Kirby Yates is Projected to Be the #11 Reliever...Behind Emilio Pagan and Ahead of Hector Neris the Rest of the Season

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Kirby Yates to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 70.79 projected fantasy points puts him at #11 behind Emilio Pagan and ahead of Hector Neris. He has averaged 3.51 fantasy points in his past 110 games, which is slightly less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.73 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#16) 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 96%, he is the #4 most highly owned reliever. Kirby Yates is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #1 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (RP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#9 Craig Kimbrel (93% OWN)73 FP, 4.89 per game351 FP, 63 gp, 5.57 per game (#2)
#10 Emilio Pagan (47% OWN)72 FP, 4.24 per game351 FP, 63 gp, 5.57 per game (#2)
#11 Kirby Yates (96% OWN)71 FP, 3.73 per game135 FP, 65 gp, 2.08 per game (#31)
#12 Hector Neris (77% OWN)69 FP, 3.66 per game65 FP, 53 gp, 1.22 per game (#50)
#13 Will Smith (94% OWN)67 FP, 3.92 per game118 FP, 54 gp, 2.19 per game (#27)

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WEEK 21 AND 22 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Kirby Yates is projected for 10.24 fantasy points in 2 games which is good enough to be the #11 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 Edwin Diaz but behind Scott Oberg. Week 22 will be slightly worse based on projected rank (#13). He is projected for 10.34 fantasy points.

8/12 TO 8/18 RANK (RP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#9 Liam Hendriks10.4 FP (71% ST)4.92 FP
#10 Scott Oberg10.3 FP (41% ST)3.08 FP
#11 Kirby Yates10.2 FP (91% ST)3.73 FP
#12 Edwin Diaz10.1 FP (73% ST)4.34 FP
#13 Wade Davis9.8 FP (35% ST)3.35 FP
8/19 TO 8/25 RANK (RP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#11 Felipe Vazquez10.7 FP (83% ST)3.59 FP
#12 Shane Greene10.5 FP (57% ST)3.78 FP
#13 Kirby Yates10.3 FP (91% ST)3.73 FP
#14 Taylor Rogers9.9 FP (67% ST)2.88 FP
#15 Edwin Diaz9.4 FP (73% ST)4.34 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.

KIRBY YATESFPSVHDIPKBB
Rest of 2019718.70.918.0284.1
-- Per Game (19 Proj)3.80.460.050.951.50.22
8/12 to 8/18 (2.5 Games)10.21.30.122.43.60.53
8/19 to 8/25 (2.5 Games)10.31.30.122.43.70.55
2019 Season25133047759
-- Per Game (45 GP)5.60.730.001.01.70.20
2018 to 2019386451610516526
-- Per Game (110 GP)3.50.410.150.961.50.24