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Kris
Letang
College None
Team Pittsburgh Penguins
58D
6'0"Height
201Weight
31Age
0Exp
Kris Letang's Fantasy Scouting Report

REST OF SEASON VALUE

There are 7 defensemen owned in 100% of leagues and Kris Letang is projected to be the #4 among them. If you sort these 7 players based on their actual fantasy production and then by their current start percentage, he is the #3 rated player. He can be considered overvalued and expect his ranking among 100% owned defensemen to go down. He is projected for 18 fantasy points in 7 remaining games. Based on average FPs, he is even better with the #4 highest average. The market ranks Kris Letang behind Rielly and above Carlson but the projections rank Carlson over Kris Letang.

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His rank in goals is better than his SOG rank indicating a relatively high shooting %.

WEEKLY FANTASY VALUE

If you are in a league that allows for substitutions during the week Kris Letang is a bad value the rest of the week. He has a market rank of #3 while his projection (rest of week 25) rank is #15. When compared to other defensemen in week 26 these are 3 better options at lower start percentages: Rasmus Ristolainen (7.6 FP), T.J. Brodie (7.6 FP), and Alexander Edler (7.2 FP). Oliver Ekman-Larsson (4.6 FP), Dougie Hamilton (5.2 FP), Tyson Barrie (3.9 FP), John Klingberg (6.1 FP), and Aaron Ekblad (5.2 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Letang but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 64% of leagues he is expected to produce 4.9 fantasy points (WK 26). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #32 defenseman of week 26. He is projected to be better than that (the #12 defenseman).

He is projected for 7.11 fantasy points in week 26 (#12 D) in 3 games.


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

    DAILY FANTASY VALUE

    FANDUEL VALUE (3/23): Projected for 15.7 FanDuel pts Kris Letang is the #2 ranked defenseman. At $7200 he is expected to be the #1 defenseman. Using the salaries and projected points for healthy players in in today's pool to calculate expected points per dollar, Letang is worth $7.8K. Morgan Rielly (16.2 FP) is projected for more points at a lower salary. Based on salary, he is expected to have 14.5 FPs, a value reached in 29 of 62 games (47%). The combined 'cover percentage' for defensemen priced at $4.0K and above is 43%.

    DRAFTKINGS VALUE: Based on a projected 4.4 DraftKings points Letang is fairly ranked. He is the #5 highest priced defenseman ($6100). Based on 3/23 salaries and projected points per dollar, Letang is worth $6.8K. Shea Weber (4.4 FP) is projected for more points at a lower salary. Based on salary, he is expected to have 3.9 FPs, a value reached in 35 of 62 games (56%). The combined 'cover percentage' for defenseman priced at $4.0K and above is 39%.

    Letang 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.

    SEASON FANTASY RECAP AND TREND

    Kris Letang was the number #5 ranked defender and the #47 ranked skater overall. He showed improvement from his start of the season to the middle of his season, but then his production dropped off. In his middle 21 games he averaged 4.2 fantasy points which was higher than his start (3.2 FP) and his ending average (3.4 FP). Based on a relatively low standard deviation, Letang can be considered a consistent fantasy player. He averaged 3.6 FPs, but on any given day his projected ceiling is as high as 14 fantasy points.

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    STATISTICAL IMPROVEMENT OVER LAST SEASON

    Getting older did not stop Letang from increasing production. His average Fantasy points increased by 64% this season.

    WEEKLY FANTASY RECAP

    He has averaged 10.7 fantasy points per week and had 10 weeks where he exceeded that by 20% and 9 'bad' weeks where he came up 20% short of his average.

    DAILY FANTASY SEASON RECAP

    He averaged 15.9 FD points and 4.4 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 1 and on FanDuel it was 3.2 fantasy points. When he was good, he was very good with a DraftKings ceiling of 8 and 31.2 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
    2018PIT631640560-023000
    2017PIT79942510-041001
    2016PIT41529340-022000
    2015PIT711651670-052000
    2014PIT691143540-021001
    2013PIT371111220-061000
    2012PIT35533380-011000
    2011PIT511032420-043000
    2010PIT82842500-042010
    2009PIT73324270-000000
    2008PIT741023330-043001
    2007PIT63611170-013000
    2006PIT72020-020000
    Career (13 Seasons)745112381493613722013
    YEARTEAMSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
    2018PIT1978.125:551869199.32137.83480119
    2017PIT2224.125:192350245.18204.57560028
    2016PIT1224.125:301207150:4187:50320016
    2015PIT2187.326:562198282:26164:47660033
    2014PIT1975.625:281949262:10192:02791227
    2013PIT10810.224:12937137:2473:5616008
    2012PIT955.325:37901161:5477:118004
    2011PIT1427.024:491299209:0484:42340017
    2010PIT2363.424:012046366:32172:571013328
    2009PIT1741.721:321851206:19100:20511023
    2008PIT1387.221:081771265:2594:34240012
    2007PIT688.818:091341163:2852:5023109
    2006PIT825.011:2510429:460:064002
    Career (13 Seasons)19255.823:49198232679:391443:3954266226
    2018-19 Situational Stats
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Games in October94711810102714.8230:002674002
    Games in November14189-41000492368:314208004
    Games in December143101370010427.1362:3441314007
    Games in January11459-100102913.8295:263314002
    Games in February12381100100417.3298:493404002
    Games in March312330000911.178:119814012
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Games Won331227393911309312.9852:2096916008
    Games Lost3041317-2610001043.8781:11900320111
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Home Games298172581010978.2747:57840200010
    Road Games3482331511201008885:34102928019
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Before All-Star Break481230421020301478.21256:311431300015
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Amalie Arena1000-200001026:33320000
    American Airlines Center1011100003024:26322001
    BB&T Center1022000005027:07320000
    Barclays Center1011-100004026:01310000
    Bell Centre11120000052032:00410000
    Bell MTS Place1011000001025:57290000
    Bridgestone Arena1011100002027:00310000
    Canadian Tire Centre210111000911.154:40624002
    Capital One Arena2011100006058:38652001
    Enterprise Center1033100002023:20280000
    Gila River Arena1000-100002027:01320000
    Honda Center1011000001026:09290000
    Lincoln Financial Field101110000006:1882001
    Madison Square Garden11122001025025:20270000
    NYCB Live1000000001025:56302001
    PNC Arena220220010728.652:056512011
    PPG Paints Arena298172581010978.2747:57840200010
    Pepsi Center1000-100003027:11290000
    Prudential Center2000-500009050:34590000
    Rogers Arena1000100002021:07252001
    Rogers Place1011000001028:54370000
    SAP Center at San Jose11010000025026:10320000
    STAPLES Center1000-300007027:51310000
    Scotiabank Arena212300000812.550:44620000
    Scotiabank Saddledome1022500002023:11292001
    T-Mobile Arena1011000000025:54300000
    TD Garden1011-100006029:01300000
    United Center1000-100007029:39300000
    Wells Fargo Center11123010025031:31310000
    Xcel Energy Center1011100000025:16300000
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    After All-Star Break154101430100508377:0043818014
    vs Anaheim Ducks2022-100003052:13560000
    vs Arizona Coyotes2000000003053:05600000
    vs Boston Bruins2022000006050:34600000
    vs Buffalo Sabres1000-100002026:24320000
    vs Carolina Hurricanes3202200101118.279:319312011
    vs Columbus Blue Jackets1033300005025:37320000
    vs Calgary Flames2033200004052:06592001
    vs Chicago Blackhawks2011-3000011057:14612001
    vs Colorado Avalanche2022000006051:57612001
    vs Dallas Stars2022100006048:40604002
    vs Detroit Red Wings1011100003024:51250000
    vs Edmonton Oilers20222000010052:47670000
    vs Florida Panthers2022100006055:22632001
    vs Los Angeles Kings1000-300007027:51310000
    vs Minnesota Wild2011300006051:53570000
    vs Montreal Canadiens2123-10000714.356:32680000
    vs New Jersey Devils4000-70000180102:361222001
    vs Nashville Predators1011100002027:00310000
    vs New York Islanders3213100001118.278:19892001
    vs New York Rangers23143001065050:50540000
    vs Ottawa Senators311231000119.182:14904002
    vs Philadelphia Flyers31232010042561:36706003
    vs San Jose Sharks2101-10000812.549:32612001
    vs St. Louis Blues1033100002023:20280000
    vs Tampa Bay Lightning312310000714.379:53874002
    vs Toronto Maple Leafs3123-10000119.177:43940000
    vs Vancouver Canucks2000100006046:34502001
    vs Washington Capitals322411010922.284:19932001
    vs Winnipeg Jets21121000042552:57570000
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    vs Vegas Golden Knights2011100002050:01580000
    vs Western Conference Tms272192150000802.5697:1079714007
    vs Own Division1910919511306415.6482:4855324017
    vs Eastern Conference Tms361421358213011712936:211072340112
    All-Star Games223540010366.715:35160000
    Outside Own Division4463137810001334.51150:431316240012
    Overall631640561321301978.11633:311869480119
    2018 Game Log
    OCTOBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    10/04vsW7-621301030.667025:687:772:22
    10/06vsL5-1011-10020.000024:533:453:55
    10/11vsW4-200010020.000024:120:972:33
    10/13@L4-311200050.200032:002:132:78
    10/16vsL3-200000040.000025:451:330:00
    10/18@W3-011220060.167025:021:350:92
    10/23@W6-501100010.000028:902:853:78
    10/25@W9-102250020.000223:182:352:63
    10/27@W5-000010020.000221:125:182:08
    NOVEMBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    11/01@L3-2011-10040.000026:023:320:82
    11/03vsL5-0000-10030.000026:985:872:73
    11/05vsL5-100000070.000225:324:481:50
    11/07@L2-100000030.000026:272:985:85
    11/10vsW4-000010010.000026:072:453:92
    11/13@L4-2000-40050.000025:623:271:77
    11/15vsL4-301100010.000425:875:282:65
    11/17@L6-410111050.200027:986:033:00
    11/19vsL5-4000-10020.000026:404:122:48
    11/21vsW5-101100030.000224:233:470:62
    11/23@L2-1011-10060.000029:022:430:00
    11/24vsW4-203330050.000025:621:901:57
    11/27@W4-301100010.000025:951:372:42
    11/28@L6-3000-10030.000027:183:270:00
    DECEMBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    12/01vsL4-2000-20020.000423:781:080:73
    12/04vsW6-302210030.000224:771:920:72
    12/06vsW6-220220060.333026:374:281:67
    12/08@L2-100000040.000426:683:522:03
    12/10@W2-100000010.000225:934:902:32
    12/12@L6-3000-10070.000029:652:571:08
    12/14vsW5-301110000.000021:551:472:13
    12/17vsL4-2011-10020.000026:074:801:62
    12/19@W2-101110030.000232:374:602:90
    12/20vsW2-100020060.000026:624:901:55
    12/22@W3-010110030.333025:331:933:82
    12/27vsW5-201110030.000024:852:150:85
    12/29@W6-103310020.000023:332:772:28
    12/31@W3-201110000.000025:270:971:02
    JANUARYSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    01/02@W7-211220020.500025:332:552:68
    01/04vsW4-010110030.333027:003:951:45
    01/06vsL5-3011-20040.000227:584:081:47
    01/08vsW5-100010010.000228:255:433:77
    01/11@W7-401100010.000026:153:802:80
    01/12@L5-2000-30070.000027:854:323:75
    01/15@L5-210100020.500026:172:952:83
    01/18@W3-2000-10020.000027:025:221:45
    01/19@L7-301100000.000025:902:821:22
    01/28vsL6-3000-20020.000026:727:375:28
    01/30vsW4-211230050.200027:472:970:55
    FEBRUARYSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    02/01vsW5-301120020.000027:573:231:18
    02/02@L3-2011-20020.000025:720:832:62
    02/05vsL4-000000040.000027:433:482:80
    02/07@L3-202200050.000027:123:772:12
    02/09@L5-4000-20010.000026:550:380:43
    02/11@W4-111230120.500031:521:457:35
    02/13vsW3-101120090.000023:882:002:30
    02/16vsL5-4011-30020.000028:924:223:47
    02/17vsW6-520210040.500025:505:272:47
    02/19@W4-3000-10040.000024:952:781:65
    02/21vsL4-0000-10060.000223:372:722:93
    02/23@L4-301110000.00026:300:000:00
    MARCHSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    03/19@L3-210110040.2501226:751:171:22
    03/21@W2-101110020.000027:002:252:95
    03/23@W3-201110030.000224:430:852:77