SCOUT ANALYST JOHN BOLLMAN'S TAKE
James wasn’t very consistent last season and finished 2019 with a 4.70 ERA but did have 100 Ks in 61.1 IP. Following the losses of Gerrit Cole and Wade Miley, James will compete for a spot in the rotation this season. James will have to limit the earned runs, but at 14.7 Ks/9 with a very good fastball, he could be a steal in fantasy this season.
DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK
Draft Josh James as a weekly fantasy starter in 2019-2020. His 60.17 projected fantasy points puts him at #49 behind Madison Bumgarner and ahead of Mike Foltynewicz. He has averaged 0.63 fantasy points in his past 49 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.33 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#41) is better than his rank based on total fantasy points. Josh James is expected to improve on last season's #57 fantasy position rank.
JOSH JAMES WEEK 2 FANTASY PROJECTION AND RANK
Josh James is projected for 2.4 fantasy points in week 1 which ranks him a the #39 projected starting pitcher for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. This week's rank is better than his rest of season rank. Josh James is not expected to be active the rest of week 1.
FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS
The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and next week. Below the projection are actual stats from last season.