Waiver Wire Candidate: J.A. Happ is Projected to Be Just the #127 SP the Rest of the Season

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

J.A. Happ may be worth a roster spot in deeper leagues or may be a decent waiver wire pick up. His -0.35 projected fantasy points puts him at #127 behind Marcus Stroman and ahead of Joe Musgrove. He has averaged 1.86 fantasy points in his past 56 games, which is more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average -0.05 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. He is overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 77%, he is the #68 most highly owned starting pitcher. J.A. Happ is expected to come up slightly short of this season-to-date's #125 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#125 Julio Teheran (87% OWN)0.3 FP, 0.04 per game34 FP, 31 gp, 1.09 per game (#61)
#126 Marcus Stroman (92% OWN)0 FP, 0 per game34 FP, 31 gp, 1.09 per game (#61)
#127 J.A. Happ (77% OWN)-0.4 FP, -0.05 per game126 FP, 31 gp, 4.07 per game (#19)
#128 Joe Musgrove (70% OWN)-0.7 FP, -0.09 per game126 FP, 31 gp, 4.07 per game (#19)
#129 Tommy Milone (4% OWN)-0.8 FP, -0.16 per game126 FP, 31 gp, 4.07 per game (#19)

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WEEK 22 AND 23 FANTASY OUTLOOK

J.A. Happ is projected for -0.88 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week in week 22 which only ranks him as the #124 projected starting pitcher and not a fantasy relevant player. This is projected to be a below average game with fewer fantasy points than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Mitch Keller but behind Zac Gallen the rest of the week. Week 23 will be better based on projected rank (#80). He is projected for 0.46 fantasy points.

8/20 TO 8/25 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#122 Marcus Stroman (92% OWN)-0.84 FP (54% ST)0 FP
#123 Zac Gallen (88% OWN)-0.86 FP (73% ST)0.33 FP
#124 J.A. Happ (77% OWN)-0.88 FP (40% ST)-0.05 FP
#125 Mitch Keller (32% OWN)-1.14 FP (10% ST)-1.29 FP
#126 Joe Musgrove (70% OWN)-1.23 FP (31% ST)-0.09 FP
8/26 TO 9/1 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#78 Jordan Lyles (41% OWN)0.58 FP (21% ST)-0.24 FP
#79 Griffin Canning (52% OWN)0.58 FP (16% ST)-1.19 FP
#80 J.A. Happ (77% OWN)0.46 FP (40% ST)-0.05 FP
#81 Dylan Bundy (30% OWN)0.45 FP (21% ST)-0.77 FP
#82 Jacob Waguespack (9% OWN)0.43 FP (4% ST)1.34 FP

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

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

J.A. HAPPFPWINLOSSIPKBB
Rest of 2019-0.352.62.2353210.7
-- Per Game (7 Proj)-0.050.400.345.44.81.6
8/19 to 8/25 (1 Game)-0.880.280.435.74.51.6
8/26 to 9/1 (2 Games)0.460.790.6610.89.93.2
2019 Season-21.9710712510135
-- Per Game (25 GP)-0.880.400.285.04.01.4
2018 to 2019104271329829486
-- Per Game (56 GP)1.90.480.235.35.21.5