Jon Lester Scratched

SCOUT ANALYST JOHN BOLLMAN'S TAKE

Jon Lester was scratched from his scheduled start against the Giants yesterday with an illness. My guess is he is expected to make his next start, unless this illness persists into next week.

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Jon Lester to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 10.27 projected fantasy points puts him at #41 behind Sean Manaea and ahead of Luis Severino. He has averaged 1.4 fantasy points in his past 60 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.05 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#51) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 92%, he is the #44 most highly owned starting pitcher. Jon Lester is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #100 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#39 Wade Miley (95% OWN)10.5 FP, 2.19 per game23 FP, 16 gp, 1.42 per game (#54)
#40 Sean Manaea (45% OWN)10.5 FP, 2.05 per game54 FP, 27 gp, 1.99 per game (#43)
#41 Jon Lester (92% OWN)10.3 FP, 2.05 per game86 FP, 33 gp, 2.61 per game (#36)
#42 Luis Severino (79% OWN)10.3 FP, 3.8 per game149 FP, 32 gp, 4.66 per game (#13)
#43 Lance Lynn (96% OWN)10.3 FP, 2.14 per game149 FP, 32 gp, 4.66 per game (#13)

WEEK 24 FANTASY PROJECTION AND RANK

Jon Lester is projected for 2.27 fantasy points in week 23 which ranks him a the #47 projected starting pitcher for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. His rest of season rank is better than his week 23 rank. Jon Lester is not expected to be active the rest of week 23.

9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#45 Kenta Maeda (94% OWN)2.32 FP (64% ST)2.9 FP
#46 Pablo Lopez (34% OWN)2.31 FP (14% ST)0.4 FP
#47 Jon Lester (92% OWN)2.27 FP (54% ST)2.05 FP
#48 Brett Anderson (42% OWN)2.23 FP (20% ST)0.96 FP
#49 Jake Junis (47% OWN)2.23 FP (26% ST)-0.54 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.

JON LESTERFPWINLOSSIPKBB
Rest of 201910.32.41.328267.8
-- Per Game (5 Proj)2.10.490.265.55.21.6
9/2 to 9/8 (2 Games)2.30.500.215.35.71.7
2019 Season-2.1311914413841
-- Per Game (27 GP)-0.080.410.335.35.11.5
2018 to 2019842915322287105
-- Per Game (60 GP)1.40.480.255.44.81.8