Mark Giordano and Theodor Blueger Are Good Fantasy Values

Mark Giordano
 CGY 99% Own

Most already consider Mark Giordano to be a good starting defenseman, but the projections indicate he is an elite fantasy option. As of 2/11, Mark Giordano is the #13 ranked defenseman based on ownership percentage (99%). The projections have him 11 spots higher in the rankings. Even if he is highly owned, he is still undervalued and if you act quickly there is a clear buy low opportunity. Unless someone offers an even better defenseman value, we advise you to hold on to him. Of the 7 defensemen (Torey Krug, John Klingberg, P.K. Subban, Keith Yandle, Dustin Byfuglien, Thomas Chabot) with this market rank (99% Owned), he is the top rated one. He is projected for 73 fantasy points in 26 remaining games. His projected average FP rank is the same as his rest of season total rank. The market ranks Mark Giordano behind Subban and above Chabot but the projections rank Mark Giordano over Subban.

Theodor Blueger
 PIT 2% Own

Theodor Blueger has a market rank of 104 and a projection based rank of 23. A disparity this large usually indicates that crucial information around player status, depth, role on the team, etc. is clouding market expectations and/or making it tough to provide confident projections. Keep monitoring this situation for more updates. He is projected for 58 fantasy points in 26 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#25) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Theodor Blueger behind Ennis and above Smith but the projections rank Theodor Blueger over Ennis.

Semyon Varlamov
 COL 71% Own

Most already consider Semyon Varlamov to be a good starting goalie, but the projections indicate he is an elite fantasy option. Ranking by ownership percentage (71%), Semyon Varlamov is expected to be the #21 goalie for the rest of the season. His projection based goalie rank is #6. Even as an established quality fantasy option, if he lives up to projections he is still undervalued and there could be an opportunity to buy 'low'. Unless someone offers an even better goalie value, we advise you to hold on to him. He is projected for 120 fantasy points in 22 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#26) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Semyon Varlamov behind Quick and above Hutton but the projections rank Semyon Varlamov over Quick.

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Dylan Gambrell
 SJ 1% Own

As of 2/11, Dylan Gambrell is the #117 ranked center based on ownership percentage (1%). The projections have him 59 spots higher in the rankings. There could be a nice opportunity to acquire him before the market realizes he is undervalued. Unless someone offers an even better center value, we advise you to hold on to him. He is projected for 40 fantasy points in 26 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#62) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Dylan Gambrell behind Nash and above Frederic but the projections rank Dylan Gambrell over Nash.

Frank Vatrano
 FLA 22% Own

The projections say that Frank Vatrano is an elite fantasy right wing worth starting most weeks. As of 2/11, Frank Vatrano is the #55 ranked right wing based on ownership percentage (22%). The projections have him 25 spots higher in the rankings. There could be a nice opportunity to acquire him before the market realizes he is undervalued. Owners should hold onto him and probably decline offers unless there is an even better right wing option available. Of the 3 right wings (Kyle Okposo, Conor Garland) with this market rank (22% Owned), he is the top rated one. He is projected for 50 fantasy points in 28 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#42) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Frank Vatrano behind Sprong and above Okposo but the projections rank Frank Vatrano over Sprong.

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Bad Fantasy Values for the Rest of the Season

Carter Hart
 PHI 74% Own

Based on ownership percentage (74%), Carter Hart has a market rank of #19 among goalies. Projected to be a backup goalie his value could reach market expectations if there is an injury to the starter. He is projected for 10 fantasy points in 2 remaining games. Based on average FPs, he is even better with the #28 highest average. The market ranks Carter Hart behind Markstrom and above Quick but the projections rank Quick over Carter Hart.

Nikolaj Ehlers
 WPG 83% Own

As of 2/11, Nikolaj Ehlers is the #26 ranked left wing based on ownership percentage (83%). Projected to be a backup left wing his value could reach market expectations if there is an injury to the starters. He is projected for 28 fantasy points in 14 remaining games. Based on average FPs, he is even better with the #30 highest average. The market ranks Nikolaj Ehlers behind Gourde and above Schenn but the projections rank Schenn over Nikolaj Ehlers.

Kevin Shattenkirk
 NYR 41% Own

Based on ownership percentage (41%), Kevin Shattenkirk has a market rank of #69 among defensemen. The market expects more than the projections do. His projection based defenseman rank is #165. Most owners expect to start Shattenkirk every active week, but we think they might have to bench him in certain situations. He is projected for 14 fantasy points in 26 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#178) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Kevin Shattenkirk behind Seabrook and above Murray but the projections rank Murray over Kevin Shattenkirk.

Lower Own%K. Shattenkirk ROSHigher Own%
S. Vatanen (28 FP)14 FPM. Dumba (10 FP)
C. Murphy (19 FP)#69 Defenseman 
M. Stone (28 FP) 
 
J. Morrow (21 FP) 
 
K. Miller (17 FP) 
 

Jeff Carter
 LA 42% Own

Based on ownership percentage (42%), Jeff Carter has a market rank of #47 among centers. Projected to be a backup center his value could reach market expectations if there is an injury to the starters. He is projected for 19 fantasy points in 15 remaining games. Based on average FPs, he is even better with the #79 highest average. The market ranks Jeff Carter behind Thornton and above Turris but the projections rank Turris over Jeff Carter.

Alex Tuch
 LV 86% Own

Ranking by ownership percentage (86%), Alex Tuch is expected to be the #20 right wing for the rest of the season. The projections indicate that he is likely to fall short of high market expectations. He is only projected to be the #40 right wing. This is not necessarily a player you would start every active week. He is projected for 46 fantasy points in 24 remaining games. Based on average FPs, he is even better with the #35 highest average. The market ranks Alex Tuch behind Bailey and above Hornqvist but the projections rank Hornqvist over Alex Tuch.