Jesperi Kotkaniemi is a Better Fantasy Option Than Cedric Paquette But Not as Good as Barrett Hayton the Rest of the Season

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

According to our projection, you can expect Jesperi Kotkaniemi to be a bench player or a good option off the waiver wire. His 29 projected fantasy points puts him at #109 behind Barrett Hayton and ahead of Cedric Paquette. He has averaged 0.92 fantasy points in his past 114 games. Our projected per game average is virtually the same. He is projected to average 1 fantasy points. His rank based on avg proj (#108) is better than his rank based on total fantasy points. Jesperi Kotkaniemi is expected to improve on this season-to-date's #121 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (C) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#107 Tyson Jost (9% OWN)30 FP, 0.94 per game70 FP, 70 gp, 0.99 per game (#92)
#108 Barrett Hayton (14% OWN)30 FP, 1.06 per game70 FP, 70 gp, 0.99 per game (#92)
#109 Jesperi Kotkaniemi (20% OWN)29 FP, 1 per game88 FP, 79 gp, 1.11 per game (#82)
#110 Cedric Paquette (2% OWN)28 FP, 0.95 per game77 FP, 80 gp, 0.96 per game (#95)
#111 Teddy Blueger (2% OWN)28 FP, 0.94 per game39 FP, 28 gp, 1.38 per game (#64)

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START EM ALERT: JESPERI KOTKANIEMI WEEK 18 AND 19 FANTASY OUTLOOK

Jesperi Kotkaniemi is projected for 1.41 fantasy points in 2 games the rest of the week in week 18 which ranks him as the #66 projected center for the week and a starter for most fantasy teams. 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 Robert Thomas but behind Derek Ryan the rest of the week. Week 19 will not be as good based on projected rank (#90). He is projected for 3.55 fantasy points.

2/1 TO 2/2 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#64 Joe Pavelski (45% OWN)1.44 FP, 1 GP1.37 FP
#65 Derek Ryan (3% OWN)1.44 FP, 1 GP1.18 FP
#66 Jesperi Kotkaniemi (20% OWN)1.41 FP, 2 GP1 FP
#67 Robert Thomas (23% OWN)1.4 FP, 1 GP1.42 FP
#68 Curtis Lazar (0% OWN)1.38 FP, 1 GP1.35 FP
2/3 TO 2/9 RANK (C)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#88 Joel Eriksson Ek (4% OWN)3.62 FP, 4 GP1.01 FP
#89 Travis Zajac (4% OWN)3.57 FP, 3 GP1.18 FP
#90 Jesperi Kotkaniemi (20% OWN)3.55 FP, 3 GP1 FP
#91 Johan Larsson (0% OWN)3.53 FP, 4 GP0.75 FP
#92 Derick Brassard (8% OWN)3.51 FP, 3 GP1.12 FP

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.

JESPERI KOTKANIEMIFPPTSGASOGPPG
Rest of '19-2029.09.94.95.0541.5
-- Per Game (29 Proj)1.000.340.170.171.850.05
1/27 to 2/2 (2 Games)1.410.500.250.252.760.08
2/3 to 2/9 (3 Games)3.551.130.560.575.60.16
'19-20 Season17.8862551
-- Per Game (35 GP)0.510.230.170.061.570.03
'18-20 Seasons1054217251892
-- Per Game (114 GP)0.920.370.150.221.660.02