SCOUT ANALYST JOHN BOLLMAN'S TAKE
Connor McDavid was out of last night’s game due to an illness. The extent of the illness is unknown but he had 15 points in his last eight games. He will most likely be considered day-to-day. This is obviously a huge loss for the Oilers as he is one of the best players in the NHL and he is the third best fantasy center in the league this season. The line will significantly shift if he is out, so keep an eye on his availability before the game.
REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK
Based on our latest projection, you can expect Connor McDavid to be an elite fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 49 projected fantasy points puts him at #2 behind Leon Draisaitl and ahead of Mika Zibanejad. He has averaged 3.74 fantasy points in his past 140 games, which is less than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 4.47 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total 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. Connor McDavid is expected to slightly improve on this season-to-date's #3 fantasy position rank.
|REST OF SEASON RANK (C)||PROJECTION||FANTASY STATS SINCE 2019|
|#1 Leon Draisaitl (100% OWN)||50 FP, 4.51 per game||297 FP, 82 gp, 3.62 per game (#3)|
|#2 Connor McDavid (100% OWN)||49 FP, 4.47 per game||290 FP, 78 gp, 3.72 per game (#1)|
|#3 Mika Zibanejad (100% OWN)||47 FP, 3.95 per game||190 FP, 82 gp, 2.31 per game (#28)|
|#4 Evgeni Malkin (99% OWN)||41 FP, 3.4 per game||171 FP, 68 gp, 2.52 per game (#21)|
|#5 Sidney Crosby (100% OWN)||38 FP, 3.17 per game||274 FP, 79 gp, 3.47 per game (#5)|
CONNOR MCDAVID WEEK 24 AND 25 FANTASY OUTLOOK
Connor McDavid is projected for 9.04 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #2 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 Evgeni Malkin but behind Leon Draisaitl the rest of the week. Week 25 will be slightly worse based on projected rank (#5). He is projected for 12.57 fantasy points.
|3/13 TO 3/15 RANK (C)||PROJECTION||ROS FP PROJ AVG|
|#1 Leon Draisaitl (100% OWN)||9.1 FP, 2 GP||4.51 FP|
|#2 Connor McDavid (100% OWN)||9 FP, 2 GP||4.47 FP|
|#3 Evgeni Malkin (99% OWN)||6.9 FP, 2 GP||3.4 FP|
|#4 Brayden Point (100% OWN)||6.7 FP, 2 GP||2.85 FP|
|#5 Jack Eichel (100% OWN)||6.4 FP, 2 GP||3.12 FP|
|3/16 TO 3/22 RANK (C)||PROJECTION||ROS FP PROJ AVG|
|#3 Leon Draisaitl (100% OWN)||12.7 FP, 3 GP||4.51 FP|
|#4 Jack Eichel (100% OWN)||12.6 FP, 4 GP||3.12 FP|
|#5 Connor McDavid (100% OWN)||12.6 FP, 3 GP||4.47 FP|
|#6 Sebastian Aho (100% OWN)||12.4 FP, 4 GP||2.9 FP|
|#7 Aleksander Barkov (99% OWN)||12.3 FP, 4 GP||2.98 FP|
FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS
The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.
|Rest of '19-20||49.2||18.2||6.7||11.6||33.2||3.4|
|-- Per Game (11 Proj)||4.6||1.69||0.62||1.07||3.07||0.31|
|3/9 to 3/15 (2 Games)||9.0||3.37||1.23||2.13||6.0||0.61|
|3/16 to 3/22 (3 Games)||12.6||4.8||1.73||3.03||8.9||0.85|
|-- Per Game (62 GP)||3.77||1.53||0.53||1.00||3.31||0.18|
|-- Per Game (140 GP)||3.74||1.50||0.53||0.97||3.18||0.14|