Which Left Wing Do You Draft First? Leon Draisaitl or Brad Marchand?

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest pre-season projection, you can expect Leon Draisaitl will be an elite fantasy starter. His 307 projected fantasy points puts him ahead of Brad Marchand making him our #1 ranked left wing. He has averaged 3.62 fantasy points in his past 82 games, which is slightly less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 3.88 fantasy points. He is slightly underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 100%, he is the #4 most highly owned left wing. Last season he was also the #1 ranked left wing.

REST OF SEASON RANK (LW) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#1 Leon Draisaitl (100% OWN)307 FP, 3.88 per game297 FP, 82 gp, 3.62 per game (#2)
#2 Brad Marchand (100% OWN)287 FP, 3.63 per game291 FP, 79 gp, 3.68 per game (#1)
#3 Steven Stamkos (100% OWN)284 FP, 3.59 per game278 FP, 82 gp, 3.39 per game (#3)
#4 Alex Ovechkin (100% OWN)281 FP, 3.56 per game263 FP, 81 gp, 3.25 per game (#4)
#5 Johnny Gaudreau (100% OWN)241 FP, 3.06 per game264 FP, 82 gp, 3.22 per game (#5)

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WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

This weekly projection is not based on the official schedule and are meant for illustrative purposes. As soon as the 2019-2020 schedule is released we will update appropriately. Leon Draisaitl is projected for 3.99 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #29 ranked guard and a must start for most owners. His projected fantasy production is the same as his rest of season per game projection. He is ranked above James van Riemsdyk but behind Zach Parise the rest of the week. Week 2 will be better based on projected rank (#20). He is projected for 6.34 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 RANK (LW)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#27 Brandon Saad (40% OWN)4.18 FP, 3 GP1.57 FP
#28 Zach Parise (88% OWN)4.15 FP, 2 GP2.16 FP
#29 Leon Draisaitl (100% OWN)3.99 FP, 1 GP3.88 FP
#30 James van Riemsdyk (77% OWN)3.8 FP, 2 GP2.23 FP
#31 Steven Stamkos (100% OWN)3.72 FP, 1 GP3.59 FP
WEEK 2 RANK (LW)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#18 Jonathan Huberdeau (98% OWN)6.5 FP, 2 GP3.02 FP
#19 James van Riemsdyk (77% OWN)6.4 FP, 3 GP2.23 FP
#20 Leon Draisaitl (100% OWN)6.3 FP, 2 GP3.88 FP
#21 Rickard Rakell (62% OWN)6.2 FP, 4 GP1.73 FP
#22 Nick Ritchie (12% OWN)6.2 FP, 4 GP1.7 FP

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.

LEON DRAISAITLFPPTSGASOGPPG
'19-20 Projection307107525521317.4
-- Per Game (79 Proj)3.901.360.660.702.700.22
10/3 to 10/7 (1 Game)3.991.330.650.682.610.22
10/8 to 10/14 (1.9 Games)6.32.361.141.225.00.39
'18-20 Season297105505523116
-- Per Game (82 GP)3.621.280.610.672.820.20