Draft John Carlson as the #6 Defenseman... Ahead of Tyson Barrie and After Kris Letang

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Draft John Carlson as a weekly fantasy starter in 2019-2020. His 190 projected fantasy points puts him at #6 behind Kris Letang and ahead of Tyson Barrie. He has averaged 3.34 fantasy points in his past 80 games, which is more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.41 fantasy points. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite defenseman. He is projected to be very good, but not one of the very best at his position. John Carlson is expected to come up slightly short of last season's #4 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (D) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#4 Morgan Rielly (100% OWN)202 FP, 2.56 per game284 FP, 82 gp, 3.46 per game (#4)
#5 Kris Letang (99% OWN)194 FP, 2.45 per game229 FP, 65 gp, 3.52 per game (#3)
#6 John Carlson (100% OWN)190 FP, 2.41 per game268 FP, 80 gp, 3.34 per game (#5)
#7 Tyson Barrie (99% OWN)190 FP, 2.4 per game212 FP, 78 gp, 2.72 per game (#12)
#8 Victor Hedman (97% OWN)180 FP, 2.27 per game222 FP, 70 gp, 3.17 per game (#6)

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WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

John Carlson is projected for 6.6 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #6 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 Victor Hedman but behind Jake Muzzin the rest of the week. Week 2 will be slightly worse based on projected rank (#9). He is projected for 6.31 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 RANK (D)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#4 Dustin Byfuglien (95% OWN)7.1 FP, 3 GP2.76 FP
#5 Jake Muzzin (89% OWN)7 FP, 3 GP2.13 FP
#6 John Carlson (100% OWN)6.6 FP, 3 GP2.41 FP
#7 Victor Hedman (97% OWN)6.3 FP, 3 GP2.27 FP
#8 Erik Karlsson (93% OWN)5.9 FP, 3 GP2.22 FP
WEEK 2 RANK (D)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#7 Tyson Barrie (99% OWN)6.4 FP, 3 GP2.4 FP
#8 Justin Schultz (69% OWN)6.3 FP, 4 GP1.58 FP
#9 John Carlson (100% OWN)6.3 FP, 3 GP2.41 FP
#10 Torey Krug (98% OWN)6.2 FP, 3 GP2.16 FP
#11 Erik Karlsson (93% OWN)5.9 FP, 3 GP2.22 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.

JOHN CARLSONFPPTSGASOGBLK
'19-20 Projection1906912.556187193
-- Per Game (79 Proj)2.420.870.160.712.382.46
10/2 to 10/6 (2.9 Games)6.62.400.441.966.87.1
10/7 to 10/13 (2.9 Games)6.32.320.421.906.77.3
'18-20 Season268701357185164
-- Per Game (80 GP)3.340.880.160.712.312.05