Fantasy NHL: Top 5 Weekly Boom and Bust Players

In our regular season start/sit advice column we use our projections to tell you when you may want to sit a highly rated player and start a lowly rated player. We reviewed the season to identify players who have high boom rates and high bust rates. To determine if a player had a boom week we take that player's rank for the week and see if it is numerically 50% of his overall weekly average. A player who averages to be the 50th best player at his position would need to finish the week Top 25 to qualify. Conversely, a bust week is one where a player's rank is numerically 50% higher than their normal weekly rank.

Matt Murray had a weekly average goalie rank of #22 but he also had the highest rate of finishing significantly better than that. Out of 22 qualifying weeks, 10 were considered boom weeks. Another player with a high boom rate is Brayden Point who leads the center position. Mikael Granlund, in an average week, is the #100 wing but he also has the highest bust rate at the position. In his 25 weeks, 12 were bad, busts. The table below shows the player with the five highest boom and bust rates. The rank is based on the player's average position rank per week and not their season total fantasy points.

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HIGHEST BOOM% GOALIESHIGHEST BUST% GOALIES
Matt Murray (#22 G, 45% 10 of 22 Weeks)Mikko Koskinen (#28 G, 36% 9 of 25 Weeks)
John Gibson (#20 G, 39% 9 of 23 Weeks)Curtis McElhinney (#31 G, 35% 8 of 23 Weeks)
Sergei Bobrovsky (#22 G, 38% 9 of 24 Weeks)Sergei Bobrovsky (#22 G, 33% 8 of 24 Weeks)
Ben Bishop (#21 G, 35% 8 of 23 Weeks)Corey Crawford (#21 G, 31% 4 of 13 Weeks)
Marc-Andre Fleury (#16 G, 33% 8 of 24 Weeks)John Gibson (#20 G, 30% 7 of 23 Weeks)
HIGHEST BOOM% CENTERSHIGHEST BUST% CENTERS
Brayden Point (#25 C, 50% 12 of 24 Weeks)Nick Bonino (#58 C, 44% 11 of 25 Weeks)
Aleksander Barkov (#37 C, 48% 12 of 25 Weeks)Ryan Strome (#67 C, 42% 10 of 24 Weeks)
Auston Matthews (#43 C, 48% 10 of 21 Weeks)Ryan Getzlaf (#62 C, 42% 10 of 24 Weeks)
Sidney Crosby (#31 C, 46% 11 of 24 Weeks)Logan Couture (#45 C, 40% 10 of 25 Weeks)
Tomas Hertl (#41 C, 44% 11 of 25 Weeks)Mikael Backlund (#46 C, 40% 10 of 25 Weeks)
HIGHEST BOOM% WINGSHIGHEST BUST% WINGS
Mikko Rantanen (#58 RW, 52% 13 of 25 Weeks)Mikael Granlund (#100 LW, 48% 12 of 25 Weeks)
Alex Tuch (#86 RW, 50% 11 of 22 Weeks)Nino Niederreiter (#96 RW, 48% 12 of 25 Weeks)
Patrick Kane (#54 RW, 48% 12 of 25 Weeks)Zach Parise (#85 LW, 48% 12 of 25 Weeks)
Jake Guentzel (#61 RW, 46% 11 of 24 Weeks)Andreas Johnsson (#98 LW, 48% 11 of 23 Weeks)
Alexander Radulov (#62 RW, 45% 10 of 22 Weeks)Joe Pavelski (#76 RW, 46% 11 of 24 Weeks)
HIGHEST BOOM% DEFENDERSHIGHEST BUST% DEFENDERS
Tyson Barrie (#53 RD, 54% 13 of 24 Weeks)Travis Sanheim (#80 RD, 50% 12 of 24 Weeks)
Kris Letang (#42 RD, 52% 11 of 21 Weeks)Brent Seabrook (#85 RD, 48% 12 of 25 Weeks)
Dustin Byfuglien (#60 RD, 47% 7 of 15 Weeks)Anthony DeAngelo (#84 RD, 48% 11 of 23 Weeks)
Josh Morrissey (#66 LD, 45% 9 of 20 Weeks)Alexander Edler (#71 LD, 45% 9 of 20 Weeks)
Victor Hedman (#46 LD, 43% 10 of 23 Weeks)Erik Cernak (#77 RD, 44% 8 of 18 Weeks)