Yu Darvish is Projected to Be the #51 Starting Pitcher...Behind James Paxton and Ahead of Blake Snell the Rest of the Season

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Yu Darvish to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 8.39 projected fantasy points puts him at #51 behind James Paxton and ahead of Blake Snell. He has averaged 0.04 fantasy points in his past 35 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 1.47 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#65) 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 #33 most highly owned starting pitcher. Yu Darvish is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #69 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (SP) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2018
#49 Masahiro Tanaka (96% OWN)8.8 FP, 1.84 per game82 FP, 26 gp, 3.17 per game (#29)
#50 James Paxton (97% OWN)8.7 FP, 1.78 per game114 FP, 28 gp, 4.08 per game (#17)
#51 Yu Darvish (95% OWN)8.4 FP, 1.47 per game114 FP, 28 gp, 4.08 per game (#17)
#52 Blake Snell (90% OWN)8.3 FP, 4.59 per game255 FP, 31 gp, 8.23 per game (#1)
#53 John Means (45% OWN)7.9 FP, 1.69 per game-5.9 FP, 1 gp (#169)

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WEEK 23 AND 24 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Yu Darvish is projected for 0.72 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #30 ranked starting pitcher and a must start for most owners. 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 Logan Webb the rest of the week. Week 24 will not be as good based on projected rank (#66). He is projected for 0.91 fantasy points.

8/31 TO 9/1 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#28 Dallas Keuchel (95% OWN)1.04 FP (75% ST)0.9 FP
#29 Logan Webb (17% OWN)0.89 FP (7% ST)0.19 FP
#30 Yu Darvish (95% OWN)0.72 FP (76% ST)1.47 FP
#31 Zach Eflin (39% OWN)0.62 FP (19% ST)1.16 FP
#32 Matt Boyd (91% OWN)0.53 FP (50% ST)2.05 FP
9/2 TO 9/8 RANK (SP)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#64 Zack Wheeler (95% OWN)1.08 FP (60% ST)2.21 FP
#65 Cal Quantrill (66% OWN)0.99 FP (43% ST)0.02 FP
#66 Yu Darvish (95% OWN)0.91 FP (76% ST)1.47 FP
#67 John Means (45% OWN)0.89 FP (22% ST)1.69 FP
#68 Steven Matz (77% OWN)0.88 FP (40% ST)0.85 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.

YU DARVISHFPWINLOSSIPKBB
Rest of 20198.41.31.3323710.6
-- Per Game (6 Proj)1.50.230.235.66.41.9
8/26 to 9/1 (2 Games)0.720.200.245.47.02.0
9/2 to 9/8 (2 Games)0.910.170.285.86.61.8
2019 Season18.85615218352
-- Per Game (27 GP)0.700.190.225.66.81.9
2018 to 20191.36919123273
-- Per Game (35 GP)0.040.170.265.56.62.1