Gerrit Cole is Projected to Be the #3 Starting Pitcher...Behind Justin Verlander and Ahead of Walker Buehler the Rest of the Season

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Gerrit Cole to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 59.97 projected fantasy points puts him at #3 behind Justin Verlander and ahead of Walker Buehler. He has averaged 6.98 fantasy points in his past 57 games, which is slightly less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 7.5 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 98%, he is the #2 most highly owned starting pitcher. Gerrit Cole is expected to come up slightly short of this season-to-date's #2 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#1 Max Scherzer (98% OWN)71 FP, 8.8 per game271 FP, 35 gp, 7.73 per game (#2)
#2 Justin Verlander (98% OWN)69 FP, 8.6 per game243 FP, 34 gp, 7.15 per game (#4)
#3 Gerrit Cole (98% OWN)60 FP, 7.5 per game200 FP, 32 gp, 6.26 per game (#8)
#4 Walker Buehler (98% OWN)54 FP, 7.3 per game92 FP, 23 gp, 3.99 per game (#20)
#5 Clayton Kershaw (98% OWN)54 FP, 6.6 per game118 FP, 27 gp, 4.36 per game (#15)

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WEEK 22 FANTASY PROJECTION AND RANK

Gerrit Cole is projected for 15.81 fantasy points which is good enough to be the #1 ranked starting pitcher and a must start for most owners in Week 22. This week's rank is slightly better than his rest of season rank. Gerrit Cole is not expected to be active the rest of week 21.

8/19 TO 8/25 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Gerrit Cole (98% OWN)15.8 FP (94% ST)7.5 FP
#2 Justin Verlander (98% OWN)11.1 FP (90% ST)8.6 FP
#3 Clayton Kershaw (98% OWN)11.1 FP (96% ST)6.6 FP
#4 Shane Bieber (98% OWN)10.4 FP (90% ST)5.1 FP
#5 Stephen Strasburg (98% OWN)9 FP (91% ST)5 FP

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

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

GERRIT COLEFPWINLOSSIPKBB
Rest of 2019604.91.2486713.9
-- Per Game (8 Proj)7.50.610.146.08.31.7
8/19 to 8/25 (2 Games)15.81.30.2011.516.83.3
2019 Season19814515722639
-- Per Game (25 GP)7.90.560.206.39.01.6
2018 to 20193982910355502103
-- Per Game (57 GP)7.00.510.186.28.81.8