Draft Sidney Crosby as the #3 Center... Ahead of Nathan MacKinnon and After Steven Stamkos

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Based on our latest pre-season projection, you can expect Sidney Crosby will be an elite fantasy starter. His 273 projected fantasy points puts him at #3 behind Steven Stamkos and ahead of Nathan MacKinnon. He has averaged 3.47 fantasy points in his past 79 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 3.46 fantasy points. He is owned in 100% of fantasy leagues so everyone expects him to be an elite center. He is projected to live up to these high expectations. Sidney Crosby is expected to slightly improve on last season's #5 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (C) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#1 Connor McDavid (100% OWN)323 FP, 4.08 per game290 FP, 78 gp, 3.72 per game (#2)
#2 Steven Stamkos (100% OWN)283 FP, 3.58 per game278 FP, 82 gp, 3.39 per game (#7)
#3 Sidney Crosby (100% OWN)273 FP, 3.46 per game274 FP, 79 gp, 3.47 per game (#5)
#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)

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WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Sidney Crosby is projected for 7.05 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #11 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 Nicklas Backstrom but behind Tomas Hertl the rest of the week. Week 2 will be better based on projected rank (#1). He is projected for 13.48 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#9 Mark Scheifele (100% OWN)7.4 FP, 3 GP2.98 FP
#10 Tomas Hertl (96% OWN)7.1 FP, 3 GP2.69 FP
#11 Sidney Crosby (100% OWN)7 FP, 2 GP3.46 FP
#12 Nicklas Backstrom (98% OWN)7 FP, 3 GP2.59 FP
#13 Nathan MacKinnon (100% OWN)6.7 FP, 2 GP3.43 FP
WEEK 2 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#1 Sidney Crosby (100% OWN)13.5 FP, 4 GP3.46 FP
#2 Mark Scheifele (100% OWN)11.3 FP, 4 GP2.98 FP
#3 Connor McDavid (100% OWN)11 FP, 3 GP4.08 FP
#4 Evgeni Malkin (98% OWN)11 FP, 4 GP2.82 FP
#5 Paul Stastny (57% OWN)10.5 FP, 4 GP2.75 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.

SIDNEY CROSBYFPPTSGASOGPPG
'19-20 Projection27310236.46522417.5
-- Per Game (79 Proj)3.471.290.460.832.850.22
10/2 to 10/6 (1.9 Games)7.02.530.901.625.60.44
10/7 to 10/13 (3.8 Games)13.55.01.773.1911.00.84
'18-20 Season274100356522012
-- Per Game (79 GP)3.471.270.440.822.780.15