Merrill Kelly is a Better Fantasy Option Than Kyle Gibson But Not as Good as Dakota Hudson 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 2.12 projected fantasy points puts him at #94 behind Dakota Hudson and ahead of Kyle Gibson. 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 0.44 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#98) 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 42%, he is the #106 most highly owned starting pitcher. Merrill Kelly is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #161 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#92 Francellis Montas (27% OWN)2.3 FP, 2.49 per game$5500
#93 Dakota Hudson (85% OWN)2.2 FP, 0.39 per game$5500
#94 Merrill Kelly (42% OWN)2.1 FP, 0.44 per game$5500
#95 Kyle Gibson (89% OWN)2 FP, 0.4 per game$5500
#96 Luke Weaver (49% OWN)2 FP, 0.99 per game$5500

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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 #59 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
#57 Brock Burke (13% OWN)1.56 FP (7% ST)-0.83 FP
#58 Joey Lucchesi (83% OWN)1.33 FP (50% ST)1.76 FP
#59 Merrill Kelly (42% OWN)1.32 FP (19% ST)0.44 FP
#60 Mike Foltynewicz (72% OWN)1.19 FP (34% ST)0.17 FP
#61 Alex Young (43% OWN)1.12 FP (24% ST)1.13 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 20192.12.11.827227.5
-- Per Game (5 Proj)0.440.430.375.64.71.6
9/2 to 9/8 (2 Games)1.30.470.315.55.11.6
2019 Season-46.4091315012346
-- Per Game (27 GP)-1.720.330.485.64.61.7