Draft Brad Marchand as the #2 Left Wing... Ahead of Alex Ovechkin and After Leon Draisaitl

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest pre-season projection, you can expect Brad Marchand will be an elite fantasy starter. His 284 projected fantasy points puts him at #2 behind Leon Draisaitl and ahead of Alex Ovechkin. He has averaged 3.68 fantasy points in his past 79 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 3.6 fantasy points. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite left wing. He is projected to live up to these high expectations. Last season he was also the #2 ranked left wing.

REST OF SEASON RANK (LW) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#1 Leon Draisaitl (100% OWN)310 FP, 3.92 per game297 FP, 82 gp, 3.62 per game (#2)
#2 Brad Marchand (100% OWN)284 FP, 3.6 per game291 FP, 79 gp, 3.68 per game (#1)
#3 Alex Ovechkin (100% OWN)275 FP, 3.49 per game263 FP, 81 gp, 3.25 per game (#3)
#4 Taylor Hall (88% OWN)246 FP, 3.11 per game84 FP, 33 gp, 2.55 per game (#12)
#5 Johnny Gaudreau (100% OWN)244 FP, 3.08 per game264 FP, 82 gp, 3.22 per game (#4)

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WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Brad Marchand is projected for 6.51 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #3 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 Evander Kane but behind Leon Draisaitl the rest of the week. His projected rank in Week 2 is the same as it is in Week 1. He is projected for 10.32 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 RANK (LW)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Alex Ovechkin (100% OWN)9.5 FP, 3 GP3.49 FP
#2 Leon Draisaitl (100% OWN)8.4 FP, 2 GP3.92 FP
#3 Brad Marchand (100% OWN)6.5 FP, 2 GP3.6 FP
#4 Evander Kane (95% OWN)6.5 FP, 3 GP2.48 FP
#5 Timo Meier (94% OWN)6.4 FP, 3 GP2.46 FP
WEEK 2 RANK (LW)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Johnny Gaudreau (100% OWN)11.2 FP, 4 GP3.08 FP
#2 Leon Draisaitl (100% OWN)10.6 FP, 3 GP3.92 FP
#3 Brad Marchand (100% OWN)10.3 FP, 3 GP3.6 FP
#4 Matthew Tkachuk (99% OWN)10.2 FP, 4 GP2.8 FP
#5 Alex Ovechkin (100% OWN)9.2 FP, 3 GP3.49 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.

BRAD MARCHANDFPPTSGASOGPPG
'19-20 Projection28410338.46426617.3
-- Per Game (79 Proj)3.611.300.490.823.380.22
10/2 to 10/6 (1.9 Games)6.52.330.871.466.40.40
10/7 to 10/13 (2.9 Games)10.33.731.392.349.60.63
'18-20 Season291100366423110
-- Per Game (79 GP)3.681.270.460.812.920.13