William Karlsson Signs Extension With Vegas Golden Knights

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William Karlsson signed an eight-year, $47.2 million contract with the Vegas Golden Knights yesterday. He is the only player in franchise history to appear in all the Golden Knights regular and post-season games. He had a career-high in goals two years ago with 43 and followed up his first season in Vegas with a goal total of 24. This seems like a fair deal for both sides, Karlsson gets paid and the Knights keep their top line forward for years to come.

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Draft William Karlsson as a weekly fantasy starter in 2019-2020. His 173 projected fantasy points puts him at #32 behind David Krejci and ahead of Ryan Dzingel. He has averaged 1.83 fantasy points in his past 82 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.19 fantasy points. He is slightly overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 88%, he is the #31 most highly owned center. William Karlsson is expected to improve on last season's #37 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (C) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#30 Kyle Palmieri (86% OWN)176 FP, 2.23 per game138 FP, 74 gp, 1.86 per game (#41)
#31 David Krejci (71% OWN)175 FP, 2.22 per game183 FP, 81 gp, 2.26 per game (#28)
#32 William Karlsson (88% OWN)173 FP, 2.19 per game150 FP, 82 gp, 1.83 per game (#43)
#33 Ryan Dzingel (50% OWN)168 FP, 2.12 per game143 FP, 78 gp, 1.84 per game (#42)
#34 Jordan Staal (14% OWN)166 FP, 2.11 per game80 FP, 50 gp, 1.59 per game (#54)

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.

WILLIAM KARLSSONFPPTSGASOGPPG
'19-20 Projection1736226.335.620310.7
-- Per Game (79 Proj)2.200.790.330.452.580.14
10/3 to 10/7 (1.9 Games)4.41.500.640.864.90.26
10/8 to 10/14 (3.8 Games)7.32.861.211.649.70.49
'18-20 Season1505624321697
-- Per Game (82 GP)1.830.680.290.392.060.09