Draft Erik Gustafsson as the #14 Defenseman... Ahead of Keith Yandle and After Roman Josi

DRAFT ADVICE AND POSITION RANK

Draft Erik Gustafsson as a weekly fantasy starter in 2019-2020. His 158 projected fantasy points puts him at #14 behind Roman Josi and ahead of Keith Yandle. He has averaged 2.75 fantasy points in his past 79 games, which is more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 2 fantasy points. He is slightly underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 95%, he is the #16 most highly owned defenseman. Erik Gustafsson is expected to come up short of last season's #8 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (D) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#12 John Klingberg (99% OWN)163 FP, 2.07 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)158 FP, 2 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)
#16 Kevin Shattenkirk (37% OWN)156 FP, 1.97 per game80 FP, 73 gp, 1.1 per game (#117)

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WEEK 1 AND 2 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Erik Gustafsson is projected for 1.92 fantasy points in one game the rest of the week in week 1 which ranks him as the #95 projected center for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. His projected fantasy production is the same as his rest of season per game projection. He is ranked above Noah Hanifin but behind Jonas Siegenthaler the rest of the week. Week 2 will be better based on projected rank (#37). He is projected for 4.12 fantasy points.

WEEK 1 RANK (D)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#93 Ryan Pulock (79% OWN)1.93 FP, 2 GP1.07 FP
#94 Jonas Siegenthaler (0% OWN)1.92 FP, 3 GP0.71 FP
#95 Erik Gustafsson (95% OWN)1.92 FP, 1 GP2 FP
#96 Noah Hanifin (63% OWN)1.91 FP, 2 GP0.93 FP
#97 Dante Fabbro (1% OWN)1.89 FP, 2 GP0.79 FP
WEEK 2 RANK (D)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#35 Victor Hedman (97% OWN)4.23 FP, 2 GP2.27 FP
#36 Jon Merrill (1% OWN)4.23 FP, 4 GP1.12 FP
#37 Erik Gustafsson (95% OWN)4.12 FP, 2 GP2 FP
#38 Damon Severson (48% OWN)4.12 FP, 3 GP1.53 FP
#39 Aaron Ekblad (85% OWN)4.08 FP, 3 GP1.39 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.

ERIK GUSTAFSSONFPPTSGASOGBLK
'19-20 Projection1585717.339.9155128
-- Per Game (79 Proj)2.010.730.220.511.971.63
10/2 to 10/6 (1 Game)1.920.680.200.471.851.56
10/7 to 10/13 (1.9 Games)4.11.470.441.033.883.14
'18-20 Season218591742160115
-- Per Game (79 GP)2.750.750.220.532.031.46