Draft Mikko Rantanen as the #3 Right Wing... Ahead of David Pastrnak and After Patrick Kane

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest pre-season projection, you can expect Mikko Rantanen will be an elite fantasy starter. His 271 projected fantasy points puts him at #3 behind Patrick Kane and ahead of David Pastrnak. He has averaged 3.34 fantasy points in his past 74 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 3.44 fantasy points. He is underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 98%, he is the #12 most highly owned right wing. Last season he was also the #3 ranked right wing.

REST OF SEASON RANK (RW) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#1 Nikita Kucherov (100% OWN)347 FP, 4.4 per game352 FP, 82 gp, 4.3 per game (#1)
#2 Patrick Kane (100% OWN)286 FP, 3.61 per game280 FP, 81 gp, 3.46 per game (#3)
#3 Mikko Rantanen (98% OWN)271 FP, 3.44 per game248 FP, 74 gp, 3.34 per game (#4)
#4 David Pastrnak (100% OWN)262 FP, 3.32 per game231 FP, 66 gp, 3.5 per game (#2)
#5 Mitch Marner (100% OWN)256 FP, 3.25 per game246 FP, 82 gp, 3.01 per game (#6)

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WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Mikko Rantanen is projected for 6.61 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #10 ranked guard 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 Taylor Hall but behind T.J. Oshie the rest of the week. Week 2 will not be as good based on projected rank (#30). He is projected for 6.38 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 RANK (RW)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#8 Tom Wilson (77% OWN)6.8 FP, 3 GP2.46 FP
#9 T.J. Oshie (93% OWN)6.8 FP, 3 GP2.47 FP
#10 Mikko Rantanen (98% OWN)6.6 FP, 2 GP3.44 FP
#11 Taylor Hall (88% OWN)6.2 FP, 2 GP3.1 FP
#12 David Pastrnak (100% OWN)5.9 FP, 2 GP3.32 FP
WEEK 2 RANK (RW)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#28 Dustin Brown (57% OWN)6.4 FP, 4 GP1.73 FP
#29 Anthony Mantha (42% OWN)6.4 FP, 3 GP2.17 FP
#30 Mikko Rantanen (98% OWN)6.4 FP, 2 GP3.44 FP
#31 Brendan Gallagher (84% OWN)6.3 FP, 3 GP2.04 FP
#32 Mikael Granlund (83% OWN)6.2 FP, 3 GP2.12 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.

MIKKO RANTANENFPPTSGASOGPPG
'19-20 Projection2719936.66222418.8
-- Per Game (79 Proj)3.451.260.470.792.850.24
10/2 to 10/6 (1.9 Games)6.62.390.881.505.60.46
10/7 to 10/13 (1.9 Games)6.42.330.861.475.60.44
'18-20 Season24887315619316
-- Per Game (74 GP)3.341.180.420.762.610.22