Austin Riley Is Not Projected Play Consistently and Is Not a Viable Fantasy Option

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Austin Riley is not projected to be worth a roster spot. His 190.09 projected fantasy points puts him at #167 behind Marwin Gonzalez and ahead of Yoenis Cespedes. He has averaged 2.35 fantasy points in his past 80 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 2.5 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#200) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. Austin Riley is expected to come up short of last season's #95 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (OF) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#165 Harold Ramirez (1% OWN)192 FP, 2.53 per game256 FP, 118 gp, 2.17 per game (#99)
#166 Marwin Gonzalez (8% OWN)190 FP, 2.45 per game271 FP, 114 gp, 2.38 per game (#79)
#167 Austin Riley (24% OWN)190 FP, 2.5 per game188 FP, 80 gp, 2.35 per game (#85)
#168 Yoenis Cespedes (15% OWN)190 FP, 3.19 per game188 FP, 80 gp, 2.35 per game (#85)
#169 Bubba Starling (1% OWN)189 FP, 2.45 per game80 FP, 52 gp, 1.54 per game (#149)

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AUSTIN RILEY WEEK 3 AND 4 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Austin Riley is projected for 9.59 fantasy points in 4 games in week 3 which only ranks him as the #120 projected outfielder and not a fantasy relevant player. 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 Dwight Smith but behind Ryan McBroom. Week 4 will not be as good based on projected rank (#124). He is projected for 8.52 fantasy points.

4/6 TO 4/12 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#118 Josh Rojas9.7 FP (1% ST)2.72 FP
#119 Ryan McBroom9.6 FP2.62 FP
#120 Austin Riley9.6 FP (6% ST)2.5 FP
#121 Dwight Smith9.6 FP (1% ST)2.69 FP
#122 Nick Williams9.6 FP2.65 FP
4/13 TO 4/19 RANK (OF)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#122 Roman Quinn8.7 FP2.42 FP
#123 Ryan McBroom8.6 FP2.62 FP
#124 Austin Riley8.5 FP (6% ST)2.5 FP
#125 Trevor Larnach8.5 FP3.4 FP
#126 Jake Bauers8.5 FP (1% ST)2.46 FP

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.

AUSTIN RILEYFPHRRBIRBBSB
2020 Projection19013.54541211.7
-- Per Game (76 Proj)2.50.180.590.540.270.02
4/6 to 4/12 (3.6 Games)9.60.672.22.11.00.09
4/13 to 4/19 (3.5 Games)8.50.602.01.80.890.08
2019 Season188184941160
-- Per Game (80 GP)2.40.220.610.510.200.00