Evgeni Malkin's Rest of Season Value is Surprising

REST OF SEASON VALUE

There are 12 centers owned in 100% of leagues and Evgeni Malkin is projected to be the #4 among them. Using actual fantasy production and current start percentage as the first and second tie-breaker, his market rank is #12. According to these projections his value is rising. He is projected for 136 fantasy points in 35 remaining games. His projected average FP rank is the same as his rest of season total rank. The market ranks Evgeni Malkin behind Seguin and above Monahan but the projections rank Evgeni Malkin over Seguin.

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Projected StatRelative StrengthOverallRelative Weakness
Fantasy Points 
136 (#4) 
Points 
47 (#4) 
Goals 
17 (#11) 
Assists30 (#3) 
 
SOG 
 
104 (#14)
PIM38 (#1) 
 
Blocks 
 
16 (#95)
+/- 
 
6 (#17)

His rank in goals is better than his SOG rank indicating a relatively high shooting %.

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DAILY FANTASY VALUE

FANDUEL VALUE (1/18): Malkin is overrated on FanDuel with a projected 18.8 FD pts (#6 among centers). He is the #3 highest priced center ($8400). At his projected points, he is worth a salary of $8.7K. Instead of Malkin consider these better options at lower salaries: Sean Monahan (20.1 FP), John Tavares (19.2 FP), and Sebastian Aho (20.1 FP). Based on salary, he is expected to have 18.1 FPs, a value reached in 15 of 46 games (33%). The combined 'cover percentage' for centers priced at $4.0K and above is 41%.

DRAFTKINGS VALUE: Projected for 4.9 DraftKings pts Evgeni Malkin is the #6 ranked center. At $6800 he is expected to be the #7 center. Using the salaries and projected points for healthy players in in today's pool to calculate expected points per dollar, Malkin is worth $7.5K. Based on salary, he is expected to have 4.5 FPs, a value reached in 17 of 46 games (37%). The combined 'cover percentage' for center priced at $4.0K and above is 39%.

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