Draft Roman Josi as the #13 Defenseman... Ahead of Erik Gustafsson and After John Klingberg

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Draft Roman Josi as a weekly fantasy starter in 2019-2020. His 160 projected fantasy points puts him at #13 behind John Klingberg and ahead of Erik Gustafsson. He has averaged 2.69 fantasy points in his past 82 games, which is more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.02 fantasy points. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite defenseman. He is not projected for elite value. Roman Josi is expected to come up short of last season's #7 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (D) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#11 Jake Muzzin (89% OWN)168 FP, 2.12 per game166 FP, 80 gp, 2.07 per game (#29)
#12 John Klingberg (99% OWN)165 FP, 2.09 per game169 FP, 64 gp, 2.64 per game (#16)
#13 Roman Josi (100% OWN)160 FP, 2.02 per game220 FP, 82 gp, 2.69 per game (#14)
#14 Erik Gustafsson (95% OWN)159 FP, 2.01 per game218 FP, 79 gp, 2.75 per game (#11)
#15 Keith Yandle (98% OWN)158 FP, 2 per game206 FP, 82 gp, 2.52 per game (#18)

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WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Roman Josi is projected for 4.39 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #14 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 Neal Pionk but behind Cody Ceci the rest of the week. Week 2 is projected to be slightly better based on projected rank (#11). He is projected for 5.9 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 RANK (D)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#12 Kris Letang (99% OWN)5.1 FP, 2 GP2.46 FP
#13 Cody Ceci (4% OWN)5.1 FP, 3 GP1.54 FP
#14 Roman Josi (100% OWN)4.39 FP, 2 GP2.02 FP
#15 Neal Pionk (42% OWN)4.12 FP, 3 GP1.66 FP
#16 Timothy Liljegren (5% OWN)4.01 FP, 3 GP1.18 FP
WEEK 2 RANK (D)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#9 Neal Pionk (42% OWN)6.2 FP, 4 GP1.66 FP
#10 Torey Krug (98% OWN)6.2 FP, 3 GP2.16 FP
#11 Roman Josi (100% OWN)5.9 FP, 3 GP2.02 FP
#12 Erik Karlsson (93% OWN)5.8 FP, 3 GP2.18 FP
#13 Shea Theodore (83% OWN)5.8 FP, 4 GP1.51 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.

ROMAN JOSIFPPTSGASOGBLK
'19-20 Projection1606017.343.1299154
-- Per Game (79 Proj)2.030.770.220.553.811.95
10/2 to 10/6 (1.9 Games)4.41.520.441.087.63.56
10/7 to 10/13 (2.9 Games)5.92.230.641.5910.95.4
'18-20 Season220561541274144
-- Per Game (82 GP)2.690.680.180.503.341.76