Good Fantasy Buys: Mike Hoffman, Mika Zibanejad, and Jordan Binnington

Out of the top 60 wings based on total projected fantasy points, 15 have a projected rank that is substantially better than their actual fantasy rank. Patrik Laine (#34) and Jakub Voracek (#46) are a couple wings who are projected to improve on their actual rank. But of all the wings with improved projected ranking, Mike Hoffman is the highest ranking one.

There are 8 wings who are expected to trend down in fantasy production. Jonathan Marchessault, for example, is projected to be just the #52 wing and some owners may have better options. There are only 6 wings projected to be major fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Andrew Shaw, at #32, is the highest ranking wing of this waiver wire group.

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[*] = Owned in Under 65% of Leagues, [+/-] = Players With Better/Worse Ranking vs Actual

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
L. Draisaitl (EDM) 324 FP, 4.4 perT. Teravainen (CAR) 199 FP, 2.7 perT. Oshie (WAS) 169 FP, 2.3 per
N. Kucherov (TB) 309 FP, 4.2 perT. Hall (NJ) 198 FP, 2.7 per +T. Tatar (MON) 169 FP, 2.3 per -
P. Kane (CHI) 277 FP, 3.6 perA. Radulov (DAL) 193 FP, 2.6 perT. Meier (SJ) 166 FP, 2.3 per -
M. Rantanen (COL) 274 FP, 3.6 perJ. Guentzel (PIT) 192 FP, 2.6 per -A. Galchenyuk (PIT) 166 FP, 2.3 per +
B. Marchand (BOS) 271 FP, 3.7 perE. Dadonov (FLA) 192 FP, 2.6 perT. Konecny (PHI) 165 FP, 2.2 per +
S. Stamkos (TB) 257 FP, 3.5 perF. Forsberg (NSH) 191 FP, 2.6 per +J. Voracek (PHI) 165 FP, 2.2 per +
M. Stone (LV) 252 FP, 3.4 perJ. Skinner (BUF) 190 FP, 2.6 perC. Atkinson (CLB) 164 FP, 2.2 per -
D. Pastrnak (BOS) 245 FP, 3.3 perM. Pacioretty (LV) 188 FP, 2.6 per +M. Granlund* (NSH) 163 FP, 2.2 per
A. Ovechkin (WAS) 240 FP, 3.3 perV. Arvidsson (NSH) 187 FP, 2.5 per +Z. Parise (MIN) 163 FP, 2.2 per
J. Huberdeau (FLA) 234 FP, 3.2 perD. Perron (STL) 184 FP, 2.5 per +K. Connor (WPG) 162 FP, 2.3 per -
J. Gaudreau (CGY) 228 FP, 3.1 perE. Lindholm (CGY) 184 FP, 2.5 per -B. Gallagher (MON) 162 FP, 2.2 per -
G. Landeskog (COL) 227 FP, 3 perA. Shaw* (CHI) 183 FP, 2.4 perJ. Marchessault (LV) 161 FP, 2.2 per -
M. Hoffman (FLA) 224 FP, 3 per +S. Reinhart (BUF) 178 FP, 2.4 per +K. Palmieri (NJ) 157 FP, 2.1 per
M. Marner (TOR) 222 FP, 3 perP. Laine (WPG) 176 FP, 2.4 per +D. Brown* (LA) 156 FP, 2.1 per
A. Panarin (NYR) 219 FP, 2.9 perE. Kane (SJ) 175 FP, 2.4 perR. Dzingel* (CAR) 154 FP, 2.1 per
B. Wheeler (WPG) 214 FP, 3 perV. Tarasenko (STL) 174 FP, 2.3 perT. Bertuzzi (DET) 152 FP, 2.1 per
M. Tkachuk (CGY) 202 FP, 2.8 perC. Kreider (NYR) 174 FP, 2.3 perJ. van Riemsdyk (PHI) 151 FP, 2 per +
A. DeBrincat (CHI) 201 FP, 2.6 perB. Boeser (VAN) 173 FP, 2.3 per +J. Drouin* (MON) 150 FP, 2 per
C. Giroux (PHI) 201 FP, 2.6 perR. Smith (LV) 172 FP, 2.4 perP. Buchnevich* (NYR) 149 FP, 2 per
A. Mantha (DET) 199 FP, 2.7 per +T. Wilson (WAS) 171 FP, 2.3 perO. Kase (ANA) 149 FP, 2 per +

Top 30 Projected Goalies Rest of Season

There are 8 goalies that you will want to make sure are starting with a much better projected rank than actual rank. Jordan Binnington, at #2, is the highest ranking goalie of this 'must start' group. There are 8 goalies that have been fantasy starters, that you may need to bench in weeks the rest of the way. Devan Dubnyk, for example, is projected to be just the #30 goalie and some owners may have better options. There are only 6 goalies projected to be major fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Mike Smith, at #19, is the highest ranking goalie of this waiver wire group.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
A. Vasilevskiy (TB) 358 FP, 5.9 perP. Mrazek (CAR) 320 FP, 5.4 per +C. Crawford* (CHI) 300 FP, 4.8 per
J. Binnington (STL) 347 FP, 5.7 per +S. Varlamov (NYI) 319 FP, 5.2 per +B. Bishop (DAL) 295 FP, 5 per -
P. Grubauer (COL) 347 FP, 5.7 per +M. Jones (SJ) 318 FP, 5.3 perC. Hutton (BUF) 293 FP, 4.9 per
M. Fleury (LV) 339 FP, 5.7 perD. Kuemper (ARI) 316 FP, 5.1 per -J. Gibson (ANA) 283 FP, 4.6 per -
P. Rinne (NSH) 335 FP, 5.5 per +H. Lundqvist (NYR) 316 FP, 5.1 per +M. Murray (PIT) 280 FP, 5.5 per -
T. Rask (BOS) 331 FP, 5.5 per +C. Hart (PHI) 315 FP, 5.1 per +J. Howard* (DET) 274 FP, 4.6 per
B. Holtby (WAS) 327 FP, 5.5 perC. Price (MON) 309 FP, 5.1 per -C. Schneider* (NJ) 273 FP, 4.5 per
C. Hellebuyck (WPG) 326 FP, 5.5 perD. Rittich (CGY) 308 FP, 5.2 perJ. Korpisalo* (CLB) 273 FP, 4.5 per
S. Bobrovsky (FLA) 326 FP, 5.4 perM. Smith* (EDM) 308 FP, 5 perC. Anderson* (OTT) 268 FP, 4.3 per
F. Andersen (TOR) 326 FP, 5.5 per -J. Markstrom (VAN) 303 FP, 5 per -D. Dubnyk (MIN) 254 FP, 4.8 per -

Top 45 Projected Centers Rest of Season

If you need help at center there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 45 the rest of the season. At #30, Erik Haula is the highest ranking one. There are only 6 centers whose projected rank is significantly better than their actual rank. At #3, Mika Zibanejad is the highest ranking must start. There are only 6 centers who are projected to be fantasy busts. Mathew Barzal, for example, is projected to be just the #44 center and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1516-3031-45
C. McDavid (EDM) 349 FP, 4.7 perS. Couturier (PHI) 202 FP, 2.7 perE. Malkin (PIT) 174 FP, 2.9 per
N. MacKinnon (COL) 275 FP, 3.7 perE. Kuznetsov (WAS) 196 FP, 2.7 perW. Karlsson (LV) 168 FP, 2.3 per
M. Zibanejad (NYR) 265 FP, 3.5 per +P. Stastny (LV) 195 FP, 2.7 per +K. Hayes* (PHI) 160 FP, 2.1 per
S. Crosby (PIT) 260 FP, 3.6 perJ. Toews (CHI) 195 FP, 2.6 perB. Horvat (VAN) 159 FP, 2.1 per
B. Point (TB) 251 FP, 3.4 perL. Couture (SJ) 192 FP, 2.6 perD. Strome (CHI) 156 FP, 2.1 per
A. Matthews (TOR) 240 FP, 3.3 per +S. Aho (CAR) 187 FP, 2.6 per -A. Athanasiou* (DET) 154 FP, 2.1 per
A. Barkov (FLA) 235 FP, 3.2 perT. Seguin (DAL) 187 FP, 2.6 per -B. Schenn (STL) 148 FP, 2 per
J. Eichel (BUF) 232 FP, 3.1 per +S. Monahan (CGY) 187 FP, 2.6 per -D. Krejci (BOS) 147 FP, 2 per -
M. Scheifele (WPG) 231 FP, 3.2 perE. Pettersson (VAN) 187 FP, 2.5 perP. Dubois (CLB) 145 FP, 2 per -
J. Tavares (TOR) 220 FP, 3 perR. Nugent-Hopkins (EDM) 184 FP, 2.5 perJ. Staal* (CAR) 144 FP, 2 per
P. Bergeron (BOS) 220 FP, 3 perR. Johansen (NSH) 183 FP, 2.5 perR. Getzlaf* (ANA) 144 FP, 1.9 per
M. Duchene (NSH) 217 FP, 2.9 per +T. Hertl (SJ) 183 FP, 2.5 perB. Nelson* (NYI) 141 FP, 1.9 per
M. Domi (MON) 207 FP, 2.8 perN. Backstrom (WAS) 181 FP, 2.5 perP. Danault* (MON) 140 FP, 1.9 per
D. Larkin (DET) 204 FP, 2.8 perA. Kopitar (LA) 175 FP, 2.4 per +M. Barzal (NYI) 139 FP, 1.9 per -
R. O'Reilly (STL) 203 FP, 2.7 perE. Haula* (CAR) 175 FP, 2.4 perN. Shore* (TOR) 137 FP, 1.9 per

Top 45 Projected Defensemen Rest of Season

There are 11 defensemen that you will want to make sure are starting with a much better projected rank than actual rank. Dustin Byfuglien, at #3, is the highest ranking defenseman of this 'must start' group. There are only 5 defensemen who are projected to be fantasy busts. Seth Jones, for example, is projected to be just the #45 defenseman and some owners may have better options. There are only 5 defensemen projected to be major fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Anthony DeAngelo, at #37, is the highest ranking defenseman of this waiver wire group.

TOP 1-1516-3031-45
B. Burns (SJ) 199 FP, 2.7 perK. Shattenkirk (TB) 142 FP, 1.9 per +M. Dumba (MIN) 117 FP, 1.6 per +
J. Carlson (WAS) 194 FP, 2.6 perD. Hamilton (CAR) 140 FP, 1.9 perJ. Trouba (NYR) 116 FP, 1.5 per -
D. Byfuglien (WPG) 192 FP, 2.7 per +C. Makar (COL) 139 FP, 1.9 per +J. Spurgeon (MIN) 116 FP, 1.5 per
K. Letang (PIT) 187 FP, 2.6 perD. Nurse (EDM) 139 FP, 1.9 perR. Ellis (NSH) 114 FP, 1.5 per -
M. Giordano (CGY) 172 FP, 2.3 perM. Ekholm (NSH) 136 FP, 1.8 per -S. Weber (MON) 113 FP, 1.5 per
M. Rielly (TOR) 171 FP, 2.3 perT. Chabot (OTT) 131 FP, 1.7 perA. Ekblad (FLA) 112 FP, 1.5 per
R. Josi (NSH) 163 FP, 2.2 perO. Klefbom (EDM) 130 FP, 1.8 per +A. DeAngelo* (NYR) 112 FP, 1.5 per
V. Hedman (TB) 160 FP, 2.2 perD. Doughty (LA) 130 FP, 1.8 per +J. Petry (MON) 112 FP, 1.5 per -
E. Gustafsson (CHI) 158 FP, 2.1 perJ. Muzzin (TOR) 129 FP, 1.8 perD. Keith* (CHI) 108 FP, 1.4 per
T. Barrie (TOR) 156 FP, 2.1 perA. Pietrangelo (STL) 125 FP, 1.7 perD. Severson* (NJ) 108 FP, 1.5 per
K. Yandle (FLA) 152 FP, 2.1 perR. Suter (MIN) 124 FP, 1.7 perM. Sergachev (TB) 108 FP, 1.5 per
T. Krug (BOS) 149 FP, 2 perN. Pionk (WPG) 124 FP, 1.7 per +F. Hronek (DET) 108 FP, 1.5 per +
E. Karlsson (SJ) 148 FP, 2 per +S. Theodore (LV) 123 FP, 1.7 perB. Hunt* (MIN) 106 FP, 1.4 per
R. Dahlin (BUF) 144 FP, 2 per +J. Klingberg (DAL) 121 FP, 1.7 perN. Schmidt* (LV) 106 FP, 1.4 per
A. Edler (VAN) 142 FP, 1.9 per +O. Ekman-Larsson (ARI) 118 FP, 1.6 perS. Jones (CLB) 106 FP, 1.4 per -