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Max
Scherzer
College Missouri
Team Washington Nationals
31SP
6'3"Height
215Weight
35Age
12Exp
R/RBats/Throws
Max Scherzer's Fantasy Scouting Report

DAILY FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND PLAY OR FADE ADVICE

He is a better value on DrafKings than on FanDuel based on position specific points per dollar calculations. He is projected for 45 FD points and is worth +$124 more than $12K on FD. On DK he is projected for 25.3 points and is worth +$1569 more than $11.4K. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

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REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest projection, you can expect Max Scherzer to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 69.65 projected fantasy points puts him ahead of Justin Verlander making him our #1 ranked starting pitcher. He has averaged 7.31 fantasy points in his past 56 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 8.71 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. He is underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 98%, he is the #17 most highly owned starting pitcher. Max Scherzer is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #8 fantasy position rank.

WEEK 22 AND 23 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Max Scherzer is projected for 7.85 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #2 ranked starting pitcher and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a slightly 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 Aaron Nola but behind Gerrit Cole the rest of the week. His projected rank in Week 23 is the same as it is in Week 22. He is projected for 10.83 fantasy points.

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.

Career Stats
YEARTEAMAPPGSINNWLSKBBIHAERAWHIPCGSO
2019WAS2121138.3950192261122.400.9900
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)3593502256.0168870264161118513.161.09105
YEARTEAMRAERHRAHBIBBIGOAOGDAOPKOBWPRD9BS
2019WAS403711721021120.91009.430
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)8577942478519170622400.81476510.160
2019 Situational Stats
CATEGORYWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSOSBCSBKWPTPAVG
March012.351100007.2222103120000109.080
April124.5555000031.2371816322422000503.291
May122.37660000383611102212480000661.245
June601660000452555335681000651.156
July102.2522000012833103191100189.186
CATEGORYWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSOSBCSBKWPTPAVG
Home342.481111000072.256212071189921001139.210
Away612.3499000061.2521816367902000974.221
CATEGORYWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSOSBCSBKWPTPAVG
Day412.4188000056391515339801100834.194
Night542.411212000078.1692421741610930001279.229
CATEGORYWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSOSBCSBKWPTPAVG
vs. Ariz.102.571100007322211101000104.120
vs. Chi-N014.5110000663310480000112.273
vs. Cin.101.131100008311011150000120.111
vs. Col.005.411000054331028010086.222
vs. Det.101.131100008411100140000115.143
vs. K.C.1001100007400001111000103.160
vs. LA-NL102.57110000752212270000115.200
vs. Miami113.7233000019.12398111252000305.291
vs. Milw.001.51100006621001100000112.240
vs. NY-NL112.7330000201466125280000318.192
vs. Phil.110.75220000121121103190000213.234
vs. Pitt.003.3811000087330017000098.241
vs. S.D.101.29220000141022101190000202.196
vs. St.L.013.86110000783300280000110.286
CATEGORYWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSOSBCSBKWPTPAVG
Dodger Stadium102.57110000752212270000115.200
Great American Ball Park101.131100008311011150000120.111
Nationals Park342.481111000072.256212071189921001139.210
Citi Field102.9222000012.11244022160000209.250
Marlins Park114.7322000013.11687110192000202.291
PETCO Park100110000760000190000101.222
Miller Park001.51100006621001100000112.240
Comerica Park101.131100008411100140000115.143
CATEGORYWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSOSBCSBKWPTPAVG
Grass952.4120200000134.110839361072518941002113.215
CATEGORYWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSOSBCSBKWPTPAVG
Post All-Star005.411000054331028010086.222
Pre All-Star952.319190000129.11043633972318140002027.215
CATEGORYWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSOSBCSBKWPTPAVG
RISP006.67200000029.2212522017430000459.198
RISP w/Two out007.62190000013121311014180000201.235
Runners on Base004.55200000057.13632293110724100828.182
Bases Empty000.822000000777277761511700001285.237
Bases Loaded00030000010100002000011.000
Late Inning Pressure0026000009722100130000140.206
LIP-Runners On002.2550000042110006000064.154
with 0 outs001.16200000046.24166326681000725.232
with 1 out002.58200000045.1341413307611000708.206
with 2 outs003.61200000042.13319174512602100680.206
w/Bases Full 2 Out0003000000.2010000100005.000
CATEGORYWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSOSBCSBKWPTPAVG
Last 7 Appearances601.29770000493077427722100720.170
SVO (incl. Holds)00---0000000000000000000.000
> 5 Days Rest522.771010000068.153222163119741001027.210
5 Days Rest422.0199000058.15315133411800000977.236
< 5 Days Rest00---0000000000000000000.000
As Starter952.4120200000134.110839361072518941002113.215
2019 Game Log
MARCH
DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTRECORDSVERAGSCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKHBWPBKPC
03/28vsL0-102.571007.72221312000109
APRIL
DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTRECORDSVERAGSCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKHBWPBKPC
04/02vsL0-202.251005.072111900096
04/07@W1-203.501006.3844007200100
04/14vsL1-203.461008.073301700098
04/20@L1-304.651005.31176109000108
04/26vsL1-304.261007.04221010000101
MAY
DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTRECORDSVERAGSCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKHBWPBKPC
05/01vsL1-404.201007.0833028000110
05/06@L1-403.881006.06210110000112
05/11@W2-403.721007.0522127200115
05/17vsL2-503.801006.0633148000112
05/22@L2-503.471006.0400029000109
05/27vsL2-503.321006.0711016000103
JUNE
DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTRECORDSVERAGSCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKHBWPBKPC
06/02@W3-503.111008.03110115100120
06/08@W4-502.871007.0600019000101
06/14vsW5-502.851007.03222110100104
06/19vsW6-502.661007.04000210000117
06/25@W7-502.551008.0511001010094
06/30@W8-502.451008.04111014000115
JULY
DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTRECORDSVERAGSCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKHBWPBKPC
07/06vsW9-502.321007.04000111000103
07/25vsL9-502.441005.043312800086
AUGUST
DATETEAMOPPONENTRESULTRECORDSVERAGSCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKHBWPBKPC
08/22@L9-502.431004.041111300071