Start Em Alert: Yu Darvish Projected to Finish Ahead of Luis Castillo in Week 3

SHORT TERM FANTASY OUTLOOK AND WEEKLY RANKINGS

Yu Darvish is projected for 3.31 fantasy points in 2 games which is good enough to be the #29 ranked starting pitcher and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points per game than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Luis Castillo but behind Eduardo Rodriguez. Week 4 will not be as good based on projected rank (#58). He is projected for 1.81 fantasy points.

4/6 TO 4/12 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#27 Lance McCullers (85% OWN)3.42 FP (79% ST)3.68 FP
#28 Eduardo Rodriguez (95% OWN)3.38 FP (77% ST)1.26 FP
#29 Yu Darvish (95% OWN)3.31 FP (90% ST)1.26 FP
#30 Luis Castillo (97% OWN)3.31 FP (94% ST)4.43 FP
#31 Sean Manaea (92% OWN)3.04 FP (85% ST)2.95 FP
4/13 TO 4/19 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#56 Masahiro Tanaka (94% OWN)1.87 FP (86% ST)2.48 FP
#57 Brandon Woodruff (68% OWN)1.86 FP (54% ST)0.97 FP
#58 Yu Darvish (95% OWN)1.81 FP (90% ST)1.26 FP
#59 Jordan Montgomery (55% OWN)1.67 FP (25% ST)1.51 FP
#60 Rick Porcello (43% OWN)1.6 FP (18% ST)0.91 FP

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

You can expect Yu Darvish to be a good bench player who will start in certain weeks the rest of the season. His 35.43 projected fantasy points puts him at #65 behind Eduardo Rodriguez and ahead of Joe Musgrove. He has averaged 1.36 fantasy points in his past 31 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 1.26 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#68) 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 95%, he is the #23 most highly owned starting pitcher. Yu Darvish is expected to come up short of last season's #48 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#63 Julio Teheran (39% OWN)36 FP, 1.26 per game-2.08 FP
#64 Eduardo Rodriguez (95% OWN)36 FP, 1.26 per game98 FP, 33 gp, 2.97 per game (#32)
#65 Yu Darvish (95% OWN)35 FP, 1.26 per game42 FP, 31 gp, 1.36 per game (#59)
#66 Joe Musgrove (85% OWN)35 FP, 1.12 per game42 FP, 31 gp, 1.36 per game (#59)
#67 Collin McHugh (16% OWN)34 FP, 1.63 per game42 FP, 31 gp, 1.36 per game (#59)

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.

YU DARVISHFPWINLOSSIPKBB
2020 Projection35.46.66.015817354
-- Per Game (28 Proj)1.30.230.215.66.11.9
4/6 to 4/12 (4 Games)3.30.470.3911.412.23.7
4/13 to 4/19 (2 Games)1.80.220.236.06.01.8
2019 Season42.26817922956
-- Per Game (31 GP)1.40.190.265.87.41.8