Steven Matz is a Better Fantasy Option Than Jeff Samardzija But Not as Good as Dallas Keuchel the Rest of the Season

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

According to our projection, you can expect Steven Matz to be a bench player or a good option off the waiver wire. His 3.79 projected fantasy points puts him at #97 behind Dallas Keuchel and ahead of Jeff Samardzija. He has averaged -0.2 fantasy points in his past 58 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 0.57 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#106) 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 79%, he is the #61 most highly owned starting pitcher. Steven Matz is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #72 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#95 CC Sabathia (25% OWN)3.9 FP, 0.6 per game240 FP, 118 gp, 2 per game (#42)
#96 Dallas Keuchel (95% OWN)3.8 FP, 0.58 per game240 FP, 118 gp, 2 per game (#42)
#97 Steven Matz (79% OWN)3.8 FP, 0.57 per game240 FP, 118 gp, 2 per game (#42)
#98 Jeff Samardzija (80% OWN)3.8 FP, 0.58 per game240 FP, 118 gp, 2 per game (#42)
#99 Andrew Heaney (72% OWN)3.7 FP, 0.57 per game26 FP, 30 gp, 0.87 per game (#64)

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WEEK 22 AND 23 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Steven Matz is projected for 0.14 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week in week 22 which ranks him as the #35 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 Brad Peacock but behind Nathan Eovaldi the rest of the week. Week 23 will not be as good based on projected rank (#71). He is projected for 1.08 fantasy points.

8/24 TO 8/25 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#33 Joey Lucchesi (83% OWN)0.29 FP (45% ST)1.27 FP
#34 Nathan Eovaldi (47% OWN)0.27 FP (18% ST)-1.16 FP
#35 Steven Matz (79% OWN)0.14 FP (54% ST)0.57 FP
#36 Brad Peacock (42% OWN)0.12 FP (11% ST)1.27 FP
#37 Collin McHugh (18% OWN)0.06 FP (8% ST)1.68 FP
8/26 TO 9/1 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#69 Jacob Waguespack (14% OWN)1.13 FP (7% ST)2.58 FP
#70 Robbie Ray (96% OWN)1.12 FP (19% ST)2.91 FP
#71 Steven Matz (79% OWN)1.08 FP (54% ST)0.57 FP
#72 Dylan Bundy (28% OWN)1.03 FP (17% ST)-0.74 FP
#73 Martin Perez (53% OWN)1 FP (29% ST)-0.62 FP

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.

STEVEN MATZFPWINLOSSIPKBB
Rest of 20193.81.92.1353310.3
-- Per Game (7 Proj)0.570.290.325.35.01.6
8/19 to 8/25 (2 Games)0.140.280.315.15.21.6
8/26 to 9/1 (2 Games)1.10.290.305.55.01.6
2019 Season12.78712311637
-- Per Game (28 GP)0.450.290.254.44.11.3
2018 to 2019-11.57131827426895
-- Per Game (58 GP)-0.200.220.314.74.61.6