Aaron Nola Projected to Finish Ahead of Walker Buehler in Week 3

SHORT TERM FANTASY OUTLOOK AND WEEKLY RANKINGS

Aaron Nola is projected for 6.05 fantasy points in 2 games which is good enough to be the #7 ranked starting pitcher and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points per game than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Walker Buehler but behind Jose Berrios. Week 4 will not be as good based on projected rank (#17). He is projected for 5 fantasy points.

4/6 TO 4/12 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#5 Hyun-Jin Ryu (96% OWN)6.6 FP (88% ST)2.46 FP
#6 Jose Berrios (97% OWN)6.5 FP (94% ST)3.58 FP
#7 Aaron Nola (96% OWN)6 FP (87% ST)3.36 FP
#8 Walker Buehler (98% OWN)6 FP (96% ST)5.5 FP
#9 Max Scherzer (97% OWN)5.9 FP (93% ST)5.3 FP
4/13 TO 4/19 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#15 Jake Odorizzi (91% OWN)5.2 FP (58% ST)1.16 FP
#16 Kyle Hendricks (95% OWN)5.2 FP (89% ST)3.19 FP
#17 Aaron Nola (96% OWN)5 FP (87% ST)3.36 FP
#18 Homer Bailey (44% OWN)4.83 FP (18% ST)1.97 FP
#19 Mike Foltynewicz (90% OWN)4.72 FP (60% ST)1.93 FP

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Aaron Nola to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 99.46 projected fantasy points puts him at #20 behind Jose Urquidy and ahead of Chris Paddack. He has averaged 1.92 fantasy points in his past 34 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.36 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#21) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. At 96% ownership, he is also the #20 most highly owned starting pitcher. Aaron Nola is expected to improve on last season's #34 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#18 Michael Clevinger (96% OWN)108 FP, 4.93 per game148 FP, 21 gp, 7.02 per game (#6)
#19 Jose Urquidy (82% OWN)101 FP, 3.7 per game148 FP, 21 gp, 7.02 per game (#6)
#20 Aaron Nola (96% OWN)99 FP, 3.36 per game65 FP, 34 gp, 1.92 per game (#45)
#21 Chris Paddack (95% OWN)98 FP, 3.17 per game79 FP, 26 gp, 3.04 per game (#30)
#22 Lucas Giolito (95% OWN)98 FP, 3.46 per game135 FP, 29 gp, 4.67 per game (#17)

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

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

AARON NOLAFPWINLOSSIPKBB
2020 Projection9912.05.917818856
-- Per Game (30 Proj)3.40.410.206.06.41.9
4/6 to 4/12 (4 Games)6.00.710.4212.112.63.9
4/13 to 4/19 (2 Games)5.00.530.135.86.61.7
2019 Season6512720222980
-- Per Game (34 GP)1.90.350.215.96.72.4