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Ian
Cole
College None
Team Colorado Avalanche
28D
6'1"Height
219Weight
30Age
0Exp
Ian Cole's Fantasy Scouting Report

DAILY FANTASY VALUE

Projected for 8.1 FanDuel pts Ian Cole is the #66 ranked defenseman. He is the #96 highest priced defenseman ($3500). Using the salaries and projected points for healthy players in in today's pool to calculate expected points per dollar, Cole is worth $4K. Connor Murphy (7.2 FP), Niklas Hjalmarsson (6.9 FP), Nikita Zadorov (6.1 FP), Niklas Kronwall (6.4 FP), and Nathan Beaulieu (3.4 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Cole but have higher salaries. Based on salary, he is expected to have 7.2 FPs, a value reached in 25 of 62 games (40%). The combined 'cover percentage' for defensemen priced at $4.0K and above is 41%.

  • 3/21 VEGAS LINE EXPECTATION: COL 2.6 (#19 Most Today) @ DAL 2.9 (#12 Most)
  • PROJECTION (POS RANK): 8.14 Fantasy Points (#66), 0.25 points (#94), 0.04 goals (#108), 0.2 assists (#88), 1.29 shots on goal (#86), 1.6 PIM (#1 most), 2.46 blocked shots (#8)

DRAFTKINGS VALUE: There are 2 other options at $3700 (Brian Dumoulin, Christian Wolanin) and Cole is the best option of these 3. Instead of Cole consider these better options at lower salaries: T.J. Brodie (2.6 FP), Alec Martinez (2.9 FP), Noah Hanifin (2.5 FP), and Jordan Oesterle (2.4 FP). Connor Murphy (2.1 FP), Damon Severson (2.4 FP), Johnny Boychuk (1.4 FP), Ben Chiarot (2.2 FP), and Erik Cernak (2.4 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Cole but have higher salaries. Based on salary, he is expected to have 2.4 FPs, a value reached in 25 of 62 games (40%). The combined 'cover percentage' for defenseman priced at $4.0K and above is 39%.

Cole is NOT in the SportsLine DraftKings optimal lineup or the FanDuel optimal lineup which are based on the computer model's projection. SportsLine.com also offers premium optimal lineups from Mike McClure, a professional DFS player who has over $1 million in career winnings. He uses his own proprietary model to find great DFS values and often differs from the computer in how a player is projected to play on a daily basis.

WEEKLY FANTASY VALUE

When compared to other defensemen in week 26 these are 5 better options at lower start percentages: Sami Vatanen (3.4 FP), Connor Murphy (2.8 FP), Michael Stone (2.7 FP), Adam McQuaid (3.1 FP), and Joe Morrow (3.4 FP). He is projected for more points than 4 other defensemen starting in more leagues: Erik Johnson (1.9 FP), Nikita Zadorov (1.8 FP), Josh Manson (2 FP), and Samuel Girard (1.6 FP). He is starting in just 9% of leagues and with a projected defenseman rank of #141 in week 26 it makes sense that he is not starting in many leagues.

He is projected for 2.11 fantasy points in week 26 (#142 D) in 2 games.


  • Based on 3/21 start percentages, Ian Cole is valued behind Dillon and above Toews and the projections agree for this week.
  • Ian Cole last five game log with fantasy points (CBS, FD, DK) and statline.

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    REST OF SEASON VALUE

    His latest projection based rank among defensemen is #95. As of 3/21, Ian Cole is the #92 ranked defenseman based on ownership percentage (15%). Our projections indicate that Ian Cole is overrated by the market. There are other defensemen with virtually the same market rank (Brenden Dillon, Jamie Oleksiak, Brady Skjei, Devon Toews 15% Owned) and Cole ranks #2 out of 5. He is projected for 8 fantasy points in 10 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#118) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Ian Cole behind Dillon and above Skjei and the projections agree.

    His projected shooting percentage is lower than you would like.

    SEASON FANTASY RECAP AND TREND

    Ian Cole was a bench player and spot starter this past fantasy season. He was the number #93 ranked defender and the #343 ranked skater overall. His ranking drops to the #104 ranked defender when basing it on average fantasy points. He peaked early in the season. He averaged 1.9 FPs in his first 20 games and 1.4 FP in his final 21 games. Using standard deviation as an indicator of consistency, Cole is relatively inconsistent capable of very high highs and equally low lows. Our projected ceiling for Cole when he 'goes off' is 11 fantasy points (his average is 1.2FPs).

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    DOWNWARD STATISTICAL CAREER TREND

    His fantasy point average has dropped for the past two seasons. His average Fantasy points have dropped by 25% over this time frame.

    WEEKLY FANTASY RECAP

    He has averaged 3.4 fantasy points per week and had 13 weeks where he came up short (below 80% of average) and had 9 weeks where he was +20% above average.

    DAILY FANTASY SEASON RECAP

    His FanDuel average was 8.2 points and on DraftKings it was 2.4 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 0.5 and on FanDuel it was 1.6 fantasy points. He had a relatively high ceiling. On Draftkings it was 4.5 and on FanDuel it was 16 FPs. He has had more bad FanDuel games (below average by 20%) than good games (20% above 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
    YEARTEAMGPGAPTS+/-PPGWGTFWFL
    2018COL62212140-000000
    2017CLB67515200-000000
    2016PIT81521260-001000
    2015PIT70012120-000000
    2014STL-PIT74512170-000000
    2013STL4638110-000000
    2012STL150110-000000
    2011STL261560-000000
    2010STL261340-000000
    Career (9 Seasons)46722891118001000
    YEARTEAMSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
    2018COL742.720:0014835.93207.881137324
    2017CLB846.017:4615871.58149.98762033
    2016PIT895.619:4821097:59195:03722029
    2015PIT720.017:13163925:43161:58591027
    2014STL-PIT836.015:58162938:5523:05513018
    2013STL456.715:0399711:0729:27311013
    2012STL100.017:443963:403:5610005
    2011STL185.615:536068:0511:49220011
    2010STL224.517:3463711:3026:07351015
    Career (9 Seasons)4974.417:4011083114:30809:17469173175
    2018-19 Situational Stats
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Games in October1203330000130232:2029610005
    Games in November1414570000166.3297:5834333314
    Games in December14011-40000150299:4934713104
    Games in January1001100000150198:4622814007
    Games in February3000-200004058:366624212
    Games in March913410000119.1153:3020319112
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Games Won26167180000273.7530:59629271011
    Games Lost36167-130000472.1710:00854866313
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Home Games30044-10000420612:07730311013
    Road Games32281060000326.3628:52753826311
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Before All-Star Break50191060000591.71028:531214704120
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Amalie Arena1000-400002022:13240000
    American Airlines Center1000-200000020:11260000
    BB&T Center1000200000020:32232001
    Bell Centre1000000001018:19194002
    Bell MTS Place2000000003037:27400000
    Bridgestone Arena1000000001021:27290000
    Canadian Tire Centre1000-200002016:00232001
    Capital One Arena1000000000018:361922211
    Enterprise Center1000-100001022:42260000
    Gila River Arena2011300001042:28492001
    Honda Center2000000000031:374115110
    KeyBank Center1000000000021:38240000
    Little Caesars Arena1000100000022:09245100
    Madison Square Garden1000000000021:46250000
    Nationwide Arena1000-200002018:13290000
    PNC Arena1000000001018:07232001
    PPG Paints Arena1011-200003020:23300000
    Pepsi Center30044-10000420612:07730311013
    Prudential Center1022300000017:29232001
    Rogers Arena11010000025022:36272001
    Rogers Place1000100001020:48230000
    SAP Center at San Jose1011100001020:16292001
    STAPLES Center1000000001020:37212001
    Scotiabank Arena1011300003020:34220000
    Scotiabank Saddledome2011400001035:344020210
    T-Mobile Arena1000000002023:16240000
    Wells Fargo Center1000000002019:56250000
    Xcel Energy Center21121000025033:58450000
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    After All-Star Break12134-10000156.7212:0626943324
    vs Anaheim Ducks3011100002049:196415110
    vs Arizona Coyotes2011300001042:28492001
    vs Boston Bruins1011000001026:05260000
    vs Buffalo Sabres2000000003040:08440000
    vs Carolina Hurricanes2000-100001036:58502001
    vs Columbus Blue Jackets2000-200004036:21542001
    vs Calgary Flames3022400001053:256622211
    vs Chicago Blackhawks2000000003044:58492001
    vs Dallas Stars3000-100002060:14790000
    vs Detroit Red Wings2000000002039:36485100
    vs Edmonton Oilers2000000002040:59462001
    vs Florida Panthers1000200000020:32232001
    vs Los Angeles Kings3000100003066:15708004
    vs Minnesota Wild41121000042571:22944002
    vs Montreal Canadiens2000100002040:39464002
    vs New Jersey Devils2022400002035:53464002
    vs Nashville Predators3000-100006064:29820000
    vs New York Islanders1000-100000017:52222001
    vs New York Rangers2000-100000041:47480000
    vs Ottawa Senators2000-100004036:43442001
    vs Philadelphia Flyers2000100004039:34512001
    vs Pittsburgh Penguins2011-300003043:01550000
    vs San Jose Sharks2011100002040:19532001
    vs St. Louis Blues2000-100003047:45515100
    vs Tampa Bay Lightning2000-400004040:25450000
    vs Toronto Maple Leafs1011300003020:34220000
    vs Vancouver Canucks2101-2000042544:28492001
    vs Washington Capitals2011100003038:074324212
    vs Winnipeg Jets2000000003037:27400000
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    vs Vegas Golden Knights1000000002023:16240000
    vs Western Conference Tms3426860000385.3686:44816644212
    vs Own Division16112-20000214.8326:1539511103
    vs Eastern Conference Tms28066-10000360554:15667493112
    Outside Own Division461111270000531.9914:4410881026321
    Overall622121450000742.71240:5914831137324
    2018 Game Log
    OCTOBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    10/04vsW4-100010010.000219:620:173:33
    10/06vsW5-200010020.000219:630:002:73
    10/09@L5-2000-20020.000018:220:006:48
    10/11@W6-100000000.000021:630:008:07
    10/13vsL3-201100000.000217:851:382:20
    10/16@L3-200000000.000021:770:006:13
    10/18@W5-302230000.000217:480:531:32
    10/20@W3-100000010.000218:120:004:40
    10/22@W4-100000020.000019:930:134:62
    10/24vsL1-000000020.000018:200:053:90
    10/26vsW6-300010020.000020:720:002:68
    10/27@L3-2000-10010.000019:170:006:55
    NOVEMBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    11/01@L6-501130000.0002013:230:002:93
    11/02@L7-610100020.500222:600:003:33
    11/07vsL4-1000-10020.000020:200:233:52
    11/09@L5-200010010.000020:180:003:13
    11/11@W4-100010010.000020:800:203:58
    11/14vsW6-301100010.000026:080:004:48
    11/16vsL3-201110030.000219:520:002:88
    11/18@W4-300000000.000024:270:002:47
    11/21@W7-300000010.000220:620:004:25
    11/23@W5-101120000.000219:600:031:47
    11/24vsW3-200010020.000021:730:050:88
    11/27@W3-200000010.000021:450:004:17
    11/28vsW6-3000-10000.000022:630:003:03
    11/30vsL3-200000020.000525:050:124:67
    DECEMBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    12/02@W2-000010000.000522:150:002:05
    12/04@L6-3011-20030.000020:380:751:52
    12/06@W5-200020000.000220:530:003:97
    12/08@L7-1000-40020.000022:220:002:37
    12/11vsL6-4000-10010.000220:180:022:65
    12/14@L4-3000-10010.000022:700:004:38
    12/15vsW6-400000000.000018:320:022:98
    12/17vsL4-1000-10000.000217:870:002:47
    12/19vsW2-100010010.000022:330:334:32
    12/21vsL2-100000030.000220:780:003:55
    12/22@L6-400010010.000022:870:002:73
    12/27@L2-100000020.000023:270:005:12
    12/29vsL3-200000000.000024:180:004:00
    12/31vsL3-200000010.000022:030:004:28
    JANUARYSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    01/02vsL5-400000010.000020:050:002:40
    01/04vsW6-1000-10000.000020:020:723:20
    01/08@L7-4000-10020.000017:270:204:92
    01/09@L5-300010010.000022:330:001:38
    01/12@L3-000000010.000418:320:002:75
    01/14@W6-301130030.000020:570:003:77
    01/16@L5-2000-20020.000216:000:002:52
    01/19vsW7-100010010.000623:601:001:07
    01/21vsL4-100000030.000022:830:005:42
    01/23vsL5-2000-10010.000217:780:005:57
    FEBRUARYSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    02/02vsL5-1000-20020.000021:870:003:07
    02/05vsL6-300000020.000218:130:001:12
    02/07@L4-300000000.0002218:600:006:73
    MARCHSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    03/01@L4-301110010.000220:270:002:72
    03/03@L2-100000000.000157:350:001:25
    03/05vsW4-3000-10020.000017:450:003:13
    03/07@L4-0000-20000.000020:180:001:37
    03/09vsW3-000000030.000018:500:001:23
    03/11vsL3-0000-10000.000018:850:001:45
    03/15vsL5-301110020.000017:700:003:02
    03/17vsW3-000010020.000218:400:003:20
    03/19@W3-111220011.000014:800:003:02