Filip Forsberg Considered Game Time Decision

SCOUT ANALYST JOHN BOLLMAN'S TAKE

Filip Forsberg is considered a game time decision for the Predators game tonight with an undisclosed injury. He left last game in the third period with an injury, so this is most likely the same injury still bothering him.

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Filip Forsberg to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 180 projected fantasy points puts him at #16 behind Jake Guentzel and ahead of Max Pacioretty. He has averaged 2.5 fantasy points in his past 70 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 2.53 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. He is slightly overrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 99%, he is the #15 most highly owned left wing. Filip Forsberg is expected to improve on last season's #23 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (LW) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#14 Evander Kane (95% OWN)183 FP, 2.58 per game182 FP, 75 gp, 2.43 per game (#14)
#15 Jake Guentzel (100% OWN)182 FP, 2.59 per game220 FP, 82 gp, 2.68 per game (#11)
#16 Filip Forsberg (99% OWN)180 FP, 2.53 per game154 FP, 64 gp, 2.4 per game (#16)
#17 Max Pacioretty (96% OWN)172 FP, 2.49 per game102 FP, 66 gp, 1.55 per game (#49)
#18 Timo Meier (94% OWN)158 FP, 2.23 per game188 FP, 78 gp, 2.41 per game (#15)

FILIP FORSBERG WEEK 4 AND 5 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Filip Forsberg is projected for 7.9 fantasy points in 3 games the rest of the week which is good enough to be the #14 ranked left wing and a must start for most owners. This is projected to be a better than average week with more fantasy points per game than he is projected to average per game the rest of the season. He is ranked above Dylan Strome but behind Mike Hoffman the rest of the week. Week 5 will be better based on projected rank (#10). He is projected for 7.98 fantasy points.

10/22 TO 10/27 RANK (LW)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#12 Andreas Athanasiou (55% OWN)7.9 FP, 4 GP1.94 FP
#13 Mike Hoffman (99% OWN)7.9 FP, 3 GP2.84 FP
#14 Filip Forsberg (99% OWN)7.9 FP, 3 GP2.53 FP
#15 Dylan Strome (70% OWN)7.8 FP, 4 GP1.94 FP
#16 Max Pacioretty (96% OWN)7.5 FP, 3 GP2.49 FP
10/28 TO 11/3 RANK (LW)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#8 Gabriel Landeskog (100% OWN)8.1 FP, 3 GP2.86 FP
#9 Taylor Hall (100% OWN)8 FP, 3 GP2.78 FP
#10 Filip Forsberg (99% OWN)8 FP, 3 GP2.53 FP
#11 Mike Hoffman (99% OWN)7.8 FP, 3 GP2.84 FP
#12 Alex DeBrincat (99% OWN)7.6 FP, 3 GP2.61 FP

Filip Forsberg Is a Better Value on DraftKings at $6.9K Than on FanDuel at $7.5 on 10/22

For each platform we calculate a position specific points per dollar and our projection says he is a better value on DraftKings than on FanDuel. He is projected for 16.9 FD points and is worth $7.5K on FD. On DK he is projected for 4.7 points and is worth +$323 more than $6.9K. Below are how he ranks based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for players with more FPs at lower salaries.

DRAFTKINGS (LW) 10/22 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#3 Leon Draisaitl5 DK Points$7900
#4 Johnny Gaudreau4.7 DK Points$6800
#5 Filip Forsberg4.7 DK Points$6900
#6 Jeff Skinner4.5 DK Points$6300
#7 Jonathan Huberdeau4.5 DK Points$5900

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

FILIP FORSBERGFPPTSGASOGPPG
Rest of '19-201806537.826.92927.8
-- Per Game (71 Proj)2.530.910.530.384.10.11
10/21 to 10/27 (3 Games)7.92.821.651.1712.00.33
10/28 to 11/3 (2.9 Games)8.02.821.651.1712.10.34
'19-20 Season21.5853270
-- Per Game (6 GP)3.581.330.830.504.50.00
'18-20 Seasons1755833252448
-- Per Game (70 GP)2.500.830.470.363.490.11