP (100% ST)11 FP
#2 Michael Thomas (100% OWN)13.8 FP (100% ST)14.1 FP
#3 Stefon Diggs (100% OWN)13.4 FP (97% ST)11.1 FP
#4 Cooper Kupp (100% OWN)12.7 FP (100% ST)10.7 FP
#5 Chris Godwin (100% OWN)12.6 FP (77% ST)13.8 FP

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and current week. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

MICHAEL THOMASFPPPRTARRECYDTDRUSHYD
Rest of 201912721010382.89794.90.0
-- Per Game (9 Proj)14.123.311.49.21090.550.00
Week 8 vs ARI13.822.811.09.01050.560.00
2019 Season94156786276330
-- Per Game (7 GP)13.522.311.18.91090.430.00
2018 to 20192854722251872168120
-- Per Game (23 GP)12.420.59.88.194.30.520.00