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Sidney
Crosby
College None
Team Pittsburgh Penguins
87C
5'11"Height
200Weight
31Age
0Exp
Sidney Crosby's Fantasy Scouting Report

WEEKLY FANTASY VALUE

If you are in a league that allows for substitutions during the week Sidney Crosby is a bad value the rest of the week. He has a market rank of #5 while his projection (rest of week 25) rank is #16. When compared to other centers in week 26 instead of Crosby consider these better options at lower start percentages: Patrice Bergeron (13.9 FP), Jack Eichel (15.1 FP), Mikael Backlund (11 FP), Sean Monahan (15.2 FP), and Matt Duchene (12.2 FP). Starting in 98% of leagues he is expected to produce 15.2 fantasy points (WK 26). Owners expect him to be the most productive center of the week, but he is projected to be the #16 center. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 4.3 short of expectations.

He is projected for 10.85 fantasy points in week 26 (#16 C) in 3 games.


  • Based on 3/23 start %s the market values Sidney Crosby over Kucherov but the projections do not for week 26.
  • Sidney Crosby last five game log with fantasy points (CBS, FD, DK) and statline.

    DAILY FANTASY VALUE

    FANDUEL VALUE (3/23): Projected for 18.5 FanDuel pts Sidney Crosby is the #4 ranked center. He is the #1 highest priced center ($9100). At his projected points, he is worth a salary of $9.1K (expected pts per $ is calculated daily based on the average of healthy starters). These are 3 better options at lower salaries: Patrice Bergeron (19 FP), John Tavares (20.3 FP), and Auston Matthews (20.9 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 18.5 FPs, a value reached in 31 of 72 games (43%). The combined 'cover percentage' for centers priced at $4.0K and above is 41%.

    DRAFTKINGS VALUE: Based on a projected 4.9 DraftKings points Crosby is fairly ranked. At $7300 he is expected to be the #5 center. Based on the projection, Crosby is worth $7.6K. Aleksander Barkov is also priced at $7300 and is a better option at this price. Based on salary, he is expected to have 4.8 FPs, a value reached in 32 of 72 games (44%). The combined 'cover percentage' for center priced at $4.0K and above is 40%.

    Crosby 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.

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    REST OF SEASON VALUE

    There are 12 centers owned in 100% of leagues and Sidney Crosby is projected to be the #8 among them. Using actual fantasy production and current start percentage as the first and second tie-breaker, his market rank is #5. The projections expect his value to decrease. He is projected for 27 fantasy points in 7 remaining games. Based on average FPs, he is even better with the #2 highest average. The market ranks Sidney Crosby behind Draisaitl and above MacKinnon but the projections rank MacKinnon over Sidney Crosby.

    He has a relatively high shooting percentage.

    SEASON FANTASY RECAP AND TREND

    Sidney Crosby was the number #4 ranked center and the #25 ranked skater overall. His elite ranking was helped by his higher games played (72). Based on average fantasy points he is the #5 center. His fantasy production did not rise or fall significantly as the season went on. If you break up his season into 3 equal segments (start, middle, end) his average started at 3.7 FPs, ended at 3.6 FPs, and was 3.5 FPs in between. Based on a relatively low standard deviation, Crosby can be considered a consistent fantasy player. He averaged 3.6 FPs, but on any given day his projected ceiling is as high as 13 fantasy points.

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    STATISTICAL IMPROVEMENT OVER LAST SEASON

    Crosby may be getting older but he did get better this season. His average Fantasy points increased by 29% this season.

    WEEKLY FANTASY RECAP

    He has averaged 10.8 fantasy points per week and had 11 weeks where he came up short (below 80% of average) and had 10 weeks where he was +20% above average.

    DAILY FANTASY SEASON RECAP

    His FanDuel average was 17.3 points and on DraftKings it was 4.6 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. When he was good, he was very good with a DraftKings ceiling of 8 and 32.5 on FanDuel. 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
    2018PIT733360930-01130912747
    2017PIT822960890-09601026909
    2016PIT754445890-01450842906
    2015PIT803649850-01090986921
    2014PIT772856840-01030797800
    2013PIT8036681040-01150991896
    2012PIT361541560-0310453381
    2011PIT22829370-0230227226
    2010PIT413234660-01030546435
    2009PIT8151581090-013601001790
    2008PIT7733701030-0730829786
    2007PIT532448720-0640567536
    2006PIT7936841200-01340839847
    2005PIT8139631020-01650534640
    Career (14 Seasons)9374447651209185135600105509820
    YEARTEAMSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
    2018PIT20416.220:551887229.0543.95360112
    2017PIT24711.720:412106299.3321.10460117
    2016PIT25517.319:521852269:458:51240012
    2015PIT24814.520:272114296:1632:18420021
    2014PIT23711.819:571924278:0428:15471116
    2013PIT25913.921:571917343:0240:20460022
    2012PIT12412.121:05820157:0525:0116008
    2011PIT7510.718:2745385:242:4614007
    2010PIT16119.921:54930222:2819:21311013
    2009PIT29817.121:571900405:3571:54711033
    2008PIT23813.921:561834413:5173:40762127
    2007PIT17313.920:491294276:0637:26391016
    2006PIT25014.420:441930461:0819:21600030
    2005PIT27814.020:071957459:1551:361100055
    Career (14 Seasons)304714.620:52229184196:22475:5265864289
    2018-19 Situational Stats
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Games in October106814910103020197:552420000
    Games in November117714120103619.4226:562834002
    Games in December1551520630003912.8315:003854002
    Games in January114610300103411.8234:182798004
    Games in February1351419020003713.5274:2933316012
    Games in March1361016130002821.4278:263654002
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Games Won4122487051603010321.4844:51105214006
    Games Lost32111223-31500010110.9682:1383522016
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Home Games351230421430209312.9724:1886722015
    Road Games382130516801011118.9802:46102014007
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Before All-Star Break4722365819603013915.8974:09118916008
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Amalie Arena1011-100004022:37322001
    American Airlines Center1000000003019:39260000
    BB&T Center1000000002021:57280000
    Barclays Center1000-100000024:23280000
    Bell Centre214530000616.741:00570000
    Bell MTS Place110100000333.320:07260000
    Bridgestone Arena1000100000023:41292001
    Canadian Tire Centre1000000004020:13230000
    Capital One Arena2213-120001118.243:42512001
    Enterprise Center112321000333.318:13250000
    Gila River Arena1011-100003021:54292001
    Honda Center1011100000022:05260000
    KeyBank Center2134-1100042544:34540000
    Lincoln Financial Field1112-1000025020:19280000
    Madison Square Garden11122000025019:10242001
    NYCB Live1000100002023:56270000
    Nationwide Arena2112-2000052042:02560000
    PNC Arena2044400009041:23592001
    PPG Paints Arena351230421430209312.9724:1886722015
    Pepsi Center1303-11000742.920:44262001
    Prudential Center2033-100004040:56530000
    Rogers Arena120220000366.720:03240000
    Rogers Place12021101054020:33270000
    SAP Center at San Jose1000-200002021:11260000
    STAPLES Center1011-100004023:46270000
    Scotiabank Arena2112-1100042540:04530000
    Scotiabank Saddledome11232000025016:54200000
    T-Mobile Arena110110000616.720:41250000
    TD Garden1000000005023:12310000
    United Center1000-300001022:58250000
    Wells Fargo Center112330000333.320:53270000
    Xcel Energy Center11120100025019:56280000
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    After All-Star Break26112435150006516.9552:5569820014
    vs Anaheim Ducks2022000000043:09522001
    vs Arizona Coyotes21233001052038:48492001
    vs Boston Bruins3033100007066:05870000
    vs Buffalo Sabres2134-1100042544:34540000
    vs Carolina Hurricanes30442000011064:09802001
    vs Columbus Blue Jackets423510000922.283:131110000
    vs Calgary Flames224611000728.638:29440000
    vs Chicago Blackhawks2000-300003043:26480000
    vs Colorado Avalanche2303-11000933.340:30544002
    vs Dallas Stars212320000616.736:33490000
    vs Detroit Red Wings1022000003020:04230000
    vs Edmonton Oilers221321010728.641:09500000
    vs Florida Panthers3235410001216.764:28822001
    vs Los Angeles Kings2022000007046:41550000
    vs Minnesota Wild21122100052039:41520000
    vs Montreal Canadiens314520000714.359:38780000
    vs New Jersey Devils4033-1000012081:501002001
    vs Nashville Predators1000100000023:41292001
    vs New York Islanders4235400001216.790:591030000
    vs New York Rangers214530000333.340:51486002
    vs Ottawa Senators2022100009041:20450000
    vs Philadelphia Flyers4336-20000933.385:281120000
    vs San Jose Sharks2000-300005040:194910010
    vs St. Louis Blues2123-11000616.739:04480000
    vs Tampa Bay Lightning21120001052044:37582001
    vs Toronto Maple Leafs3112-4100052060:41790000
    vs Vancouver Canucks220230000633.341:10480000
    vs Washington Capitals4437230001921.187:081052001
    vs Winnipeg Jets21121000052041:54500000
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    vs Vegas Golden Knights211210000616.737:25450000
    vs Western Conference Tms29151833850207719.5591:5972220015
    vs Own Division25122335930007516533:3865912005
    vs Eastern Conference Tms4418426012601012714.2935:05116516007
    All-Star Games24487001085015:00170000
    Outside Own Division4821375811803012916.3993:26122824017
    Overall73336093201103020416.21527:041887360112
    2018 Game Log
    OCTOBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    10/04vsW7-602220050.000022:027:470:18
    10/06vsL5-1000-10010.000018:633:820:22
    10/11vsW4-201100000.000016:730:970:17
    10/13@L4-3011-10030.000021:902:130:07
    10/16vsL3-200010030.000021:121:330:00
    10/18@W3-001110010.000019:671:050:00
    10/23@W6-520211050.400020:552:770:02
    10/25@W9-112320020.500016:902:250:08
    10/27@W5-020220030.667020:054:900:00
    10/30vsL6-311220070.143020:354:300:28
    NOVEMBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    11/01@L3-2000-10000.000024:383:320:00
    11/03vsL5-0000-30010.000020:625:580:00
    11/05vsL5-100010030.000020:373:730:03
    11/07@L2-1101-11080.125221:582:980:27
    11/10vsW4-011240020.500016:902:380:00
    11/13@L4-2022-20030.000021:533:850:22
    11/21vsW5-112320030.333016:902:630:00
    11/23@L2-100000050.000023:202:250:00
    11/24vsW4-202220010.000020:601:901:17
    11/27@W4-310100030.333020:121:950:00
    11/28@L6-3303-11070.429220:733:270:00
    DECEMBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    12/01vsL4-2101-20030.333020:081:080:15
    12/04vsW6-300000020.000219:771:630:03
    12/06vsW6-212320030.333022:324:281:18
    12/08@L2-100000040.000020:223:100:12
    12/10@W2-100010020.000023:935:530:13
    12/12@L6-3000-30010.000022:972:570:12
    12/14vsW5-302210020.000021:081:270:00
    12/15vsW4-301110030.000022:923:801:35
    12/17vsL4-2011-10000.000221:074:480:48
    12/19@W2-111201030.333022:124:051:00
    12/20vsW2-100020030.000019:755:071:37
    12/22@W3-003330050.000020:571:933:20
    12/27vsW5-202200030.000020:072:870:63
    12/29@W6-112321030.333018:222:531:10
    12/31@W3-211201020.500019:930:970:58
    JANUARYSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    01/02@W7-211220020.500219:172:171:38
    01/04vsW4-001110020.000021:783:370:55
    01/06vsL5-300000020.000020:473:700:88
    01/08vsW5-111220070.143220:735:371:03
    01/11@W7-401110000.000022:083:970:80
    01/12@L5-2011-10040.000023:774:481:32
    01/15@L5-2000-20020.000021:182:571:08
    01/18@W3-2011-10030.000221:905:220:70
    01/19@L7-310110060.167020:682:350:87
    01/28vsL6-3000-10050.000220:536:952:72
    01/30vsW4-210110011.000022:002:881:35
    FEBRUARYSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    02/01vsW5-302210050.000021:122:730:00
    02/02@L3-2101-21030.333020:400:830:63
    02/05vsL4-0000-20020.000022:772:180:00
    02/07@L3-200000020.000021:953:430:90
    02/09@L5-4011-10040.000222:620:380:00
    02/11@W4-112330030.333020:880:873:52
    02/13vsW3-101110020.000020:602:000:50
    02/16vsL5-4123-11050.200021:584:650:18
    02/17vsW6-503310010.000421:686:200:00
    02/19@W4-301110010.000019:402:500:68
    02/21vsL4-0000-10030.0001019:132:830:43
    02/23@L4-3112-10020.500020:320:000:15
    02/26@W5-211210040.250022:032:621:05
    MARCHSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    03/01@L4-3112-11030.333022:224:550:68
    03/02@W5-113440030.333019:103:381:25
    03/05vsW3-212321030.333021:781:981:47
    03/07vsW3-010110030.333020:583:200:38
    03/09@L4-1000-30010.000020:003:420:30
    03/10vsW4-201100000.000021:804:671:53
    03/12vsW5-320211030.667021:424:380:58
    03/14@W5-002200010.000022:354:520:85
    03/16vsL5-1000-30030.000020:855:820:42
    03/17vsL2-1000-20010.000024:184:300:20
    03/19@L3-201110040.000220:821:220:00
    03/21@W2-100010000.000223:682:520:33
    03/23@W3-200000030.000019:650:851:07