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Paul
LaDue
College None
Team Los Angeles Kings
2D
6'2"Height
198Weight
26Age
0Exp
Paul LaDue's Fantasy Scouting Report

DAILY FANTASY VALUE

LaDue is overrated on FanDuel with a projected 5.1 FD pts (#109 among defensemen). At $3500 he is expected to be the #84 defenseman. Using our calculation of expected points per dollar, LaDue is worth $2.5K. Nathan Beaulieu (3.3 FP), Martin Marincin (2.9 FP), Chris Tanev (3.9 FP), Mike Reilly (3.4 FP), and Derrick Pouliot (3.2 FP) are all projected for fewer points than LaDue but have higher salaries. Based on salary, he is expected to have 7.1 FPs, a value reached in 6 of 29 games (21%). The combined 'cover percentage' for defensemen priced at $4.0K and above is 43%.

  • 3/23 VEGAS LINE EXPECTATION: LA 2.8 (#17 Most Today) vs ANA 2.7 (#22 Most)
  • PROJECTION (POS RANK): 5.07 Fantasy Points (#108), 0.21 points (#86), 0.11 goals (#31), 0.1 assists (#114), 0.94 shots on goal (#109), 0.4 PIM (#67 most), 0.87 blocked shots (#120)

DRAFTKINGS VALUE: Projected for 1.4 DraftKings pts Paul LaDue is the #112 ranked defenseman. He is the #116 highest priced defenseman ($2500). Based on 3/23 salaries and projected points per dollar, LaDue is worth $2.3K. Based on salary, he is expected to have 1.6 FPs, a value reached in 7 of 29 games (24%). The combined 'cover percentage' for defenseman priced at $4.0K and above is 39%.

LaDue 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.

WEEKLY FANTASY VALUE

When compared to other defensemen in week 26 these are 5 better options at lower start percentages: Luke Schenn (2.8 FP), Brian Lashoff (2.7 FP), Ashton Sautner (2.2 FP), Justin Holl (4 FP), and John Gilmour (1.6 FP). He is starting in no leagues and with a projected defenseman rank of #196 in week 26 it makes sense.

He is projected for 1.11 fantasy points in week 26 (#199 D) in 4 games.


  • Based on 3/23 start percentages, Paul LaDue is valued behind Nelson and above Jaros but the projections rank Jaros over Paul LaDue in week 26.
  • Paul LaDue last five game log with fantasy points (CBS, FD, DK) and statline.

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    REST OF SEASON VALUE

    As of 3/23, Paul LaDue is the #209 ranked defenseman based on ownership percentage (under 1%) and season fantasy rankings. His projection based defenseman rank is #182. While there is value and likely a clear opportunity to acquire him via trade or waiver wire pick up it is probably not worth the roster spot at this time. He is projected for 4 fantasy points in 9 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#192) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Paul LaDue behind Nelson and above Kiselevich but the projections rank Kiselevich over Paul LaDue.

    He has a relatively high shooting percentage.

    SEASON FANTASY RECAP AND TREND

    He was the number #204 ranked defender and the #654 ranked skater overall. His value would have been higher if he had played more games. Based on average fantasy points he was the #190 defender. We split his 29 games into 3 segments (start, middle, and end). His production dropped throughout the season. In his first 9 games he averaged 1.1 FPs and that declined to 0.7 in his final 10 games. He is still relatively young, so his late season drop-off should not be an indicator of an overall downward trend heading into next season. His fantasy production is more volatile that most players based on having a relatively high standard deviation. When he is good, he is really good but when he is off, he is really off. He averaged 0.8 FPs, but on any given day his projected ceiling is as high as 9 fantasy points.

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    CURRENT CAREER TREND AND STATISTICS

    His FP average has dropped by -11 percent from two seasons ago.

    WEEKLY FANTASY RECAP

    He has averaged 1.4 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

    He averaged 4.1 FD points and 1.2 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. When he was bad in DFS, he was really bad with a floor of zero points. When he was good, he was very good with a DraftKings ceiling of 2.5 and 11.2 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
    2018LA302350-001000
    2017LA123140-012000
    2016LA220880-000000
    Career (3 Seasons)6451217013000
    YEARTEAMSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
    2018LA296.913:105241.323.2812011
    2017LA1323.113:582259.831.656003
    2016LA270.015:2147233:053:204002
    Career (3 Seasons)697.214:04122144:148:1622016
    2018-19 Situational Stats
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Games in October51010000052061:218112011
    Games in November4000200002050:11750000
    Games in December5000-200004052:53740000
    Games in January110110010110011:40140000
    Games in February1002200000120150:411900000
    Games in March5011-100005068:21900000
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Games Won13213300101118.2155:3220412011
    Games Lost17022-30000180239:353200000
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Home Games1222410010922.2144:3118612011
    Road Games18011-10000200250:363380000
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Before All-Star Break15202100101216.7176:0524412011
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Amalie Arena1000100000017:47190000
    Bell Centre1000000002013:47150000
    Bell MTS Place1000000000010:07140000
    Canadian Tire Centre1000-200000014:22170000
    Capital One Arena1000000005013:58180000
    Gila River Arena1000000001014:08200000
    Honda Center1011000002012:28190000
    Little Caesars Arena1000000002012:41190000
    Madison Square Garden1000100000013:11190000
    NYCB Live1000-100000013:23180000
    Nationwide Arena1000-200001012:21190000
    PNC Arena1000-200000017:17220000
    Prudential Center1000100002014:57200000
    Rogers Arena1000000000012:21170000
    Rogers Place1000100002012:43210000
    STAPLES Center1222410010922.2144:3118612011
    Scotiabank Saddledome1000100000015:12200000
    Wells Fargo Center1000000001015:34180000
    Xcel Energy Center1000100002014:19230000
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    After All-Star Break15033-10000170219:022800000
    vs Anaheim Ducks2011000003026:39350000
    vs Arizona Coyotes2000000002025:12350000
    vs Boston Bruins1011000003016:30210000
    vs Carolina Hurricanes2000-200000021:49280000
    vs Columbus Blue Jackets1000-200001012:21190000
    vs Calgary Flames1000100000015:12200000
    vs Detroit Red Wings210110000333.321:273112011
    vs Edmonton Oilers2000100002022:38380000
    vs Minnesota Wild1000100002014:19230000
    vs Montreal Canadiens1000000002013:47150000
    vs New Jersey Devils1000100002014:57200000
    vs Nashville Predators1000000001014:28190000
    vs New York Islanders1000-100000013:23180000
    vs New York Rangers1000100000013:11190000
    vs Ottawa Senators1000-200000014:22170000
    vs Philadelphia Flyers1000000001015:34180000
    vs San Jose Sharks1000-100000013:06160000
    vs St. Louis Blues110110010110011:40140000
    vs Tampa Bay Lightning1000100000017:47190000
    vs Vancouver Canucks2000000000025:37330000
    vs Washington Capitals2011000006028:46370000
    vs Winnipeg Jets1000000000010:07140000
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    vs Vegas Golden Knights1000000000012:15150000
    vs Western Conference Tms1511230010119.1191:132620000
    vs Own Division110111000070140:391920000
    vs Eastern Conference Tms15123-30000185.6203:5426212011
    Outside Own Division19224-10010229.1254:2833212011
    Overall3023500010296.9395:0752412011
    2018 Game Log
    OCTOBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    10/07vsW4-210110011.000128:770:000:00
    10/09@L2-100000000.000010:120:000:00
    10/11@W3-000000020.000013:780:000:00
    10/13@L5-1000-20000.000014:370:220:00
    10/25@L4-100010020.000014:320:120:32
    NOVEMBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    11/25vsW5-200000000.00009:920:000:00
    11/27@W2-100000000.000012:350:000:00
    11/29@L3-200010020.000012:720:000:00
    11/30@L4-100010000.000015:200:000:00
    DECEMBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    12/02vsW2-000000000.00004:530:000:00
    12/10@L3-100000020.000012:680:030:00
    12/13@L4-1000-20010.000012:350:000:93
    12/27vsW2-100000010.000011:070:020:00
    12/29vsL4-100000000.000012:250:000:00
    JANUARYSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    01/21vsW4-310110011.000011:670:000:00
    FEBRUARYSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    02/02@L4-2000-10000.000013:380:000:00
    02/04@W4-300010000.000013:180:000:00
    02/05@W5-100010020.000014:950:000:00
    02/07@W3-200000010.000015:570:000:00
    02/11@L6-400000050.000013:970:000:17
    02/14vsL4-300000000.000013:270:130:00
    02/16vsL4-201100030.000016:500:230:27
    02/18vsL3-201100010.000014:800:000:80
    02/25@L4-300010000.000017:780:280:08
    02/26@L6-1000-20000.000017:280:000:72
    MARCHSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    03/09@L4-200000010.000014:130:120:00
    03/10@W3-201100020.000012:470:050:00
    03/14vsL3-100000010.000014:470:120:00
    03/21vsW4-2000-10000.000013:100:000:00
    03/23vsW4-300000010.000014:180:000:00