Draft Brayden Point as the #4 Center... Ahead of John Tavares and After Sidney Crosby

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest pre-season projection, you can expect Brayden Point will be an elite fantasy starter. His 268 projected fantasy points puts him at #4 behind Sidney Crosby and ahead of John Tavares. He has averaged 3.51 fantasy points in his past 79 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 3.39 fantasy points. He is underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 99%, he is the #11 most highly owned center. Brayden Point is expected to come up slightly short of last season's #3 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (C) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#2 Nathan MacKinnon (100% OWN)276 FP, 3.49 per game278 FP, 82 gp, 3.4 per game (#6)
#3 Sidney Crosby (100% OWN)273 FP, 3.45 per game274 FP, 79 gp, 3.47 per game (#5)
#4 Brayden Point (99% OWN)268 FP, 3.39 per game277 FP, 79 gp, 3.51 per game (#4)
#5 John Tavares (100% OWN)263 FP, 3.33 per game260 FP, 82 gp, 3.18 per game (#7)
#6 Auston Matthews (99% OWN)257 FP, 3.26 per game189 FP, 68 gp, 2.78 per game (#12)

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WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Brayden Point is projected for 9.49 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #3 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 Connor McDavid but behind Auston Matthews the rest of the week. Week 2 will not be as good based on projected rank (#31). He is projected for 6.43 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 John Tavares (100% OWN)10.7 FP, 3 GP3.33 FP
#2 Auston Matthews (99% OWN)10.5 FP, 3 GP3.26 FP
#3 Brayden Point (99% OWN)9.5 FP, 3 GP3.39 FP
#4 Connor McDavid (100% OWN)9 FP, 2 GP4.05 FP
#5 Sebastian Aho (99% OWN)8.3 FP, 3 GP3.06 FP
WEEK 2 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#29 Elias Pettersson (95% OWN)6.5 FP, 2 GP2.71 FP
#30 Ryan Johansen (83% OWN)6.4 FP, 3 GP2.22 FP
#31 Brayden Point (99% OWN)6.4 FP, 2 GP3.39 FP
#32 Pierre-Luc Dubois (91% OWN)6.2 FP, 3 GP1.89 FP
#33 David Krejci (71% OWN)6.2 FP, 3 GP2.2 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.

BRAYDEN POINTFPPTSGASOGPPG
'19-20 Projection2689243.449.019618.9
-- Per Game (79 Proj)3.411.170.550.622.490.24
10/2 to 10/6 (2.9 Games)9.53.351.581.787.10.69
10/7 to 10/13 (1.9 Games)6.42.291.071.224.90.48
'18-20 Season27791415019120
-- Per Game (79 GP)3.511.150.520.632.420.25