Projecting a Down Week 3 for Zack Wheeler with Fewer FPs Than Bryse Wilson

SHORT TERM FANTASY OUTLOOK AND WEEKLY RANKINGS

Zack Wheeler is projected for 2.87 fantasy points in one game in week 3 which ranks him as the #33 projected starting pitcher for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. His projected fantasy production is the same as his rest of season per game projection. He is ranked above Patrick Corbin but behind Bryse Wilson. Week 4 will be better based on projected rank (#4). He is projected for 7.17 fantasy points.

4/6 TO 4/12 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#31 Sean Manaea (92% OWN)3.04 FP (85% ST)2.95 FP
#32 Bryse Wilson (3% OWN)2.93 FP0.16 FP
#33 Zack Wheeler (96% OWN)2.87 FP (92% ST)2.92 FP
#34 Patrick Corbin (97% OWN)2.77 FP (95% ST)4.21 FP
#35 German Marquez (92% OWN)2.75 FP (79% ST)2.27 FP
4/13 TO 4/19 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#2 Lucas Giolito (95% OWN)8 FP (89% ST)3.46 FP
#3 Luis Castillo (97% OWN)7.8 FP (94% ST)4.43 FP
#4 Zack Wheeler (96% OWN)7.2 FP (92% ST)2.92 FP
#5 Clayton Kershaw (97% OWN)6.6 FP (95% ST)5.4 FP
#6 Stephen Strasburg (97% OWN)6.6 FP (95% ST)5.2 FP

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Zack Wheeler to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 90.39 projected fantasy points puts him at #24 behind Mike Soroka and ahead of Sean Manaea. He has averaged 1.62 fantasy points in his past 31 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.92 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#29) 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 #17 most highly owned starting pitcher. Zack Wheeler is expected to improve on last season's #42 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#22 Lucas Giolito (95% OWN)98 FP, 3.46 per game135 FP, 29 gp, 4.67 per game (#17)
#23 Mike Soroka (96% OWN)91 FP, 3.22 per game118 FP, 29 gp, 4.06 per game (#22)
#24 Zack Wheeler (96% OWN)90 FP, 2.92 per game50 FP, 31 gp, 1.62 per game (#51)
#25 Sean Manaea (92% OWN)87 FP, 2.95 per game53 FP, 5 gp, 10.53 per game (#1)
#26 Kyle Hendricks (95% OWN)87 FP, 3.19 per game49 FP, 31 gp, 1.58 per game (#52)

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.

ZACK WHEELERFPWINLOSSIPKBB
2020 Projection9012.57.119119850
-- Per Game (31 Proj)2.90.400.236.26.41.6
4/6 to 4/12 (2 Games)2.90.400.215.96.71.6
4/13 to 4/19 (4 Games)7.20.830.4412.413.63.0
2019 Season5011819519550
-- Per Game (31 GP)1.60.350.266.36.31.6