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Erik
Gustafsson
College None
Team Chicago Blackhawks
56D
6'0"Height
197Weight
26Age
0Exp
Erik Gustafsson's Fantasy Scouting Report

REST OF SEASON VALUE

Most already consider Erik Gustafsson to be a good starting defenseman, but the projections indicate he is an elite fantasy option. Based on ownership percentage (92%), Erik Gustafsson has a market rank of #29 among defensemen. The projections have him 15 spots higher in the rankings. Even if he is highly owned, he is still undervalued and if you act quickly there is a clear buy low opportunity. Owners should hold onto him and probably decline offers unless there is an even better defenseman option available. He is projected for more FPs than Alex Pietrangelo who has virtually the same market rank (92% Owned) as Gustafsson. He is projected for 42 fantasy points in 20 remaining games. Based on average FPs, he is even better with the #12 highest average. The market ranks Erik Gustafsson behind Gostisbehere and above Pietrangelo but the projections rank Erik Gustafsson over Gostisbehere.

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WEEKLY FANTASY VALUE

If you are in a league that allows substitutions during the week Erik Gustafsson is someone to keep in the lineup and he is a good value the rest of the week. He has a market rank of #29 while his projection rank for the rest of week 21 is #5. When compared to other defensemen in week 22 instead of Gustafsson consider these better options at lower start percentages: Aaron Ekblad (7.7 FP), Jake Muzzin (9.2 FP), Jeff Petry (6.6 FP), Ryan McDonagh (7.2 FP), and Jake Gardiner (7 FP). He is projected for more points than 4 other defensemen starting in more leagues: John Klingberg (5.3 FP), Jared Spurgeon (3.3 FP), Ryan Suter (3.8 FP), and Ryan Ellis (5.9 FP). Starting in 81% of leagues he is expected to produce 6.7 fantasy points (WK 22). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #21 defenseman of the week, but he is projected to be the #24 defenseman.

He is projected for 6.55 fantasy points in week 22 (#24 D) in 3 games.


  • Based on 2/22 start percentages, Erik Gustafsson is valued behind Ellis and above Pietrangelo but the projections rank Erik Gustafsson over Ellis in week 22.
  • Erik Gustafsson last five game log with fantasy points (CBS, FD, DK) and statline.

    DAILY FANTASY VALUE

    FANDUEL VALUE (2/22): Gustafsson is overrated on FanDuel with a projected 12.2 FD pts (#5 among defensemen). He is the #2 highest priced defenseman ($5700). At his projected points, he is worth a salary of $6K. Instead of Gustafsson consider these better options at lower salaries: Tyson Barrie (13.9 FP), Seth Jones (15.3 FP), and Thomas Chabot (13.5 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 11.7 FPs, a value reached in 26 of 58 games (45%). The combined 'cover percentage' for defensemen priced at $4.0K and above is 44%.

    DRAFTKINGS VALUE: Projected for 3.3 DraftKings pts Gustafsson is the #5 ranked defenseman. At $5800 he is expected to be the #4 defenseman. At his projected points, he is worth a salary of $5.2K (expected pts per $ is calculated daily based on the average of healthy starters). Dustin Byfuglien is also priced at $5800, and Gustafsson is a better option at this price. Tyson Barrie (3.8 FP) is projected for more points at a lower salary. Based on salary, he is expected to have 3.7 FPs, a value reached in 22 of 58 games (38%). The combined 'cover percentage' for defenseman priced at $4.0K and above is 37%.

    Gustafsson 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.

    Career Stats
    YEARTEAMGPGAPTS+/-PPGWGTFWFL
    2018CHI581229410-043000
    2017CHI35511160-000001
    2015CHI41014140-000000
    Career (3 Seasons)134175471343001
    YEARTEAMSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
    2018CHI10511.421:551474161.656.80220011
    2017CHI717.018:3386949.601.026003
    2015CHI580.015:2686468:493:014002
    Career (3 Seasons)2347.319:033207280:0410:50320016
    2018-19 Situational Stats
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Games in October13156-10000244.2276:293436003
    Games in November13325-200102412.5284:033444002
    Games in December124610-320101921.1270:003090000
    Games in January10099-60000140226:412406003
    Games in February104711320102416.7214:212386003
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Games Won25615211540304712.8532:426196003
    Games Lost3361420-2400005810.3738:5285516008
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Home Games2941721-71010606.7631:177326003
    Road Games2981220-230204517.8640:1774216008
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Before All-Star Break4882230-122020819.91057:13123616008
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Amalie Arena1000-300001020:09270000
    American Airlines Center110121000110024:21280000
    BB&T Center11011001025020:22290000
    Bell MTS Place1011-100000022:08230000
    Bridgestone Arena1000-200001027:02280000
    Canadian Tire Centre1011000003017:53220000
    Capital One Arena11011000042523:24270000
    Enterprise Center2011100001044:59522001
    Honda Center110100000110020:39230000
    KeyBank Center1011100000020:52212001
    Little Caesars Arena1033400001024:18262001
    Madison Square Garden1011-200000021:06220000
    NYCB Live1011-100000023:56270000
    Nationwide Arena1000100003019:57270000
    Notre Dame Stadium1011000002025:27262001
    PNC Arena1000000003025:43330000
    PPG Paints Arena1011000001022:18240000
    Pepsi Center2011000003047:54490000
    Prudential Center1000-200000014:17140000
    Rogers Arena1011-100002021:44272001
    Rogers Place210101000616.739:29492001
    Scotiabank Saddledome1000000001025:07290000
    T-Mobile Arena1000-100001026:05290000
    TD Garden11010000042523:20232001
    United Center2841620-71010586.9605:507064002
    Wells Fargo Center1000-200001020:55262001
    Xcel Energy Center22022101054042:19572001
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    After All-Star Break104711320102416.7214:212386003
    vs Anaheim Ducks21120000052040:43490000
    vs Arizona Coyotes11010000042523:04260000
    vs Boston Bruins211200000616.748:47494002
    vs Buffalo Sabres1011100000020:52212001
    vs Carolina Hurricanes2011100004049:58600000
    vs Columbus Blue Jackets2011000005042:21520000
    vs Calgary Flames2022-100004051:36552001
    vs Colorado Avalanche2011000003047:54490000
    vs Dallas Stars110121000110024:21280000
    vs Detroit Red Wings2044400003041:03472001
    vs Edmonton Oilers3101-21000911.161:06772001
    vs Florida Panthers2101-20010333.341:33550000
    vs Los Angeles Kings1000000003023:29280000
    vs Minnesota Wild422441010922.283:291032001
    vs Montreal Canadiens1011100004021:28290000
    vs New Jersey Devils2011-100003032:18340000
    vs Nashville Predators3123-31010812.571:19750000
    vs New York Islanders2011-200002048:34510000
    vs New York Rangers2011-100001044:07470000
    vs Ottawa Senators2011-200005042:17500000
    vs Philadelphia Flyers1000-200001020:55262001
    vs Pittsburgh Penguins1011000001022:18240000
    vs San Jose Sharks1011-100000018:26240000
    vs St. Louis Blues4022300004086:481062001
    vs Tampa Bay Lightning2000-500001040:54520000
    vs Toronto Maple Leafs1000-200001021:18240000
    vs Vancouver Canucks2011-300004042:50522001
    vs Washington Capitals21012000042542:09532001
    vs Winnipeg Jets2112-10000333.343:42500000
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    vs Vegas Golden Knights31231000042571:55780000
    vs Western Conference Tms3191524-140206114.8690:4280010005
    vs Own Division165813530202817.9357:334114002
    vs Eastern Conference Tms2731417-80010446.8580:5267412006
    Outside Own Division4272128-141010779.1914:01106318009
    Overall58122941-9403010511.41271:341474220011
    2018 Game Log
    OCTOBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    10/04@W4-301100030.000017:881:520:00
    10/06@W5-401120000.000021:671:470:13
    10/07vsL7-6000-20010.000021:302:250:00
    10/11@L4-300010010.000220:201:370:00
    10/13vsW4-301120010.000021:921:530:00
    10/18vsL4-110100040.250023:071:470:00
    10/20@W4-100010030.000019:953:170:00
    10/21vsL6-3000-20000.000020:753:920:00
    10/23vsW3-101100040.000020:073:630:53
    10/25vsW4-100010010.000023:023:350:02
    10/27@L7-3000-10010.000223:320:600:60
    10/28vsL2-1000-20030.000021:623:470:00
    10/31@L4-2011-10020.000221:732:670:08
    NOVEMBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    11/01@L4-0000-10020.000218:421:830:00
    11/03@L5-300000010.000025:122:380:00
    11/08vsL4-301110010.000024:252:220:00
    11/10@L4-0000-20010.000220:922:050:00
    11/12@L3-200000030.000025:720:000:00
    11/14vsW1-000000020.000019:900:900:00
    11/16vsL2-100000030.000023:481:950:00
    11/18vsW3-100010020.000020:051:630:00
    11/21@L4-210110040.250023:401:730:82
    11/23@L4-2000-30010.000020:151:420:00
    11/24@W5-410110020.500020:370:320:60
    11/27vsL8-310110020.500020:151:880:00
    11/29@L6-5011-10000.000022:132:530:00
    DECEMBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    12/01@L5-2000-20010.000027:031:520:48
    12/05@L4-210100011.000020:652:930:00
    12/06@L4-3000-10010.000026:082:750:07
    12/09vsL3-201110040.000021:475:101:23
    12/14vsL4-310100030.333021:571:070:02
    12/16vsL7-3011-10000.000018:434:170:00
    12/18vsW2-111201020.500020:222:870:00
    12/20@W5-210121011.000024:351:100:00
    12/21@W2-100000020.000023:274:480:23
    12/23vsL6-3000-30010.000021:183:280:00
    12/27vsW5-202210020.000021:124:570:00
    12/29@W3-201100010.000024:635:230:00
    JANUARYSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    01/01vsL4-201100020.000225:454:780:00
    01/03@L3-2011-10000.000023:931:780:13
    01/06@W5-301100010.000022:303:770:00
    01/07vsL4-3022-10030.000226:483:270:00
    01/09vsL4-3011-10050.000024:072:520:15
    01/12vsL4-302210010.000025:684:720:00
    01/14@L8-5000-20000.000014:285:420:00
    01/17@L4-3011-20000.000021:103:920:00
    01/20vsW8-500010000.000218:751:730:00
    01/22vsW3-2000-10020.000024:632:430:97
    FEBRUARYSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    02/01@W7-301110000.000220:872:720:00
    02/02@W4-320211040.500022:127:450:00
    02/05@W6-210111040.250021:073:550:03
    02/07vsW4-3000-20020.000021:105:070:22
    02/10vsW5-201100020.000016:753:170:00
    02/12@L6-310100040.250223:333:630:00
    02/14vsW5-201110030.000018:024:220:48
    02/16vsL5-2011-10020.000022:401:180:00
    02/18vsW8-7000-20020.000024:404:370:00
    02/20@W5-403340010.000224:301:650:00