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Nikita
Kucherov
College None
Team Tampa Bay Lightning
86RW
5'11"Height
178Weight
25Age
0Exp
Nikita Kucherov's Fantasy Scouting Report

REST OF SEASON VALUE

Of the 7 right wings that are 100% owned, Nikita Kucherov is projected to be the best fantasy player for the rest of the season. Based on projections, he is trending up slightly. He is projected for 185 fantasy points in 49 remaining games. His projected average FP rank is the same as his rest of season total rank. The market ranks Nikita Kucherov behind Rantanen and above Pastrnak but the projections rank Nikita Kucherov over Rantanen.

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He has a relatively high shooting percentage.

WEEKLY FANTASY VALUE

His market rank based on start percentage among right wings for week 11 is #6, which is less than his market rank of #2. When compared to other right wings in week 11 these are 5 better options at lower start percentages: David Pastrnak (12 FP), Phil Kessel (13 FP), Blake Wheeler (15 FP), Leon Draisaitl (12 FP), and Patrik Laine (13 FP). Starting in 96% of leagues he is expected to produce 13.3 fantasy points (WK 11). Owners expect him to be the most productive right wing of the week, but he is projected to be the #6 right wing. In terms of total fantasy points he projected to come up 2.4 short of expectations.

He is projected for 10.94 fantasy points in week 11 (#6 RW) in 3 games.


  • Based on 12/10 start percentages, Nikita Kucherov is valued behind Rantanen and above Pastrnak but the projections rank Nikita Kucherov over Rantanen in week 11.
  • Nikita Kucherov last five game log with fantasy points (CBS, FD, DK) and statline.

    DAILY FANTASY VALUE

    FANDUEL VALUE (12/10): Kucherov is projected for 19.7 FanDuel points and is fairly ranked. At $9000 he is expected to be the #1 wing. At his projected points, he is worth a salary of $9.6K. Based on salary, he is expected to have 18.5 FPs, a value reached in 13 of 31 games (42%). The combined 'cover percentage' for wings priced at $4.0K and above is 40%.

    DRAFTKINGS VALUE: Based on a projected 5.2 DraftKings points Kucherov is fairly ranked. He is the #1 highest priced right wing ($7700). Using our calculation of expected points per dollar, Kucherov is worth $8K. Based on salary, he is expected to have 5 FPs, a value reached in 13 of 31 games (42%). The combined 'cover percentage' for right wing priced at $4.0K and above is 40%.

    Kucherov 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.

    Past Projections
  • 09 Dec 2018

    Critical Start/Sit Advice for Kucherov in Week 11

    December 9 Fantasy Value & Options Report for Nikita Kucherov
  • 08 Dec 2018

    Who is the Better Value on FanDuel? Nikita Kucherov at $9K or Ovechkin at $8.8K?

    Fantasy Scouting Report for Nikita Kucherov (Dec 8)
  • 07 Dec 2018

    Are 99% of Kucherov Owners Correctly Starting Him in Week 11?

    Fantasy Scouting Report for Nikita Kucherov (Dec 7)
  • 06 Dec 2018

    Nikita Kucherov's Rest of Season Value is Surprising

    Fantasy Scouting Report for Nikita Kucherov (Dec 6)
  • Career Stats
    YEARTEAMGPGAPTS+/-PPGWGTFWFL
    2018TB321233450-052000
    2017TB8039611000-087032
    2016TB744045850-0177000
    2015TB773036660-094001
    2014TB822936650-022002
    2013TB5299180-033010
    Career (6 Seasons)397159220379834425045
    YEARTEAMSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
    2018TB8314.518:27677119.500.5818009
    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)111014.317:2683531142:427:081793177
    2018-19 Situational Stats
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Games in October115712020202619.2196:232284002
    Games in November1551823520004211.9283:1831310005
    Games in December5279-110001315.492:111154002
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Games Won231130411350206716.4416:1348714007
    Games Lost8123-90000147.1155:391694002
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Home Games1771724830104316.3308:583488004
    Road Games1451520-420103813.2262:5430810005
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Before All-Star Break31123244450208114.8571:5265618009
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Amalie Arena1771724830104316.3308:583488004
    BB&T Center1123-11000333.320:18272001
    Bell Centre1022300002015:26170000
    Bridgestone Arena1101-10000333.321:44240000
    Canadian Tire Centre1000-100005018:35192001
    Gila River Arena1000-300000016:17190000
    KeyBank Center1000000002022:29250000
    Little Caesars Arena1000-200004022:14280000
    PPG Paints Arena1033000004018:43212001
    Pepsi Center110101010333.316:49180000
    Prudential Center11342000025016:00202001
    T-Mobile Arena1011100002018:05240000
    United Center11121000042520:41212001
    Wells Fargo Center1022-100002017:32220000
    Xcel Energy Center1011-200002018:01230000
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    vs Anaheim Ducks1011100003022:45214002
    vs Arizona Coyotes1000-300000016:17190000
    vs Boston Bruins1011000003015:37200000
    vs Buffalo Sabres2112-10000616.742:46490000
    vs Carolina Hurricanes1011100003017:36210000
    vs Columbus Blue Jackets111220000333.316:00212001
    vs Chicago Blackhawks21453000052041:12412001
    vs Colorado Avalanche21120101042534:51380000
    vs Detroit Red Wings2011-200006038:24460000
    vs Edmonton Oilers121321000633.318:01212001
    vs Florida Panthers324612000633.362:35722001
    vs Minnesota Wild1011-200002018:01230000
    vs Montreal Canadiens1022300002015:26170000
    vs New Jersey Devils3369310101127.349:10612001
    vs Nashville Predators2101-3000042539:23440000
    vs New York Islanders1011200001014:09190000
    vs Ottawa Senators2000-200006035:32382001
    vs Philadelphia Flyers1022-100002017:32220000
    vs Pittsburgh Penguins1033000004018:43212001
    vs Vancouver Canucks1000-100002019:47180000
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    vs Vegas Golden Knights1011100002018:05240000
    vs Western Conference Tms125914-220102817.9228:222498004
    vs Own Division113912-120002910.3210:202424002
    vs Eastern Conference Tms1972330630105313.2343:3040710005
    Outside Own Division2092332530205217.3361:3241414007
    Overall31123244450208114.8571:5265618009
    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