Sit Zack Wheeler in Week 24... Projected for Fewer FPs Than Yu Darvish

SHORT TERM FANTASY OUTLOOK AND WEEKLY RANKINGS

Zack Wheeler is projected for 0.87 fantasy points in 2 games in week 24 which ranks him as the #74 projected starting pitcher for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. This is projected to be a below average week with fewer fantasy points per game than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Zach Eflin but behind Yu Darvish. Week 25 will be better based on projected rank (#43). He is projected for 2.64 fantasy points.

9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#72 Danny Duffy (23% OWN)1.01 FP (7% ST)-1.66 FP
#73 Yu Darvish (95% OWN)0.93 FP (65% ST)1.64 FP
#74 Zack Wheeler (95% OWN)0.87 FP (55% ST)2.32 FP
#75 Zach Eflin (40% OWN)0.87 FP (20% ST)0.61 FP
#76 Miles Mikolas (88% OWN)0.76 FP (63% ST)0.78 FP
9/9 TO 9/15 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#41 Trevor Bauer (96% OWN)2.79 FP (66% ST)0.61 FP
#42 Alex Wood (50% OWN)2.66 FP (22% ST)0.97 FP
#43 Zack Wheeler (95% OWN)2.64 FP (55% ST)2.32 FP
#44 Ryan Yarbrough (91% OWN)2.55 FP (75% ST)2.17 FP
#45 Masahiro Tanaka (96% OWN)2.53 FP (78% ST)1.61 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 11.15 projected fantasy points puts him at #37 behind Chris Paddack and ahead of James Paxton. He has averaged 2.11 fantasy points in his past 55 games, which is slightly less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.32 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#45) is worse than his rank based on total fantasy points. At 95% ownership, he is also the #37 most highly owned starting pitcher. Zack Wheeler is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #62 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#35 Luis Severino (78% OWN)11.6 FP, 4.3 per game149 FP, 32 gp, 4.66 per game (#13)
#36 Chris Paddack (90% OWN)11.2 FP, 2.79 per game149 FP, 32 gp, 4.66 per game (#13)
#37 Zack Wheeler (95% OWN)11.2 FP, 2.32 per game93 FP, 29 gp, 3.22 per game (#27)
#38 James Paxton (97% OWN)11.1 FP, 2.27 per game114 FP, 28 gp, 4.08 per game (#17)
#39 Sean Manaea (54% OWN)10.9 FP, 2.65 per game54 FP, 27 gp, 1.99 per game (#43)

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.

ZACK WHEELERFPWINLOSSIPKBB
Rest of 201911.21.81.229287.7
-- Per Game (5 Proj)2.30.380.246.05.81.6
9/2 to 9/8 (2 Games)0.870.290.296.25.41.6
9/9 to 9/15 (4 Games)2.60.730.5211.611.73.7
2019 Season22.69716116045
-- Per Game (26 GP)0.870.350.276.26.21.7
2018 to 20191162114341339100
-- Per Game (55 GP)2.10.380.256.26.21.8