Draft John Tavares as the #6 Center... Ahead of Auston Matthews and After Brayden Point

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Draft John Tavares as a weekly fantasy starter in 2019-2020. His 263 projected fantasy points puts him at #6 behind Brayden Point and ahead of Auston Matthews. He has averaged 3.18 fantasy points in his past 82 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 3.33 fantasy points. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite center. He is projected to be very good, but not one of the very best at his position. Last season he was also the #6 ranked center.

REST OF SEASON RANK (C) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#4 Nathan MacKinnon (100% OWN)271 FP, 3.43 per game278 FP, 82 gp, 3.4 per game (#6)
#5 Brayden Point (99% OWN)268 FP, 3.39 per game277 FP, 79 gp, 3.51 per game (#4)
#6 John Tavares (100% OWN)263 FP, 3.33 per game260 FP, 82 gp, 3.18 per game (#8)
#7 Auston Matthews (99% OWN)257 FP, 3.25 per game189 FP, 68 gp, 2.78 per game (#13)
#8 Aleksander Barkov (99% OWN)253 FP, 3.2 per game245 FP, 82 gp, 2.99 per game (#9)

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WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

John Tavares is projected for 10.57 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #1 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 the highest ranked center the rest of the week, ahead of Auston Matthews. Week 2 will not be as good based on projected rank (#10). He is projected for 8.92 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 John Tavares (100% OWN)10.6 FP, 3 GP3.33 FP
#2 Auston Matthews (99% OWN)10.4 FP, 3 GP3.25 FP
#3 Steven Stamkos (100% OWN)9.8 FP, 3 GP3.58 FP
#4 Brayden Point (99% OWN)9.2 FP, 3 GP3.39 FP
#5 Connor McDavid (100% OWN)8.7 FP, 2 GP4.08 FP
WEEK 2 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#8 Sebastian Aho (99% OWN)8.9 FP, 3 GP3.07 FP
#9 Aleksander Barkov (99% OWN)8.9 FP, 3 GP3.2 FP
#10 John Tavares (100% OWN)8.9 FP, 3 GP3.33 FP
#11 Auston Matthews (99% OWN)8.7 FP, 3 GP3.25 FP
#12 Jack Eichel (98% OWN)8.4 FP, 3 GP2.77 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 TAVARESFPPTSGASOGPPG
'19-20 Projection2639047.841.928114.2
-- Per Game (79 Proj)3.341.140.610.533.570.18
10/2 to 10/6 (2.9 Games)10.63.461.851.6210.40.55
10/7 to 10/13 (2.9 Games)8.93.181.701.4810.20.50
'18-20 Season26088474128610
-- Per Game (82 GP)3.181.070.570.503.490.12