Mattias Ekholm is Projected to Be the #20 Defenseman the Rest of the Season...Behind Darnell Nurse and Ahead of Thomas Chabot

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Expect Mattias Ekholm to be a reliable fantasy starter the rest of the season. His 136 projected fantasy points puts him at #20 behind Darnell Nurse and ahead of Thomas Chabot. He has averaged 2.49 fantasy points in his past 85 games, which is more than our projected per game average. He is projected to average 1.84 fantasy points. His rank based on average projected points is the same as his rank based on total fantasy points. He is underrated if you compare his ownership based rank with his projection rank. At 93%, he is the #27 most highly owned defenseman. Mattias Ekholm is expected to come up short of last season's #14 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON RANK (D) PROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#18 Cale Makar (96% OWN)139 FP, 1.86 per game96 FP, 82 gp, 1.2 per game (#70)
#19 Darnell Nurse (93% OWN)139 FP, 1.87 per game161 FP, 82 gp, 1.96 per game (#42)
#20 Mattias Ekholm (93% OWN)136 FP, 1.84 per game187 FP, 80 gp, 2.33 per game (#22)
#21 Thomas Chabot (99% OWN)131 FP, 1.74 per game189 FP, 70 gp, 2.7 per game (#14)
#22 Oscar Klefbom (84% OWN)130 FP, 1.76 per game88 FP, 61 gp, 1.44 per game (#77)

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PROJECTING A DOWN WEEK 3 FOR MATTIAS EKHOLM WITH FEWER FPS THAN DREW DOUGHTY

Mattias Ekholm is projected for 5.39 fantasy points in 3 games which is good enough to be the #28 ranked defenseman 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 Kevin Shattenkirk but behind Drew Doughty. Week 4 will be better based on projected rank (#21). He is projected for 5.52 fantasy points.

10/14 TO 10/20 RANK (D)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#26 Neal Pionk (75% OWN)5.6 FP, 3 GP1.72 FP
#27 Drew Doughty (96% OWN)5.6 FP, 3 GP1.76 FP
#28 Mattias Ekholm (93% OWN)5.4 FP, 3 GP1.84 FP
#29 Kevin Shattenkirk (93% OWN)5.4 FP, 3 GP1.92 FP
#30 Shea Theodore (92% OWN)5.3 FP, 3 GP1.68 FP
10/21 TO 10/27 RANK (D)PROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#19 Torey Krug (100% OWN)5.6 FP, 3 GP2.01 FP
#20 Rasmus Dahlin (99% OWN)5.5 FP, 3 GP1.95 FP
#21 Mattias Ekholm (93% OWN)5.5 FP, 3 GP1.84 FP
#22 Nate Schmidt (62% OWN)5.4 FP, 4 GP1.45 FP
#23 Darnell Nurse (93% OWN)5.3 FP, 3 GP1.87 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.

MATTIAS EKHOLMFPPTSGASOGBLK
Rest of '19-2013648.711.437.3165113
-- Per Game (74 Proj)1.840.660.150.502.231.53
10/14 to 10/20 (3 Games)5.41.960.461.506.44.7
10/21 to 10/27 (2.9 Games)5.51.950.461.506.44.2
'19-20 Season24.55231111
-- Per Game (5 GP)4.91.000.400.602.202.20
'18-20 Seasons211491039157118
-- Per Game (85 GP)2.490.580.120.461.851.39