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 #13 drafted center, Jeff Carter, but he was just the #74 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, #116 ADP)J. Carter (#74 FP, #13 ADP)
N. MacKinnon (278 FP, #25 ADP)E. Pettersson (#27 FP, #95 ADP)J. Spezza (#84 FP, #23 ADP)
S. Stamkos (278 FP, #5 ADP)D. Ryan (#48 FP, #107 ADP)A. Wennberg (#86 FP, #28 ADP)
B. Point (277 FP, #44 ADP)S. Couturier (#17 FP, #67 ADP)R. Kesler (#98 FP, #42 ADP)
S. Crosby (274 FP, #2 ADP)C. Cizikas (#45 FP, #88 ADP)R. Getzlaf (#52 FP, #10 ADP)
TOP WINGSBIGGEST OVERACHIEVERSBIGGEST BUSTS
N. Kucherov (352 FP, #1 ADP)A. Tuch (#57 FP, #269 ADP)C. Sheary (#134 FP, #30 ADP)
L. Draisaitl (297 FP, #9 ADP)T. Bertuzzi (#60 FP, #253 ADP)J. Neal (#166 FP, #66 ADP)
B. Marchand (291 FP, #3 ADP)R. Dzingel (#55 FP, #239 ADP)W. Simmonds (#107 FP, #20 ADP)
P. Kane (280 FP, #2 ADP)K. Kapanen (#66 FP, #244 ADP)M. Lucic (#146 FP, #60 ADP)
J. Gaudreau (264 FP, #17 ADP)Y. Gourde (#45 FP, #205 ADP)D. Backes (#153 FP, #68 ADP)
TOP DEFENDERSBIGGEST OVERACHIEVERSBIGGEST BUSTS
M. Giordano (320 FP, #25 ADP)S. Mayfield (#61 FP, #207 ADP)D. Phaneuf (#158 FP, #39 ADP)
B. Burns (312 FP, #1 ADP)S. Girard (#69 FP, #203 ADP)K. Shattenkirk (#89 FP, #7 ADP)
M. Rielly (284 FP, #52 ADP)B. Dillon (#59 FP, #189 ADP)C. Fowler (#98 FP, #18 ADP)
J. Carlson (268 FP, #20 ADP)R. Murray (#56 FP, #170 ADP)N. Zaitsev (#114 FP, #53 ADP)
K. Letang (229 FP, #4 ADP)N. Schmidt (#37 FP, #137 ADP)A. Martinez (#106 FP, #46 ADP)