Waiver Wire Candidate: Zac Gallen is Projected to Be Just the #122 SP the Rest of the Season

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Zac Gallen may be worth a roster spot in deeper leagues or may be a decent waiver wire pick up. His -0.2 projected fantasy points puts him at #122 behind Andrew Cashner and ahead of Anthony DeSclafani. He has averaged -0.22 fantasy points in his past 12 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average -0.04 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 83%, he is the #61 most highly owned starting pitcher. Zac Gallen is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #101 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#120 Steven Brault (11% OWN)0 FP, 0 per game0.54 FP
#121 Andrew Cashner (30% OWN)0 FP, 0 per game0.54 FP
#122 Zac Gallen (83% OWN)-0.2 FP, -0.04 per game0.54 FP
#123 Anthony DeSclafani (62% OWN)-0.5 FP, -0.11 per game0.54 FP
#124 Jeremy Hellickson (3% OWN)-0.5 FP, -0.17 per game0.54 FP

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WEEK 24 FANTASY PROJECTION AND RANK

Zac Gallen is projected for 0.27 fantasy points which projects to being the #81 ranked starting pitcher. This may be a week you want to sit Zac Gallen. This week's rank is better than his rest of season rank. Zac Gallen is not expected to be active the rest of week 23.

9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#79 Chase Anderson (47% OWN)0.31 FP (21% ST)1.34 FP
#80 Zach Eflin (40% OWN)0.28 FP (20% ST)1.05 FP
#81 Zac Gallen (83% OWN)0.27 FP (43% ST)-0.04 FP
#82 Josh James (13% OWN)0.27 FP (1% ST)1.26 FP
#83 Genesis Cabrera (1% OWN)0.22 FP-0.22 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.

ZAC GALLENFPWINLOSSIPKBB
Rest of 2019-0.201.31.4262710.4
-- Per Game (5 Proj)-0.040.260.285.25.42.1
9/2 to 9/8 (2 Games)0.270.260.265.15.62.0
2019 Season-2.6724617431
-- Per Game (12 GP)-0.220.170.335.16.22.6