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|Nathan MacKinnon's Fantasy Scouting Report|
DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK
Based on our latest pre-season projection, you can expect Nathan MacKinnon will be an elite fantasy starter. His 290 projected fantasy points puts him at #2 behind Connor McDavid and ahead of Sidney Crosby. He has averaged 3.4 fantasy points in his past 82 games, which is slightly less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.67 fantasy points. At 99% ownership, he is also the #2 most highly owned center. Last season he was also the #2 ranked center.
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PROJECTING A DOWN WEEK 1 FOR NATHAN MACKINNON WITH FEWER FPS THAN NICKLAS BACKSTROM
Nathan MacKinnon is projected for 6.83 fantasy points in 2 games which is good enough to be the #13 ranked center and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points per game than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Evgeni Malkin but behind Nicklas Backstrom. Week 2 will not be as good based on projected rank (#26). He is projected for 6.9 fantasy points.
FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS
The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Below the projection are actual stats from last season.