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Nikita
Kucherov
College None
Team Tampa Bay Lightning
86RW
5'11"Height
178Weight
26Age
0Exp
Nikita Kucherov's Fantasy Scouting Report

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SEASON FANTASY RECAP AND TREND

Nikita Kucherov is the #7 ranked fantasy player this season and the most valuable wing. He trended up as the season went on. In his first 27 games he averaged 3.7 FPs. He improved to 3.9 in the next 28 games. In his final stretch of games he improved to 5 per game. His fantasy production is stable and he is not as volatile as most players based on a below average standard deviation. He averaged 4.2 FPs, but on any given day his projected ceiling is as high as 16 fantasy points.

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STATISTICAL IMPROVEMENT OVER LAST SEASON

As a young player he improved as you would like. His fantasy average improved by 24%.

WEEKLY FANTASY RECAP

He has averaged 13.6 fantasy points per week and had 9 weeks where he came up short (below 80% of average) and had 7 weeks where he was +20% above average.

DAILY FANTASY SEASON RECAP

His FanDuel average was 20.2 points and on DraftKings it was 5.3 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 1 and on FanDuel it was 3.2 fantasy points. When he was good, he was very good with a DraftKings ceiling of 10.5 and 42.3 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
2018TB8241871280-0158003
2017TB8039611000-087032
2016TB744045850-0177000
2015TB773036660-094001
2014TB822936650-022002
2013TB5299180-033010
Career (6 Seasons)4471882744621025431048
YEARTEAMSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
2018TB24616.719:571765305.683.55620125
2017TB27914.019:491817280.680.40420021
2016TB24616.319:251735248:311:50382014
2015TB20914.418:121607251:122:07300015
2014TB19115.214:561599181:012:12371111
2013TB1028.813:0591861:470:0014007
Career (6 Seasons)127314.817:4994411328:5310:062233293
2018-19 Situational Stats
CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
Games in October115712020202619.2196:232284002
Games in November1551823520004211.9283:1831310005
Games in December1492130740104520280:413238004
Games in January1031114110002611.5210:432234002
Games in February1581725120204816.7305:0832424016
Games in March139918640205317280:3127910005
Games in April424640010633.380:26752001
CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
Games Won623882120501308020218.81214:501326400019
Games Lost20358-262000446.8422:2043922016
CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
Home Games4120426216704012715.7814:14869260013
Road Games412145668804011917.6822:56896360112
CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
Before All-Star Break5022577913903013915.8971:051087260013
CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
Amalie Arena4120426216704012715.7814:14869260013
American Airlines Center1000000004020:34242001
BB&T Center2336-22000837.539:29454002
Barclays Center1000-100002021:58210000
Bell Centre2022300003037:52360000
Bell MTS Place1101-21000333.321:30260000
Bridgestone Arena1101-10000333.321:44240000
Canadian Tire Centre2033200006038:11394002
Capital One Arena12020200082521:39240000
Enterprise Center1000-100003024:38220000
Gila River Arena1000-300000016:17190000
Honda Center11122000042523:45242001
KeyBank Center21233000052043:37470000
Little Caesars Arena2224-11010922.243:12510000
Madison Square Garden2044200004039:18430000
NYCB Live1000000002020:05234002
Nationwide Arena12353001054017:30184001
PNC Arena1011200005023:54200000
PPG Paints Arena2044-200006041:12462001
Pepsi Center110101010333.316:49180000
Prudential Center11342000025016:00202001
Rogers Arena11122000052019:32220000
Rogers Place114530000333.319:49240000
SAP Center at San Jose1000-400000019:28250000
STAPLES Center113411000333.319:00170000
Scotiabank Arena21121000052038:13380000
Scotiabank Saddledome1022200004024:14280000
T-Mobile Arena1011100002018:05240000
TD Garden2112-10010333.339:594110010
United Center11121000042520:41212001
Wells Fargo Center2022-200003036:40430000
Xcel Energy Center1011-200002018:01230000
CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
After All-Star Break3219304911605010717.8666:05678360112
vs Anaheim Ducks212330000714.346:30456003
vs Arizona Coyotes2000-300001037:45460000
vs Boston Bruins4224-100101118.282:458112011
vs Buffalo Sabres4336300001717.686:38952001
vs Carolina Hurricanes30333000012062:46610000
vs Columbus Blue Jackets3459800101136.453:29626002
vs Calgary Flames215640000714.342:24480000
vs Chicago Blackhawks21453000052041:12412001
vs Colorado Avalanche21120101042534:51380000
vs Dallas Stars213420000812.538:19422001
vs Detroit Red Wings4437110201723.579:40870000
vs Edmonton Oilers235851000933.337:50452001
vs Florida Panthers4459030001136.481:46904002
vs Los Angeles Kings214501000812.540:36390000
vs Minnesota Wild2011-400007041:16452001
vs Montreal Canadiens424652010922.282:09822001
vs New Jersey Devils3369310101127.349:10612001
vs Nashville Predators2101-3000042539:23440000
vs New York Islanders3011100005056:12634002
vs New York Rangers3055300006057:58640000
vs Ottawa Senators414530000128.375:10786003
vs Philadelphia Flyers3156-30000911.159:20640000
vs Pittsburgh Penguins3044-600007061:01742001
vs San Jose Sharks2022-200001038:50470000
vs St. Louis Blues2000-200005046:28462001
vs Toronto Maple Leafs4235010101118.280:56812001
vs Vancouver Canucks211210000714.339:19400000
vs Washington Capitals3325130001323.161:04644002
vs Winnipeg Jets2123-21000616.741:28470000
CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
vs Vegas Golden Knights2022100005040:55450000
vs Western Conference Tms30123244340108414.3607:0665816008
vs Own Division281824421170508820.5569:0459428019
vs Eastern Conference Tms52295584211107016217.91030:041107460117
All-Star Games1000-10000307:3370000
Outside Own Division5423638613803015814.61068:061171340016
Overall824187128241508024616.71637:101765620125
2018 Game Log
OCTOBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
10/06vsW2-100000000.000021:874:450:00
10/11vsL4-1000-10020.000019:786:220:00
10/13vsW8-211220030.333216:004:880:00
10/16vsW4-201110030.000017:600:800:00
10/18vsW3-101100020.000016:174:170:63
10/20@L5-4011-20020.000018:025:200:00
10/21@W6-311210040.250220:685:400:00
10/24@W1-010101030.333016:823:980:00
10/26@W3-201110020.000018:082:930:00
10/27@L7-1000-30000.000016:284:520:00
10/30vsW8-321311050.400015:082:330:00
NOVEMBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
11/01vsL4-1000-20010.000017:652:680:00
11/03@W4-102230020.000015:433:320:00
11/04@W4-3000-10050.000218:583:950:00
11/06vsW5-221321060.333218:025:400:00
11/08vsW4-201120010.000014:153:650:00
11/10vsL6-4000-10010.000016:952:300:40
11/13@L2-100000020.000022:481:000:00
11/15@W4-303300040.000218:726:350:00
11/17@W6-5022-10020.000017:533:520:00
11/19@L3-2101-10030.333021:732:280:12
11/21vsW7-312321030.333020:424:820:00
11/23vsW4-203320010.000020:523:650:00
11/25vsW5-202200040.000018:084:420:00
11/27vsL3-101110030.000422:755:520:07
11/29vsW5-4112-10040.250020:283:820:00
DECEMBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
12/01@W5-4123-11030.333220:303:970:00
12/03@W5-113420020.500216:002:180:00
12/04@W6-5000-20040.000022:232:430:00
12/06vsW3-201100030.000015:622:000:00
12/08vsW7-101100010.000018:032:200:00
12/10vsW6-301110020.000018:675:170:00
12/13vsW4-111201020.500017:233:970:00
12/16@L5-4101-21030.333021:501:880:00
12/18@W5-211220050.200019:535:420:00
12/20@W5-402220040.000024:235:750:00
12/22@W6-314530030.333019:822:650:00
12/27vsW6-5134-10060.167022:674:920:00
12/29vsW6-511211030.333221:103:300:00
12/31@W2-111220040.250223:754:830:00
JANUARYSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
01/03@W6-213411030.333019:004:180:00
01/05@L5-2000-40000.000019:472:830:00
01/08vsW4-011230030.333019:981:130:00
01/10vsW3-101100040.000021:273:870:12
01/12@W5-312330030.333021:132:030:00
01/13@L5-1000-10020.000021:975:270:00
01/15@W2-000000040.000220:572:230:00
01/17vsL4-2011-10040.000225:486:350:00
01/19vsW6-302220010.000019:374:120:00
01/30@L4-2011-20020.000022:482:130:00
FEBRUARYSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
02/01@W1-000000020.000420:081:300:00
02/02@W3-201110010.000018:981:600:00
02/05vsL3-201100030.000022:837:350:00
02/07vsL1-0000-10020.000221:832:680:00
02/09vsW5-4000-40010.000019:820:330:00
02/10@W5-2213-11050.400219:182:280:00
02/12vsW6-313420030.333018:175:320:00
02/14vsW6-013420040.250017:754:850:00
02/16vsW3-011211030.333023:185:770:00
02/18@W5-123530050.400417:503:780:00
02/19@W5-2000-10010.000019:135:430:00
02/21vsW2-110110080.125222:734:521:20
02/25vsW4-3011-10050.000021:604:880:00
02/27@W4-303310030.000020:322:380:00
02/28@L4-1000-20020.0001022:024:820:00
MARCHSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
03/02vsW5-111220050.200220:034:000:00
03/05vsW5-202200030.000019:974:620:93
03/07vsL3-0000-20050.000223:253:070:72
03/09vsW3-220220060.333020:303:620:00
03/11@W6-201110020.000017:781:730:00
03/14@W5-422411050.400020:972:130:00
03/16vsW6-302220020.000220:635:930:00
03/18vsW4-100000010.000021:471:520:00
03/20@W5-420202080.250021:652:850:00
03/21@W6-301120050.000023:906:320:00
03/23@L4-3000-10030.000024:635:200:00
03/25vsW5-410100050.200227:158:880:00
03/30vsL6-3101-11030.333218:782:880:00
APRILSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
04/01@W5-203330010.000219:603:950:00
04/02@L4-200000010.000022:430:000:00
04/04@W3-110100030.333020:431:570:00
04/06@W6-311210011.000017:973:750:00