Nikita Zadorov Is (Not) a Must Start in Week 17?

WEEKLY FANTASY VALUE

When compared to other defensemen in week 17 instead of Zadorov consider these better options at lower start percentages: Nick Holden (1.9 FP), Brayden McNabb (1.8 FP), Jon Merrill (1.8 FP), Jay Bouwmeester (1.9 FP), and Robert Bortuzzo (1.6 FP). Cam Fowler (1.2 FP), Hampus Lindholm (1.3 FP), Brent Seabrook (1.3 FP), Duncan Keith (1.2 FP), and Mike Green (1.4 FP) are all projected for fewer points than Zadorov but are starting in more leagues. Starting in 7% of leagues he is expected to produce 0.9 fantasy points (WK 17). At his start percentage, he is expected to be the #97 defenseman of week 17. He is projected to be better than that (the #49 defenseman).

Lower Start%N. Zadorov WK 17Higher Start%
N. Holden (1.9 FP)1.5 FPC. Fowler (1.2 FP)
B. McNabb (1.8 FP)#97 DefensemanH. Lindholm (1.3 FP)
J. Merrill (1.8 FP) 
B. Seabrook (1.3 FP)
J. Bouwmeester (1.9 FP) 
D. Keith (1.2 FP)
R. Bortuzzo (1.6 FP) 
M. Green (1.4 FP)

He is projected for 1.48 fantasy points in week 17 (#48 D) in 2 games.

Projected StatRelative StrengthWK OverallRelative Weakness
Fantasy Points 
1.48 (#48) 
Points 
 
0.21 (#104)
Goals0.11 (#36) 
 
Assists 
 
0.11 (#123)
SOG 
 
1.25 (#83)
PIM1.2 (#3) 
 
Blocks 
 
1.05 (#121)
+/- 
 
-0.02 (#86)

  • Based on 1/18 start percentages, Nikita Zadorov is valued behind Jokiharju and above Borowiecki but the projections rank Nikita Zadorov over Jokiharju in week 17.
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    0.7 FP vs NSH0.8 FP vs MIN

    Nikita Zadorov last five game log with fantasy points (CBS, FD, DK) and statline.

    OPPFANTASYSTATLINE
    1/16 @OTT6 FP, 14 FD, 4 DK19 TOI, 1 SOG, 1 PTS, 1 G, 0 A, 1 PIM
    1/14 @TOR1 FP, 8 FD, 2 DK20 TOI, 4 SOG, 0 PTS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM
    12/19 vs MON0 FP, 2 FD, 0 DK7 TOI, 1 SOG, 0 PTS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM
    12/17 vs NYI0 FP, 2 FD, 0 DK14 TOI, 0 SOG, 0 PTS, 0 G, 0 A, 0 PIM
    12/15 vs DAL1 FP, 3 FD, 1 DK14 TOI, 1 SOG, 0 PTS, 0 G, 0 A, 1 PIM

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    REST OF SEASON VALUE

    His latest projection based rank among defensemen is #107. As of 1/18, Nikita Zadorov is the #98 ranked defenseman based on ownership percentage (13%). Nikita Zadorov's market rank is better than our current projections indicate. He is projected for 29 fantasy points in 35 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#125) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Nikita Zadorov behind Larsson and above Martinez and the projections agree.

    Lower Own%N. Zadorov ROSHigher Own%
    J. Johnson (33 FP)29 FPM. Dumba (5 FP)
    D. Girardi (32 FP)#98 DefensemanK. Shattenkirk (21 FP)
    E. Cernak (32 FP) 
    J. Manson (28 FP)
    T. Stecher (32 FP) 
    J. Oleksiak (24 FP)
    J. Siegenthaler (36 FP) 
    R. Hagg (25 FP)
    Projected StatRelative StrengthOverallRelative Weakness
    Fantasy Points 
    29 (#106) 
    Points 
     
    8 (#145)
    Goals4 (#37) 
     
    Assists 
     
    4 (#186)
    SOG 
     
    45 (#124)
    PIM45 (#4) 
     
    Blocks 
     
    40 (#173)
    +/- 
     
    -1 (#138)

    His rank in goals is better than his SOG rank indicating a relatively high shooting %.

    Zadorov is not in the 1/18 DFS player pool, but one player who is in the Sportsline projection model optimal lineup for both FanDuel and DraftKings is Alexander Edler.

    LAST DAILY FANTASY PERFORMANCE 1/16 VS OTT

    • 19 TOI, 1 G, 0 A, 1 SOG, 0 BS
    • FanDuel: $3500, 13.6 FPs (+$2926 value, +6.2 FPs)
    • DraftKings: $2500, 3.5 FPs (+$2607 value, +1.8 FPs)