The Short Term Outlook is Great for Patrick Kane, James van Riemsdyk and Taylor Hall

In our latest short term projection (today through 11/18) there are 20 wings whose short term projected rank is much better than their actual fantasy rank. Patrick Kane is currently the #35 player at his position, but over this time period he is projected to be the #6 ranked wing. Tyler Bertuzzi (#47) and Taylor Hall (#10) are also wings who are projected to improve on their season rank in the short term. There are 13 wings who are typically starting fantasy wings but are projected for fewer points than normal. Nikolaj Ehlers, for example, is projected to be just the #53 wing during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options. If you need help at wing there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 60 in the short term. At #33, Conor Garland is the highest ranking one.

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[*] = Owned in Under 65% of Leagues, [+/-] = Players With Better/Worse Ranking vs Season-to-Date

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D. Pastrnak (BOS) 22.6 FP, 5 GPA. DeBrincat (CHI) 11.7 FP, 5 GP +A. Radulov (DAL) 9.8 FP, 4 GP -
B. Marchand (BOS) 22.4 FP, 5 GPA. Mantha (DET) 11.4 FP, 5 GPP. Laine (WPG) 9.7 FP, 5 GP
L. Draisaitl (EDM) 21.9 FP, 5 GPS. Reinhart (BUF) 11.4 FP, 5 GP +M. Rantanen (COL) 9.7 FP, 3 GP
A. Ovechkin (WAS) 21.3 FP, 6 GPA. Panarin (NYR) 11.3 FP, 4 GP -V. Olofsson (BUF) 9.7 FP, 5 GP +
M. Stone (LV) 17.1 FP, 5 GPE. Kane (SJ) 11.3 FP, 4 GP -R. Rakell* (ANA) 9.6 FP, 5 GP
P. Kane (CHI) 16.6 FP, 5 GP +J. Vrana (WAS) 11.2 FP, 6 GPC. Keller* (ARI) 9.5 FP, 6 GP
J. Huberdeau (FLA) 16.3 FP, 5 GPJ. Marchessault (LV) 11.1 FP, 5 GP +T. Bertuzzi (DET) 9.5 FP, 5 GP +
N. Kucherov (TB) 15.3 FP, 4 GP +T. Teravainen (CAR) 10.9 FP, 4 GP +B. Gallagher (MON) 9.5 FP, 4 GP -
M. Marner (TOR) 14.7 FP, 5 GPJ. Silfverberg (ANA) 10.8 FP, 5 GP -N. Ritchie* (ANA) 9.4 FP, 5 GP
T. Hall (NJ) 14.4 FP, 5 GP +J. Voracek (PHI) 10.8 FP, 5 GP +J. Drouin (MON) 9.3 FP, 4 GP -
T. Wilson (WAS) 14.2 FP, 6 GPM. Tkachuk (CGY) 10.6 FP, 4 GP -A. Shaw* (CHI) 9.3 FP, 5 GP
T. Oshie (WAS) 13.3 FP, 6 GP +J. Gaudreau (CGY) 10.5 FP, 4 GP -D. Brown* (LA) 9.2 FP, 5 GP
R. Smith (LV) 12.7 FP, 5 GPC. Garland* (ARI) 10.4 FP, 6 GPN. Ehlers (WPG) 9.2 FP, 5 GP -
B. Boeser (VAN) 12.6 FP, 5 GPT. Konecny (PHI) 10.4 FP, 5 GP -J. van Riemsdyk (PHI) 9 FP, 5 GP +
M. Pacioretty (LV) 12.5 FP, 5 GP +T. Tatar (MON) 10.3 FP, 4 GP -T. Meier (SJ) 8.9 FP, 4 GP +
J. Skinner (BUF) 12.3 FP, 5 GP +D. Perron (STL) 10.1 FP, 4 GP -S. Baertschi* (VAN) 8.8 FP, 5 GP
E. Dadonov (FLA) 12 FP, 5 GP +K. Connor (WPG) 10.1 FP, 5 GP +A. Athanasiou* (DET) 8.8 FP, 5 GP
P. Kessel (ARI) 12 FP, 6 GP +J. Guentzel (PIT) 9.9 FP, 4 GPZ. Senyshyn* (BOS) 8.8 FP, 5 GP
M. Hoffman (FLA) 11.9 FP, 5 GP +E. Lindholm (CGY) 9.8 FP, 4 GP -B. Connolly* (FLA) 8.6 FP, 5 GP
K. Palmieri (NJ) 11.8 FP, 5 GP +A. Tuch* (LV) 9.8 FP, 5 GPR. Dzingel* (CAR) 8.5 FP, 4 GP

Top 30 Projected Goalies 11/8 to 11/18

If you need help at goalie there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 30 in the short term. At #12, Jonathan Quick is the highest ranking one. There are 7 goalies that you will want to make sure are starting for you because they are projected to be better over the next 10 days than their actual rank. At #1, Braden Holtby is the highest ranking must start. There are only 6 goalies who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Ben Bishop, for example, is projected to be just the #27 goalie during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

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B. Holtby (WAS) 31.5 FP, 6 GP +M. Smith (EDM) 20.5 FP, 5 GPP. Rinne (NSH) 16.5 FP, 3 GP -
D. Kuemper (ARI) 24 FP, 6 GP +J. Quick* (LA) 19.3 FP, 5 GPF. Andersen (TOR) 16.4 FP, 5 GP -
J. Binnington (STL) 24 FP, 4 GPH. Lundqvist (NYR) 18.6 FP, 4 GP +M. Murray (PIT) 16.4 FP, 4 GP -
P. Mrazek (CAR) 23.7 FP, 4 GP +T. Rask (BOS) 18.3 FP, 5 GPR. Lehner* (CHI) 16 FP, 5 GP
C. Price (MON) 23.6 FP, 4 GPA. Vasilevskiy (TB) 18 FP, 4 GP +S. Bobrovsky (FLA) 15.6 FP, 5 GP
D. Rittich (CGY) 22.1 FP, 4 GPC. Anderson* (OTT) 17.5 FP, 5 GPM. Blackwood* (NJ) 15.4 FP, 5 GP
M. Jones (SJ) 22.1 FP, 4 GP +J. Markstrom (VAN) 17.4 FP, 5 GPB. Bishop (DAL) 13.5 FP, 4 GP -
C. Hellebuyck (WPG) 21.7 FP, 5 GPJ. Howard* (DET) 17.4 FP, 5 GPM. Subban* (LV) 13.4 FP, 5 GP
D. Dubnyk (MIN) 20.8 FP, 4 GP +M. Fleury (LV) 17.2 FP, 5 GP -C. Hart (PHI) 13.2 FP, 5 GP
J. Gibson (ANA) 20.5 FP, 5 GPC. Hutton (BUF) 17 FP, 5 GP -J. Korpisalo* (CLB) 13 FP, 3 GP

Top 45 Projected Centers 11/8 to 11/18

There are 17 centers whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their actual fantasy rank. Aleksander Barkov, at #4, is the highest ranking center of this 'must start' group. There are only 4 centers who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Brayden Schenn, for example, is projected to be just the #42 center during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options. There are a number of centers projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #24, David Krejci is the highest ranking one.

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C. McDavid (EDM) 21.3 FP, 5 GPS. Couturier (PHI) 12.3 FP, 5 GP +J. Toews (CHI) 11 FP, 5 GP +
P. Bergeron (BOS) 16.8 FP, 5 GPC. Giroux (PHI) 12.3 FP, 5 GPR. Getzlaf (ANA) 10.8 FP, 5 GP
A. Matthews (TOR) 16.1 FP, 5 GPP. Stastny (LV) 12.3 FP, 5 GP +R. O'Reilly (STL) 10.4 FP, 4 GP -
A. Barkov (FLA) 15.9 FP, 5 GP +M. Zibanejad (NYR) 12 FP, 4 GP +L. Couture (SJ) 10.4 FP, 4 GP
E. Kuznetsov (WAS) 15.7 FP, 6 GPN. Schmaltz (ARI) 11.7 FP, 6 GP -E. Haula* (CAR) 9.7 FP, 4 GP
J. Eichel (BUF) 15.4 FP, 5 GP +D. Larkin (DET) 11.6 FP, 5 GP +D. Strome* (CHI) 9.4 FP, 5 GP
E. Pettersson (VAN) 14.6 FP, 5 GPA. Kopitar (LA) 11.5 FP, 5 GPS. Monahan (CGY) 9.3 FP, 4 GP -
J. Tavares (TOR) 14.4 FP, 5 GP +B. Horvat (VAN) 11.5 FP, 5 GPN. Hischier (NJ) 9.1 FP, 5 GP +
N. MacKinnon (COL) 14 FP, 4 GPD. Krejci* (BOS) 11.4 FP, 5 GPA. Henrique* (ANA) 9.1 FP, 5 GP
N. Backstrom (WAS) 13.9 FP, 6 GP +T. Hertl (SJ) 11.4 FP, 4 GPL. Eller* (WAS) 9 FP, 6 GP
S. Stamkos (TB) 13.6 FP, 4 GP +E. Malkin (PIT) 11.4 FP, 4 GP +T. Seguin (DAL) 9 FP, 4 GP
B. Point (TB) 13.1 FP, 4 GP +M. Domi (MON) 11.4 FP, 4 GPB. Schenn (STL) 8.7 FP, 4 GP -
M. Scheifele (WPG) 13 FP, 5 GP +S. Aho (CAR) 11.3 FP, 4 GPK. Hayes* (PHI) 8.7 FP, 5 GP
W. Karlsson (LV) 12.9 FP, 5 GPB. Wheeler (WPG) 11.2 FP, 5 GP +E. Staal* (MIN) 8.5 FP, 4 GP
S. Crosby (PIT) 12.8 FP, 4 GPR. Nugent-Hopkins (EDM) 11 FP, 5 GP +J. Hughes (NJ) 8.5 FP, 5 GP +

Top 45 Projected Defensemen 11/8 to 11/18

There are 18 defensemen whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their actual fantasy rank. At #3, Torey Krug is the highest ranking must start. There are 7 defensemen that ordinarily are fantasy starters, that you may need to bench. Kris Letang, for example, is projected to be just the #37 defenseman during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options. If you need help at defenseman there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 45 in the short term. At #6, Michal Kempny is the highest ranking one.

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J. Carlson (WAS) 17.7 FP, 6 GPM. Giordano (CGY) 8.3 FP, 4 GPH. Lindholm* (ANA) 7.3 FP, 5 GP
M. Rielly (TOR) 12.2 FP, 5 GPS. Weber (MON) 8.2 FP, 4 GPA. Goligoski* (ARI) 7.2 FP, 6 GP
T. Krug (BOS) 12 FP, 5 GP +E. Karlsson (SJ) 8.1 FP, 4 GP +N. Pionk (WPG) 7.1 FP, 5 GP -
B. Burns (SJ) 11.1 FP, 4 GPT. Chabot (OTT) 8 FP, 5 GP +S. Theodore (LV) 7.1 FP, 5 GP +
K. Yandle (FLA) 9.6 FP, 5 GP +D. Nurse (EDM) 8 FP, 5 GP +S. Vatanen* (NJ) 6.9 FP, 5 GP
M. Kempny* (WAS) 9.5 FP, 6 GPT. Barrie (TOR) 8 FP, 5 GP +J. Chychrun* (ARI) 6.8 FP, 6 GP
V. Hedman (TB) 9.4 FP, 4 GP +E. Gustafsson (CHI) 7.8 FP, 5 GP +K. Letang (PIT) 6.8 FP, 3 GP -
A. Edler (VAN) 9.3 FP, 5 GPB. Montour* (BUF) 7.8 FP, 5 GPC. Fowler* (ANA) 6.6 FP, 5 GP
D. Hamilton (CAR) 8.9 FP, 4 GPA. Ekblad (FLA) 7.7 FP, 5 GP +F. Hronek* (DET) 6.6 FP, 5 GP
O. Ekman-Larsson (ARI) 8.8 FP, 6 GP +C. Makar (COL) 7.6 FP, 4 GP -R. Gudas* (WAS) 6.5 FP, 6 GP
R. Dahlin (BUF) 8.8 FP, 5 GP +A. DeAngelo (NYR) 7.6 FP, 4 GP -P. Subban (NJ) 6.5 FP, 5 GP +
J. Muzzin (TOR) 8.7 FP, 5 GP +R. Josi (NSH) 7.5 FP, 3 GP -T. Lewington* (WAS) 6.4 FP, 6 GP
D. Doughty (LA) 8.4 FP, 5 GP +A. Pietrangelo (STL) 7.5 FP, 4 GP -J. Morrissey (WPG) 6.4 FP, 5 GP +
K. Shattenkirk (TB) 8.4 FP, 4 GPN. Schmidt* (LV) 7.5 FP, 5 GPO. Klefbom (EDM) 6.4 FP, 5 GP +
Q. Hughes (VAN) 8.4 FP, 5 GP +J. Petry (MON) 7.3 FP, 4 GP -D. Severson* (NJ) 6.3 FP, 5 GP