Dustin Byfuglien and Braden Holtby Should Be Owned in More Leagues

Dustin Byfuglien
 WPG 99% Own

Most already consider Dustin Byfuglien to be a good starting defenseman, but the projections indicate he is an elite fantasy option. Based on ownership percentage (99%), Dustin Byfuglien has a market rank of #16 among defensemen. His projection based defenseman rank is #3. Even as an established quality fantasy option, if he lives up to projections he is still undervalued and there could be an opportunity to buy 'low'. Owners should hold onto him and probably decline offers unless there is an even better defenseman option available. Of the 9 99% owned defensemen, he is ranked #1. He is projected for 132 fantasy points in 53 remaining games. His projected average FP rank is the same as his rest of season total rank. The market ranks Dustin Byfuglien behind Subban and above Suter but the projections rank Dustin Byfuglien over Subban.

Braden Holtby
 WAS 88% Own

His latest projection based rank among goalies is #1. Based on ownership percentage (88%), Braden Holtby has a market rank of #4 among goalies. Our projections indicate that Braden Holtby is underrated by the market. Of the 5 goalies (Frederik Andersen, Pekka Rinne, Marc-Andre Fleury, Connor Hellebuyck) with this market rank (88% Owned), he is the top rated one. He is projected for 262 fantasy points in 43 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#6) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Braden Holtby behind Rinne and above Hellebuyck but the projections rank Braden Holtby over Rinne.

Claude Giroux
 PHI 99% Own

Most already consider Claude Giroux to be a good starting left wing, but the projections indicate he is an elite fantasy option. As of 12/6, Claude Giroux is the #12 ranked left wing based on ownership percentage (99%). His projection based left wing rank is #3. Even as an established quality fantasy option, if he lives up to projections he is still undervalued and there could be an opportunity to buy 'low'. Unless someone offers an even better left wing value, we advise you to hold on to him. Of the 7 left wings (Jeff Skinner, Filip Forsberg, Leon Draisaitl, Jonathan Marchessault, Matthew Tkachuk, Sebastian Aho) with this market rank (99% Owned), he is the top rated one. He is projected for 182 fantasy points in 55 remaining games. His projected average FP rank is the same as his rest of season total rank. The market ranks Claude Giroux behind Skinner and above Aho but the projections rank Claude Giroux over Skinner.

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Reid Duke
 LV 0% Own

Reid Duke has a projection based rank of 38 which makes him a fantasy relevant player. He is projected for 100 fantasy points in 51 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#38) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Reid Duke behind Garland and above Gaborik but the projections rank Reid Duke over Garland.

Mathew Barzal
 NYI 93% Own

Most already consider Mathew Barzal to be a good starting center, but the projections indicate he is an elite fantasy option. As of 12/6, Mathew Barzal is the #29 ranked center based on ownership percentage (93%). His projection based center rank is #17. Even as an established quality fantasy option, if he lives up to projections he is still undervalued and there could be an opportunity to buy 'low'. Owners should hold onto him and probably decline offers unless there is an even better center option available. Of the 5 centers (Max Domi, Eric Staal, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Anze Kopitar) with this market rank (93% Owned), he is the top rated one. He is projected for 147 fantasy points in 54 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#19) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Mathew Barzal behind Staal and above Toews but the projections rank Mathew Barzal over Staal.

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Bad Fantasy Values for the Rest of the Season

Rasmus Dahlin
 BUF 93% Own

Rasmus Dahlin has a market rank of 27 and a projection based rank of 147. This big a difference indicates that unknown factors (status, depth, role), breaking news, or situations that are to be determined will massively change either the market rank or the projections. Check back later for more clarity. He is projected for 36 fantasy points in 51 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#148) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Rasmus Dahlin behind Weber and above McAvoy but the projections rank McAvoy over Rasmus Dahlin.

Micheal Ferland
 CAR 70% Own

Micheal Ferland has a market rank of 36 and a projection based rank of 122. This big a difference indicates that unknown factors (status, depth, role), breaking news, or situations that are to be determined will massively change either the market rank or the projections. Check back later for more clarity. He is projected for 24 fantasy points in 16 remaining games. Based on average FPs, he is even better with the #51 highest average. The market ranks Micheal Ferland behind Johnson and above Marleau but the projections rank Marleau over Micheal Ferland.

Tuukka Rask
 BOS 85% Own

Ranking by ownership percentage (85%), Tuukka Rask is expected to be the #11 goalie for the rest of the season. Projected to be a backup goalie his value could reach market expectations if there is an injury to the starter. Ben Bishop has virtually the same market rank (85% Owned) and is projected for more points than Rask. He is projected for 97 fantasy points in 17 remaining games. Based on average FPs, he is even better with the #16 highest average. The market ranks Tuukka Rask behind Vasilevskiy and above Bishop but the projections rank Bishop over Tuukka Rask.

Jason Pominville
 BUF 48% Own

Jason Pominville has a market rank of 41 and a projection based rank of 127. This big a difference indicates that unknown factors (status, depth, role), breaking news, or situations that are to be determined will massively change either the market rank or the projections. Check back later for more clarity. He is projected for 17 fantasy points in 15 remaining games. Based on average FPs, he is even better with the #81 highest average. The market ranks Jason Pominville behind Fiala and above Konecny but the projections rank Konecny over Jason Pominville.

Kyle Turris
 NSH 49% Own

Based on ownership percentage (49%), Kyle Turris has a market rank of #44 among centers. Projected to be a backup center his value could reach market expectations if there is an injury to the starters. He is projected for 25 fantasy points in 16 remaining games. Based on average FPs, he is even better with the #56 highest average. The market ranks Kyle Turris behind Thornton and above Stastny but the projections rank Stastny over Kyle Turris.

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