Gio Gonzalez Leaves With Shoulder Tightness

SCOUT ANALYST JOHN BOLLMAN'S TAKE

Gio Gonzalez left his most recent start early with shoulder tightness. He is listed as day-to-day and he could make his next start. Gonzalez just returned from the IL with dead arm and the Brewers are already down a couple starters. Hopefully, he is not added to the IL considering the Brewers are almost out of their depth pitchers.

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

You can expect Gio Gonzalez to be a good bench player who will start in certain weeks the rest of the season. His 5.13 projected fantasy points puts him at #68 behind Steven Matz and ahead of Jordan Lyles. He has averaged -1.15 fantasy points in his past 44 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 0.9 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#83) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 37%, he is the #114 most highly owned starting pitcher. Gio Gonzalez is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #116 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#66 Danny Salazar (28% OWN)5.4 FP, 2.98 per game188 FP, 87 gp, 2.2 per game (#81)
#67 Steven Matz (77% OWN)5.1 FP, 1.09 per game188 FP, 87 gp, 2.2 per game (#81)
#68 Gio Gonzalez (37% OWN)5.1 FP, 0.9 per game188 FP, 87 gp, 2.2 per game (#81)
#69 Jordan Lyles (48% OWN)5 FP, 1.05 per game188 FP, 87 gp, 2.2 per game (#81)
#70 Ross Stripling (40% OWN)5 FP, 1.17 per game56 FP, 33 gp, 1.7 per game (#49)

WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Gio Gonzalez is projected for 0.24 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #19 ranked starting pitcher and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a below average week with fewer fantasy points per game than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Josh James but behind Danny Duffy the rest of the week. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#77). He is projected for 0.4 fantasy points.

9/1 TO 9/1 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#17 Zach Eflin (40% OWN)0.37 FP (20% ST)1.05 FP
#18 Danny Duffy (23% OWN)0.33 FP (5% ST)-1.11 FP
#19 Gio Gonzalez (37% OWN)0.24 FP (22% ST)0.9 FP
#20 Josh James (13% OWN)0.03 FP (1% ST)1.26 FP
#21 Dustin May (66% OWN)0.03 FP (38% ST)0.51 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#75 Austin Pruitt (1% OWN)0.48 FP (1% ST)-0.15 FP
#76 Anibal Sanchez (65% OWN)0.4 FP (40% ST)1.23 FP
#77 Gio Gonzalez (37% OWN)0.4 FP (22% ST)0.9 FP
#78 Dereck Rodriguez (12% OWN)0.38 FP (5% ST)0.19 FP
#79 Chase Anderson (47% OWN)0.31 FP (21% ST)1.34 FP

GIO GONZALEZ IS A BETTER VALUE ON DRAFTKINGS AT $6.7K THAN ON FANDUEL AT $7.2 ON 9/1

He is a better value on DrafKings than on FanDuel based on position specific points per dollar calculations. He is projected for 26 FD points and is worth $7.2K on FD. On DK he is projected for 13.8 points and is worth +$592 more than $6.7K. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL (P) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#19 Eric Lauer26.4 FD Points$6300
#20 Tyler Mahle26.3 FD Points$5900
#21 Gio Gonzalez26 FD Points$7200
#22 Daniel Poncedeleon25.9 FD Points$6100
#23 Brett Martin25.9 FD Points$5500
DRAFTKINGS (SP) 9/1 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#11 Danny Duffy13.9 DK Points$6900
#12 Daniel Poncedeleon13.8 DK Points$7500
#13 Gio Gonzalez13.8 DK Points$6700
#14 Brett Martin12.9 DK Points$6700
#15 J.A. Happ12.6 DK Points$7400

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.

GIO GONZALEZFPWINLOSSIPKBB
Rest of 20195.11.81.1292711.7
-- Per Game (6 Proj)0.900.310.195.14.72.1
8/26 to 9/1 (2 Games)0.240.250.235.34.62.1
9/2 to 9/8 (2 Games)0.400.300.184.84.92.2
2019 Season-18.6722645828
-- Per Game (13 GP)-1.440.150.154.94.52.2
2018 to 2019-50.631213227201104
-- Per Game (44 GP)-1.150.270.305.24.62.4