Draft Shane Bieber as the #15 Starting Pitcher... Ahead of Jose Berrios and After Jack Flaherty

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Draft Shane Bieber as a weekly fantasy starter in 2019-2020. His 125.01 projected fantasy points puts him at #15 behind Jack Flaherty and ahead of Jose Berrios. He has averaged 5.08 fantasy points in his past 34 games, which is more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 4.21 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#12) is better than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 96%, he is the #11 most highly owned starting pitcher. Shane Bieber is expected to come up short of last season's #8 fantasy position rank.

NEXT SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS IN 2019
#13 Patrick Corbin (97% OWN)131 FP, 4.16 per game141 FP, 33 gp, 4.27 per game (#20)
#14 Jack Flaherty (96% OWN)128 FP, 4.09 per game151 FP, 33 gp, 4.59 per game (#19)
#15 Shane Bieber (96% OWN)125 FP, 4.21 per game173 FP, 34 gp, 5.08 per game (#15)
#16 Jose Berrios (96% OWN)119 FP, 3.59 per game83 FP, 32 gp, 2.59 per game (#36)
#17 David Price (73% OWN)118 FP, 4.31 per game27 FP, 22 gp, 1.24 per game (#65)

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SHANE BIEBER WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Shane Bieber is projected for 6.28 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #2 ranked starting pitcher 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 Clayton Kershaw but behind Gerrit Cole the rest of the week. Week 2 will be slightly worse based on projected rank (#3). He is projected for 6.55 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Gerrit Cole (97% OWN)6.6 FP5.2 FP
#2 Shane Bieber (96% OWN)6.3 FP4.21 FP
#3 Clayton Kershaw (97% OWN)6.1 FP5.3 FP
#4 Jacob deGrom (96% OWN)6 FP6.2 FP
#5 Carlos Carrasco (58% OWN)5.6 FP3.29 FP
WEEK 2 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Aaron Civale (76% OWN)7.3 FP2.35 FP
#2 Max Scherzer (97% OWN)6.9 FP5.2 FP
#3 Shane Bieber (96% OWN)6.6 FP4.21 FP
#4 Walker Buehler (97% OWN)6.2 FP5.5 FP
#5 Jacob deGrom (96% OWN)6.1 FP6.2 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.

SHANE BIEBERFPWINLOSSIPKBB
2020 Projection12513.48.018720440
-- Per Game (30 Proj)4.20.450.276.36.91.4
3/26 to 3/29 (0.9 Games)6.30.550.145.46.71.1
3/30 to 4/5 (0.9 Games)6.60.520.166.06.51.1
2019 Season17315821425940
-- Per Game (34 GP)5.10.440.246.37.61.2