Computer Projecting Jordan Lyles, Lance Lynn and Dakota Hudson to Come Up Short

Out of the top 60 starting pitchers based on total projected fantasy points between now and 4/14, 9 have a projected rank that is substantially worse than their season to date rank. Jordan Lyles is currently the #54 player at his position, but over this time period he is projected to be just the #281 ranked starting pitcher. Lance Lynn (#116) and Dakota Hudson (#119) are also starting pitchers who are projected to under deliver in the short term based on total projected fantasy points. There are 9 starting pitchers whose projected rank over the next 35 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Blake Snell, at #12, is the highest ranking starting pitcher of this 'must start' group. If you need help at starting pitcher there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 60 in the short term. Carlos Carrasco, at #10, is the highest ranking starting pitcher of this waiver wire group.

[NOTE: In the early part of a season we include stats from last year in our 'current season' rankings.]

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[*] = Owned in Under 65% of Leagues, [+/-] = Players With Better/Worse Ranking vs Season-to-Date

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
M. Scherzer (WAS) 24 FP, 4 GPJ. Flaherty (STL) 12 FP, 4 GPN. Syndergaard (NYM) 7 FP, 4 GP
G. Cole (NYY) 22 FP, 4 GPP. Corbin (WAS) 12 FP, 3 GPA. Wood* (LAD) 7 FP, 3 GP
J. deGrom (NYM) 22 FP, 4 GPJ. Verlander (HOU) 12 FP, 2 GP -S. Manaea (OAK) 7 FP, 4 GP
S. Strasburg (WAS) 21 FP, 4 GPM. Tanaka (NYY) 11 FP, 4 GPF. Montas* (OAK) 7 FP, 4 GP
W. Buehler (LAD) 21 FP, 4 GPM. Foltynewicz (ATL) 10 FP, 4 GP +D. Keuchel (CHW) 6 FP, 4 GP
Z. Greinke (HOU) 19 FP, 4 GPGerman Marquez (COL) 10 FP, 4 GP +T. Glasnow (TB) 6 FP, 4 GP
C. Kershaw (LAD) 19 FP, 4 GPS. Ohtani (LAA) 10 FP, 4 GP +L. Allen* (CLE) 6 FP, 4 GP
L. Giolito (CHW) 18 FP, 4 GPH. Ryu (TOR) 9 FP, 4 GPY. Darvish (CHC) 6 FP, 4 GP
L. Castillo (CIN) 18 FP, 4 GPM. Fried (ATL) 9 FP, 4 GPC. Kluber (TEX) 6 FP, 4 GP +
C. Carrasco* (CLE) 18 FP, 4 GPA. Civale (CLE) 9 FP, 3 GP +J. Urias* (LAD) 6 FP, 3 GP
S. Bieber (CLE) 18 FP, 4 GPR. Ray (ARI) 9 FP, 4 GPH. Bailey* (MIN) 6 FP, 3 GP
B. Snell (TB) 15 FP, 4 GP +T. Bauer (CIN) 9 FP, 3 GPZ. Plesac (CLE) 6 FP, 3 GP +
J. Berrios (MIN) 15 FP, 4 GPE. Rodriguez (BOS) 9 FP, 4 GPM. Kelly* (ARI) 6 FP, 3 GP
M. Soroka (ATL) 14 FP, 4 GPJ. Urquidy* (HOU) 8 FP, 3 GPD. Lamet* (SD) 5 FP, 4 GP
C. Morton (TB) 14 FP, 4 GPL. McCullers* (HOU) 8 FP, 3 GPL. Weaver* (ARI) 5 FP, 3 GP
A. Nola (PHI) 14 FP, 4 GPZ. Eflin* (PHI) 8 FP, 3 GPJ. James* (HOU) 5 FP, 3 GP
K. Hendricks (CHC) 14 FP, 4 GPJ. Quintana (CHC) 8 FP, 3 GP +A. Sanchez* (WAS) 5 FP, 3 GP
Z. Wheeler (PHI) 13 FP, 4 GPM. Bumgarner (ARI) 8 FP, 4 GPJ. Odorizzi (MIN) 5 FP, 4 GP -
C. Paddack (SD) 13 FP, 4 GPJ. Loaisiga* (NYY) 7 FP, 4 GPB. Wilson* (ATL) 5 FP, 3 GP
D. Price (LAD) 13 FP, 3 GP +S. Gray (CIN) 7 FP, 3 GPJ. Musgrove* (PIT) 5 FP, 4 GP

Top 30 Projected Catchers 3/10 to 4/14

If you need help at catcher there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 30 in the short term. Salvador Perez, at #7, is the highest ranking catcher of this waiver wire group. There are only 3 catchers whose projected rank over the next 35 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #1, Gary Sanchez is the highest ranking must start. There are only 5 catchers who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. James McCann, for example, is projected to be just the #36 catcher during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
G. Sanchez (NYY) 48 FP, 18 GP +C. Vazquez (BOS) 33 FP, 19 GP -Pedro Severino* (BAL) 28 FP, 17 GP
J. Realmuto (PHI) 44 FP, 18 GPJ. Phegley* (OAK) 32 FP, 18 GPT. Flowers* (ATL) 28 FP, 19 GP
Willson Contreras (CHC) 43 FP, 17 GP +J. Lucroy* (BOS) 32 FP, 19 GPC. Kelly* (ARI) 28 FP, 18 GP
Mitch Garver (MIN) 39 FP, 18 GPY. Molina (STL) 31 FP, 17 GPK. Suzuki* (WAS) 28 FP, 17 GP
Y. Grandal (CHW) 38 FP, 17 GPO. Narvaez (MIL) 31 FP, 17 GP -A. Avila* (MIN) 27 FP, 18 GP
W. Smith (LAD) 37 FP, 17 GP +W. Ramos (NYM) 31 FP, 17 GP -W. Astudillo* (MIN) 27 FP, 18 GP
S. Perez* (KC) 36 FP, 17 GPW. Castillo* (WAS) 31 FP, 17 GPT. Barnhart* (CIN) 27 FP, 16 GP
T. Murphy* (SEA) 36 FP, 19 GPB. Posey (SF) 30 FP, 17 GPS. Vogt* (ARI) 27 FP, 18 GP
T. d`Arnaud* (ATL) 35 FP, 19 GPR. Chirinos (TEX) 30 FP, 17 GP -K. Smith* (TB) 27 FP, 18 GP
C. Iannetta* (NYY) 33 FP, 18 GPM. Maldonado* (HOU) 29 FP, 17 GPJ. Alfaro* (MIA) 26 FP, 18 GP

Top 30 Projected First Basemen 3/10 to 4/14

If you need help at first baseman there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 30 in the short term. Miguel Andujar, at #10, is the highest ranking first baseman of this waiver wire group. There are only 3 first basemen whose projected rank over the next 35 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #1, Nelson Cruz is the highest ranking must start. There are only 4 first basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Shohei Ohtani, for example, is projected to be just the #51 first baseman during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
N. Cruz (MIN) 63 FP, 18 GP +Y. Gurriel (HOU) 50 FP, 17 GPM. Moreland* (BOS) 45 FP, 19 GP
F. Freeman (ATL) 62 FP, 19 GPP. Alonso (NYM) 50 FP, 17 GP -L. Voit (NYY) 44 FP, 18 GP
J. Martinez (BOS) 61 FP, 19 GPM. Chavis* (BOS) 49 FP, 19 GPJ. Votto (CIN) 44 FP, 16 GP
C. Santana (CLE) 56 FP, 18 GPE. Encarnacion (CHW) 48 FP, 17 GPK. Davis (OAK) 43 FP, 18 GP +
A. Rizzo (CHC) 56 FP, 17 GPJ. Bell (PIT) 48 FP, 17 GP -J. Smoak* (MIL) 41 FP, 17 GP
J. Soler (KC) 55 FP, 17 GPM. Olson (OAK) 48 FP, 18 GPE. White* (SEA) 41 FP, 19 GP
J. Abreu (CHW) 55 FP, 17 GPP. Goldschmidt (STL) 47 FP, 17 GP -J. Choi* (TB) 40 FP, 18 GP
Y. Alvarez (HOU) 53 FP, 17 GP +D. Vogelbach* (SEA) 46 FP, 19 GPR. O'Hearn* (KC) 40 FP, 17 GP
R. Hoskins (PHI) 51 FP, 18 GPY. Alonso* (ATL) 46 FP, 19 GPD. Murphy (COL) 38 FP, 16 GP
Miguel Andujar* (NYY) 51 FP, 18 GPE. Hosmer (SD) 45 FP, 17 GPN. Solak* (TEX) 38 FP, 17 GP

Top 30 Projected Second Basemen 3/10 to 4/14

If you need help at second baseman there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 30 in the short term. Jose Peraza, at #5, is the highest ranking second baseman of this waiver wire group. There are only 2 second basemen whose projected rank over the next 35 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Cavan Biggio, at #8, is the highest ranking second baseman of this 'must start' group. There are only 2 second basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Ryan McMahon, for example, is projected to be just the #26 second baseman during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
D. LeMahieu (NYY) 57 FP, 18 GPK. Hiura (MIL) 45 FP, 17 GP +J. Profar* (SD) 40 FP, 17 GP
J. Altuve (HOU) 55 FP, 17 GPB. Lowe* (TB) 45 FP, 18 GPJ. Wendle* (TB) 39 FP, 18 GP
O. Albies (ATL) 50 FP, 19 GPC. Hernandez (CLE) 44 FP, 18 GPH. Alberto* (BAL) 38 FP, 17 GP
W. Merrifield (KC) 49 FP, 17 GPJ. Villar (MIA) 42 FP, 18 GP -G. Lux* (LAD) 37 FP, 17 GP
J. Peraza* (BOS) 47 FP, 19 GPE. Sogard* (MIL) 42 FP, 17 GPN. Madrigal* (CHW) 37 FP, 17 GP
M. Muncy (LAD) 47 FP, 17 GPD. Gordon* (SEA) 41 FP, 19 GPR. McMahon (COL) 36 FP, 16 GP -
L. Arraez* (MIN) 47 FP, 18 GPS. Long* (SEA) 41 FP, 19 GPJ. Kipnis* (CHC) 34 FP, 17 GP
C. Biggio (TOR) 47 FP, 18 GP +R. Odor* (TEX) 41 FP, 17 GPF. Barreto* (OAK) 34 FP, 18 GP
T. La Stella* (LAA) 46 FP, 17 GPK. Wong* (STL) 41 FP, 17 GPJ. Panik* (TOR) 33 FP, 18 GP
S. Castro* (WAS) 46 FP, 17 GPR. Cano* (NYM) 40 FP, 17 GPN. Lopez* (KC) 33 FP, 17 GP

Top 30 Projected Third Basemen 3/10 to 4/14

There are a number of third basemen projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #12, Kyle Seager is the highest ranking one. There are only 2 third basemen whose projected rank over the next 35 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #1, Jose Ramirez is the highest ranking must start. There are only 2 third basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Mike Moustakas, for example, is projected to be just the #21 third baseman during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
J. Ramirez (CLE) 62 FP, 18 GP +M. Chapman (OAK) 52 FP, 18 GPM. Moustakas (CIN) 46 FP, 16 GP -
A. Rendon (LAA) 61 FP, 17 GPK. Seager* (SEA) 51 FP, 19 GPM. Franco* (KC) 43 FP, 17 GP
R. Devers (BOS) 60 FP, 19 GPM. Machado (SD) 51 FP, 17 GPA. Cabrera* (WAS) 42 FP, 17 GP
A. Bregman (HOU) 59 FP, 17 GPH. Dozier (KC) 50 FP, 17 GPE. Longoria* (SF) 42 FP, 17 GP
J. Donaldson (MIN) 57 FP, 18 GPE. Suarez (CIN) 50 FP, 16 GP -J. Lamb* (ARI) 41 FP, 18 GP
N. Arenado (COL) 56 FP, 16 GPB. Anderson* (MIA) 50 FP, 18 GPY. Diaz* (TB) 39 FP, 18 GP
K. Bryant (CHC) 53 FP, 17 GPG. Urshela (NYY) 49 FP, 18 GPR. Ruiz* (BAL) 39 FP, 17 GP
E. Escobar (ARI) 53 FP, 18 GPJ. Turner (LAD) 48 FP, 17 GPN. Tanielu* (HOU) 38 FP, 17 GP
Y. Moncada (CHW) 52 FP, 17 GPM. Sano (MIN) 47 FP, 18 GPR. Healy* (MIL) 37 FP, 17 GP
V. Guerrero Jr. (TOR) 52 FP, 18 GP +T. Edman* (STL) 46 FP, 17 GPM. Carpenter (STL) 34 FP, 17 GP

Top 30 Projected Shortstops 3/10 to 4/14

If you need help at shortstop there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 30 in the short term. Nick Ahmed, at #15, is the highest ranking shortstop of this waiver wire group. There are only 6 shortstops whose projected rank over the next 35 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #7, Fernando Tatis Jr. is the highest ranking must start. There are only 4 shortstops who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Elvis Andrus, for example, is projected to be just the #23 shortstop during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
X. Bogaerts (BOS) 64 FP, 19 GPC. Correa (HOU) 45 FP, 17 GP +J. Crawford* (SEA) 41 FP, 19 GP
F. Lindor (CLE) 59 FP, 18 GPD. Gregorius (PHI) 45 FP, 18 GP +K. Newman* (PIT) 40 FP, 17 GP
G. Torres (NYY) 57 FP, 18 GPT. Anderson (CHW) 45 FP, 17 GPE. Andrus (TEX) 40 FP, 17 GP -
J. Baez (CHC) 53 FP, 17 GPT. Turner (WAS) 45 FP, 17 GPW. Adames* (TB) 39 FP, 18 GP
M. Semien (OAK) 52 FP, 18 GPN. Ahmed* (ARI) 43 FP, 18 GPM. Rojas* (MIA) 37 FP, 18 GP
J. Polanco (MIN) 52 FP, 18 GPA. Simmons* (LAA) 43 FP, 17 GPA. Rosario* (NYM) 37 FP, 17 GP
F. Tatis Jr. (SD) 52 FP, 17 GP +C. Seager (LAD) 43 FP, 17 GP -N. Hoerner* (CHC) 36 FP, 17 GP
A. Mondesi (KC) 48 FP, 17 GP +B. Bichette (TOR) 43 FP, 18 GP +A. De Goti* (HOU) 35 FP, 17 GP
J. Segura (PHI) 47 FP, 18 GP +P. DeJong (STL) 42 FP, 17 GP -F. Galvis* (CIN) 35 FP, 16 GP
T. Story (COL) 46 FP, 16 GP -D. Swanson (ATL) 42 FP, 19 GPJ. Iglesias* (BAL) 34 FP, 17 GP

Top 60 Projected Outfielders 3/10 to 4/14

There are 16 outfielders who are typically starting fantasy outfielders but are projected for fewer points than normal. Aaron Judge, for example, is projected to be just the #190 outfielder during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options. There are 9 outfielders that you will want to make sure are starting for you because they are projected to be better over the next 35 days than their season-to-date rank. At #7, Starling Marte is the highest ranking must start. There are a number of outfielders projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #16, Mike Tauchman is the highest ranking one.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
M. Trout (LAA) 69 FP, 17 GPE. Rosario (MIN) 51 FP, 18 GPJ. Bradley* (BOS) 44 FP, 19 GP
C. Yelich (MIL) 65 FP, 17 GPN. Castellanos (CIN) 50 FP, 16 GPB. Reynolds (PIT) 44 FP, 17 GP -
M. Betts (LAD) 61 FP, 17 GPD. Peralta (ARI) 50 FP, 18 GPS. Choo (TEX) 43 FP, 17 GP -
R. Acuna (ATL) 59 FP, 19 GPJ. Gallo (TEX) 48 FP, 17 GP +Anthony Santander* (BAL) 43 FP, 17 GP
K. Pillar (BOS) 59 FP, 19 GPB. Buxton* (MIN) 48 FP, 18 GPH. Renfroe (TB) 43 FP, 18 GP
G. Springer (HOU) 58 FP, 17 GPJ. Upton (LAA) 47 FP, 17 GPJ. McNeil (NYM) 43 FP, 17 GP -
S. Marte (ARI) 56 FP, 18 GP +M. Brantley (HOU) 47 FP, 17 GP -R. Braun (MIL) 43 FP, 17 GP
M. Ozuna (ATL) 56 FP, 19 GP +J. Pederson (LAD) 47 FP, 17 GPA. Gordon (KC) 43 FP, 17 GP -
K. Marte (ARI) 56 FP, 18 GPLourdes Gurriel (TOR) 47 FP, 18 GP +R. Laureano (OAK) 42 FP, 18 GP
K. Schwarber (CHC) 56 FP, 17 GPN. Markakis* (ATL) 46 FP, 19 GPT. Grisham* (SD) 42 FP, 17 GP
B. Harper (PHI) 55 FP, 18 GPD. Santana (TEX) 46 FP, 17 GPF. Reyes (CLE) 42 FP, 18 GP -
C. Bellinger (LAD) 55 FP, 17 GP -T. Pham (SD) 46 FP, 17 GP -A. Pollock (LAD) 42 FP, 17 GP +
J. Soto (WAS) 54 FP, 17 GPM. Conforto (NYM) 45 FP, 17 GP -B. Nimmo* (NYM) 41 FP, 17 GP
T. Mancini (BAL) 54 FP, 17 GPO. Mercado (CLE) 45 FP, 18 GP +G. Polanco* (PIT) 41 FP, 17 GP
M. Kepler (MIN) 54 FP, 18 GPR. Grichuk (TOR) 45 FP, 18 GPA. Haseley* (PHI) 41 FP, 18 GP
M. Tauchman* (NYY) 54 FP, 18 GPN. Mazara (CHW) 45 FP, 17 GPC. Dickerson* (MIA) 41 FP, 18 GP
A. Benintendi (BOS) 52 FP, 19 GP +K. Lewis* (SEA) 45 FP, 19 GPB. Goodwin* (LAA) 41 FP, 17 GP
C. Blackmon (COL) 51 FP, 16 GPK. Calhoun (ARI) 45 FP, 18 GP -D. Dahl (COL) 41 FP, 16 GP
E. Jimenez (CHW) 51 FP, 17 GP +M. Canha (OAK) 45 FP, 18 GPD. Fisher* (TOR) 41 FP, 18 GP
A. Meadows (TB) 51 FP, 18 GPS. Kingery (PHI) 44 FP, 18 GP +A. Eaton (WAS) 41 FP, 17 GP -

Top 60 Projected Relievers 3/10 to 4/14

There are no widely owned relievers who are significantly exceeding their current rank in the short term. All widely owned relievers are projected to at least come close to their current season ranking in the short term.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
K. Jansen (LAD) 36 FP, 17 GPM. Melancon (ATL) 22 FP, 19 GPSeth Lugo (NYM) 5 FP, 17 GP
A. Chapman (NYY) 36 FP, 18 GPA. Colome (CHW) 22 FP, 17 GPT. Buttrey (LAA) 5 FP, 17 GP
J. Hader (MIL) 34 FP, 17 GPS. Doolittle (WAS) 20 FP, 17 GPD. Betances (NYM) 5 FP, 17 GP
K. Giles (TOR) 34 FP, 18 GPT. Watson (SF) 19 FP, 17 GPW. Davis (COL) 5 FP, 16 GP
L. Hendriks (OAK) 33 FP, 18 GPK. Kela (PIT) 19 FP, 17 GPT. May (MIN) 5 FP, 18 GP
R. Osuna (HOU) 32 FP, 17 GPJ. Jimenez (DET) 17 FP, 16 GPT. Clippard (MIN) 5 FP, 18 GP
B. Workman (BOS) 32 FP, 19 GPY. Hirano (SEA) 17 FP, 19 GPB. Suter (MIL) 4 FP, 17 GP
B. Hand (CLE) 30 FP, 18 GPW. Smith (ATL) 15 FP, 19 GPJ. Webb (ATL) 4 FP, 19 GP
C. Kimbrel (CHC) 30 FP, 17 GPB. Kintzler (MIA) 14 FP, 18 GPM. Walden (BOS) 4 FP, 19 GP
A. Bradley (ARI) 30 FP, 18 GPH. Harvey (BAL) 14 FP, 17 GPJ. Wendelken (OAK) 4 FP, 18 GP
N. Anderson (TB) 29 FP, 18 GPM. Givens (BAL) 12 FP, 17 GPP. Baez (LAD) 4 FP, 17 GP
H. Neris (PHI) 29 FP, 18 GPS. Romo (MIN) 10 FP, 18 GPS. Greene (ATL) 4 FP, 19 GP
E. Diaz (NYM) 29 FP, 17 GPM. Barnes (BOS) 10 FP, 19 GPC. Green (NYY) 4 FP, 18 GP
I. Kennedy (KC) 28 FP, 17 GPB. Treinen (LAD) 9 FP, 17 GPA. Munoz (SD) 3 FP, 17 GP
H. Robles (LAA) 27 FP, 17 GPK. Ginkel (ARI) 8 FP, 18 GPJ. Jeffress (CHC) 3 FP, 17 GP
K. Yates (SD) 27 FP, 17 GPA. Ottavino (NYY) 7 FP, 18 GPD. Castillo (TB) 3 FP, 18 GP
T. Rogers (MIN) 24 FP, 18 GPS. Oberg (COL) 6 FP, 16 GPRyne Stanek (MIA) 3 FP, 18 GP
R. Iglesias (CIN) 23 FP, 16 GPT. Rogers (SF) 6 FP, 17 GPC. Martin (ATL) 3 FP, 19 GP
Giovanny Gallegos (STL) 23 FP, 17 GPR. Pressly (HOU) 6 FP, 17 GPNick Wittgren (CLE) 3 FP, 18 GP
Jose Leclerc (TEX) 22 FP, 17 GPM. Lorenzen (CIN) 5 FP, 16 GPL. Jackson (ATL) 3 FP, 19 GP