I have a simlar question. I'm in second, and projected to come in about 40 innings under the maximum, while the first place guy is projected to be more than 140 over. He's fairly far ahead of me in W's, outs, and K's, and I'm behind in saves,but have almost closed the gap (down by 4). If he maintains his pace I should be able to make up some ground, no?
I'm also trailing in ERA and WHIP which I know his maxing out won't help, but it gives me time to lower mine (I'm last in WHIP, second to last in ERA, but have been lowering both due to some recent acquisitions and guys pitching better).