Joe Musgrove is a Better Fantasy Option Than Jason Vargas But Not as Good as Reynaldo Lopez the Rest of the Season

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

According to our projection, you can expect Joe Musgrove to be a bench player or a good option off the waiver wire. His 3.4 projected fantasy points puts him at #91 behind Reynaldo Lopez and ahead of Jason Vargas. He has averaged -0.36 fantasy points in his past 53 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 0.57 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#100) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. He is overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 69%, he is the #76 most highly owned starting pitcher. Joe Musgrove is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #113 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#89 Max Fried (94% OWN)3.6 FP, 0.64 per game598 FP, 158 gp, 3.8 per game (#1)
#90 Reynaldo Lopez (51% OWN)3.6 FP, 0.63 per game598 FP, 158 gp, 3.8 per game (#1)
#91 Joe Musgrove (69% OWN)3.4 FP, 0.57 per game598 FP, 158 gp, 3.8 per game (#1)
#92 Jason Vargas (44% OWN)3 FP, 0.53 per game598 FP, 158 gp, 3.8 per game (#1)
#93 Dereck Rodriguez (13% OWN)3 FP, 0.52 per game49 FP, 21 gp, 2.33 per game (#39)

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WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Joe Musgrove is projected for 0.38 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week in week 23 which ranks him as the #62 projected starting pitcher for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. This is projected to be a below average week with fewer fantasy points per game than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Zach Eflin but behind Yu Darvish the rest of the week. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#82). He is projected for 0.41 fantasy points.

8/29 TO 9/1 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#60 Trevor Williams (44% OWN)0.39 FP (21% ST)0.71 FP
#61 Yu Darvish (95% OWN)0.38 FP (78% ST)1.27 FP
#62 Joe Musgrove (69% OWN)0.38 FP (39% ST)0.57 FP
#63 Zach Eflin (39% OWN)0.36 FP (18% ST)1.12 FP
#64 Caleb Smith (91% OWN)0.25 FP (67% ST)0.98 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#80 Glenn Sparkman (3% OWN)0.45 FP (2% ST)-1.59 FP
#81 Michael Pineda (87% OWN)0.43 FP (64% ST)2.01 FP
#82 Joe Musgrove (69% OWN)0.41 FP (39% ST)0.57 FP
#83 Anthony DeSclafani (55% OWN)0.4 FP (42% ST)-0.18 FP
#84 Ross Stripling (40% OWN)0.34 FP (5% ST)0.93 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.

JOE MUSGROVEFPWINLOSSIPKBB
Rest of 20193.41.82.533296.3
-- Per Game (6 Proj)0.570.310.425.54.81.1
8/26 to 9/1 (2 Games)0.380.330.385.64.51.0
9/2 to 9/8 (2 Games)0.410.310.425.34.91.1
2019 Season-15.1781214813134
-- Per Game (34 GP)-0.450.240.354.43.91.0
2018 to 2019-18.83142126323157
-- Per Game (53 GP)-0.360.260.405.04.41.1