Merrill Kelly is a Better Fantasy Option Than Adam Plutko But Not as Good as Austin Voth the Rest of the Season

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

According to our projection, you can expect Merrill Kelly to be a bench player or a good option off the waiver wire. His 1.72 projected fantasy points puts him at #101 behind Austin Voth and ahead of Adam Plutko. He has averaged -1.72 fantasy points in his past 27 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 0.36 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#108) 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 41%, he is the #108 most highly owned starting pitcher. Merrill Kelly is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #159 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#99 Luke Weaver (48% OWN)1.9 FP, 0.96 per game$5500
#100 Austin Voth (3% OWN)1.8 FP, 0.58 per game$5500
#101 Merrill Kelly (41% OWN)1.7 FP, 0.36 per game$5500
#102 Adam Plutko (49% OWN)1.7 FP, 0.41 per game$5500
#103 Brandon Woodruff (72% OWN)1.6 FP, 1.46 per game25 FP, 19 gp, 1.31 per game (#56)

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WEEK 24 FANTASY PROJECTION AND RANK

Merrill Kelly is projected for 1.32 fantasy points in week 23 which ranks him a the #63 projected starting pitcher for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. This week's rank is better than his rest of season rank. Merrill Kelly is not expected to be active the rest of week 23.

9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#61 David Price (94% OWN)1.42 FP (23% ST)3.91 FP
#62 John Means (45% OWN)1.34 FP (21% ST)1.43 FP
#63 Merrill Kelly (41% OWN)1.32 FP (18% ST)0.36 FP
#64 Mike Leake (52% OWN)1.32 FP (28% ST)0.19 FP
#65 Cal Quantrill (64% OWN)1.31 FP (42% ST)0.48 FP

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and next week. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

MERRILL KELLYFPWINLOSSIPKBB
Rest of 20191.72.11.727227.7
-- Per Game (5 Proj)0.360.440.365.64.61.6
9/2 to 9/8 (2 Games)1.30.510.285.35.01.6
2019 Season-46.4091315012346
-- Per Game (27 GP)-1.720.330.485.64.61.7