Put Pekka Rinne (87% Owned) On the Trading Block

Trevor Moore
 TOR 1% Own

Trevor Moore has a market rank of 118 and a projection based rank of 23. This big a difference indicates that unknown factors (status, depth, role), breaking news, or situations that are to be determined will massively change either the market rank or the projections. Check back later for more clarity. He is projected for 73 fantasy points in 33 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#25) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Trevor Moore behind Khaira and above Johnston but the projections rank Trevor Moore over Khaira.

Dustin Byfuglien
 WPG 99% Own

Most already consider Dustin Byfuglien to be a good starting defenseman, but the projections indicate he is an elite fantasy option. Ranking by ownership percentage (99%), Dustin Byfuglien is expected to be the #15 defenseman for the rest of the season. The projections have him 12 spots higher in the rankings. 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'. Owners should hold onto him and probably decline offers unless there is an even better defenseman option available. Of the 7 defensemen (Torey Krug, Mark Giordano, Tyson Barrie, John Klingberg, P.K. Subban, Thomas Chabot) with this market rank (99% Owned), he is the top rated one. He is projected for 89 fantasy points in 33 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#6) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Dustin Byfuglien behind Chabot and above Ekholm but the projections rank Dustin Byfuglien over Chabot.

MacKenzie Blackwood
 NJ 39% Own

Many would be surprised to see MacKenzie Blackwood projected as an elite fantasy goalie. As of 1/21, MacKenzie Blackwood is the #37 ranked goalie based on ownership percentage (39%). The projections have him 28 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 goalie value, we advise you to hold on to him. He is projected for 143 fantasy points in 28 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#27) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks MacKenzie Blackwood behind DeSmith and above Domingue but the projections rank MacKenzie Blackwood over DeSmith.

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Brandon Pirri
 LV 45% Own

Many would be surprised to see Brandon Pirri projected as an elite fantasy right wing. Based on ownership percentage (45%), Brandon Pirri has a market rank of #42 among right wings. The projections have him 30 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. He is projected for 91 fantasy points in 31 remaining games. Based on average FPs, he is even better with the #11 highest average. The market ranks Brandon Pirri behind Kase and above Zuccarello but the projections rank Brandon Pirri over Kase.

Kurtis Gabriel
 NJ 0% Own

Kurtis Gabriel has a projection based rank of 55 which makes him a fantasy relevant player. He is projected for 51 fantasy points in 33 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#59) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Kurtis Gabriel behind Knight and above Varone but the projections rank Kurtis Gabriel over Knight.

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Bad Fantasy Values for the Rest of the Season

Pekka Rinne
 NSH 87% Own

Based on ownership percentage (87%), Pekka Rinne has a market rank of #1 among goalies. The market expects more than the projections do. His projection based goalie rank is #10. There are many other goalies with virtually the same market rank (Frederik Andersen, Marc-Andre Fleury, Martin Jones, Braden Holtby, Andrei Vasilevskiy, Connor Hellebuyck 87% Owned) and Rinne ranks #6 out of 7. He is projected for 143 fantasy points in 26 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#14) based on projected fantasy average. The market values Pekka Rinne over Fleury and the projections agree.

Reilly Smith
 LV 78% Own

As of 1/21, Reilly Smith is the #29 ranked right wing based on ownership percentage (78%). Projected to be a backup right wing his value could reach market expectations if there is an injury to the starters. Based on these value metrics, there is the potential to SELL HIGH before other league owners catch on. Teuvo Teravainen has virtually the same market rank (78% Owned) and is projected for more points than Smith. He is projected for 36 fantasy points in 16 remaining games. Based on average FPs, he is even better with the #29 highest average. The market ranks Reilly Smith behind Teravainen and above Kapanen but the projections rank Kapanen over Reilly Smith.

Jeff Skinner
 BUF 99% Own

Ranking by ownership percentage (99%), Jeff Skinner is expected to be the #10 left 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 #25 left wing. This is not necessarily a player you would start every active week. He is the lowest rated of the 4 left wings (Jamie Benn, Taylor Hall, Matthew Tkachuk) with this market rank (99% Owned). He is projected for 70 fantasy points in 33 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#26) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Jeff Skinner behind Benn and above Hall but the projections rank Hall over Jeff Skinner.

Kevin Shattenkirk
 NYR 42% Own

As of 1/21, Kevin Shattenkirk is the #67 ranked defenseman based on ownership percentage (42%). The projections indicate that he is likely to fall short of high market expectations. The projections have him 87 spots lower in the rankings. Owners should not be surprised if they find themselves benching Shattenkirk more than they thought. He is projected for 22 fantasy points in 33 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#166) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Kevin Shattenkirk behind Schultz and above Leddy but the projections rank these players in reverse order.

Lower Own%K. Shattenkirk ROSHigher Own%
S. Vatanen (43 FP)22 FPJ. Schultz (22 FP)
M. Stone (31 FP)#67 DefensemanM. Dumba (5 FP)
J. Morrow (29 FP) 
 
K. Miller (24 FP) 
 
R. Hainsey (40 FP) 
 

Casey Mittelstadt
 BUF 30% Own

Ranking by ownership percentage (30%), Casey Mittelstadt is expected to be the #52 center 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 #116 center. Most owners expect to start Mittelstadt every active week, but we think they might have to bench him in certain situations. He is projected for 21 fantasy points in 33 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#127) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Casey Mittelstadt behind Strome and above Koivu but the projections rank Koivu over Casey Mittelstadt.