Craig Kimbrel is Projected to Be the #5 Reliever...Behind Brad Hand and Ahead of Sean Doolittle the Rest of the Season

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Craig Kimbrel to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 46.41 projected fantasy points puts him at #5 behind Brad Hand and ahead of Sean Doolittle. He has averaged 5.01 fantasy points in his past 84 games, which is slightly more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 4.56 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#10) 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 93%, he is the #9 most highly owned reliever. Craig Kimbrel is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #31 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (RP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#3 Kenley Jansen (95% OWN)52 FP, 5.8 per game266 FP, 68 gp, 3.91 per game (#11)
#4 Brad Hand (96% OWN)50 FP, 5.1 per game227 FP, 69 gp, 3.29 per game (#13)
#5 Craig Kimbrel (93% OWN)46 FP, 4.56 per game351 FP, 63 gp, 5.57 per game (#2)
#6 Sean Doolittle (86% OWN)46 FP, 4.4 per game210 FP, 42 gp, 4.99 per game (#4)
#7 Hector Neris (80% OWN)44 FP, 3.82 per game65 FP, 53 gp, 1.22 per game (#49)

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PROJECTING A DOWN WEEK 24 FOR CRAIG KIMBREL WITH FEWER FPS THAN JOSE LECLERC

Craig Kimbrel is projected for 10.38 fantasy points in 2 games which is good enough to be the #13 ranked reliever 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 Aroldis Chapman but behind Jose Leclerc. Week 25 will be better based on projected rank (#3). He is projected for 13.51 fantasy points.

9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (RP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#11 Sean Doolittle11.1 FP (39% ST)4.4 FP
#12 Jose Leclerc10.4 FP (37% ST)3.15 FP
#13 Craig Kimbrel10.4 FP (79% ST)4.56 FP
#14 Aroldis Chapman9.6 FP (94% ST)4.74 FP
#15 Brandon Workman9.3 FP (51% ST)4.27 FP
9/9 TO 9/15 RANK (RP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Roberto Osuna15.6 FP (92% ST)6.2 FP
#2 Will Smith14.7 FP (84% ST)4.01 FP
#3 Craig Kimbrel13.5 FP (79% ST)4.56 FP
#4 Kenley Jansen13.3 FP (85% ST)5.8 FP
#5 Josh Hader12.5 FP (84% ST)3.83 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.

CRAIG KIMBRELFPSVHDIPKBB
Rest of 201946.46.30.59.913.84.4
-- Per Game (10 Proj)4.60.620.050.981.40.43
9/2 to 9/8 (2.4 Games)10.41.40.122.33.11.00
9/9 to 9/15 (2.7 Games)13.51.80.132.73.71.2
2019 Season70130192611
-- Per Game (21 GP)3.30.620.000.901.20.52
2018 to 20194215507812242
-- Per Game (84 GP)5.00.650.000.931.50.50