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Saku
Maenalanen
College None
Team Carolina Hurricanes
8RW
6'4"Height
207Weight
24Age
0Exp
Saku Maenalanen's Fantasy Scouting Report

REST OF SEASON VALUE

As of 3/23, Saku Maenalanen is the #121 ranked left wing based on ownership percentage (1%). Projected to be a backup left wing his value could reach market expectations if there is an injury to the starters. He is projected for 2 fantasy points in 7 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#150) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Saku Maenalanen behind Balcers and above Khaira but the projections rank Khaira over Saku Maenalanen.

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His projected shooting percentage is lower than you would like.

WEEKLY FANTASY VALUE

He is starting in no leagues and with a projected left wing rank of #144 in week 26 it makes sense.

He is projected for 0.49 fantasy points in week 26 (#148 LW) in 3 games.


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

    DAILY FANTASY VALUE

    FANDUEL VALUE (3/23): Maenalanen is overrated on FanDuel with a projected 2.4 FD pts (#177 among wings). He is the #149 highest priced wing ($3100). Based on the projection, Maenalanen is worth $1.2K. There are many other options (10) at $3100 and Maenalanen is ranked #10 among the 11. Instead of Maenalanen consider these better options at lower salaries: Colton Sceviour (8 FP), Rocco Grimaldi (6 FP), Dale Weise (2.6 FP), Matt Read (4.4 FP), and J.T. Brown (3.4 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 6.3 FPs, a value reached in 7 of 31 games (23%). The combined 'cover percentage' for wings priced at $4.0K and above is 40%.

    DRAFTKINGS VALUE: Maenalanen is overrated on DraftKings with a projected 0.7 DK pts (#84 among left wings). At $2500 he is expected to be the #76 left wing. At his projected points, he is worth a salary of $1.1K (expected pts per $ is calculated daily based on the average of healthy starters). There are many other options (19) at $2500 and Maenalanen is ranked #14 among the 20. Based on salary, he is expected to have 1.6 FPs, a value reached in 7 of 31 games (23%). The combined 'cover percentage' for left wing priced at $4.0K and above is 39%.

    Maenalanen 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

    He was the #632 ranked fantasy skater this season and the #240 wing. His value would have been higher if he had played more games. Based on average fantasy points he was the #221 wing. We split his 31 games into 3 segments (start, middle, and end). His production dropped throughout the season. In his first 10 games he averaged 1.8 FPs and that declined to 0.3 in his final 11 games. He is young, so his late season drop-off should not be an indicator of an overall downward trend heading into next season. Using standard deviation as an indicator of consistency, Maenalanen is relatively inconsistent capable of very high highs and equally low lows. Our projected ceiling for Maenalanen when he 'goes off' is 8 fantasy points (his average is 0.8FPs).

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    WEEKLY FANTASY RECAP

    He has averaged 1.9 fantasy points per week and had 7 weeks where he came up short (below 80% of average) and had 5 weeks where he was +20% above average.

    DAILY FANTASY SEASON RECAP

    He averaged 4.3 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. He had a relatively high ceiling. On Draftkings it was 2.5 and on FanDuel it was 9.6 FPs. 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
    2018CAR314480-0000615
    Career (2 Seasons)314480000615
    YEARTEAMSS%TOISHIFTSPPTOISHTOIPIMMJRMSCMNR
    2018CAR3312.19:294643.1811.8720015
    Career (2 Seasons)3312.19:294643:1111:5220015
    2018-19 Situational Stats
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Games in December100000000006:49120000
    Games in January12426300001822.2126:291994002
    Games in February12022-30000120106:0916812011
    Games in March6000000003054:47854002
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Games Won2324600000248.3214:3734420015
    Games Lost820200000922.279:371200000
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Home Games1312300000119.1127:3319414012
    Road Games18325000002213.6166:412706003
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Before All-Star Break13426300001822.2133:182114002
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    Amalie Arena1000000000010:39160000
    BB&T Center2000000002019:37322001
    Bridgestone Arena1000-20000006:3780000
    Canadian Tire Centre2000-100003018:26300000
    Honda Center100000000006:49120000
    KeyBank Center100000000307:34140000
    Madison Square Garden22133000054020:42352001
    NYCB Live110100000333.39:23160000
    PNC Arena1312300000119.1127:3319414012
    PPG Paints Arena100000000008:44150000
    Pepsi Center100000000207:37140000
    Prudential Center1000-10000007:29110000
    Rogers Arena1011000002011:39210000
    Rogers Place1000000001013:06202001
    Scotiabank Saddledome1000000001011:47170000
    Wells Fargo Center100010000006:3290000
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    After All-Star Break18022-30000150160:5625316013
    vs Anaheim Ducks100000000006:49120000
    vs Buffalo Sabres2000-200004015:50282001
    vs Columbus Blue Jackets1011100001011:37180000
    vs Calgary Flames2000000002018:18290000
    vs Colorado Avalanche100000000207:37140000
    vs Dallas Stars1000000001010:35140000
    vs Edmonton Oilers2000000002020:54322001
    vs Florida Panthers2000000002019:37322001
    vs Los Angeles Kings1011100001013:032010010
    vs New Jersey Devils1000-10000007:29110000
    vs Nashville Predators2101-1000025017:35260000
    vs New York Islanders110100000333.39:23160000
    vs New York Rangers321310000633.327:28452001
    vs Ottawa Senators3000-100005030:11460000
    vs Philadelphia Flyers100010000006:3290000
    vs Pittsburgh Penguins2000000000015:07270000
    vs St. Louis Blues100000000009:11142001
    vs Tampa Bay Lightning1000000000010:39160000
    vs Vancouver Canucks1011000002011:39210000
    vs Winnipeg Jets1000100000013:48200000
    CATEGORYGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWGTSS%TOISHIFTSPIMMJRMSCMNR
    vs Vegas Golden Knights1000000000010:52140000
    vs Western Conference Tms1412310000128.3140:2121614012
    vs Own Division932520000103077:361262001
    vs Eastern Conference Tms17325-100002114.3153:532486003
    Outside Own Division22123-20000234.3216:3833818014
    Overall31448000003312.1294:1446420015
    2018 Game Log
    DECEMBERSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    12/07@W4-100000000.00006:820:000:60
    JANUARYSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    01/03@W5-300010000.00006:530:000:00
    01/04vsW4-201110010.000011:620:000:58
    01/06@W5-400000010.00009:920:000:00
    01/08@W4-310100030.33309:380:000:00
    01/10@L3-100000000.000010:650:000:68
    01/11vsW4-3000-20010.00028:270:000:00
    01/13vsW6-310110020.500010:970:600:68
    01/15@L6-220220040.500010:870:650:00
    01/18vsL4-100000020.000011:750:000:00
    01/20@W7-400000010.000213:100:000:98
    01/22@L3-200000010.000011:780:000:83
    01/23@W5-201100020.000011:650:381:42
    FEBRUARYSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    02/01vsW5-200000000.000010:870:000:13
    02/03vsL4-300000010.00006:520:001:08
    02/05@W4-000000000.00008:730:000:30
    02/07@W6-500000030.00007:570:170:22
    02/08@W3-001110010.00029:830:000:00
    02/10@L3-2000-10000.00007:480:420:25
    02/12@W4-1000-10020.00008:520:000:00
    02/15vsW3-100000010.00007:800:000:32
    02/16vsW3-000000010.000010:580:000:55
    02/19vsL2-1000-20010.00006:770:000:83
    02/21@W4-3000-10010.00008:430:030:00
    02/26vsW6-101110010.0001013:050:720:30
    MARCHSCORINGPENALTIESTIME ON ICE
    DATETEAMOPPRESULTGAPTS+/-PPGSHGSOGSPCTPIMTOIPPSH
    03/01vsW5-200000000.00029:180:000:48
    03/02@W4-300010010.000211:180:000:00
    03/08vsL8-100010000.000013:800:131:22
    03/09@W5-3000-20000.00006:620:080:00
    03/11@W3-000000020.00007:620:000:40
    03/19vsW3-200000000.00006:380:000:00