Draft Evgeny Kuznetsov as the #19 Center... Ahead of Paul Stastny and After Jack Eichel

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Draft Evgeny Kuznetsov as a weekly fantasy starter in 2019-2020. His 218 projected fantasy points puts him at #19 behind Jack Eichel and ahead of Paul Stastny. He has averaged 2.52 fantasy points in his past 76 games, which is slightly less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2.75 fantasy points. He is overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 99%, he is the #13 most highly owned center. Evgeny Kuznetsov is expected to slightly improve on last season's #20 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (C) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#17 Mika Zibanejad (90% OWN)220 FP, 2.79 per game190 FP, 82 gp, 2.31 per game (#28)
#18 Jack Eichel (98% OWN)219 FP, 2.77 per game194 FP, 77 gp, 2.51 per game (#23)
#19 Evgeny Kuznetsov (99% OWN)218 FP, 2.75 per game192 FP, 76 gp, 2.52 per game (#21)
#20 Paul Stastny (57% OWN)217 FP, 2.75 per game118 FP, 50 gp, 2.37 per game (#26)
#21 Ryan O'Reilly (97% OWN)214 FP, 2.71 per game215 FP, 82 gp, 2.62 per game (#19)

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WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Evgeny Kuznetsov is projected for 7.52 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #8 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 Mark Scheifele but behind Tyler Seguin the rest of the week. Week 2 will not be as good based on projected rank (#20). He is projected for 7.25 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#6 Sebastian Aho (99% OWN)8.3 FP, 3 GP3.07 FP
#7 Tyler Seguin (99% OWN)8.1 FP, 3 GP3.02 FP
#8 Evgeny Kuznetsov (99% OWN)7.5 FP, 3 GP2.75 FP
#9 Mark Scheifele (100% OWN)7.4 FP, 3 GP2.98 FP
#10 Tomas Hertl (96% OWN)7.1 FP, 3 GP2.69 FP
WEEK 2 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#18 Matt Duchene (93% OWN)7.7 FP, 3 GP2.64 FP
#19 Anze Kopitar (84% OWN)7.5 FP, 4 GP2 FP
#20 Evgeny Kuznetsov (99% OWN)7.2 FP, 3 GP2.75 FP
#21 Tomas Hertl (96% OWN)7.2 FP, 3 GP2.69 FP
#22 Anthony Angello (0% OWN)7.2 FP, 4 GP1.81 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.

EVGENY KUZNETSOVFPPTSGASOGPPG
'19-20 Projection2187823.05520116.8
-- Per Game (79 Proj)2.761.000.290.702.550.21
10/2 to 10/6 (2.9 Games)7.52.740.801.937.20.59
10/7 to 10/13 (2.9 Games)7.22.650.781.887.20.56
'18-20 Season1927221511938
-- Per Game (76 GP)2.520.950.280.672.540.11