Start Em Alert: Luke Weaver Projected to Finish Ahead of Jose Quintana in Week 3

SHORT TERM FANTASY OUTLOOK AND WEEKLY RANKINGS

Luke Weaver is projected for 2.16 fantasy points in one game in week 3 which ranks him as the #43 projected starting pitcher for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. This is projected to be a better than average game with more fantasy points than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Jose Quintana but behind Blake Snell. His projected rank in Week 4 is the same as it is in Week 3. He is projected for 2.39 fantasy points.

4/6 TO 4/12 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#41 Mike Foltynewicz (90% OWN)2.3 FP (60% ST)1.93 FP
#42 Blake Snell (97% OWN)2.29 FP (88% ST)3.89 FP
#43 Luke Weaver (57% OWN)2.16 FP (33% ST)1.77 FP
#44 Jose Quintana (82% OWN)2.15 FP (65% ST)2.47 FP
#45 J.A. Happ (57% OWN)2.11 FP (28% ST)1.19 FP
4/13 TO 4/19 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#41 Julio Teheran (39% OWN)2.48 FP (16% ST)1.26 FP
#42 Trevor Bauer (96% OWN)2.42 FP (93% ST)2.33 FP
#43 Luke Weaver (57% OWN)2.39 FP (33% ST)1.77 FP
#44 Chris Bassitt (12% OWN)2.36 FP (6% ST)1.3 FP
#45 Brad Keller (23% OWN)2.31 FP (7% ST)-0.19 FP

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Luke Weaver to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 48.12 projected fantasy points puts him at #54 behind Michael Pineda and ahead of Carlos Martinez. He has averaged 3.05 fantasy points in his past 12 games, which is more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 1.77 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#57) 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 57%, he is the #68 most highly owned starting pitcher. In 12 games last season he was the #51 ranked starting pitcher.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#52 Merrill Kelly (57% OWN)50 FP, 1.83 per game-0.17 FP
#53 Michael Pineda (26% OWN)49 FP, 2.67 per game68 FP, 26 gp, 2.62 per game (#35)
#54 Luke Weaver (57% OWN)48 FP, 1.77 per game37 FP, 12 gp, 3.05 per game (#29)
#55 Carlos Martinez (66% OWN)47 FP, 1.81 per game184 FP, 48 gp, 3.83 per game (#24)
#56 Joey Lucchesi (76% OWN)45 FP, 1.64 per game184 FP, 48 gp, 3.83 per game (#24)

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.

LUKE WEAVERFPWINLOSSIPKBB
2020 Projection48.19.47.714713437
-- Per Game (27 Proj)1.80.350.285.44.91.4
4/6 to 4/12 (2 Games)2.20.390.205.15.31.3
4/13 to 4/19 (2 Games)2.40.420.215.15.01.3
2019 Season36.643646914
-- Per Game (12 GP)3.00.330.255.35.81.2