Brad Hand is Projected to Be the #3 Reliever...Behind Josh Hader and Ahead of Roberto Osuna the Rest of the Season

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Brad Hand to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 134.9 projected fantasy points puts him at #3 behind Josh Hader and ahead of Roberto Osuna. He has averaged 3.99 fantasy points in his past 111 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 5 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#7) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 97%, he is the #1 most highly owned reliever. Brad Hand is expected to come up slightly short of this season-to-date's #2 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (RP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#1 Kenley Jansen (97% OWN)140 FP, 5.6 per game266 FP, 68 gp, 3.91 per game (#10)
#2 Josh Hader (97% OWN)135 FP, 5.4 per game175 FP, 54 gp, 3.24 per game (#13)
#3 Brad Hand (97% OWN)135 FP, 5 per game227 FP, 69 gp, 3.29 per game (#12)
#4 Roberto Osuna (96% OWN)135 FP, 5.4 per game154 FP, 38 gp, 4.05 per game (#8)
#5 Sean Doolittle (95% OWN)130 FP, 5 per game210 FP, 42 gp, 4.99 per game (#4)

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WEEK 17 AND 18 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Brad Hand is projected for 7.04 fantasy points in one game the rest of week which is good enough to be the #3 ranked reliever and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a better than average game with more fantasy points than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Emilio Pagan but behind Kenley Jansen the rest of the week. Week 18 is projected to be slightly better based on projected rank (#1). He is projected for 14.32 fantasy points.

7/19 TO 7/21 RANK (RP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Ken Giles7.8 FP (61% ST)3.88 FP
#2 Kenley Jansen7.6 FP (89% ST)5.6 FP
#3 Brad Hand7 FP (95% ST)5 FP
#4 Emilio Pagan7 FP (29% ST)4.28 FP
#5 Craig Kimbrel6.5 FP (81% ST)4.54 FP
7/22 TO 7/28 RANK (RP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Brad Hand14.3 FP (95% ST)5 FP
#2 Josh Hader13.5 FP (91% ST)5.4 FP
#3 Liam Hendriks12.6 FP (71% ST)3.84 FP
#4 Sean Doolittle11.9 FP (90% ST)5 FP
#5 Edwin Diaz11.5 FP (81% ST)4.3 FP

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.

BRAD HANDFPSVHDIPKBB
Rest of 201913517.41.326407.8
-- Per Game (27 Proj)5.00.640.050.961.50.29
7/15 to 7/21 (1.2 Games)7.00.900.061.11.70.32
7/22 to 7/28 (2.9 Games)14.31.80.142.84.00.78
2019 Season215260406410
-- Per Game (42 GP)5.10.620.000.961.50.24
2018 to 2019442581010417038
-- Per Game (111 GP)4.00.520.090.941.50.34