6 DFS Hitters Whose FanDuel Prices Rose the Most in 2015
One of the biggest differences between Daily Fantasy Baseball and traditional leagues is that a player’s price tag (what it costs to acquire him for your team) changes frequently in Daily play. Once you draft a player in traditional yearly leagues, you’re stuck with him at that price, no matter how good or bad he plays. You can cut him or you can trade him, but he still cost you whatever you spent to draft him.
Since Daily Fantasy Baseball players are changing all the time, I thought it would be interesting to see the greatest price changes in DFS play on FanDuel through the halfway point.
We’re only going to go off of hitters, since pitchers make much bigger changes in price. We might do pitchers next week. If you’re nice.
6 Non-Rookie DFS Hitters with Biggest Price Increases in 2015
Thanks to the people at RotoGuru1.com for handling these stats and price changes on FanDuel. We’re purposely excluding rookies because their prices all generally started at the bottom until they got the call. We listed the top five rookies at the bottom, though.
Nolan Arenado, 3B, Colorado -- $1,600 increase
TO give you an idea of how big the 24-year-old’s breakout year has been, he has 24 home runs this season – and CBSSports.com projected him to hit 26 homers for the season.
Adam Lind, 1B, Milwaukee -- $1,300 increase
Expected to take a small step back moving to the National League and losing DH opportunities he had in Toronto, Lind has been fantastic. He’s on pace for his second 100-RBI season, in his 10th year in the majors.
Charlie Blackmon, OF, Colorado -- $1,200 increase
Understandably, we were all reticent looking at Blackmon’s sophomore year after such a big season in 2014. But in his second year as a starter, Blackmon is on pace to top all of his numbers from last year.
David Peralta, OF, Arizona -- $1,200 increase
The left-handed left-fielder is in his breakout 27-year-old season, and he’s not disappointing, with 33 runs scored in 77 games.
Manny Machado, 3B, Baltimore -- $1,000 increase
Coming back from injury is always a tricky proposition, but the young slugger (just 23 years old) is ready to do battle in the 2015 Home Run Derby after a huge first half.
Cesar Hernandez, 2B, Philadelphia -- $1,000 increase
The second-year middle infielder is probably going to keep the starting job at second base – even after Chase Utley comes back from the 15-day disabled list.
Top 5 Rookies with DFS Price Increases in 2015
- Carlos Correa, SS, Houston -- $1,900 increase
- Maikel Franco, 3B, Philadelphia -- $1,300 increase
- Yasmany Tomas, OF, Arizona -- $1,300 increase
- Billy Burns, OF, Oakland -- $900 increase
- Matt Duffy, 3B, San Francisco -- $900 increase
Hopefully, you were able to use some of these players on their way up the salary scale in your Daily Fantasy Baseball games this season.
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