Max Fried Projected to Finish Ahead of Robbie Ray in Week 3

SHORT TERM FANTASY OUTLOOK AND WEEKLY RANKINGS

Max Fried is projected for 5.59 fantasy points in 2 games which is good enough to be the #14 ranked starting pitcher 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 Robbie Ray but behind Stephen Strasburg. Week 4 will not be as good based on projected rank (#34). He is projected for 2.89 fantasy points.

4/6 TO 4/12 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#12 Chris Paddack (95% OWN)5.6 FP (87% ST)3.17 FP
#13 Stephen Strasburg (97% OWN)5.6 FP (95% ST)5.2 FP
#14 Max Fried (95% OWN)5.6 FP (87% ST)2.28 FP
#15 Robbie Ray (94% OWN)5.2 FP (73% ST)2.24 FP
#16 Shohei Ohtani (68% OWN)5.1 FP (45% ST)2.76 FP
4/13 TO 4/19 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#32 Julio Urias (68% OWN)2.98 FP (52% ST)2.1 FP
#33 Sonny Gray (95% OWN)2.97 FP (88% ST)2.34 FP
#34 Max Fried (95% OWN)2.89 FP (87% ST)2.28 FP
#35 Merrill Kelly (57% OWN)2.75 FP (22% ST)1.83 FP
#36 Dustin May (33% OWN)2.7 FP (11% ST)2.19 FP

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Max Fried to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 64.21 projected fantasy points puts him at #40 behind Robbie Ray and ahead of Mike Fiers. He has averaged 2.19 fantasy points in his past 36 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 2.28 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. He is overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 95%, he is the #28 most highly owned starting pitcher. Max Fried is expected to come up short of last season's #30 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#38 German Marquez (92% OWN)67 FP, 2.27 per game41 FP, 28 gp, 1.47 per game (#55)
#39 Robbie Ray (94% OWN)66 FP, 2.24 per game46 FP, 34 gp, 1.35 per game (#60)
#40 Max Fried (95% OWN)64 FP, 2.28 per game79 FP, 36 gp, 2.19 per game (#41)
#41 Mike Fiers (68% OWN)64 FP, 2.27 per game76 FP, 33 gp, 2.3 per game (#39)
#42 Zach Eflin (69% OWN)62 FP, 2.27 per game76 FP, 33 gp, 2.3 per game (#39)

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.

MAX FRIEDFPWINLOSSIPKBB
2020 Projection6413.28.214815147
-- Per Game (28 Proj)2.30.470.295.25.41.6
4/6 to 4/12 (4 Games)5.60.940.5110.610.63.3
4/13 to 4/19 (2 Games)2.90.540.245.05.41.6
2019 Season7917616517347
-- Per Game (36 GP)2.20.470.174.64.81.3