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Max
Scherzer
College None
Team Washington Nationals
31SP
6'3"Height
215Weight
34Age
11Exp
R/RBats/Throws
Max Scherzer's Fantasy Scouting Report

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2019 FANTASY OUTLOOK AND PROJECTION: LOOKING GOOD

Max Scherzer is projected to be the best fantasy starting pitcher in the upcoming season. In 2018, he was owned in 97 percent of leagues and it will be at least this high next season as well. He is projected to average 6.83 fantasy points per game in 33 games. His projected rank for the upcoming season is the same as where he finished last season.

SEASON FANTASY RECAP AND TREND

Max Scherzer was the number one fantasy SP. His elite ranking was helped by his higher games played (35). Based on average fantasy points he is the #2 SP. We split his 35 games into 3 segments (start, middle, and end). He peaked early in the season. He averaged 10.7 FPs in his first 11 games and 7.5 FP in his final 12 games. A fast start and slow end is somewhat expected given his age. His fantasy production is stable and he is not as volatile as most players based on a below average standard deviation. Our projected ceiling for Scherzer when he 'goes off' is 22 fantasy points (his average is 7.7FPs).

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CURRENT CAREER TREND AND STATISTICS

The table below shows his relatively steady fantasy production over the past 2 seasons, which is a good sign given his advancing age.

WEEKLY FANTASY RECAP

Out of 27 fantasy weeks, he was +50% above his weekly average of 10 FPs in 8 of them. He had 8 bad weeks where he was 50% below average.

DAILY FANTASY SEASON RECAP

His FanDuel average was 47.6 points and on DraftKings it was 28 per game. We looked at all of his games that were between the 10th and 90th percentile where the 10th percentile is his floor and the 90th is his ceiling. On DraftKings his floor was 2.4 and on FanDuel it was 12 fantasy points. He did not have a high ceiling (less than +50% over average). On DraftKings it was 36.8 and on FanDuel it was 61 FPs. On FanDuel, he has been consistent with relatively few good or bad games (+/- 20% of average), and the same was true on DraftKings. We are only including games where they were in the daily fantasy slate and played.

Career Stats
YEARTEAMAPPGSINNWLSKBBIHAERAWHIPCGSO
2018WAS3333220.71870300511502.520.9121
2017WAS3131200.71660268551262.510.9020
2016WAS3434228.32070284561652.950.9610
2015WAS3333228.714120276341762.790.9143
2014DET3333220.31850252631963.141.1711
2013DET3232214.32130240561522.900.9700
2012DET3232187.71670231601793.751.2700
2011DET3333195.01590174562074.431.3400
2010DET3131195.712110184701743.501.2500
2009ARI3030170.39110174631664.121.3400
2008ARI16756.00406621483.051.2300
Career (12 Seasons)3383292117.3159820244958517393.211.09105
YEARTEAMRAERHRAHBIBBIGOAOGDAOPKOBWPRD9BS
2018WAS6662231241372160.60148.690
2017WAS6256221121341860.70048.610
2016WAS777531621572330.71128.950
2015WAS747127521732350.701108.460
2014DET807718611622250.7011010.820
2013DET736918401512330.64168.910
2012DET827823521281840.731211.730
2011DET1019629711772120.8301212.460
2010DET847620711701940.910811.570
2009ARI9478201011641641.011512.650
2008ARI241955151461.100211.890
Career (12 Seasons)8177572367817160421280.81376510.210
2019 Game Log
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Past Projections
  • 12 Mar 2019

    Max Scherzer Will Dominate in Fantasy in 2019 (#1 SP)

    Max Scherzer Will Dominate in Fantasy in 2019 (#1 SP)
  • 07 Mar 2019

    Max Scherzer Will Dominate in Fantasy in 2019 (#1 SP)

    Max Scherzer Will Dominate in Fantasy in 2019 (#1 SP)
  • 04 Mar 2019

    Max Scherzer Will Dominate in Fantasy in 2019 (#1 SP)

    Max Scherzer Will Dominate in Fantasy in 2019 (#1 SP)
  • 28 Feb 2019

    Max Scherzer Will Dominate in Fantasy in 2019 (#1 SP)

    Max Scherzer Will Dominate in Fantasy in 2019 (#1 SP)