Fantasy NHL Review: Top Overachievers and Busts by Position

Our goal with this analysis is to not only tell you who the best players will be, but also tell you who the most underrated and overrated players are. This season Nikita Kucherov was the number one wing averaging 4.3 FPs per game. He has met high expectations. Based on average draft position, he was expected to be one of the two best players at his position. Draft based expectations were not as high for Darcy Kuemper the #48 ranked goalie based on ADP. He was the #8 goalie based on total fantasy points making him the biggest overachiever. On the other hand, a lot was expected from the #12 drafted center, Jeff Carter, but he was just the #73 center based on total fantasy production making him the biggest disappointment among players who played a significant number of games. The table below shows the Top 5 Fantasy Players by Position, the Top 5 Overachievers and the Biggest Busts

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TOP GOALIESBIGGEST OVERACHIEVERSBIGGEST BUSTS
A. Vasilevskiy (412 FP, #14 ADP)D. Kuemper (#8 FP, #48 ADP)C. Talbot (#42 FP, #6 ADP)
C. Price (388 FP, #3 ADP)C. Hart (#35 FP, #69 ADP)J. Quick (#36 FP, #18 ADP)
F. Andersen (384 FP, #15 ADP)A. Khudobin (#26 FP, #58 ADP)A. Niemi (#50 FP, #35 ADP)
S. Bobrovsky (380 FP, #5 ADP)L. Domingue (#33 FP, #61 ADP)J. Allen (#27 FP, #13 ADP)
C. Hellebuyck (378 FP, #20 ADP)K. Kinkaid (#39 FP, #66 ADP)H. Lundqvist (#21 FP, #8 ADP)
TOP CENTERSBIGGEST OVERACHIEVERSBIGGEST BUSTS
C. McDavid (290 FP, #1 ADP)W. Karlsson (#36 FP, #118 ADP)J. Carter (#73 FP, #12 ADP)
N. MacKinnon (278 FP, #26 ADP)E. Pettersson (#26 FP, #94 ADP)R. Kesler (#97 FP, #44 ADP)
B. Point (277 FP, #46 ADP)D. Ryan (#50 FP, #108 ADP)A. Wennberg (#81 FP, #30 ADP)
S. Crosby (274 FP, #2 ADP)S. Couturier (#16 FP, #68 ADP)R. Getzlaf (#54 FP, #9 ADP)
J. Tavares (260 FP, #8 ADP)Y. Gourde (#35 FP, #84 ADP)A. Anisimov (#61 FP, #32 ADP)
TOP WINGSBIGGEST OVERACHIEVERSBIGGEST BUSTS
N. Kucherov (352 FP, #1 ADP)A. Tuch (#56 FP, #269 ADP)J. Neal (#171 FP, #64 ADP)
L. Draisaitl (297 FP, #10 ADP)T. Bertuzzi (#59 FP, #252 ADP)C. Sheary (#135 FP, #31 ADP)
B. Marchand (291 FP, #3 ADP)R. Dzingel (#55 FP, #241 ADP)J. Spezza (#155 FP, #52 ADP)
P. Kane (280 FP, #2 ADP)K. Kapanen (#64 FP, #245 ADP)D. Backes (#158 FP, #66 ADP)
S. Stamkos (278 FP, #6 ADP)A. Chiasson (#78 FP, #233 ADP)M. Lucic (#148 FP, #58 ADP)
TOP DEFENDERSBIGGEST OVERACHIEVERSBIGGEST BUSTS
M. Giordano (320 FP, #25 ADP)S. Mayfield (#61 FP, #206 ADP)D. Phaneuf (#158 FP, #39 ADP)
B. Burns (312 FP, #1 ADP)S. Girard (#69 FP, #202 ADP)K. Shattenkirk (#89 FP, #7 ADP)
M. Rielly (284 FP, #52 ADP)B. Dillon (#59 FP, #188 ADP)C. Fowler (#98 FP, #18 ADP)
J. Carlson (268 FP, #20 ADP)R. Murray (#56 FP, #169 ADP)N. Zaitsev (#114 FP, #53 ADP)
K. Letang (229 FP, #4 ADP)N. Schmidt (#37 FP, #136 ADP)A. Martinez (#106 FP, #46 ADP)