Start Merrill Kelly in Week 24... Ahead of Andrew Heaney

SHORT TERM FANTASY OUTLOOK AND WEEKLY RANKINGS

Merrill Kelly is projected for 1.28 fantasy points in 2 games in week 24 which ranks him as the #68 projected starting pitcher for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. 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 Andrew Heaney but behind Jaime Barria. Week 25 will not be as good based on projected rank (#130). He is projected for -0.53 fantasy points.

9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#66 Tanner Roark (68% OWN)1.37 FP (37% ST)1.07 FP
#67 Jaime Barria (8% OWN)1.35 FP (2% ST)-0.65 FP
#68 Merrill Kelly (41% OWN)1.28 FP (18% ST)0.41 FP
#69 Andrew Heaney (85% OWN)1.26 FP (60% ST)0.4 FP
#70 Mike Leake (55% OWN)1.25 FP (34% ST)0.28 FP
9/9 TO 9/15 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#128 Adrian Sampson (6% OWN)-0.5 FP (1% ST)-1.47 FP
#129 Jake Odorizzi (96% OWN)-0.51 FP (78% ST)2.43 FP
#130 Merrill Kelly (41% OWN)-0.53 FP (18% ST)0.41 FP
#131 Wei-Yin Chen (0% OWN)-0.57 FP-1.3 FP
#132 Jordan Zimmermann (9% OWN)-0.69 FP (5% ST)-2.65 FP

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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 1.95 projected fantasy points puts him at #101 behind Reynaldo Lopez and ahead of Mike Foltynewicz. 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 0.41 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#107) 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 41%, he is the #108 most highly owned starting pitcher. Merrill Kelly is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #160 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#99 Jason Vargas (39% OWN)2 FP, 0.41 per game24 FP, 33 gp, 0.7 per game (#69)
#100 Reynaldo Lopez (47% OWN)2 FP, 0.41 per game24 FP, 33 gp, 0.7 per game (#69)
#101 Merrill Kelly (41% OWN)1.9 FP, 0.41 per game24 FP, 33 gp, 0.7 per game (#69)
#102 Mike Foltynewicz (70% OWN)1.9 FP, 0.4 per game99 FP, 31 gp, 3.19 per game (#28)
#103 CC Sabathia (22% OWN)1.8 FP, 0.98 per game99 FP, 31 gp, 3.19 per game (#28)

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.

MERRILL KELLYFPWINLOSSIPKBB
Rest of 20191.92.11.727227.4
-- Per Game (5 Proj)0.410.430.365.64.61.6
9/2 to 9/8 (2 Games)1.30.520.275.34.81.5
9/9 to 9/15 (4 Games)-0.530.820.7711.18.73.2
2019 Season-46.4091315012346
-- Per Game (27 GP)-1.720.330.485.64.61.7