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Phil
Kessel
College None
Team Pittsburgh Penguins
81RW
6'0"Height
202Weight
31Age
0Exp
Phil Kessel's Fantasy Scouting Report

WEEKLY FANTASY VALUE

If you are in a league that allows for substitutions during the week Phil Kessel is a bad value the rest of the week. He has a market rank of #7 while his projection (rest of week 25) rank is #18. When compared to other right wings in week 26 instead of Kessel consider these better options at lower start percentages: David Pastrnak (13.6 FP), Sam Reinhart (11.4 FP), Elias Lindholm (14.3 FP), Michael Frolik (9.5 FP), and Teuvo Teravainen (9.4 FP). Starting in 94% of leagues he is expected to produce 11.9 fantasy points (WK 26). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #4 right wing of the week, but he is projected to be the #20 right wing. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 3.5 short of expectations.

He is projected for 8.44 fantasy points in week 26 (#20 RW) in 3 games.


  • Phil Kessel last five game log with fantasy points (CBS, FD, DK) and statline.

    DAILY FANTASY VALUE

    FANDUEL VALUE (3/23): Based on a projected 15.2 FanDuel points, Kessel is fairly ranked. At $7300 he is expected to be the #15 wing. At his projected points, he is worth a salary of $7.5K. Brock Boeser is also priced at $7300, and Kessel is a better option at this price. Instead of Kessel consider these better options at lower salaries: Brendan Gallagher (15.5 FP), Mike Hoffman (15.6 FP), Jonathan Marchessault (16.8 FP), and Alexander Radulov (16.1 FP). He is projected for more points than 4 higher priced options: Jamie Benn (14.3 FP), Viktor Arvidsson (15.1 FP), Patrik Laine (14.1 FP), and Jake Guentzel (14.7 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 14.9 FPs, a value reached in 31 of 75 games (41%). The combined 'cover percentage' for wings priced at $4.0K and above is 40%.

    DRAFTKINGS VALUE: Based on a projected 4 DraftKings points Kessel is fairly ranked. At $6200 he is expected to be the #11 right wing. Using the salaries and projected points for healthy players in in today's pool to calculate expected points per dollar, Kessel is worth $6.2K. Brendan Gallagher (4.3 FP) is projected for more points at a lower salary. Based on salary, he is expected to have 4 FPs, a value reached in 34 of 75 games (45%). The combined 'cover percentage' for right wing priced at $4.0K and above is 39%.

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    REST OF SEASON VALUE

    Phil Kessel is projected to be the #7 rated player of 7 right wings who are owned in 100% of leagues. Using actual fantasy production and current start percentage as the first and second tie-breaker, his market rank is #7. He can be considered overvalued and expect his ranking among 100% owned right wings to go down. He is projected for 21 fantasy points in 7 remaining games. Based on average FPs, he is even better with the #8 highest average. The market ranks Phil Kessel behind Wheeler and above Giroux but the projections rank Giroux over Phil Kessel.

    He has a relatively high shooting percentage.

    SEASON FANTASY RECAP AND TREND

    Phil Kessel had a good, but not elite, year in fantasy. He was the number #26 ranked wing and the #99 ranked skater overall. Playing 75 games and avoiding major injury helped his value. Based on average fantasy points he is the #35 wing. His production dropped throughout the season. In his first 24 games he averaged 3 FPs and that declined to 1.5 in his final 25 games. His standard deviation divided by his average is 1.57 which is close to the league ratio. He averaged 2.2 FPs, but on any given day his projected ceiling is as high as 13 fantasy points.

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    STATISTICAL DROPOFF FROM PREVIOUS SEASON

    Getting older predictably resulted in a drop in production. His fantasy average dropped by 24 percent.

    WEEKLY FANTASY RECAP

    He has averaged 7 fantasy points per week and had 13 weeks where he came up short (below 80% of average) and had 10 weeks where he was +20% above average.

    DAILY FANTASY SEASON RECAP

    He averaged 13.4 FD points and 3.6 DK points 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 6 and 25.8 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
    2018PIT762451750-0119045
    2017PIT823458920-01260613
    2016PIT822347700-0840510
    2015PIT822633590-045023
    2014TOR822536610-084023
    2013TOR823743800-0860212
    2012TOR482032520-064053
    2011TOR823745820-01060919
    2010TOR823232640-012602435
    2009TOR703025550-08505963
    2008BOS703624600-08604245
    2007BOS821918370-0530138188
    2006BOS701118290-0100152221
    Career (13 Seasons)990354462816-87101640450620
    YEARTEAMSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
    2018PIT19812.117:591661241.470.20280013
    2017PIT26113.018:411823309.522.15360113
    2016PIT22910.017:551797291:011:07200010
    2015PIT2749.518:221886288:082:1318009
    2014TOR2808.918:471796302:550:53300015
    2013TOR30512.120:392009257:092:23271011
    2012TOR16112.419:471149159:111:2618009
    2011TOR29512.520:021874274:137:18200010
    2010TOR3259.819:381826307:369:35240012
    2009TOR29710.119:321516270:352:5121108
    2008BOS23215.516:321354166:4116:0516008
    2007BOS2138.915:131586173:395:35280014
    2006BOS1706.514:031292169:265:3412006
    Career (13 Seasons)324010.918:15215693211:3357:2129821138
    2018-19 Situational Stats
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Games in October107815610202528175:462224002
    Games in November1431013-82000437268:1831612005
    Games in December1571118-140203917.9262:043162001
    Games in January11459-1010202516198:112280000
    Games in February13099-20000240229:222924002
    Games in March133811-53030427.1234:052876003
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Games Won411934531780909220.7711:3187816007
    Games Lost3551722-3730001064.7656:1578312006
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Home Games37142438-3705010014672:5479016007
    Road Games39102737-1740409810.2694:5287112006
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Before All-Star Break50213455-13806013215.9904:19108218008
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Amalie Arena1000000001017:05240000
    American Airlines Center1022100001015:57200000
    BB&T Center1000-100001020:52280000
    Barclays Center1011-200003020:38250000
    Bell Centre21230100042532:28452001
    Bell MTS Place1011-100001016:34190000
    Bridgestone Arena1000-100001015:37210000
    Canadian Tire Centre2022-200006041:49450000
    Capital One Arena2000000005032:31412001
    Enterprise Center1033000001017:36230000
    Gila River Arena110101010333.321:03270000
    Honda Center11230001042515:16200000
    KeyBank Center211201010101038:59500000
    Lincoln Financial Field1011100006016:18230000
    Madison Square Garden1000-100001017:03190000
    NYCB Live1000000007022:46250000
    Nationwide Arena2022000005036:09470000
    PNC Arena2011000006028:02410000
    PPG Paints Arena37142438-3705010014672:5479016007
    Pepsi Center1000-200000018:26220000
    Prudential Center2112-2100025034:05466003
    Rogers Arena11122001025017:46230000
    Rogers Place1022-100001018:49230000
    SAP Center at San Jose1000-300001018:41200000
    STAPLES Center1011-300001017:14180000
    Scotiabank Arena2000000003035:15470000
    Scotiabank Saddledome12022000054016:27212001
    T-Mobile Arena1101-3000042520:03240000
    TD Garden1011-100004020:48240000
    United Center1000-300005019:37220000
    Wells Fargo Center1011100000016:02200000
    Xcel Energy Center11232000042514:56180000
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    After All-Star Break2631720-73030664.5463:2757910005
    vs Anaheim Ducks2134-10010616.736:23450000
    vs Arizona Coyotes211221010714.338:54486002
    vs Boston Bruins3112-10000911.152:57680000
    vs Buffalo Sabres3213010101414.359:39730000
    vs Carolina Hurricanes3011-200007045:46610000
    vs Columbus Blue Jackets413411010119.174:24920000
    vs Calgary Flames222400000922.236:00422001
    vs Chicago Blackhawks2011-300009038:22410000
    vs Colorado Avalanche2011-200002036:08440000
    vs Dallas Stars2033200002032:36420000
    vs Detroit Red Wings12131201045015:34190000
    vs Edmonton Oilers2022-200002034:26430000
    vs Florida Panthers3011-300008058:32740000
    vs Los Angeles Kings2112-41010333.335:20400000
    vs Minnesota Wild21232000052031:02350000
    vs Montreal Canadiens3123-2100052047:09632001
    vs New Jersey Devils4112-3100052070:46866003
    vs Nashville Predators1000-100001015:37210000
    vs New York Islanders4246-110001612.583:04930000
    vs New York Rangers2022000002033:37390000
    vs Ottawa Senators3044000009061:34670000
    vs Philadelphia Flyers40331000013065:24842001
    vs San Jose Sharks2000-400005036:04432001
    vs St. Louis Blues2033-100005036:38442001
    vs Tampa Bay Lightning32242100054059:57712001
    vs Toronto Maple Leafs3000-200009054:45710000
    vs Vancouver Canucks21233001052036:44480000
    vs Washington Capitals4134-11010812.573:44864002
    vs Winnipeg Jets2011-100004031:17370000
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    vs Vegas Golden Knights24040001085035:23410000
    vs Western Conference Tms29112233-1020507315.1510:5461412005
    vs Own Division2551722-54020628.1446:4554112006
    vs Eastern Conference Tms47132942-10904012510.4856:52104716008
    Outside Own Division51193453-15707013614921:01112016007
    Overall76245175-201109019812.11367:461661280013
    2018 Game Log
    OCTOBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    10/04vsW7-602200020.000221:607:770:00
    10/06vsL5-1000-20010.000014:683:580:00
    10/11vsW4-230330040.750015:331:100:00
    10/13@L4-311211020.500015:822:130:00
    10/16vsL3-201110030.000018:971:330:00
    10/18@W3-000010020.000016:881:250:00
    10/23@W6-5022-10010.000018:822:770:00
    10/25@W9-120220050.400216:452:250:00
    10/27@W5-011220020.500017:775:020:00
    10/30vsL6-3011-10030.000019:454:300:00
    NOVEMBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    11/01@L3-2011-20030.000020:633:320:00
    11/03vsL5-0000-20060.000019:505:950:00
    11/05vsL5-100000020.000018:454:230:00
    11/07@L2-100000050.000017:432:270:00
    11/10vsW4-001120040.000617:850:750:00
    11/13@L4-2112-21020.500419:383:650:00
    11/15vsL4-311201030.333223:005:230:00
    11/17@L6-4022-20040.000021:286:030:00
    11/19vsL5-410100040.250020:674:270:00
    11/21vsW5-101110010.000016:652:630:00
    11/23@L2-1011-10040.000020:802:430:00
    11/24vsW4-201110040.000017:651:900:00
    11/27@W4-3011-10010.000016:571:830:00
    11/28@L6-3000-20000.000018:433:230:00
    DECEMBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    12/01vsL4-2000-20010.000015:750:850:00
    12/04vsW6-301100020.000017:701:700:00
    12/06vsW6-222421030.667020:224:180:00
    12/08@L2-100000020.000020:533:520:00
    12/10@W2-100000070.000022:775:720:00
    12/12@L6-3000-30050.000019:622:570:00
    12/14vsW5-310100030.333015:031:270:00
    12/15vsW4-3101-11020.500018:103:800:00
    12/17vsL4-2011-10020.000021:124:320:00
    12/19@W2-100000000.000215:084:530:00
    12/20vsW2-100000010.000016:103:280:00
    12/22@W3-001110020.000011:951:120:00
    12/27vsW5-221312040.500015:572:870:00
    12/29@W6-103300010.000017:602:770:00
    12/31@W3-212320040.250014:930:970:00
    JANUARYSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    01/02@W7-2000-10010.000017:053:020:00
    01/04vsW4-000000030.000014:724:170:00
    01/06vsL5-301100040.000018:753:700:00
    01/08vsW5-1000-10020.000017:284:420:02
    01/11@W7-412300040.250015:273:970:00
    01/12@L5-2011-30010.000017:234:480:00
    01/15@L5-2000-30010.000018:683:180:00
    01/18@W3-210101030.333021:055:020:00
    01/19@L7-3101-30040.250020:052:350:18
    01/28vsL6-3000-10010.000018:237:200:00
    01/30vsW4-211220011.000019:872:770:00
    FEBRUARYSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    02/01vsW5-302220030.000019:753:230:00
    02/02@L3-2000-10010.000018:370:830:00
    02/05vsL4-0000-20010.000017:733:020:00
    02/07@L3-2000-10010.000020:873:770:00
    02/09@L5-400000010.000017:080:380:00
    02/11@W4-101110000.000016:031:130:00
    02/13vsW3-1000-10010.000015:622:000:00
    02/16vsL5-4022-20040.000019:554:220:00
    02/17vsW6-502210010.000016:575:700:00
    02/19@W4-300000000.000214:702:150:00
    02/21vsL4-0000-10040.000217:381:970:00
    02/23@L4-301110060.000016:300:000:00
    02/26@W5-201110010.000019:421:620:00
    MARCHSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    03/01@L4-3000-10070.000021:334:530:00
    03/02@W5-1011-10020.000216:653:380:00
    03/05vsW3-2011-10050.000020:381:980:00
    03/07vsW3-010101020.500020:604:770:00
    03/09@L4-1011-10040.000016:733:330:00
    03/10vsW4-200000020.000017:124:570:00
    03/12vsW5-3112-11011.000019:623:970:00
    03/14@W5-011211030.333017:654:520:00
    03/16vsL5-1000-10040.000219:034:880:00
    03/17vsL2-101110060.000217:324:150:00
    03/19@L3-2000-10040.000016:081:320:00
    03/21@W2-1000-10010.000015:622:250:00
    03/23@W3-202210010.000015:950:850:00