Owners Expect Keller to Be the #89 SP, Scouting Report Confirms His Value


Ranking by ownership percentage (51%), Brad Keller is expected to be the #89 starting pitcher for the rest of the season. Based on the latest projections the market is overrating Keller. His projection based starting pitcher rank is #113. He is projected for 4 fantasy points in 16 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#117) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Brad Keller behind Yamamoto and above Richards but the projections rank Richards over Brad Keller.

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Lower Own%B. Keller ROSHigher Own%
C. Sabathia (12 FP)4 FPM. Stroman (3 FP)
A. Sanchez (12 FP)#89 Starting PitcherJ. Musgrove (3 FP)
H. Bailey (12 FP) 
G. Gonzalez (22 FP) 
W. LeBlanc (15 FP) 
Projected StatRelative StrengthOverallRelative Weakness
Fantasy Points 
4 (#110) 
Wins6 (#60) 
5 (#130)
Quality Starts9 (#40) 
64 (#120)
Innings97 (#28) 
Walks39 (#7) 
ERA3.53 (#54) 
1.31 (#131)


In week 14 rankings vs other starting pitchers these are 5 better options at lower start percentages: Anibal Sanchez (3.3 FP), Jhoulys Chacin (1.7 FP), Danny Duffy (2.1 FP), Michael Wacha (1.9 FP), and Chase Anderson (1.6 FP). Mike Fiers (1.3 FP), Mike Foltynewicz (1.4 FP), Lucas Giolito (1.1 FP), Jack Flaherty (1.3 FP), and Dakota Hudson (1.3 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Keller but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 32% of leagues he is expected to produce 0.7 fantasy points (WK 14). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #73 starting pitcher of week 14. He is projected to be better than that (the #61 starting pitcher). His per game projected FP average is 0.8 which is better than his actual per game average (-3.9). In addition to a solid projected FP average, he will benefit from playing a projected 2 games.

Lower Start%B. Keller WK 14Higher Start%
A. Sanchez (3 FP)1.5 FPM. Fiers (1.3 FP)
J. Chacin (1.7 FP)#73 Starting PitcherM. Foltynewicz (1.4 FP)
D. Duffy (2.1 FP) 
L. Giolito (1.1 FP)
M. Wacha (1.9 FP) 
J. Flaherty (1.3 FP)
C. Anderson (1.6 FP) 
D. Hudson (1.3 FP)

He is projected for 1.5 fantasy points in week 14 (#63 SP) in 4 games.

Projected StatRelative StrengthWK OverallRelative Weakness
Fantasy Points 
1.52 (#63) 
Wins0.78 (#13) 
0.65 (#135)
Quality Starts1.16 (#13) 
Strikeouts7.88 (#31) 
Innings12.98 (#2) 
Walks4.92 (#4) 

  • Based on 6/21 start percentages, Brad Keller is valued behind Musgrove and above Leake but the projections rank these players in reverse order in week 14.

    • Loss 4 IP, 5 K, 15.75 ERA, 2.75 WHIP
    • FanDuel: $8100, 6 FPs (-$6316 value, -21.3 FPs)


    He has averaged -4.8 fantasy points per week and had 8 weeks where he came up short (below 50% of average) and had 7 weeks where he was +50% above average.

    WeekFantasy Points (GP)Good WeekBad Week
    ALL-4.8 FP per Week78
    Week 116.5 (1 games)+21.3
    Week 2-7 (2 games -3.5 per game)+-2.2-2.2
    Week 311.2 (1 games)+16
    Week 4-4.5 (1 games)+0.30.3
    Week 5-12.2 (1 games)-7.4
    Week 6-19.2 (2 games -9.6 per game)-14.4
    Week 7-13.5 (1 games)-8.7
    Week 8-13.8 (1 games)-9
    Week 98.5 (1 games)+13.3
    Week 10-16.5 (2 games -8.2 per game)-11.7
    Week 110 (1 games)+4.8
    Week 125.5 (1 games)+10.3
    Week 13-17.5 (1 games)-12.7


    His FanDuel average was 25.6 points and on DraftKings it was 12.8 per game. We looked at all of his games that were between the 10th and 90th percentile where the 10th percentile is his floor and the 90th is his ceiling. On DraftKings his floor was -2.7 and on FanDuel it was 6 fantasy points. He had a relatively high ceiling. On DraftKings it was 28 and on FanDuel it was 46 FPs. He has had an equal number of good (20% above average) and bad games (20% below) on FanDuel, but on DraftKings he has had more bad than good games. We are only including games where they were in the daily fantasy slate and played.

    GameFD Pts (Sal)Good or BadDK Pts (Sal)Good or Bad
    All25.6 ($7.3K)3 G, 3 B12.8 ($6.7K)3 G, 4 B
    6/19 @SEA6 ($8.1K)-19.6-2.2-15
    6/14 @MIN40 ($6.9K)+14.421.5 ($5.8K)+8.7
    6/8 CHW34 ($6.8K)--18.4--
    6/2 @TEX34 ($6.7K)--16.4 ($5.5K)--
    5/28 @CHW15--4.9--
    5/22 @STL34 ($6.2K)--17 ($6.7K)--
    5/17 @LAA14 ($6.6K)--3.6 ($6K)-9.2
    5/11 PHI9 ($7K)-16.61.2 ($6.5K)-11.6
    5/5 @DET28 ($7.8K)--13.4 ($8K)--
    4/29 TB3 ($8.2K)-22.6-2.7 ($7.8K)-15.5
    4/22 @TB13 ($8.5K)--4.2 ($8K)-8.6
    4/17 @CHW18 ($8.5K)--7.8--
    4/12 CLE55.6 ($7.8K)+3030.6 ($7.1K)+17.8
    4/7 @DET22 ($7.6K)--8.7 ($7.2K)--
    4/2 MIN28 ($7.1K)--11.5 ($7K)--
    3/28 CHW46 ($6.2K)+20.428 ($4.8K)+15.2